Monday, December 12, 2016

NOW is the time to buy land.

NOW is the time to buy land. BUYING OR SELLING!
As a strategic Marketing specialist I can help you if you are ready to sell your Property! If you are considering selling your home, please keep me in mind. I am a strategic Pricing specialist, and I will provide my expertise to ensure that your home is priced right so that it sells fast. 803-517-8400

Sunday, December 11, 2016

NEW listing ! time to build your dream home.

NEW listing ! time to build your dream home. Considering Selling Your home?

Do you know that homes and land that are strategically priced Sell faster and net the most in your pocket? AS a strategic pricing specialist in this area I can help you do that!

I recognize that selecting the correct asking price is the sellers’ most important decision!
The end result is the seller can sell their home in the correct time, with the most net in their pocket and with the least amount of hassle.

YOU HAVE A CHOICE IN REAL ESTATE ! GIVE ME A CALL TODAY!

803-517-8400 WE MAKE GREAT NEIGHBORS!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Selling your home during the holiday's

There’s a housing shortage.
Hopefully some of this information will help you make an informed decision if you are waiting until spring to list/purchase.  Bottom line, real estate is not as seasonal as it used to be.
Here are some reasons why:
  What does it mean to you if your property is for sale and there is less competition during the winter months (because others wait until Spring)?
  Less competition + buyers = potential to make more money.


  The buyers looking right now are serious buyers. There may even be transfers out there looking to move prior to the start of the next school semester. If they are more serious buyers, they are more apt to respect your time over the holidays.
  We have received feedback from buyers that they prefer to make a change prior to school starting in January so their children have an opportunity to make friends prior to summer. Who doesn’t like to play in the summer?
    The best agents are still working. A real estate professional does not take off months at a time. They know their business is reliant on hard work, year round. Align yourself with these professionals.
  Your property will look terrific with all your holiday decorations…just don’t go overboard!  Use the holiday season a way to make your property warm and inviting.
  The internet. According to a NAR survey in 2015, 42 percent of recent buyers started their home search process online. What does this mean? Buyers can perform a virtual Open House of your property, year round, 24/7.
  Why do you want/need to sell your property in the first place? How much will another winter cost you in warehousing, mortgage, and utility costs? Why not try to make a little more money with less competition?
              
These are just a few reasons why selling property is now a year round affair.
If you are going to sell sooner than later this fall/winter and second here are a few tips:
Stage it: Stagers (or experienced agents) can arrange furniture so that selling-points in a property don’t get overlooked, paint rooms inviting colors, and have the know-how to give a property a cozy winter feel.
Display photos of the property that also show it in warmer summer months. As always, keep your personal, religious, political photos to a minimum.
Turn up the thermostat in the property so buyers are comfortable from the moment they step through the door.
Price it right:  Drew Carey knows: if  The Price is Right it will sell.
Show the way: Keep sidewalks and driveways clear of snow, ice, and leaves–giving potential buyers a clear path to your property’s front door.

Light it up: with shorter daylight hours in the winter months, it’s even more important to keep all the lights on, as well as open blinds and drapes for natural light.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Why drop the price the buyers are not complaining.

"WHY drop the price? Buyers aren't complaining
You've been on the market for a couple of months, had lots of showings but no offers. You're thinking that maybe it's time to drop the price. But you realize that nobody has complained that the price is too high.
Could there be another problem? 
Nope. All the prospects that have viewed your home have said it... even if they never spoke the words. A decent number of showings and lack of serious interest means that your house does not compare as favorably with the others in that price range. Prospective buyers compare your home to others on the market and since they didn’t buy your house, they bought another. In other word, read between the lines when it’s not selling, unless you’ve got a dead cat behind the sofa.
Overpricing actually gives the advantage to the other homes on the market. Your house just isn't stacking up against the competition. Don’t wait so long in dropping the price that you make prospective buyers question why your home has been on the market so long. "  http://www.helpinghomesellers.com/answers/d/phone-inquiries/how-to-handle-phone-calls/36/22
 excerpt from this blog. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Stage YOUR home TO SELL!

