Get The Appraisal You Want

Middle Tennessee is a hot market for new jobs and, as a result, people looking to buy new homes. As Nashville and the surrounding neighborhoods continue to grow, the city is increasingly becoming a seller’s market. While buyers may be willing to pay more for a home, at the end of the day, the appraisal can have a big impact on a sale because a lender will only lend to the appraised value. Although there’s no way to fully guarantee a home’s appraisal value, there are steps you can take to make sure your seller’s property appraises at the highest amount possible. Understanding the Appraisal Process First, it helps to understand what goes into an appraisal so you can better explain the process to your clients. This will help them understand the importance of setting a realistic sale price. Once you have a contract in place, the buyer’s lender will begin by contacting a state-licensed or certified appraiser who will then inspect the home. This may be an interior and exterior review or exterior only. Additionally, the appraiser will research county and city records for the property and market, including recent sales and listings of comparable properties. Once they’ve determined [...]

By |2018-11-21T12:24:57-06:00June 21st, 2017|Agent Blog, Agent Productivity, Blog, Buying and Selling Tips, Consumer Blog, Listings, Real Estate, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on Get The Appraisal You Want

How to Successfully Navigate a Buyer’s Home Inspection

There’s no such thing as a perfect home, and as real estate agents, we know that well. When inspection time rolls around, it’s your responsibility to help them navigate their inspection findings in a way that results in a successful transaction for your client. Once the day of the inspection arrives, make plans to attend. It’s important to be on the same page as your client so you can hear how the inspector is framing his or her findings before the full report arrives and note any red flags you might see. Plus, each home inspection is a learning opportunity for you as the agent. To Repair or Not to Repair When deciding what asks to make of the seller and listing agent based on the final inspection, follow this hierarchy in advising your client: 1. Safety needs 2. Large issues 3. Cosmetic items Before making an ask of the seller, talk with your client about how it may affect the home sale. For safety and structural fixes or glaringly obvious needs, the seller and their agent are going to be more amenable to repairs without adjusting the home price. But for cosmetic changes—which may seem important to your client—you [...]

By |2017-05-30T21:52:18-05:00May 23rd, 2017|Agent Blog, Around The Home, Blog, Buying and Selling Tips, Housing Analysis|Comments Off on How to Successfully Navigate a Buyer’s Home Inspection

5 Statistics You Can Share With Prospective Clients

By |2016-05-18T13:02:52-05:00May 18th, 2016|Agent Blog, Agent Education, Agent Productivity, Blog, Buying and Selling Tips, Featured Blog Posts, Marketing, Real Estate, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on 5 Statistics You Can Share With Prospective Clients

The Most Common Real Estate Objections- and How to Handle Them

By |2016-04-05T17:16:46-05:00April 5th, 2016|Agent Blog, Agent Education, Agent Productivity, Blog, Buying and Selling Tips, Featured Blog Posts, Listings, Marketing, Real Estate, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on The Most Common Real Estate Objections- and How to Handle Them

Should You Text-Message Your Clients?

By |2016-03-30T22:01:11-05:00March 30th, 2016|Agent Blog, Agent Education, Agent Productivity, Blog, Buying and Selling Tips, Featured Blog Posts, Lead Generation, Listings, Marketing, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on Should You Text-Message Your Clients?

Gen Y- Taking the Market by Storm

By |2016-03-15T15:16:58-05:00March 22nd, 2016|Agent Blog, Agent Education, Blog, Buying and Selling Tips, Featured Blog Posts, Lead Generation, Marketing, Real Estate, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on Gen Y- Taking the Market by Storm

Hard Time Blogging? This Will Get You Started

By |2016-03-02T15:20:46-06:00March 2nd, 2016|Agent Blog, Agent Education, Agent Productivity, Blog, Buying and Selling Tips, Featured Blog Posts, Lead Generation, Marketing, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on Hard Time Blogging? This Will Get You Started

Just Listed- Just Sold- 3 Great Design Tools

By |2016-02-24T14:36:43-06:00February 24th, 2016|Agent Blog, Agent Education, Agent Productivity, Blog, Buying and Selling Tips, Featured Blog Posts, Lead Generation, Listings, Marketing, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on Just Listed- Just Sold- 3 Great Design Tools
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