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1. Call A Fort Wayne Realtor®. Of course we want you to call The Christiansen Team so we can help you, but if you don't call us, call a local Realtor®. You need a professional to guide you through the process.
2. Get pre-approved with a Lender. It is very important that you know not only that you can qualify for a mortgage, but how much you can comfortably afford. We can (5 comments)
I got a call from a seller yesterday. He asked the normal questions. How much real estate did you sell last year? How long have you been selling real estate in Fort Wayne? Do you prefer to work with buyers or sellers? What was the average days on market for your listings last year? Plus a few others.
I love interviews like this. I didn't always. I used to cringe at these questions when we were new agents, but now that we have 3 years experience, I welcome them.
So you have decided that it's time to buy a home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. You are pre-approved and ready to go. Awesome! You google "Fort Wayne Realtors" or something similar, and you find our website WeSellFortWayne.com and start your online search. Looking at homes online is fun isn't it? You see a really nice ranch in Southwest Fort Wayne that has an amazing kitchen. Save to favorites. Ooh.. look at this one. It has a great deck and a pool!! Save to favorites. Whoa. This one has a finished basement. Can you say MAN CAVE????? (4 comments)
What do you think is the first step to selling your home in Fort Wayne? Go ahead and think about it. I'll wait. Did you say Find a good Realtor® in the Fort Wayne area that has had recent success selling their listings? That's towards the top of the list, but not #1. (I was so tempted to insert a shameless plug there!!) Getting your home in tip top shape and market ready? That's up there too, but not quite #1. Still can't figure it out?
In my opinion, the first step to selling your (9 comments)
17 Ways To Make Sure Your Home WON'T SELL. - 02/03/12 01:05 PM
17. List it for 200% of it's true value. 16. List it as a four bedroom instead of a three. When the buyers get there... SURPRISE! Only three! 15. Paint the entire inside bright yellow with a Sponge Bob theme throughout. 14. Get three giant angry dogs and leave them loose during showings. 13. Require one full week's notice for showings. 12. Draw three outlines of bodies with police tape across them on the living room carpet. 11. Stay home for the showings and sing show tunes to the buyers and their agent the entire time they are (102 comments)
That sounds so harsh doesn't it? I (Jared) said that in the nicest way possible, I promise. The first six months of my career I would show homes to anybody that wanted to see them. I thought that was my job since I am a Realtor®. Plus it made the sellers happy to have showings right? Wrong. Well, the sellers were happy to have showings, but once they found out the buyer wasn't pre-approved and ready to buy, they weren't happy. At all. Boy did I hear about it too. Imagine being the seller (7 comments)
The Worst House We Ever Saw... Or Smelled. - 02/01/12 10:28 AM
I (Jared) can remember this day like it was yesterday. I was working with a local Fort Wayne real estate investor looking for fixer uppers that he could flip. We would schedule two or three afternoons a week and go see 8-10 of them and throw out a few offers. Most of the investment homes we were looking for were in the $20,000 - $50,000 price range, and most of them were foreclosures. I could probably write a book about some of the crap we saw out there. Anyway, back to THE HOUSE. It was a very hot and (144 comments)
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