Staging your home to SELL!

The home improvement projects that make the house sell fastest is when you paint, update the flooring, and replace light fixtures.
Paint can instantly update a tired old space and make it look, feel, and smell like new again – especially if the walls were covered in wallpaper.
The same goes for flooring, wood flooring that’s scratched can be refinished with a top coat for an instant shine and if you have outdated, stained carpet it’s best to get rid of it and replace with a more affordable material. For details on those check out this video: https://youtu.be/rEf2s9ftM9E










Light fixtures are an easy way to tell if the home has been maintained throughout the years and can show the home’s actual age. So, if you have older fixtures, spend some money on replacing them.

It’s important to stick to neutral tones on your walls Neutral tones are not just the “blah” real estate beige — here are some of the go-to colors:
Halo, it’s from Benjamin Moore’s off white collection and it’s not only sophisticated but has endless possibilities when it comes to playing up other colors. Benjamin Moore Silver Fox – it’s not really silver, but actually lo
oks more like a gray-beige which is a good color combination to use in a room that you want to feel warm and cozy. When you put this color on your walls it’s almost as if you’re wrapping a blanket around you, so get comfy.
The next color is a blue gray and its called Eternity from Benjamin Moore. I absolutely love this color and Its one of my GO TO for my own house It’s a great color for southern facing rooms.
Buyers like to envision themselves in the space and are really looking for how they’ll utilize it. Overall consider the buyer. Would the buyer want to step over your mess on the floor to see the bathroom? Or see your dirty dishes? Be considerate of their time and have clean, organized spaces that they can actually consider living in and that will instantly put them in a better mood as they tour your home.
First impressions can make or break a sale, and curb appeal is the first impression being made with the buyer so it is extremely important.
Curb Appeal
  Stay on top of your front landscaping, mow the lawn and trim bushes.
  Power wash the home and sidewalks.
  Add a welcome mat and potted plants around doorway.
  Paint your door to update the look of your home, update the hardware.
  Place a wreath or arrangement on your door.
  Remove all toys, figurines from the front yard.
  Clean all your windows.
  Update lighting and house numbers. Make sure they match.
  Repair the roof, gutters and update exterior paint if peeling.   

One of the first things buyers look for in a home is space, especially more storage space. It’s ideal to go through all your closets, kitchen cabinets or any cabinets that are provided in built-ins. Buyers are nosey and they want to know what they’re buying so focus on organizing and packing up items you won’t need while on the market.

Today’s home buyers are looking for move-in ready homes and that’s what home staging does. It gets the home prepared for sale and the next homeowners. Home staging will help you stand out amongst your competition if you live in a competitive market. It also makes the home easier to market because it will provide amazing photos to show online, which is where most buyers go to search for their next home. Home staging can also get you more offers and can increase the price of the home or, at the very least, justify the price the home seller is looking for. Contact me today for my list of approved by me stagers!

 803-517-8400 NC/SC Realtor®

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Why should you take a realtor to your new home community?

Getting a Real Estate agent will be one of the best financial decisions you might make when buying a home, yet most of the time, you don’t even have to personally pay the agent. Your agent’s fee will likely come from the seller and/or the listing agent. Your agent will help you through every aspect of the buying process. An agent will find out your preferences and requirements and find homes that you might not otherwise have access to and give you advice based on the current market and local area. Agents help with the negotiation process. An agent advocates for your best interests. They help with the vast amount of paperwork and make sure you understand every step of the transaction. A Real Estate agent likely knows the industry better than you do and will be someone you can trust to help you with one of the biggest decisions of your life.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

TOP REASONS SELLERS LIST WITH ME!

Top reasons People list their homes with me and buy homes with me.

I am professional, ethical, and a trusted person.
I will provide you with excellent service.
I am a good listener and problem solver, and I like to work fast.
I will offer guidance in determining the listing price so your home can sell for the best market price and in the least amount of time.
I know the real estate business well.

I will simplify and help you with the process of accepting contracts, especially those involving financing contingencies.

I will develop the ideal marketing plan to list your property, using the latest technology available.


