It’s Not Work, It’s NETwork

networkingI spend 99 percent of my time networking locally, building a strong web presence, establishing beneficial relationships with Leaders in my field, speaking to business and civic groups, and participating in charitable community outreach activities.I spend the other one percent trying to remember what it is I actually do for a living.

-From the Little Red Book of Selling

7 Principles that Help Protect Your Credit Score

credit scoreYour credit score goes hand-in-hand with your reputation and buying power. So much can hinge on just that number?

1. Keep Your Good Debt on Record

Remember—15% of your credit score has to deal with your credit history. While you may feel like erasing finished, completed debts from your record might be good, it may actually hurt you in the long run. When you’ve payed off a debt, why wouldn’t that look good to lenders? A track record of paying off debts responsibly and in full can work to your advantage. Don’t fall into the impulse to erase debt just because it’s debt. There’s good debt you’ll want to keep in your history.

  • 2. Avoid Undue Risk

Consistency is key. Absolutely avoid missing payments. It’s also a bad idea to suddenly start paying less on your statements and suddenly charging a lot more than you usually do on your card. There are also behaviors that can indicate risk while not directly impacting your credit score that you should steer clear of: cash advances and using your card at business that could indicate financial strain, such as pawn shops or attorney’s offices.

  • 3. Guard Your Identity

Identity theft is far from a lost art. In fact, it seems more prevalent than ever! These thieves can easily rack up debt in your name once they’ve stolen your identity, so it’s always important to protect yourself. That means keeping your important documents secure, avoiding sharing too much personal information online, changing your passwords regularly (and using complex passwords), using two-step authentication when you can, and avoiding clicking on scams and spam. Protect your phone and computer with antivirus and anti-malware software.

It might be inconvenient at times, but protecting your identity is a first line of defense in protecting your credit.

  • 4. Pay Down Your Balances

Consolidate balances where you can if you have multiple cards from the same carrier. Make consistent efforts to pay off your balances with your statement: ideally, your balance is 30% and under of your total available credit. Less is definitely better! Obviously, you’ll want to avoid defaulting or just skirting by by paying only the minimum dues.

  • 5. Don’t Apply for More Than You Need

Having ten credit cards at once that you use isn’t a great plan, let’s be honest. While you can look at them as say, hey! More credit! If they approved me, my score must be good!…that’s not really accurate. More balances means more to keep up with, and it can lead you into dangerous territory. Don’t apply just because you get approved. Only keep what you absolutely need.

  • 6. Have a Plan for Theft

This is more about traditional theft. What if someone steals your wallet or purse? How quickly can you track down all of your card numbers and contacts so you can cancel those accounts? The best method will be to keep a record of all of your accounts numbers, expiration dates, and who to contact. Keep this list somewhere safe, such as a locked filing cabinet.

  • 7. Track all Fees and Statements

Staying in the know is key. You don’t want sudden expenses and fees to catch you by surprise. When you carefully examine your statements, know what fees there are, and generally pay attention, you’ll be more likely to catch inconsistencies and mistakes, as well as be better equipped to anticipate your upcoming bills. Keep track. Do your due diligence.

Bonus: Improving Your Credit Score

Maybe you don’t want to just protect and maintain. Maybe you had a rough patch and want to boost your score. Here are a few ways to bring your credit score up with small, consistent efforts:

  • Pay on Time.
  • Under use your card.
  • Open a secure credit card through your bank.
  • Eliminate small balances.
  • Avoid charging for large purchases.
  • Get your credit limit raised…and still under use it.
  • Be patient. Black marks will fade with time.

 

Reasons to Stage Your Home When Selling

imagesThe benefits of Home Staging have become apparent in today’s competitive market. Most home buyers are pressed for time. In saying this, with the internet being so accessible, home buyers have the opportunity to search online prior to, narrowing it down to properties that stand out from the competition.

In today’s competitive marketplace, home staging can position and market your property, maximizing its potential while striving to secure your equity, bringing top dollar in the shortest amount of time.

Who Can Benefit from Home Staging?

  • Homeowners looking to prepare their house for sale
  • Real Estate Agents offering a value added service
  • Developers presenting a property with style and market appeal
  • Landlords increasing the rental value of their property

Home buyers form an opinion about a property within only five seconds of seeing it!

Working with a Certified Staging Professional will provide guidelines and assistance to simplify the process of preparing your home for being listed on the market. To learn more about preparing your home to go to market, please click here.

