Because He Lives...He has blessed me!

Because He Lives...He has blessed me!
My first Grand Blessings

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Things to do to Prepare to Sell Your House

  1. Repair and paint sheetrock ceilings and walls from leaks in roof.
  2. Caulk cracks in moldings.
  3. Paint all rooms neutral colors if possible.
  4. Stretch carpet and clean all spots.
  5. Empty as much as possible all closets and have orgainized.
  6. Take everything off countertops in kitchen and bathrooms.
  7. Take everything off refrigerator top and front and sides.
  8. Arrange basement as a room and get rid of all unnecessary objects.
  9. It is ok to store extras in storage area in basement, looks like you have loads of storage. Empty all rooms to as bare as possible.
  10. Cut grass in back yard and clean up, people with children want yards.
  11. Clean, clean, clean, sparkly and shiny!
  12. Wash windows and have very clean.
  13. Replace any broken seal windows.
  14. Repair any bad pieces of siding.

Keep your house in good repair. Go outside and walk in the front door. Immediately, look at your house as if you are the buyer. If you see something that doesn’t look well, so do they. A buyer these days has so much to choose from that the house with the least amount of negatives will win every time.

A clean house will show well, a dirty house does not. Shine it up!!

When you sell your house, you have to keep it ready. Never leave it so unorgainized, that if I call you have to say, “not today”. This may be the only chance this person has to look.
Don’t give that buyer a chance to buy something else. Today is when they want to see it, don’t put them off to another day!!!! Stay ready.

Is it a pain? Yes. But, do you want to sell quickly and get top dollar? Then keep it clean, and keep it ready. Not only will your house sell, but you will be happier in it too.

Listen to your agent. If she or he says, do this or do that. Then do it!!! They are professionals. They aren’t out to make you mad or hurt your feelings. They want to sell your house. Nothing is worse for an agent, than to list a property that is not made sellable.
It is a group effort. You hire us, listen to us! Please…… We are all in it together. If your house does not sell, we make no money, and neither do you!!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Great cornbread Dressing for Thanksgiving.

I sort of use this receipe. Just thought I would share it with you. Need to remember if you cook the onions and celery before adding them in. Use the whole thing or some. Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Reasons to be Thankful if You are in the Market for A Home!

I have been listing, on my Facebook Status the last week, blessings that I am thankful for. Reasons to be thankful are easy for every day life, but I kept wanting to write down, I am thankful for my job. Somehow, I have not been able to actually write that down for some reason. As everyone with ears, eyes, and pocketbooks knows: Real Estate ain't so good right now! Bad for sellers, worse for realtors. BUT!!!! Buyers, what in this world are you waiting for?

Never in our lifetime, that I can remember (which if you know me, you would realize I can't remember anything, as my husband points out daily), have interest rates been this low. 

4% for 30 years are you kidding me?????? My first house interest rate was 16%!!!! On $100,000 mortgage that is approximately, $16000 interest annually for 16% versus $4000 annually for 4%!!! A difference of $12000!!!!! Over 30 years that is a savings of $360,000! Do you see that?

Houses are at an all time low price! I know that there are houses that are priced at half or more of what they sold for in 2003! I have a house that I bought in 1994 for $140,000. In 2002, it appraised for $270,000! Now I have it rented because I could never get what I owe on it! (I borrowed money against it for a wedding several years ago).

You will never have a better opportunity to own your own home for so little. You can have a grand house for a tiny price.

Sure your credit has to be decent, but not perfect. A 620 and above will probably get you in. Call your local banker and get prequalified ( they will tell you what price house you can buy for your income). It is free.

You will only need at the least 3.5% of the sales price as a down payment. We can get the seller to pay your closing costs, hopefully. So on a $150,000 home you would need $5250 for down payment plus maybe a few dollars for this and that. It can even be a gift from your parents or your children.

So there are reasons to be thankful for this market if you are a buyer!!! Get busy!!! I am still thankful for my job, I love what I do, and want to make the most valuable decision you will ever make fun and easy for you. I have spent loads of time learning how to be a professional. That is someone that knows their business and how to help those who need assistance and someone to represent them that has more knowledge about the subject than they. I am that person. I can't wait to meet you and help you find your dream house.

Call me and let me show you how to own your home while the getting is good!!! Don't wait on rates and prices to increase, because they definitely will.