Monday, September 11, 2017

Hey Neighbor!

Hey Neighbor!

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!! best investment!

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!! best investment! You've heard the saying
that real estate is all about location, location, location. So, have you
thought about it in terms of your location?





















Knowing your neighborhood
can help you know when it's time to buy, sell or invest. One easy way  to know about your neighborhood is by
downloading our mobile app.  You can see
exactly how much homes are selling for in your neck of the woods.   Text BHHSC1G0 to 87778 and receive a link on
your smartphone or Click Here http://app.bhhscarolinas.com/Bhhsc1g0 and enter
you phone number. that way when you're out and see a home you like,
you'll get instant access to me and also know what your neighbors are selling
for ! BE in the know.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

…to listen to your real estate questions. Call me, I’m all ears!

…to listen to your real estate questions. Call me, I’m all ears!

Pricing your home is tricky business. If you don’t price it high enough, you’ll be kicking yourself when you get less than what you believe your home is worth. But price it too high and you won’t get any offers, leaving your house on the market — possibly stigmatized as “having something wrong with it” — and costing you money in the process.
When you try to sell your home on your own, pricing your property can feel like a guessing game. But when you work with a qualified real estate agent, their deep market knowledge will help you price your home in a way that works for both you and potential buyers.
It’s an agent’s job to know what’s going on in your market. They know how much homes are selling for, how long homes are sitting on the market, and exactly how you need to price your home if you want it to sell quickly and profitably. This information will significantly speed up the process of selling your home AND help you fetch a higher price — both of which put money right back into your pocket.

Monday, August 28, 2017

The reason people avoid working with agents is because :

The reason people avoid working with agents is because : Many homeowners (mistakenly) think, “Why should I pay a real estate agent to do something I’m perfectly capable of doing myself?”

The reason people avoid working with agents is because they think it’s going to cost them money. But in reality, working with a qualified real estate agent is worth far more than what you’ll pay in commission. In fact, working with a real estate agent can actually make the process of selling your home less stressful, less time consuming, and less expensive.
Here are three ways real estate agents more than earn their commission — and can actually save you money — during your home sale:

Good news the market is great!

Good news the market is great! You’ve probably heard lots of people scurrying to find solar eclipse glasses.



There’s going to be quite a few people who simply did not  get a pair in time for the eclipse.



People waited too long to get them. Perhaps because they weren’t entirely in tune with how rare, and how big of an event the eclipse is.

Don’t wait ’til it’s too late

This is similar to something seen in real estate…



When people hear there’s a great house on the market, they often wait to go see it or make an offer…until it’s too late to do anything about it.



By the time they motivate, the house has been scooped up by another buyer, and often there were even more buyers who were trying to buy it, but lost out.

I’ve been spying on the market, and it’s the perfect time!

I’ve been spying on the market, and it’s the perfect time!

Monday, May 22, 2017

HEY neighbor!

HEY neighbor! Who you choose to represent you when you buy or sell your home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make during your move. Your real estate agent can make the process easy, quick, and painless – or long, expensive, and painful.

Here are 5 adjectives you should for in your real estate agent if you want to get the most out of your sale or purchase:

1. Tenacious

Real estate is a tough world. There are seemingly endless challenges to navigate: the house you love was snatched up by someone else, someone put a bid in on your home and then pulled out at the last minute, there’s issues with the neighbors or zoning or construction. That’s why you need a real estate agent who is tenacious, never gives up, and doesn’t stop until you have successfully bought or sold your home.
If you work with a real estate agent who gives up when things don’t go as planned, you’re never going to buy or sell your home. The best real estate agents are the ones who not only have plan B, but plan C, D, and E ready and waiting. When things fall through, the don’t let it get them down. They keep pushing and coming up with creative solutions to close your real estate transaction – no matter what.

2. Honest

Honesty is always the best policy, but it’s especially important when it comes to real estate. You need to be able to trust your agent: to negotiate the best deals, to tell you the truth about your properties, to give you the right advice when it comes to buying or selling. If you work with an agent who bends the truth, withholds information, or – worst case scenario – flat out lies, you’re going to end up losing time, money, and patience throughout the process.