Inspiring Real Estate Story or Just Things to Think About

earthNot sure if this will inspire you or frighten you, but if we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following. There would be:

 

57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
8 Africans

 52 would be female
48 would be male

70 would be non-white
30 would be white

70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian

89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual

6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth
and all 6 would be from the United States

80 would live in substandard housing

70 would be unable to read

50 would suffer from malnutrition

1 would be near death;
1 would be near birth

1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
1 would own a computer

CRITICISM: IT CAN INSPIRE YOU OR DESTROY YOU

 

president-john-kennedy-sailing-war-is-hell-storeby Steve Goodier & Life Support Systems

 

Former U. S. President John F. Kennedy received endless advice and criticism from the media concerning how he should run the country. Much of it he took good-naturedly. In fact, he often used a favorite story in response to the media’s comments about how they thought he could do a better job.

He told about a legendary baseball player who always played flawlessly. He consistently hit when at bat and was never thrown out at first. When on base he never failed to score. As a fielder, he never dropped a ball and he threw with unerring accuracy. He ran swiftly and played gracefully. In fact, he would have been one of the all-time greats except for one thing — no one could ever persuade him to put down his beer and hot-dog and come out of the press box to play!

Most of us can empathize, for we all have people in our lives who criticize and second-guess. They are quick to point out flaws and quicker yet to offer advice. When it comes to receiving criticism, I believe it helps to remember first that not all criticism is invalid. Wisdom listens for the kernel of truth and saves it for future growth.

But when criticism seems unfair, I believe it helps to remember the hawk. When attacked by crows, it does not counterattack. Instead, the hawk soars higher and higher in ever widening circles until the pests leave it alone. When there is nothing to learn from criticism, can you rise above it and soar?

 

 

4 Big Trends to Watch in Real Estate

home salesWhat should you watch for this year? The Urban Land Institute recently released its “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” report, covering the U.S. and Canada, for the coming year. The report covers some of the top trends expected to impact real estate in the short and mid-term.

Here are a few trends ULI says you should have on your radar screen for this year:

1. Rising mortgage rates. The rising interest rate is expected to be the mantra this year. “The underlying question is how the generation whose entire business career has been shaped by a low-interest-rate environment will respond to the upward movement in the price of money,” ULI’s report notes. “Will higher rates alter behaviors, to what degree, and at what threshold?” ULI says these will be the main questions that emerge this year.

2. Drought impact. The western part of the U.S. — particularly California — is facing a historic drought but the impact will likely be felt throughout the U.S. For example, “as irrigation has become more problematic and costly, so too have food prices for crops ranging from almonds and artichokes to pistachios and raisins,” the report notes. That will bring about a decline in farmland prices. Also, the report notes that semiconductor plants require large amounts of water, as do the snow-making machines at ski resorts. “Cities whose economic energy has been driven by population increases must confront limits on growth that are defined by water availability and cost,” the report notes. “Although a strong El Niño for the winter of 2015–2016 is forecast to bring much-needed rain, the water deficit west of the 100th Meridian is a factor that real estate should watch closely in the years ahead.”

3. Generation X in leadership. Gen Xers – those born between 1965 and 1980 – are due to take charge in real estate.“They are in a good position, in a way, as they are the ones whom the boomers should be grooming for management succession,” according to ULI. “But they came of age in the aftermath of the savings-and-loan crisis, in dire times for real estate. Few came into the business during the early 1990s, and even fewer have the benefit of real estate graduate education. Watch for the implications for leadership in the industry going forward.”

4. The Fair Housing Act and “the affordability crisis.” The U.S. Supreme Court says that local communities are able to take legal action to address any disparities in housing, even those that are unintentional. Also, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is now requiring local communities to “affirmatively further” equal housing opportunity. Communities could risk losing federal housing funds if they don’t comply. “This could alter where affordable housing is built, and where households in need of such housing may move,” the report notes. What’s more, ULI predicts that given the recent U.S. Supreme Court and HUD rulings, a heated debate on multifamily development will likely ensue this year.

Source: “Emerging Trends in Real Estate,” Urban Land Institute (2016)

2015 Marked ‘Very Strong Year’ for New Homes

buildSales of new homes surged to an eight-year high last year, according to the final numbers released Wednesday by the U.S. Commerce Department. Sales of new single-family homes increased 14.5 percent last year to 501,000 units, the highest level since 2007.

