buying process: CARY NC Does Your Closing Gift Remind Your Clients of You? - 03/08/11 01:00 PM
 
CARY NC  Does Your Closing Gift Remind Your Clients of You? CARY NC  Does your closing gift remind your clients of you?  If not, it should.  I've had clients say they couldn't remember my contact information off hand but knew exactly where to find it, on my closing gift.   I use a family operated business to embroider my client's name on a throw blanket.  The personalized throw blanket is the perfect closing gift just for that reason, its personalized.   It a picture of a home, their last name, and established (what ever year they bought.
 The best part … (5 comments)

buying process: CARY NC Carolina Preserve's Bradford Hall - 02/18/11 11:55 AM
 
CARY NC Carolina Preserve's Bradford Hall CARY NC Carolina Preserve's Bradford Hall is the premier amenities center enjoyed by residents of this Del Webb community.This 34,000 square foot showcase features:
Indoor pool Outdoor zero-entry pool with lazy river Tennis Putting green Bocce ball courts Walking Trails Relaxing balcony Computer center Reading room Billiard tables Wii counsels Card room Dance studio Ceramics center complete with kiln Teaching kitchen Fitness center -  UNC staff members A club for every interest under the sun!! Residents of Carolina Preserve are also welcom to use the neighboring Amberly pool when guest, mainly gradkids are visiting. … (0 comments)

buying process: Cary NC The Buying Process Step 1 Get Pre-Approved - 02/05/11 09:28 AM
I spend a great deal of time assisting  clients through the first step of the home buying process, getting pre-approved.  With our new Due Dilligence Contract it is a must!
From: Sarah
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2010 7:12 PM
To: Lohman, Linda
Subject: Buying a home
 Linda,
We do not have an agent but are looking for a Buyer's agent that can help us get pre-approved and help working through our current lease.
Thank you,
Sarah



Cary NC     The Buying Process Step 1.  
I often find myself telling clients that buying a home … (0 comments)

buying process: Cary NC Carolina Preserve Amberly Del Webb - 01/16/11 09:20 PM
Cary NC Carolina Preserve Amberly Del Webb Cary NC Carolina Preserve Amberly Del Webb is the premier Active Adult +55 Community in the Triangle. Convenient to major highways, shopping, entertainment yet tucked away in Chatham County just over the Wake County border.  Residents of Carolina Preserve Amberly Del Webb are pampered with full use of Bradford Hall, the amenities center.  Two pools, complete fitness center, activity rooms, computer nook, craft rooms are just the start of the many ways Bradford Hall will keep you busy. Outdoor activities include a pool, tennis, shuffle board, boccie ball, putting green, a little bit for … (0 comments)

buying process: Cary NC The Buying Process Part 2 Closing Costs - 01/04/11 06:16 PM

Cary NC The Buying Process Part 2 Closing Costs is the second installment in this series about the Buying Process.   I often tell clients buying a home is a process. Closing costs are the number one question that arises during my buyer's consultation.  What are Closing Costs in Cary NC and how much should I expect to pay? 

The following should do a fairly good job answering that questions.  Remembering the numbers that are given are approximate and are subject to change.
 
Loan Origination Fee - 1% of the loan
This fee is charged for originating the loan. … (0 comments)

buying process: Cary NC The Buying Process - 01/04/11 05:41 PM

Cary NC     The Buying Process Step 1.
I often find myself telling clients that buying a home is a process that takes time. Step 1-Get prequalified: In today's market this is an essential first step.  When making first contact with a Real Estate Buyer's Agent the first question they ask you must be, "Have you been to a lender to get pre-qualified?"  That simple statement will be a signal that you are working with a true professional.  
Senario:  You do the calculations and  think you can afford a home in the $200-250,00 range.  You start a search … (0 comments)

buying process: Cary NC Moves Toward a "Due Diligence" Contract - 09/11/10 06:47 PM
Cary NC Moves Toward a "Due Diligence" Contract It seems each year our market sees contract changes and this year is no exception as Cary NC moves toward a "due diligence" contract. The trend towards more buyer due diligence has been coming gradually in Cary NC.  A few years ago we adopted a "Alternate 2" form of doing inspections which allowed the buyer an "option period" during which a decision was made to move or not move forward.  Agents being human stuck to what they knew, NOT Alternative 2.