3. Savvy

There’s a lot to know in the world of real estate, and as a buyer or seller, you probably aren’t aware of about 95% of it. Your real estate agent should be savvy, smart, and able to help you navigate everything you don’t know about real estate.
Look for an agent that can walk you through the entire process from A to Z. You want someone who is an expert in your area, who specializes in your type of transaction (buying or selling), and who can break down complex real estate jargon into easy-to-understand terms so you know exactly what’s happening at every stage of your purchase or sale.

4. Persuasive

Every great real estate has the heart of a salesperson – and the persuasive skills to match. There are tons of instances in which you’ll need your real estate agent to turn on their persuasive charm. Real estate agents have to use persuasion to negotiate the best offers, to convince sellers to accept your bid, to convince potential owners that your home is the right buy for them. If your real estate agent doesn’t have any sales skills, the buying or selling process is going to be long, drawn out, and never get to the close.
Look for a real estate agent that could sell ice to an eskimo; if they can do that, they can buy or sell your house.

5. Thorough

Buying and selling property is an involved business: there are papers to sign, inspections to schedule, documents to process. You want to work with a thorough, detail-oriented real estate agent who will ensure that every i is dotted and t is crossed.
In addition to managing the transactional portion of your real estate venture, you want a real estate agent who’s so thorough they ensure that YOU don’t forget anything on your end. A thorough real estate agent will come armed with a checklist of not only what they need to do to process the purchase or sale, but what you need to do on your end in order to tie up any loose ends.
It’s easy to spot a thorough real estate agent. Do they send you calendar reminders for home showings? Is their day planner meticulously organized? Do they jokingly refer to themselves as “type A?” If so, you’ve got a winner.
The right real estate agent is essential in making the process of buying or selling a home quick, easy, and a financial win. And when you lock in a real estate agent with all of these adjectives, you’re well on your way to real estate success.

Who has your best interest? New construction homes.

Who has your best interest? 

It’s About Representation

There may very well be a licensed agent at the new construction site, sitting in the model home. But that’s not your agent…despite any disclosures or documents that they may go over with you.
You want your own agent. Someone third party, not affiliated with the builder. Someone affiliated with you and your interests.
Because this is about representation. Representation of you and your interests. Not just someone along for the ride and to sign a few papers and then swing back around and collect a commission check.
nd if you hire your own real estate agent, the agent has a fiduciary responsibility to you. They need to treat the relationship with care and trust. Look out for you and your interests.
But beyond that, they’ll help you understand the contract, and look for anything unusual. They might suggest some things to add to the offer and contract, like certain contingencies the builder may be trying to get away from including. They will negotiate on your behalf.
Your real estate agent will be able to help you decide between all of the options you have out there in the market. They will help assess the big picture. Maybe new construction isn’t the best choice for you. Maybe it is. Maybe this development is the best for you. Maybe it isn’t…

Do This First

Before you just stroll into check out a model home, find a real estate agent to represent you. (If you already have on, skip to the next section…)
Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Interview and choose an agent who will represent you.
If you find one that specializes in new construction, that’s a bonus, but don’t expect it or limit yourself to one that does. There’s more resale business than there is new construction in many areas. So a lot of agents aren’t going to be specialists in new construction. And that’s fine. You want someone sharp about the universal stuff, like negotiating, analyzing the deal, understanding the market, and you and your needs.

Then Do This

Now you can go check out model homes…
But don’t just wander into a development or model home on your own and have a look see.
For the first visit, go with your real estate agent. “Register” at the site, and reserve the right to representation by your real estate agent. (If you do not go with your agent on the first visit, it can be a mess trying to involve one afterwards.)
While you don’t technically need your own real estate agent, there’s certainly a lot of benefit to having one…and a lot of potential downside to not having one.

Real Estate professional for hire.

Real Estate professional for hire. For those of you who aren’t real estate agents, you hear plenty of agents who just jumped on our bandwagon singing about how great it is to be a real estate agent. But…that doesn’t mean that the agents you hear singing that tune are great real estate agents.

There’s no way for you to know if they’re truly great real estate agents, until it’s too late… until you’ve decided to work with an agent who has simply jumped on the bandwagon. It is then that you come to find out that the tune they’re singing is out of key.
Agents who just jump on the real estate bandwagon can hurt you.

Working for my clients best interest.