Just in December, new-home sales rose 10.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000, proving a strong end to 2015 for new-home construction.

“The December sales report is a great end to a very strong year,” says Ed Brady, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders. “As we move forward in 2016, we should see the housing market continue to make lasting gains.”

All four regions of the U.S. posted gains in new-home sales in December, led by the largest month-over-month gain in the Midwest with a 31.6 percent increase. Sales also rose 21 percent in the West; 20.8 percent in the Northeast; and 0.4 percent in the South.

“Relatively low interest rates and an improving economy are motivating buyers to make a new-home purchase,” says NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “Builders are upping their inventory in response to heightened consumer interest. Housing inventory is now at its highest level since October 2009.”

Inventories of new homes for sale is now at a 5.2-month supply at the current sales pace, the Commerce Department reports.

New-home prices averaged $294,575 for 2015, a 4 percent increase over the previous year.

Source: National Association of Home Builders

Are You in Credit Prison?

KCSHow a Low Credit Score Can Cost You

A low credit score hurts your ability to get loans, and raises the cost of credit when you can get it. Credit scores are also used for insurance rates, renting and even employment.

A poor credit score can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over your life. Enter in a FICO score and a Loan Principal below to see how much a poor FICO score can cost you on just your mortgage. If you are a home owner or looking to buy, raising your FICO score is the most important thing for you to do. A better score not only means lower payments, but can mean a bigger house, the chance to take out more money on a re-fi, or even the difference between being able to buy.

Your Credit Score Affects

  • Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Car Insurance Payments
  • Car Loan Payments
  • Personal Loans
  • Mortgage Refinance
  • Job Opportunities

Credit Score Basics

What is a Credit Score?

The majority of people understand the basics, like how failing to make a payment will cause your score to go down, but there are a number of complexities that trip up the average consumer. If you pay your debts on time, don’t carry too much debt on any one card, don’t close older accounts unless absolutely necessary and only apply for new credit when you have to you will generally be in good shape. However, it is important to keep yourself informed so you can maintain a credit score that accurately reflects your consumer status.

Lenders use your credit report in order to judge your reliability as a loan candidate. Your credit report indicates your ability to handle debt responsibly and will help banks decide if you are a desirable loan customer. A high credit score can help you lock in low APR rates or secure special deals on loans. A bad credit report may prevent you from securing loans and can damage your ability to buy a car, open a credit card or rent a home. A history of inability to manage your credit successfully will make lenders uncomfortable about trusting you with additional funds in the future.

You are entitled to a free copy of your credit report once a year, an offer you should take advantage of. When you do receive your credit report, check to ensure the figures are accurate and act quickly to correct any mistakes. This may include any clerical errors, identity theft issues or incorrect information. If your credit score is low, you should begin working on a financial rehabilitation plan, either on your own or with a certified debt counselor, to begin correcting your bad debt habits.

Carla is one of my “Trusted Vendors”. To get started, please feel free to contact Carla Capasso at 877-221-8085 or click her for more information.

FSBO Pitfalls

FSBOFor Sale By Owner (FSBO) Homeowners obviously know their homes better than anyone, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best salespersons for their properties.

Some sellers are tempted to try a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) transaction because their local community is in the midst of a sellers’ market and they think they can sell easily without help. Others try the FSBO route because they want to maximize their profits and avoid paying a commission to a Realtor.

However, statistics show that selling your home with the assistance of a professional real estate agent will garner you a higher profit, enough to cover the commission as well as put more money in your pocket. According to the National Association of Realtor’s 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the average FSBO sales price was $174,900, while the average price for a home represented by an agent was $215,000, a difference of $40,100.

Why to Sell With a Realtor

Choosing to sell with a professional rather than on your own makes sense for a variety of reasons:

  • A Realtor has access to market data about recent sales and other homes on the market that can be used to price your home appropriately. Studies show that homes priced right when they’re first listed sell more quickly and for a higher price than those that linger on the market.
  • A Realtor can show your home when you aren’t available, can respond to inquiries from potential buyers and their agents, and can get valuable feedback from visitors – all things that save you time.
  • A Realtor can look at your home objectively and suggest ways to improve its appearance – by staging and minor repairs – so it appeals to more buyers.
  • Buyers typically prefer to look at a home without the seller present so they can feel more comfortable exploring the rooms and visualizing themselves in the property. At an FSBO sale, the seller must be present.
  • A Realtor can screen visitors to your home, which provides a measure of safety that FSBO sellers don’t have. In addition, by checking to see if the buyers are legitimate and can afford to purchase your home, a Realtor can help you avoid wasting time showing your home to unrealistic buyers.
  • Realtors have professional marketing expertise, contacts with other Realtors who work with buyers, and the support of a brokerage that can market your home more widely than you can as an individual.
  • A Realtor can help you negotiate a contract that not only garners you an appropriate price for your home, but that meets your needs for a settlement date and perhaps includes a period when you rent back your home from your buyer. In addition, a Realtor can make sure your contract is in compliance with all local regulations.

