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Real Estate Tips for Buyers - Winning in Multiple Offer Situations - Options and Their Risks

buying real estate Apr 21, 2022

Multiple Offers Disclosure 

by David Strauss, Attorney, O'Kelley and Sorohan

 

The current market for residential real estate is a decidedly seller’s market.  A record low inventory of homes for sale, coupled with an increased demand for homes to purchase has led to an incredibly competitive marketplace.  As a result, many Buyers are making offers to purchase homes that are well above asking price, allow the Seller to have temporary occupancy of the home after closing, have a large amount of earnest money, and waive contract contingencies in favor of the buyer.  Such an offer may win the deal but it does not come without significantly more risk than normal for a Buyer.

Below are some common tactics Buyers are using to be competitive in today’s market.  Buyers should understand what it means to make such an offer and the risk the expose themselves to in doing so.

WAIVING DUE DILIGENCE

What is Due Diligence?

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The Importance of Having Good, Real Estate Pictures

Uncategorized Aug 02, 2021

By Kelly Vandever 

 

Do you have a great camera and a good eye for pictures?

Thinking of telling your real estate agent that you’ll just take the pictures of the house?

Don’t do! 

 

High Quality Real Estate Pictures Sell Houses Faster and for More Money 

I don’t know how to emphasize this point enough.

Pictures in real estate are super important!

Houses with high quality photos sell 32% faster.

Houses with high quality pictures sell from $3,000 to $11,000 more.

87% of homebuyers who search online said photos were the most useful feature in online searches.

Stats stats stats right?  But I’ve seen it.  Photos make a huge difference in if people come see the house, how much the seller will get for the house, how long it will take the house to sell.

 

Professional Real Estate Photos Are So Important, I Put My Money Where My Mouth Is

Atlanta is in a really hot seller’s market as I’m writing this, but still, as a...

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Such a Sweet Gift

I have the best clients!!!

Artist Sara took a picture of her, Chad and I after closing, melded it together with a picture of their new house, added Daniel the cat to the mix, and created a beautiful painting to commemorate our time together finding this wonderful couple their first home.

My heart swells!!!

I'm so lucky to work with such amazing clients!!! 

Thank you Sara and Chad for allowing me to be a part of this journey!

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5 Tips for Selling Items on Facebook Marketplace

By Kelly Vandever

 

Getting ready to move, especially when downsizing, can be hard.

But maybe getting a little cash for your things might make it a little easier to say good-bye!

Here are 5 Tips for Selling Items on Facebook Marketplace!

 

1 – Post all your items at the same time and when you know you’ll have time to respond

One of the things that surprised me the first time I posted items was how quickly people will hop on a new item for sale.  I was just casually posting one Sunday night and my Facebook Messenger exploded with notifications!  I really wasn’t ready to start responding until the next day. 

And it appears that the FaceBook algorithm prioritizes recent items and multiple items from the same seller. 

People trying to buy things on Marketplace tell stories about missing out on their sought-after item because they were slow to respond.  That also means they’re looking at other items just like yours.

To make sure...

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House Sale Preparation: The Emotional Side of Selling Your House Even Before It Goes on the Market

 

House Sale Preparation

In the real estate world, agents sometimes refer to the buying or selling of a home a transaction. But to the person selling the home, the sale is so much more than a business transaction. It’s an emotional experience.

How do you prepare yourself for that emotional experience? That’s what we’ll talk about in this video.

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I'm Kelly Vandever. I'm a real estate agent in Alpharetta, Georgia, with Keller Williams North Atlanta. Check out more tips on how you can Make Your Move Easier. If you want help selling your home or finding a new one, call me, Kelly, at 770.597.1108.

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Selling Items on Facebook Marketplace

 

Getting ready to move, especially when downsizing, can be hard.

But maybe getting a little cash for your things might make it a little easier to say good-bye!

In this video, I provide the step-by-step of how to get rid of items by selling them on Facebook Marketplace using your phone.

It's super easy!

Plus, follow this link to get 5 Tips for Selling Items on Facebook Marketplace https://pages.kw.com/kelly-vandever/6...


I'm Kelly Vandever. I'm a real estate agent in Alpharetta, Georgia, with Keller Williams North Atlanta. Watch more videos on how you can Make Your Move Easier whether downsizing, moving to a senior living community, or moving closer to family. If you'd like my help, reach out at 770.597.1108.

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