Is Now Your Time to Buy or Sell?

Are you thinking it may be time for a new home?

If you’re considering selling your home, begin the process by calling me, your Geist luxury living real estate pro. The housing market is hot right now! I will help advise you on how best to approach the process of listing your home.

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Here’s how we will get your home sold:

  1. Determine your selling expectations.
  2. Target your neighborhood(s) of interest for your new home.
  3. Make a timeframe game plan.
  4. Price your home to sell; review comps to set pricing.
  5. Stage your home.
  6. Professionally photograph your home.

Once we have an offer(s) on the table, we will negotiate to get you the best possible price and achieve your overall goals.

As a real estate industry expert, I have a system which will allow the “paperwork” process to move smoothly, making your home selling experience easy.

If you’re thinking of selling your home, let’s talk. Contact me today to discuss strategies for making your move.

Also, if you know of someone looking to sell a home, please pass along my information to them. I value client referrals and love to take care of “friends of friends” in the home buying and selling process.

Hire a Real Estate Pro.

The market this Spring is low in inventory, creating a seller’s market. If you’re considering listing your home, hire an experienced real estate professional to help navigate you through the home buying and selling process.

Our homes likely represent the largest investment we’ll make in our lifetimes. It’s important to have the right Realtor helping you.

I work closely with my clients to discuss their home buying and selling needs. My goal is for every client to have a great experience. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of receiving incredible feedback from clients. I take great pride in knowing that I provide service they can count on during the process.

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If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, I welcome you to contact me.

Thank you! I look forward to talking with you.

Thinking of Selling Your Home?

Are you in the market to sell your home?

If so, there are a few things to consider before you list…from timing and your financial portfolio, to your home’s equity and down payment.

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Here are a few things to consider before you list your home:

Upsize or downsize. Baby on the way or the last child headed to college? Changes like that make it a good time to consider a new home.

Debts and savings. If you’ve reduced or removed non-mortgage debt and have up to six months of expenses saved, you’re in a good place to buy a home. Having an emergency savings is always important, and especially when considering a buying or selling a home for those unexpected surprises.

Home equity. If your home equity is at least at 20%, you’re also in a good place to buy a new home. Having 20% down (or more) on a home allows the removal of PMI (private mortgage insurance) which could save hundreds of dollars each year.

Home improvement. Even with luxury homes, plan for a reserve of money for expenses in home improvements. From updating paint colors to refreshing landscaping and outdoor living areas, it helps to have a home improvement savings.

Work with a pro. By partnering with me, your Realtor, we will sit down to review your home buying budget, your home needs and timeframe to be sure that selling your home is the right decision.
If you’re in the market to make a move, please contact me. We will work together to make a home selling plan. Also, I love referrals. If you know someone who is looking to buy or sell a home, please share my name. Thank you.

Thinking of Selling?

Does Spring have you thinking of selling your home?

If you’re considering a move, begin the home selling process by calling me, your Geist luxury living real estate pro.

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Here’s how we will get your home sold:

  1. Determine your selling expectations.
  2. Target your neighborhood(s) of interest for your new home.
  3. Make a timeframe game plan.
  4. Price your home to sell; review comps to set pricing.
  5. Stage your home.
  6. Professionally photograph your home.

Once we have an offer(s) on the table, we will negotiate to get you the best possible price and achieve your overall goals.

As a real estate industry expert, I have a system which will allow the “paperwork” process to move smoothly, making your home selling experience easy.

If you’re thinking of selling your home, let’s talk. Contact me today to discuss strategies for making your move.

Also, if you know of someone looking to sell a home, please pass along my information to them. I value client referrals and love to take care of “friends of friends” in the home buying and selling process.

Shop for Homes from Your Phone.

Spring is notoriously a busy season for home buying and selling. Homes list and can quickly have accepted offers. Some home search websites often contain outdated listing information.

If you’re curious about the housing market and want the most up-to-date and accurate information, shop via the Keller Williams mobile app.

Just download the KW app to have instant access to what homes are for sale.

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Be sure to enter my agent code KW2GG868Q8 to start your home search and easily connect with me. Choose criteria such as neighborhood, location, price point, number of bedrooms, square feet and more.

As you’re browsing, contact me with any questions or to schedule showings as you’re narrowing down the listing search.

Happy home shopping!

Spring Clean-Ups around Your Home.

It’s time to come out of winter hibernation and start to boost your home’s curb appeal. Here are some kick starter ideas that are easy on the wallet and not too time or labor intensive.

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Front door makeover. Update your front door with an accent color or a seasonal wreath. Choose a color that compliments your home’s brick or siding. Need some color inspiration? Check out Pinterest! Search “front door” and you’ll see what I mean.

Front porch focal point. If you have a covered front porch or landing, create an instant pop of color with various container plants and a spot to relax with outdoor furniture for a conversation area. Once Spring is in full bloom, check out local nurseries and farmers markets for colorful container plants.

Update house numbers. Local hardware and online stores offer a great variety of trendy, modern fonts with number designs. Accent a front pillar, wooden fence, overhang or mailbox post with new numbers.

Make a plant plan. Landscaping gives such boost to your home by using plant material to surround walkways or line the exterior features your home. Come up with a design plan for your green spaces. Clump flowers in groupings and keep the higher plants to the back and layer in with smaller plants in the front. Perennials are a cost-effective plant to use because they come back each year. Remove any dead growth left over from last Fall to give plants a boost this Spring.

Light up your exterior. Landscape lighting provides such a beautiful effect to your home, giving highlight to pathways, trees and flags during evening hours. Solar lights are an affordable solution for this as well.

Consider new paint. Stand back for a street view of your home and take a look at your shutters, exterior trim and front door. If your exterior finishes need some TLC, repaint them and give your home an instant makeover.

Treat your lawn. Apply a fertilizer to nourish your yard or hire an expert to diagnose any problems with grubs and weeds. Have your lawn mowers serviced and ready for mowing season.

Repair your driveway. Winter wasn’t terribly cold, however, freezing and thawing can take a toll on driveways and sidewalks. Patch and seal any holes or cracks.

Wash the exterior. Clean out gutters and pick up fallen debris from around the home. Power wash your siding, wood decks and concrete sidewalks to freshen up your home and give instant curb appeal.

Happy Spring! Give your home better curb appeal with these easy, inexpensive tips!

 

Thinking of Moving?

Last week I had four accepted offers on the same day! The market is picking up so quickly this Spring.

Are you thinking of moving?

Our homes are a large investment, likely the biggest one we will make. As a veteran real estate professional, I love working with my clients throughout the home buying and selling process.

Over the years I have had the pleasure of receiving incredible client feedback. I take pride in the level of service I provide for my clients, working closely with them to ensure they have a great experience in their home buying/selling journey.

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If you or someone you know is in the market to buy or sell a home, contact me. Let’s work together to make your home buying/selling experience the best one yet.

Thank you! I look forward to it.