Posted by Jenny Smith on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 10:20 AMBy Jenny Smith / November 16, 2021Comment
How to avoid a bait and switch scenario
Selling your house can be a financial business decision. You probably want the best price and the most eager buyer that you can get. However, there is something called a "bait and switch" that you should know about.
What is a bait and switch? This is where a buyer starts out by waving all the contingencies and bidding over the asking price. This is the bait part.
The first couple of days when a seller and buyer are under contract is when the buyer can have any home inspections they would like to have done. This is what we call "due diligence" here in Georgia, this is where the bait and switch usually happens. The switch is when they all of a sudden try...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 8:05 AMBy Jenny Smith / November 3, 2021Comment
Are we headed for a Market Crash?
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, there is one question that hangs over your head like a dark cloud. The question is: "Are we headed for a market crash?". Most people tend to think that the real estate market is going to crash, and it is easy for them to point out specific factors that they think will lead us there.
But, are we really headed for a market crash? Probably not. If you are worried that you might have to buy or sell your property before the bubble bursts, don't worry! Here are the reasons why you should get back in the game whether you are a buyer or a seller.
Reason number one, Spec houses. Spec houses right now are almost non-existent, ...
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...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9:22 AMBy Jenny Smith / January 21, 2021Comment
Here’s my advice for home sellers who think they need to upgrade before selling.
People will tell me all the time that the only thing holding them back from selling their home is their perceived need to make renovations. Whenever I hear this, I want to say, “Wait! Wait!”
The truth is that in this market, you don’t really need to make those expensive renovations. It’s such a competitive market that we’re seeing very few sellers make renovations. They realize that they’ll make more money by not doing so.
Even the home renovations with the highest average returns won’t get you 100% of the money back that you put in. If you're going to live in the house...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 9:57 AMBy Jenny Smith / August 9, 2020Comment
Selling your home is often a precursor to a major life change. Given the significant transitions involved, it's important to make your home-selling process as smooth and effective as possible. Assuming that you have a realtor involved to help you sell your home, they can be an enormous asset to help you reach the finish line. To ensure that you and your realtor are on the same page, though, it's important to ask some simple questions to help get into the mind of your realtor. To help you get helpful answers, here are 7 questions to ask a realtor before selling your house.
1. What Type of Person is Likely to Buy My House? While your realtor can't look into a crystal ball and see the face of the future buyer, they can take what they know about your home and apply it to their knowledge of past sales. Given this component of past...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 6:15 PMBy Jenny Smith / July 18, 2020Comment
Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For?
There’s great opportunity for today’s homeowners to sell their houses and make a move, yet due to the impact of the ongoing health crisis, some sellers are taking their time coming back to the market. According to Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research at realtor.com:
“Sellers continue returning to the market at a cautious pace and further improvement could be constrained by lingering coronavirus concerns, economic uncertainty, and civil unrest.”
Posted by Jenny Smith on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 8:41 AMBy Jenny Smith / June 30, 2020Comment
As a team, we've pooled our talents and resources with you in mind. Everything we do is with the goal of providing the best service possible as we help you navigate the real estate process.
Our Buyer's Specialist motto is: We sell homes. We build relationships. We problem-solve. We negotiate. We go into scary basements. We discover the gems in our areas. We obsess over prices, market values, and the newest, hottest listings. We make sure our clients don't buy the wrong home.
When we walk away from the closing table we want you to have experienced what you deserve in your real estate transactions. We strive to be the agents our clients deserve, and we believe our clients deserve the very best.
We wanted to compile 7 of our clients and some of their stories so you can...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 12:11 PMBy Jenny Smith / June 17, 2020Comment
WOW, this home went fast, just like we knew it would! 22 showings in 1 day Multiple offers for the Seller to choose from!
Great results don't just happen, they come from preparation, hard work, and hiring the right person for the job. Who you work with truly does matter. I'm going to share a couple of ways we are different from others.
First, Pricing is key! How will you determine a list price for my home is always a...