FSBO Dangers

Most buyers today work with a buyers’ agent to represent their interests. If you choose to sell your home on your own, you’ll be negotiating with a professional and relying on your own skill to finalize a contract. Not only could you end up selling your home for less money, you could leave yourself open to potential legal problems unless you have the contract vetted by an experienced real estate attorney.

FSBO transactions can be successful, of course, but 90 percent of homeowners prefer to work with a professional rather than risk an unsatisfactory home selling experience. Let me help you navigate this complex process. Please feel free to reach out to me. I am happy to answer your questions.

Make Your First Impression Your Best Impression

Couple painting wall

You wouldn’t head to a job interview without making sure you looked great, so why would you put your home on the market looking anything but its absolute best?

One of the biggest mistakes home sellers make is failing to make sure their property makes a great first impression.

Three ways to spruce up for a sale:

• Invest in fresh paint. It can turn your place from “that house with the orange bathroom” to a closed sale.

• Clear the clutter. Let’s make sure your listing photos make your home look beautiful.

• Fix it up. Little things count: replace broken screens, repair gutters, install new toilet seats.

Want to know how to sell your home quickly? Send me an email or give me a call. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

Program Offers Path Back to Home Ownership

house in cartHome Partners of America is committed to making home ownership a reality for more people. The program provides a clear path to home ownership. Our process is easy, transparent, and built on a foundation of choice and flexibility. Home Partners is helping more people get into great homes, in neighborhoods they love, with the opportunity to build a more secure financial future.

Home Partners provides responsible households a transparent path to home ownership through its Lease with a Right to Purchase Program. The program provides three to five years* of rent certainty with an initial financial commitment of just one year. Search for a home here!

Home Partners’ Lease with a Right to Purchase Program allows you to find a home that you want to rent from us initially, but may also like to buy in the next three to five years. We believe that there are many households who may be thinking about buying a home but for whatever reason would like to rent at the current time. You can lease the home for three to five one-year terms, depending on the state, and you may purchase the home from us at any time at a predetermined price.

Let me know what I can do to help you achieve your home ownership goals today!

Participation in Home Partners’ program is available solely for consumer purposes and subject to approval. To exercise a Right to Purchase after entering into a lease, a resident must obtain a mortgage loan from a third party lender. Home Partners is not a mortgage company, does not have any obligation to provide or arrange a mortgage loan, and cannot guarantee that a resident will be able to obtain a mortgage loan.

Foreclosure Property Disclosure, Yes or No?

Buyers & SellersDid you know that many states have laws that specifically exempt an owner who acquired a property via Foreclosure or Mortgage Release (also known as Deed in Lieu) from completing a Property Disclosure form?

If not specifically exempt and the state has a mandatory disclosure form, Fannie Mae must complete it, even if the response is “unknown”.

Whether the state provides for an exemption or has no disclosure form, known material defects must always be disclosed. A material defect is a specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property.

Real Estate Agents are not relieved of any legally required responsibility to disclose, even if there is no requirement for seller to disclose.

For additional information, please feel free to contact me. I am more than happy to answer your questions.

CNN: The Rental Market is Going Gray

For RentRenters are looking a little older these days.

Rental applicants tend to conjure up images of recent college grads looking to start their life in the real world. But Millennials are facing increased competition from people who have already spent decades in adulthood, and may have better credit and higher income.

Since 2005, there has been an uptick in renters, with people in their 50s and 60s making up the largest chunk of the increase, according to a recent report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

In fact, the majority of all renters are currently 40 or older.

There are many reasons that the renter population includes a growing number of Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers.

The 2008 housing collapse that led to a wave of foreclosures has turned some people off to homeownership, according to Jon Spader, senior research associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies. He added that the tight credit market can also hinder renters from securing a home loan.

