April 10, 2020

Get Your House Ready to Sell

 

* Believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do to prep your house for a sale without even going to the store.

* Your real estate plans don’t have to be completely on hold even while we’ve hit the pause button on other parts of daily life.

* Tackling small projects from cleaning the corners you may normally skip to tidying up your yard are easy and necessary wins if you’re thinking of listing your house and making a move.

 

Posted in Real Estate Update
April 7, 2020

How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent

 

There’s a ton of real estate information available in the news today and on the Internet. It can be extremely confusing, especially in times of uncertainty like we’re facing right now.  If you’re thinking of buying or selling this year, you need an agent who can help you:

* Make sense of this rapidly evolving housing market

* Navigate everything from virtual showings to new online marketing strategies

* Price your home correctly at the beginning of the selling process

* Determine what to offer on your dream home without paying too much or offending the seller

Dave Ramsey, a financial guru, advises:  “When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.”

Hiring an agent who has a finger on the pulse of the current market will make your buying or selling experience so much easier.  So, how do you identify who truly understands what’s happening right now? How do you know who will take the time to simply and effectively explain what today’s market conditions mean to you and your family?

Check out the agent on social media. What are they posting on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more? Are they using their social media platforms to share relevant, helpful information, or are they just posting memes and recipes? The best agents are committed to educating the consumer so they can feel confident when buying or selling a home.

Bottom Line:  What agents are posting online will help you determine who meets the criteria Dave Ramsey suggested you look for: someone with the heart of a teacher. Let’s connect today, so you can work with a true trusted real estate professional.

 

Posted in Real Estate Update
Feb. 28, 2020

10 STEPS TO BUYING A HOME

If you’re thinking of buying a home and you’re not sure where to start, you’re not alone. Here’s a guide with 10 simple steps to follow in the home buying process. Be sure to work with a trusted real estate professional to find out the specifics of what to do in your local area.

 

 

Posted in Real Estate Update
Feb. 21, 2020

Interest Rates Over Time

With interest rates hovering at near historic lows, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been, and how much they’ve changed over time. According to Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are currently hovering near a five-decade low.

The impact your interest rate has on your monthly mortgage payment is significant. An increase of just $20 dollars in your monthly payment can add up to $240 per year or $7,200 over the life of your loan. Maybe it’s time to lock in now while rates are still low.

 

Posted in Real Estate Update