I strive to build long-lasting business relationships with my clients.
I will always be available to answer your calls, even after closing.
I will keep you advised of the last market trends and conditions in your area.
I pay for all your advertising. I advertise in Wall street journal, on line advertising, FB advertising, Homes and land and the Realtor Book. I want your home to POP to be the first home buyers are thinking of.
We go thru your home and discuss any possible needed repairs or cosmetic work.  We will then determine with you, if professional staging is needed or offer our suggestions on what you can do to "stage" your home.

Since 90% of buyers use the internet to search for a home, you want to list your home with the agent that has the best internet presence. We also place your home on all the other top sites, including Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, etc.
The language of real estate is photography.

Photographs speak volumes of your house and generate the traffic in your home. I will arrange for professional photographs of your home.  The photos are used in the MLS, on our websites, on the weblog, and in print advertising.

I am CEO CFO and owner of my business. I care if your house sells. I care if you purchase a house from me.




Contact me See how I work. Look at my listings on line, read my reviews.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Leading Edge of the market! top 7%

Leading Edge of the market! top 7% You value your home I value your home! don't delay!

equestrian community! come build your dream home.

equestrian community! come build your dream home.  come build your dream! always wanted a gourmet kitchen? now is your chance.  Curious of your homes Value in Today's market?  As your local real estate expert. I am more than familiar with current market conditions, home sales and real estate opportunities. If you or someone you know is considering buying, selling, relocating - I am ready to help. You deserve a realtor who will always have your best Interest at heart. <br /> Integrity * Knowledge * Dedication ! <br /> YOU have a choice in Real Estate call me to get started. 803-517-8400

Building your dream home? come escape to the country!

Building your dream home? come escape to the country! Curious of your homes Value in Today's market?  As your local real estate expert. I am more than familiar with current market conditions, home sales and real estate opportunities. If you or someone you know is considering buying, selling, relocating - I am ready to help. You deserve a realtor who will always have your best Interest at heart. Integrity * Knowledge * Dedication ! YOU have a choice in Real Estate call me to get started. 803-517-8400

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Short sales and why they are not a great deal.

1. Property may be foreclosed upon prior to settlement, in which case the buyer's contract is void (although the buyer will get his or her deposit back).
2. Approval of the short sale by the seller's lender may take several weeks or months.
3. Lenders usually don't approve a short sale unless the seller proves he or she is incapable of paying the full amount of the loan balance due to illness, relocation, unemployment or some other hardship. The fact that the property has declined in value is not sufficient for the lender to approve the short sale.
4. Lender may approve short sale only if the seller agrees to sign a new promissory note agreeing to pay the remaining amount due on the mortgage over a specified number of years; if the seller refuses, the buyer's contract is void (although the buyer will get his or her deposit back).
5. If the seller's mortgage is insured, the mortgage insurance company may have additional requirements for approval of the short sale, which may take additional weeks or months.
6. Even if the seller's lender approves the short sale, the seller may not have any money to pay for repairs of defects that are found on the home inspection, or that arise after that and before the settlement.  Seller may not have money to pay overdue amounts of condo fees or homeowner association fees; often the lender will not pay these either, so the buyer may have to pay them even if not part of the original contract to buy the home.
7. Buyer may have locked in a mortgage rate for x days, but the seller's lender takes longer to approve the sale, in which case the interest rate on the buyer's mortgage may have gone up.


Plan on waiting 3-6 months for the bank to approve/reply/deny. During that 6 months or more, you need  to move forward with the sale, inspections having an appraisal, ( around 500) secure a loan from your lender ( around 80.00 application fee)  You still could go to the closing table and be out all this $ for nothing because the seller ( bank or owner ) could refuse to sign. 
Usually even though I have listed short sales I caution people buying their first home like this. 
some times you get through all this process.. which is a pain even buying a normal home, and then you lose out on good homes that are on the market, because you can not get out of the contract once the seller signs you have to wait for the bank to make a decision or you lose your earnest money. I doubt you have thousands of dollars to lose, so please Think about all this.