Working for my clients best interest.  When hiring a builder you will need a Real Estate professional in your corner. Have you checked your builders reputation on BBB? Are they a member of the York County Builders association ? Do they offer the 10 year warranty ? These are just some of the questions I can help YOU get answers to. Don't be fooled by rebates or discounts. A home is the single most important purchase you can make. Go Into that purchase with all the information you can! Solve the problem most people have by actually seeking, finding, and hiring the best real estate agent you can find to help you buy your house.


Don’t just stumble into a loose relationship with someone you need to trust to get you the best house, at the best price and terms.

Get off that fence Its time to MOOOVE!

Get off that fence Its time to MOOOVE!

8 acres just listed. Come build your dream home.

8 acres just listed. Come build your dream home.

Land Is a great investment. Use this 25 acres for recreation.

Land Is a great investment. Use this 25 acres for recreation.

Beautiful Southern home. Abundant Neighborhood amenities.

Beautiful Southern home. Abundant Neighborhood amenities.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Do you have questions about buying or selling a house?

Do you have questions about buying or selling a house?

Looking for a Real estate professional? I'm available.

Looking for a Real estate professional? I'm available.

Is it time to move? Want more land? I can help.

Is it time to move? Want more land? I can help.  Have you thought about your dream house? Want land for recreation? Need a Realtor that understands the process of selling your home or buying a new one? Give me a call! Now is the time. No better time to list it! 803-517-8400!

Selling homes in the Carolina's ! 803-517-8400

Selling homes in the Carolina's ! 803-517-8400 Selling homes in the Carolina's with Honest and Trust-worthy, impeccable customer service. You'll want me in your corner when negotiating!

Making your home buying or selling experience a pleasant one.

Making your home buying or selling experience a pleasant one. Selling homes in the Carolina's with Honest and Trust-worthy, impeccable customer service. You'll want me in your corner when negotiating!

Honest, impeccable customer service, trust-worthy.

Honest, impeccable customer service, trust-worthy.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

How to pick a HOME BUILDER!


As a Realtor® that sells Land and homes, I get a common question that people often ask me HOW DO I PICK A HOME BUILDER? 

Over the years I have developed some questions with the help of my consumers, and internet searches for common questions you should ask. 


Will the builder give you references of 
  recent buyers/occupants?
Can YOU view the homes on the builders website? 
Can you google the home builder on Angies list or another consumer website with reviews?

Some questions to ask home owners include: Are you happy with your home? If you had any problems, were they fixed promptly and properly? Would you buy another home from this builder?
Usually, people tell you if they are pleased with their homes. And if they are not, they'll probably want to tell you why.

At the very least, drive by and see if the homes are visually appealing.
When you talk to builders and home owners, take along a notebook to record the information you find and your personal impressions about specific builders and homes. Doing so will help you to make comparisons later.




When examining a home, look at the quality of the construction features. Inspect the quality of the cabinetry, carpeting, trimwork and paint. Ask the builder or the builder's representative a lot of questions. Get as many specifics as possible. If you receive the answers verbally rather than in writing, take notes. Never hesitate to ask a question. What seems like an insignificant question might yield an important answer.



           
        
Does the builder have a financing plan established?
       
  Are there options in the floor plan — for example, can a basement or deck be added?
       
  Can a room such as the basement be left unfinished?
      
   How much "customizing" can be done versus standard features?
       
  Can appliances be up- or down-graded?
      
   Are there any additional fees relating to the home or development?
        
Will there be a home owners’ association? If so, what will the dues cost and what do they cover?
       
  Does the builder offer a warranty program?
       
  Does the price include landscaping? What if the plants die within a year?
       
  Are there any restrictive covenants?
      
   What are the estimated taxes on the property?

      
  
  Are there any major development plans for the area in the next five years?


         Contact your local home builders' association to obtain a list of builders who construct homes in your area. You can find your local HBA at nahb.org/findanhba.

        
Look in the real estate section of your local newspaper for builders and projects. 
Looking through the ads and reading the articles can help you to learn which builders 
are active in your area, the types of homes they are building and the prices you can 
expect to pay. 
Make a list of builders who build the type of home you're looking for in your price range.
       
  Local real estate agents may also be able to help you in your search.