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

Navigating Emotions for a Successful Real Estate Transaction

Buying or selling a home is an emotional experience for everyone involved. While we want those associated emotions to be positive, that’s not always the case. And sometimes, less-than-positive emotions can complicate the transaction. As trusted agents, it’s our job to help our clients navigate the experience with tact and empathy. For sellers, cold feet can stem from a number of places—their father built those walls with his own hands, their children grew up at that dining room table, they put their own sweat and tears into making the house what it is today. For buyers, they may be facing the fear of taking on new debt, or the stress of moving to a new city. When stress and emotions run high, tension and argument can often be triggered and we need to be equipped to manage it. These tips can help you diffuse the tension for a successful transaction: Remembering the Why When emotions are run high, the first step to helping your client work through them is to remind them why they started the process in the first place. Go over the factors that led them to the choice that now is the time to sell, or remind [...]

By |2017-05-05T18:43:11-05:00May 5th, 2017|Agent Blog, Real Estate, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on Navigating Emotions for a Successful Real Estate Transaction

Think You Know Everything About Submitting an Offer? Think Again

By |2016-08-25T11:59:41-05:00August 25th, 2016|Agent Blog, Blog, Featured Blog Posts, Real Estate Ethics, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on Think You Know Everything About Submitting an Offer? Think Again

Reaching the Perfect Clients: What You Need to Know About Proactive Marketing

By |2016-08-11T13:09:59-05:00August 10th, 2016|Agent Blog, Blog, Featured Blog Posts, Lead Generation, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on Reaching the Perfect Clients: What You Need to Know About Proactive Marketing

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
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