Plus, not everyone wants to be a homeowner in their golden years, and the decision to trade a mortgage for a lease is about a new lifestyle, especially for empty-nesters.

“They are leaving their homes and renting in a much more urban-type settings from the suburbs to be part of the activities and be mixed in with people of all ages,” said Tiffany Curry, a real estate agent in Houston. “It gives them something to do if the kids are gone, or their spouses.”

The amenities that come in new rental buildings and their units are appealing to older renters. “They have everything they need in their building,” she said.

Renting also gets rid of the responsibilities that comes with home ownership, which can become burdensome as owners age.

“It’s about portability. They want to travel and don’t want to be burdened by house payments and expenses and upkeep,” said Cara Ameer, a real estate agent based in northeast Florida who in the past few years has seen a roughly 15% increase in boomer-aged clients looking to sell their home to become renters.

Some older homeowners are also cashing in on the recent rise in home prices.

“They want to take advantage of getting equity out of their home now, and not wait until they actually retire to move into the city and get a cool apartment,” said Curry.

But it’s expensive to be a renter right now. Rents have been on a tear recently as inventory remains tight and demand grows. Discussing your current needs and reviewing your financial situation is the best way to create a road map for your future. I am happy to help you!

Which is Better? Renting or Owning?

house in cartA great place to start: Look at Dollars & Cents comparison;

A monthly rent payment goes into your landlords pocket. After 5 years of paying rent, you don’t have much to show for it.

A monthly mortgage payment goes to your lender and reduces you loan balance. You can also get two things you never see as a renter; home equity and tax benefits.

The question is whether you want to borrow to pay for something or pay to own something.

Let me show you the numbers to help you decide if your ready to buy. Please feel free to contact me with questions and concerns. I am happy to help!

I’m here to help with your real estate needs

NegotiatingThe world of real estate can seem like an intimidating place. Whatever your particular need, a real estate professional such as myself can help you navigate these potentially hazardous waters.

I pride myself not only on my professionalism, but also on my ability to understand my clients’ needs. I’ve always felt that to help someone you must first build a relationship. The relationship you have with your real estate agent can be a valuable one indeed.

If you have any real estate questions, please give me a call. Whether buying, selling, or just curious to learn more, I’m here to assist you in any way possible. I look forward to hearing from you.

NAR Forecast: Modest Increase in Home Sales Expected in 2016

housing-expectations-2016-infographic-2016-01-12-fullWASHINGTON (January 12, 2016) — Following the housing market’s best year in nearly a decade, existing-home sales are forecasted to expand in 2016 at a more moderate pace as pent-up buyer demand combats affordability pressures and meager economic growth, according to National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun in a newly-released video on his 2016 housing market expectations.

In the NAR-published video, Yun discusses his expectations for the U.S. economy and housing market in 2016 and points to pent-up demand, sustained job growth and improving inventory conditions as his reasons for an expected gain (from 2015) in new and existing-home sales (view infographic).

Despite his forecasted increase in sales, Yun cites rising mortgage rates, home prices still outpacing wages and shaky global economic conditions as headwinds that will likely hold back a stronger pace of sales.

“This year the housing market may only squeak out 1 to 3 percent growth in sales because of slower economic expansion and rising mortgage rates,” Yun says in the video. “Furthermore, the continued rise in home prices will occur due to the fact that we will again encounter housing shortages in many markets because of the cumulative effect of homebuilders under producing for multiple years. Once the spring buying season begins, we’ll begin to feel that again.”

With one month of data remaining for 20151, Yun expects total existing-homes sales to finish the year up 6.5 percent from 2014 at a pace of around 5.26 million —the highest since 2006, but roughly 25 percent below the prior peak set in 2005 (7.08 million). The national median existing-home price for all of 2015 will be close to $221,200, up around 6 percent from 2014. In 2016, existing sales are expected to grow between 1 and 2 percent (5.30 to 5.40 million) and prices between 5 and 6 percent.

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

12 Toasty Tips for Staying Warm in Cold Weather

IcehotelStalwarts,C,J,-&N20Using these tips, you can stay warm no matter how frightful the weather outside gets.

1. Warm yourself first.

It’s easier to change your body temperature than room temperature, not to mention more eco-friendly. Instead of turning up the heat, put on another layer of clothing.

2. Wear a hat.

Your mom may have said that you lose 80 percent of your body heat through your head, but that’s not actually true. If you’re otherwise clothed, you’ll lose heat from any surface that’s exposed. So put on your hat, even if you’re inside.

