Posted by Jenny Smith on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 11:31 AMBy Jenny Smith / July 12, 2021Comment
Here’s how to buy and sell in this market.
How do you buy a home if you have a home to sell as well?
In this situation, there are two main hurdles to jump. The first is finding your new home. The second is making both transactions work once you do find your new home. Jumping both hurdles involves different strategies.
To find your new home, you first have to be clear about what you want. That’s when we real estate agents need to determine how often we see a home like that come to market. Is it every 30 days? Is it twice a year? What kind of house are you looking for? Sometimes we recommend selling first because the market is...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 10:15 AMBy Jenny Smith / June 16, 2021Comment
Here’s how to enter our contest to win this gorgeous Traeger grill.
Today I’m with the one and only Erin Stepp from Fairway Mortgage, and she has a special surprise. It’s a Traeger grill and smoker for all of your BBQ needs this summer, and we’re giving it away to one of you!
This is the kind of grill we have at home so I can tell you how well it works. To enter for your chance to win this grill, all you have to do is reach out to us via phone or email and we will provide you with all of the directions to enter.
If you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Posted by Jenny Smith on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 10:55 AMBy Jenny Smith / May 10, 2021Comment
A few market stats and a tip for if you can’t find the right home to buy.
Today I’m sharing a few market stats as well as something to consider if you’re having trouble finding the right home to buy right now.
"Moving a little further out could open up more possibilities for you."
Here in Bartow County, the average sales price has increased to $259,000, in Floyd County, it’s $198,000, and it’s $186,000 in Gordon County. In situations like this where sales prices are so different,...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 10:19 AMBy Jenny Smith / April 27, 2021Comment
Find out what it’s like to live in your home while trying to sell it.
It’s not easy to find somewhere else to live when selling your house, which is why many sellers avoid it altogether. Instead, they decide to continue staying in their home throughout showings, walk-throughs, inspections, and everything else that takes place during the selling process.
Today I’m joined by my oldest daughter, Megan, who recently went through this experience herself. I figured she could shed some light on what it was like to live in a home you’re trying to sell.
I asked Megan what it was like to use her Ring doorbell to hear potential buyers talking...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1:28 PMBy Jenny Smith / April 9, 2021Comment
Today Scott from HomeTeam joins me to answer key questions about the process.
Today I’m joined by Scott Irmscher, who’s here to answer a few key questions about home inspections. Scott has been involved with thousands of home inspections over the course of his 20 years in the business, so he’s definitely an expert in this area. If you would like to visit his website here it is.
Why do home inspectors sometimes miss certain items?
Home inspections are visual inspections, and inspectors often don’t see everything. There are things hidden...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 12:51 PMBy Jenny Smith / March 23, 2021Comment
Here's what today's market is like for move-up buyers.
What’s it like to be a move-up buyer in today’s market? Now, by ‘move-up buyer,’ I don’t necessarily mean that you’re moving up to a bigger house—it could be that you’re moving to a smaller house or what we call ‘right-sizing.’ Essentially, it means that you already own one home and that you’re ready to buy a new one. That can be a challenge in our market. Home prices right now are higher than I’ve ever seen them, and interest rates are low.
Most of us have to weigh two things in this circumstance:
How much financial uncertainty are you comfortable...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 11:22 AMBy Jenny Smith / March 5, 2021Comment
Here’s the latest from our February Cartersville real estate market.
I have a new title: grandmother! We are over the moon that our oldest daughter Megan has had her first child, Josephine. With the pandemic still in full swing, it’s been rough on my heart because we haven’t been allowed to touch the baby yet. I’m counting down the minutes until she gets to go home and we can fully interact with her. You can see a photo of Josephine at 0:56 in the video above.
The main topic today is great real estate news. I’m eager to share our market’s good news because for a while now it’s been mostly stressful news. In February 2020 there were 289 active homes on the market in Bartow, and we currently have 91....
Posted by Jenny Smith on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11:44 AMBy Jenny Smith / February 18, 2021Comment
Here are some simple moving hacks that can make a world of difference.
Anyone who’s in the midst of a move can find themselves asking how it got so darn expensive. From boxes, bubble wrap, paper, and needing at least three guys to carry down the upstairs furniture, moving costs can really add up. I know how frustrating it can get, so I’ve created a PDF moving checklist that runs the whole gamut. From decluttering tips to prudent packing strategies, this resource covers it all. Today, though, I’ll touch on just a few of the finer points of moving.
Moving is largely a mental game, and you’ve got to have the right mindset if you want to keep your...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 1:30 PMBy Jenny Smith / February 4, 2021Comment
Our market’s in an inventory crunch, but I have a solution for buyers.
I wouldn’t say the latest stats from our Cartersville real estate market should come as a surprise to you since the market has been hot for some time now, but every time they come in, I can't help but be impressed.
In Bartow County, across all price points (e.g., $75,000 and up), there were 360 homes available for sale during January 2020. This past January, there were just 150 available. We have about half as many homes available, but not half the buyers (thank goodness!). People are ready to buy homes, they just can’t find one. In Gordon County, the story is very much the same. There were 162 homes available for sale during January 2020. This past January, that number dropped all the way down to 69....