What is right-sizing? We all hear about downsizing which is primarily associated with folks over 50, however, in our real estate practice, we believe it is all about right sizing. Regardless of whether one is moving up or down, it may come with alot of emotion, a lot of details to coordinate and then there is always the physical aspect to moving. Of the physical and emotional challenge’s, the emotional tips the scale as there are many things to consider when right-sizing. For the over 50 … [Read more...] about Is Right-Sizing in your Future?
Buyers and Sellers are traditionally thought of as adversaries, and while it’s true they often square off during negotiations, it’s possible for both buyers and sellers to win in one home sale! Part of the secret is to understand the other point of view so you can negotiate a winning compromise! Home Buyers Buyers are looking for a lower price, the home of their dreams with features important to them, a home that’s ready to occupy, a home in great condition, and a home that will be a … [Read more...] about Win-Win Contracts for Buyers and Sellers
Selling and buying your home through an auction has been a growing trend. Sales for 2008 totaled 56.8 billion dollars, according to the National Auctioneer Association, and the trend is growing, although still a small percentage of total residential sales. There are 3 kinds of auctions: 1. Auction without Reserve: Also called an Absolute Auction, is an auction with no minimum bid. The property will sell at the final price, whatever that price may be. This type of auction often results in the … [Read more...] about Selling a Home at Auction
There's a type of Agent or Salesperson everyone dreads. You know the kind, they've got those cartoon dollar signs in their eyes and those all-too-uncomfortable pressure tactics? Yikes! We've all been there, and wanted to run away from the person whose focus is on their own bottom line and how we can enlarge it for them! The term used in the article was commission-breath. Considering how a person with commission-breath makes you want to back away as fast as someone with severe halitosis...it's … [Read more...] about Run from Commission-Breath! (REALTOR ethics)
Here are the essential items all Home Buyers AND Home Sellers should bring to your real estate closing! Don't forget to bring yours! Bring a valid I.D. (drivers license): Everyone involved wants to be sure the right people are signing this day, so don't forget it! Checkbook: Even if you normally use only a debit or credit card. Sometimes there can be a small overage or miscellaneous fee that can be covered with a personal check or cash ONLY. Be prepared…. so you are guaranteed to … [Read more...] about Essentials to Bring to Your Real Estate Closing