Category Archives: Home Sellers

Tailored Customer Service

As a business, if you expect to have repeat customers and get recommendations to friends, you must treat customers fair. Nordstrom’s customers understand that their salespeople are employees and represent the company as a whole. In some industries, like real estate, the customer service line is not as clear. An Agency is a legal relationship […]

Negotiations times two

For some home sales there can be two periods of negotiation. Your primary negotiation happens when the contract is agreed to including price, closing date and possession. Both parties feel relief once this primary negotiation period is finished. But if there are any contingencies for financing, inspections or anything else, more negotiations will ensue. Getting […]

Pictures are worth 1000 words

Online shopping is the trend and it applies to real estate. One major factor in that marketing is listing photos. The National Association of Realtors reports that over 90 percent of buyers look on the internet first when looking for a home. It it more efficient for them to review photos of homes online than […]

A disappearing opportunity

Over the last several years during the real estate recession, some homeowners who couldn’t sell their home decided to rent it instead. You may be one of these people. Now that the real estate market has turned around in most areas, that same home may now sell and bring a higher price. With all forecasts […]

You are in control!

If you are a seller, you have three tools within your control that will affect the marketability of your home: price, condition and terms. Price is the easy one, easily adjusted against competing properties, inventory levels and market conditions. But lower your price may not be your best decision when you want the most from […]

Little Known Buyer Incentive

An available solution for helping buyers and sellers is this uncommon mortgage program. Called a temporary buy down, it is a fixed mortgage in which to seller prepays the interest at closing i order to lower the payments for several years. The borrower must be approved at the note rate however, but will get the […]

Credit Score Breakdown

Lenders use credit scores to measure a borrower’s creditworthiness. Although several different companies offer credit scores, the Fair Isaacson Corporation or FICO is the one that is most often used. FICO uses five key components to determine a borrower’s overall credit score or rating.  The highest percentage, 35 percent, is judged on payment history which […]

The Digital Age is Here

Today there is a real chance that if you ask a real estate agent if they have sold a home to a buyer who did not see the home until after purchase they will say yes. Selling a home this way may have seemed unconventional just ten years ago but is getting more commonplace. The […]