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Friday, September 6, 2019   /   by Jake Batac

Seller Secret Episode #5 When Getting an Appraisal is a Benefit

Don’t get an appraisal for your home if you’re a seller. It will not benefit you. If that’s the advice you got from anyone, then that may not be accurate. It’s not a one size fits all. Keep reading to see when it is necessary to get one.



What is the seller's secret number five?
Number five is actually when getting an appraisal would be beneficial for you 
Sometimes a good appraisal can benefit you, and sometimes it can be a number that you don't like so much. So, if, for example, you've been interviewing agents, which we think you should, but if you've been interviewing agents and you're getting kind of different numbers that are kind of all over the place, maybe you want to get an appraisal done to give you a piece of mind of what the bank would actually finance a buyer to purchase your property.
This can change your entire perspective. Sometimes the number that you have in your mind is a lot lower than what it can get appraised for. This way, yoo ...

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Thursday, September 5, 2019   /   by Jake Batac

This is why its important to have access to a lot of buyers before you sell

It sounds crazy but it’s almost like we’ve been looking for a buyer for your home before you even read this…We have 30,000 buyers you can do a free search and match of our buyers anytime. 



Why is it important to have access to a lot of buyers before you put your home up for sale? It's so important for homeowners out there thinking about selling why it's so important to make sure you have access to a pool of buyers.
Let's put it this way. Let's take two scenarios into consideration. One scenario is you don't really need to do a whole lot of work for your house to get it market ready for it to go on MLS. And you already have a handful of buyers that are waiting to see your property and they can move in and your timeline with your price range, no hassles and no troubles, just very, very easy. And then the other option is getting your house right before the market, cleaning up, decluttering, staging, painting, touching up everything, all the things that go i ...

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Thursday, September 5, 2019   /   by Jake Batac

Seller Secret Episode #4 Do Some “Home Shopping” Yourself

Are you going to open houses to shop for a house to buy or to get ideas as a seller? 



We've got seller's secret number four for you guys today, and what is that seller's secret number four?
Secret number four is do some home shopping yourself. When listing your home or if you're thinking about listing your home, make sure you get out there, you look at some open houses. It's very important to know what your competition is. It's really important to know houses that are on the market, what their floor plans are, how big their lots are, what kind of features of the homes they have, what kind of finishes. 
Particularly note that the asking price of what they are actually asking for. So, there's the asking price and there's the selling price. It's really important to know both. 
Sometimes the asking price is basically just la la land, fantasy price. So, you need to read between the lines. If you're just trying to figure this out on your own, preliminary stage, what ...

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019   /   by Jake Batac

This is why home buyers have a fear of missing out

You meet with your agent, spend a good hour telling him or her exactly what you’re looking for and they send you just that. Then you find yourself meeting with another realtor the week after and go to few open houses and ask few other realtors to also send you listings. Then you realize you have 5 emails every day from 5 agents and they’re all the same listings and then you ask yourself why???


Today’s topic is, buyer FOMO. So what does that mean? Buyers fear of missing out. And you know, a lot of buyers, they're very reluctant to commit to one agent. So they're going on different websites, registering to all kinds of places, because they feel like their options will be limited. They just work with one agent. So why is that? Why are they going to open houses doing all this extra work when they can just hire an agent to do everything for them?
Like when you were looking for a home, did you catch yourself like going on multiple websites, just having to put your emaA ...

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019   /   by Jake Batac

Can we guess why home buyers don’t want to marry their agents?

You go to google, search for some houses and next thing you know you register on a realtor website and meeting with them at their office and the agent asks you to sign a contract. What do you do?



Today we're going to discuss why buyers out there do not want to marry their real estate agent. They don't want to get too exclusive or too cozy with just one real estate agent, they want to keep the options open. Why is that? You let us know what your comments are down below or more importantly, like our page to turn on the notification. 
If you've ever experienced these thoughts, if you've ever been a home buyer  and you're kind of starting your home search, but you're really, really nervous about working with one agent, whether it's your friend, family friend or somebody you don't even know. Let us know.
So basically the problem is, from what the feedback that we got is that buyers were complaining about most agents just pick out six to eight homes. They show the buyer 4 ...

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