When you put a home up for sale, there is always a question of how much you should do to help the home look its best. Here are five projects (low in cost or effort) that will make a good impression on potential buyers. 1) Be a clutter buster. Rid your closets, cabinets, drawers and rooms of clutter. If you don't use it or want it anymore, sell it or give it way. Rooms with less clutter seem larger. 2) Start cleaning. A clean home is always more appealing. Pay special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms. This is the time to attach tough stains, mildew and the like. 3) Break out the paint. If possible, you may want to hire a professional to paint the entire interior of the home. A … [Read more...]
2020 – Is it the year you BUY or SELL part of the Earth?
Yes, it sounds funny, but one thing they are not making any more of is - land! Do you own a house? There's only a limited amount of land on this Earth and if you own some real estate, you're one of the lucky ones. If you don't own a part of Earth, you should consider it. It's one of the biggest decisions in life. One of the biggest things you'll ever buy. But, it's an investment into your future. Whether you're a first-time home buyer, looking for a move-up home, or looking to down-size, you are investing in something. Meet with me and together we can work on your goals or dreams of a home. If you're renting, I can show you how owning a home is beneficial. I want to get to know YOU! Let's … [Read more...]
2018 – The year of moving forward
Happy New Year! It's January 1st. What are you doing today? Hungover? LOL, hope not. Besides writing this blog, I'm thinking.... thinking about 2018, what I'm going to do different. Do different to move forward in life. My business as a Realtor and my personal life as a Mom, Wife, Sister, Aunt, Veteran and friend. There's a lot of folks in my circle who are making changes this year and I want to be there to help them. As a Veteran, I want to help other Veterans this year. As a Realtor, I want to help Veterans and others buy or sell their house. I want to make a difference this year. I guess I have in previous years too, but this year is different. I think it's because I saw the lives of two … [Read more...]
Why You Shouldn’t Wait!
People who already have a home usually need the funds from the closing to secure their next purchase. If a “move-up” buyer wants to buy a home during a depressed market, that means they usually have one to sell themselves. Timing becomes very important and negotiations become more involved so neither party is forced into short-term housing or find themselves in rent-back situation because closing dates couldn’t match up. It’s important to work closely with your Realtor, your lender and be made aware with frequent updates from the other side of the table that things are headed in the right direction, and for a smooth closing. The ideal here is for all the stars to align, for everyone … [Read more...]
3 Tips for the First-Time Real Estate Buyer
Buying your first home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. There are a lot of considerations to make and the process can prove a stressful one. However, it doesn’t have to be complicated. As an Arizona real estate agent, I have helped many first-time home buyers achieve their home ownership dreams. Below are three tips to help you get started. Talk to a lender. The first step is determining whether you are qualified to buy a home. You don’t want to waste time looking for homes if you are unable to obtain a mortgage. However, be prepared for questions. A lender will require a lot of information, such as: Employment history. Monthly income. Debts … [Read more...]