3. Turn on the ceiling fan.

Warm air rises to the ceiling. Run your fan on its lowest setting in a clockwise direction to push the warm air back down to where you can feel it.

4. Switch between hot and cold water in the shower.

Hot showers immediately warm you up, but cold showers improve blood circulation between your skin and organs. Cold showers are also correlated with a stronger immune system.

5. Block drafts with a pool noodle.

Keep heat in and cold out by cutting a pool noodle in half lengthwise, wrapping it in fabric, and sliding it under your door. It’ll stay put all winter, and you can re-use it at the pool come summer. (But we recommend you spring for a new one.)

6. Two words: Programmable thermostat.

Another two words: Obvious, right? Stay toasty on schedule, so you never go home to a living room that’s colder than outside. You can even do it with your smartphone.

7. Trick a locked thermostat.

Not everyone has access to adjust the thermostat in their apartment or office building. If that’s the case, you may need to outsmart the device by making it “think” the room is colder than it actually is. Putting ice near it often does the trick.

8. Dress your windows up in warmer clothes.

If you’re not wearing a tank top or going sleeveless, your windows shouldn’t, either. Replace thin curtains with heavier wool or fleece drapes in the winter. But be sure to open them on sunny days for free heat.

9. Go ahead, bake all day.

Using your oven heats up the whole house. You’ll feel even cozier if you invite friends—and all their body heat—over to eat four dozen cookies.

10. Start composting.

If you’re already interested in composting, here’s another reason to do it: The microbial breakdown of organic material produces heat. Some people use it to warm up showers and greenhouses, but even small-timers in studio apartments can feel a difference.

11. Layer your covers with the thinnest, densest ones on top.

It’s intuitive, but fluffy blankets should be closer to your skin. Thin, dense blankets should be on top to prevent convective heat loss. Bonus tip: Don’t put your bed directly against an exterior wall. You’ll be warmer if you leave a little space.

12.  Stuff your coat pockets with DIY hand warmers.

You could just buy hand warmers, but you’ll radiate pride and self-sufficiency if you make them yourself. All it takes is two Ziploc bags, water, and calcium chloride ice melt pellets from the hardware store.

Using the Internet to Sell Your Home

InternetIn today’s real estate market, a good selling plan can truly excel when properly combined with current Internet technology. Modern home buyers expect on-demand home shopping, and meeting that expectation is a crucial element of marketing a home. My website allows home buyers to search and sort through thousands of listings to find the home that is right for them. As your seller’s agent, I can ensure that your home is listed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Every day countless home buyers use the resources of the Internet to help narrow their home search. Listing your home with me allows interested buyers to find your property based on the features that are most important to them. My website serves as a great filter, showing buyers the homes that best fit their needs and bringing you those buyers that are most interested in what your home has to offer.

If you still need convincing, take a look at my website to see the kinds of resources I’ve made available. Try a property search of your own to see what potential home buyers experience. I think you’ll be impressed with the efficiency and detail I’ve committed to my site. I’d love the chance to speak with you in person or on the phone about how I can use the web to sell your home. I’m here to help with any of your real estate needs.

What Does That Mean???

AnswersHome buying and selling is stressful – and with the industry acronyms and real estate terms flying at you from all directions, you may feel overwhelmed navigating your new real estate reality. Whether you’re a first time home buyer sifting through homes for sale, or a seasoned investor, there’s always more to learn.

Here’s a quick guide to learn common real estate terms. In real estate, there is always more to learn. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Are you moving to a new community?

RelocationMoving to a new area can be a very exciting process. You’ll soon be learning a new community, moving into a new home, and building new relationships. Naturally, a change of this magnitude is also potentially stressful. Concerns over selling your current home, buying a home in your new city, and coordinating your move can become overwhelming. As a real estate professional I can ease the burden on you and make sure your relocation is invigorating.

I’ve assisted many individuals and families with the process of relocating to a new part of the country, and I’ll draw on that experience to provide you with the very best of service. Whether you’re going to be joining our community for the first time or heading off to a new horizon, I’d be delighted to help you. I can guide you through the home selling and buying process, provide access to the best moving companies, and give you all the information you need.

This is without a doubt a dramatic time in your life and the lives of your loved ones. I would certainly enjoy the opportunity to be a part of your transition into a new life. Give me a call and we can discuss how I can help you.