As of January 1, 2011 agents in Cary NC will no … (0 comments)

buying process: The Glamor of Real Estate- Making Client's Beds - 07/09/10 11:24 AM
The Glamor of Real Estate- Making Client's Beds! The glamor of real estate, making client's beds, and straightening up the house.   I'm an agent and a recent seller, so I have a greater understaning of what sellers experience while selling thier home.  It's difficult  to keep a home in "show condition" and live in it too.

  The way you live in your home and the way you show your home are very different, especially with kids and pets.

Recently, I had sellers that needed to go out of town on a house hunting trip and leave the kids … (3 comments)

buying process: How to Get the Most From a Real Estate Agent - 02/17/10 10:43 AM
 
Phillips post explains frustrations often felt on both sides of the buying process.  I believe establishing trust and confidence in the beginning is key.  I conduct a Buyer Consultation with new buyers to explain the Buying Process.  I then share a Buyer Loyalty Letter  explaining how I work as an agent.  The letter explains how I will use my expertise to assist a buyer through the buying process and all I ask in return is loyalty.
 
I received an email yesterday from someone I showed some houses to this past summer. I didn't remember him at first, but he had some … (1 comments)

buying process: Cary NC-Does Your Real Estate Agent Work for You? - 11/20/09 11:56 AM
Cary NC - Does Your Real Estate Agent Work for You? Does your real estate agent work for you? It depends?

 Are you working in Cary NC with a Real Estate Agent and have a SIGNED Buyer's Agency Agreement?  If not, your real estate agent may be working for the SELLER and you don't even know it!

Let's start form the beginning.
Most consumers do not truly understand how real estate agents work.
All real estate agent work for someone at all times.  They are either working for you the Buyer or the Sellers. If you DO NOT … (2 comments)

buying process: Buyer's Loyalty Letter from Your Real Estate Professional - 11/12/09 11:59 AM
Buyer's Loyalty Letter from Your Real Estate Professional
 
 
Dear Buyer,           
 
In order to serve you better, I’d like to share with you some important information about our real estate relationship.
 
I can show you any home that is for sale in our Triangle-wide Multiple Listing Service listed either by Fonville Morisey Realty or another real estate company. I can show you homes in any New Home Community, and homes listed for sale by owner.  
I am paid on a commission basis.  I receive my share of the real estate commission after you have … (5 comments)

buying process: Do You Need a Buyer's Agent? Only if You Want Your Earnest Money Returned! - 10/16/09 11:05 AM
 
Do you need a buyer's agent? Only if you want your earnest money returned!  Here's the scenario: I'm the buyer's agent brought a ready, willing, and able buyer.  Made an offer on a short sale.  The earnest money was $2000. The home needed extensive plumbing repairs.  Buyer was purchasing with eyes wide open.  We waited 4 months and still no word from the bank offering approval.  The buyer was warned ahead of time that it would be a lengthy process, however he was becoming impatient and the expiration for the $8000 tax credit was looming. 
The buyer wanted out, he … (4 comments)

buying process: Closing Costs-What They Are & How Much You Should Expect to Pay - 10/05/09 08:30 PM
Closing Costs-What They Are & How Much You Should Expect to Pay
(These closing costs are for Cary NC real estate.)
Closing costs are the number one question that arises during my buyer's consultation.  What are closing costs and how much should I expect to pay? The folllowing should do a fairly good job answering those questions.  Remembering that the numbers that are given are approximate and are subject to change.
 
Loan Origination Fee - 1% of the loan
This fee is charged for originating the loan. It is expressed as a point or percentage of the loan.
Discount Points … (7 comments)

 

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