November 2018

Found 9 blog entries for November 2018.

Dealing with demanding home buyers or sellers can be a daunting task. Below are a few tips to guide you when dealing with difficult buyers or sellers.

Listen

Listening is a sign of respect and professionalism. You will know about the concerns of the seller or buyer and whether they are legitimate. Don't interrupt them when talking to avoid a misunderstanding even when you know where they are aiming. This way, you will be showing them that you care. Encourage them to be open and transparent for clarity. Additionally, you ought to ask questions and support their statements. As an agent, you have to be straightforward when communicating whether it is a text or verbally. You should use a professional language when dealing with first-time clients because

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3 Budget Friendly Curb Appeal Boosters

Selling a home can be quite the process if you are new or overwhelmed with the new responsibilities you feel that you have. You can even be stressed out about the fact that your home isn’t selling quite as quickly as you thought that it would. If you find yourself in the latter category, here are three very easy budget friendly ideas, fixes, and tips to help you boost the curb appeal of the home you are trying to sell.

 

 

Touch Up The Door

The doors in your home may not seem like much to you because you have seen them over and over again every day for however many days you have lived in the home. Potential buyers are seeing everything with fresh eyes for the first time. They will focus on the

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 Moving into a new place can mean a lot of things to remember, and can leave you feeling like maybe there’s something you’ve forgotten to do. Once the boxes are packed and the moving vans are lined up, we all want it to be bliss-free unpacking from that point, with the only concern being making the new place feel like a home. Unfortunately, it really never works out that way: there are endless t’s to cross and i’s to dot, and taking the time to track down and notify everyone of your move can be quite a challenge.

Luckily, there’s plenty of information out there on who to notify aside from your friends and family; although, it is nice to pick up a pack of nice “we’ve moved” cards to send out to your loved ones giving them your new address. For everyone

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Signs It’s Not Quite Time to Sell Your Home

The Question: Is Your Home Ready to Sell?

 

Selling any home can be quite a complex and time-consuming process. It's a project that requires a lot of dedication, planning and effort. If you're thinking about selling your residential property, you should make sure first that you're 100 percent ready to do so. Trying to sell a home prematurely can be problematic for numerous key reasons. Ample planning is always paramount in the real estate world.

 

You Have Excessive Clutter

 

Clutter is a big enemy in the real estate realm. If you want to put your home up for sale, you have to make sure it's spick and span first. That means that you have to do away with any and all clutter. That means that

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Buying your first home is exhilarating. It's also the biggest investment you'll likely ever make, and probably the biggest one you've made so far. It's easy, whether from excitement or lack of knowledge, to make mistakes that you regret down the road.

Here are 4 common mistakes that you can avoid making:

1. Go to only one lender

Particularly if you've heard that each inquiry affects your credit score, you may be tempted to go to just one lender and hope for the best. Putting all your eggs in one basket like this is a bad idea. Ideally, you should talk to at least one national bank, one local bank or credit union, and an online lender. If you're concerned about your credit score taking a hit from the inquiries, consider hiring a broker instead -

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Do You Need A Home Warranty?

For many home sellers and home buyers today, a home warranty comes as standard fare during the transaction. In some cases, it is the seller who will purchase a home warranty as an extra perk for buyers interested in purchasing the property.

 

In many more cases, the buyer will choose to purchase a home warranty to help keep home repairs and maintenance costs more reasonable. If you have never bought a home warranty before, you probably have lots of questions, including what a home warranty does and doesn't cover, the average cost of a policy and what type of property makes the best candidate to purchase a home warranty.

 

What Is a Home Warranty?

 

As Investopedia explains, there are important differences

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The kids are bored. You are tired of the same old scenery. Everyone just needs to get away for a while. However, the budget or work and school schedules will only allow for a day trip somewhere close by. That is not a problem. Greenville, South Carolina is close to lots of great activities for you and your family to enjoy. Try these four suggestions and then venture out for your own adventures:

1. Riverbanks Zoo

See giraffe's, zebras and polar bears as you stroll along paved paths at the Riverbanks Zoo. Just 1 1/2 hours from Greenville, this Columbia attraction is a great way to get in some fresh air, some exercise and some excitement - all in one spot. Kids love the African Savannah reproduction, a 2-acre reproduction where lions and baboons roam

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How Much Is Enough For Your Down Payment?

When purchasing a big ticket item, such as a house or a car, it is common to seek financing. Applying for a loan enables you to pay for these high-dollar items slowly over time with regular monthly payments, but it is customary and often even required by the lender for you to make a down payment at the time of purchase. If you are preparing to apply for a loan on a house or a car, you may be wondering how much money you need to contribute as a down payment. With a closer review of some common considerations, you can make a more educated decision about your down payment amount.

 

What the Experts Advise

Your down payment amount will play a direct role in your loan amount and monthly payment. It will

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1. De-clutter

You know those roller blades you’ve held onto for nearly a decade? Trash them! Along with any other unused items. While you may think your childhood macaroni frames hold sentimental value, your future self will be thanking you for not lugging it to the next home. When you leave yourself with only the essentials, packing becomes a breeze.

2. Timing

Don’t overwhelm yourself trying to get everything moved out as soon as possible. Pick a day when you have no other obligations and dedicate your time to moving in an efficient manner that’s convenient for you.

3. Hire Professionals

There’s no shame in admitting you need help, especially when it comes to moving. Be sure to investigate and conduct thorough research before deciding on a

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