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If you are a first time home buyer, or for that matter a home buyer returning to the housing market many years after your previous experience, it is likely that you have not really got a good idea of how the process works. (now I acknowledge you may have done your due diligence online, but that is not a substitute for having a trusted advisor.) In Real Estate Guy’s experience, buyers in this situation, follow a hard worn path. Let’s look at a single buyer, Tom and the experience he would go thru. Tom bounces thru open houses, he (0 comments)
So you bought a home last year and qualified for the home buyers tax credit? Congratulations. Have you received the benefit yet. What you should have done was to make an amendment of your 2009 tax return and you would have received the credit by now. However If you did not do that, there is still time. But you have to act now. You will need to make your case on your 2010 tax return. For this you will need the HUD1 form that you signed at closing to prove you bought a home. If you don’t (0 comments)
Congratulations to Genette and Lee, who closed a chapter of their lives today. Yes they sold their home in The Madison Area even though the mortgage was $150,000 more than the net proceeds from the sale. It wasn’t easy. We lost one buyer when the bank took too long to make a Short Sale decision. When they finally made the decision, the buyer had lost a job. But the second round, we were able to make a deal with in 3 weeks to go forward with the sale and to release the sellers from their debt. Yes we negotiated (2 comments)
I am often talking with home owners about selling their home and so often happens they do not have the questions to ask. So in the spirit of helping said home owner, here is a list of suggested questions to provide a framework for an interview to ensure a good decision is made.
Are you a full-time or part-time agent? What is the average number of days your listings are on the market before selling? Will you service our listing personally or will we be working with your assistants? How many sellers and buyers are you currently (1 comments)
Home sellers need RealEstateGuy's competitive advantage in Madison wi - 01/05/11 03:34 PM
In this day and age, when it istough to sell a home, if you are a home seller, you want the very best. At RealEstateGuy Team we strive to go that little bit further to make the sale more successful. These things make my team stand out. To make sure this is clear, these things are above and beyond the regular listing services that some of the best offer. MLS, Virtual Tours, Regular feedback and follow up calls, great photos, home books, open houses, buyer consultations, closing services, First, is marketing, the more you have the more people get to see a home. (see below)Second, is negotiating, I have (1 comments)
Short Sale helps out struggling homeowner. - 01/02/11 11:32 PM
Another successful short sale closing. Congratulations to Adam and Amanda for closing on the sale of their home. Having bought it recently, Adam and Amanda found themselves in a position where they had to sell. They contacted RealEstateGuy Team to handle the sale because in the market, they owed to Chase Home Finance, more than a sale would bring them. We worked to get an offer on their very nice duplex. And then with Chase to get an approval, which was thru HUD, the government agency. Well, the goal became a reality on Friday, new year's day. Our closing company, Clear (1 comments)
new Year Musings from a home selling pro, Madison Wi - 01/01/11 01:03 PM
As I look back at 2010, I look at what I have achieved, what my team has achieved, and what our office has achieved. It can best be described as a year of 2 parts. The first, very much influenced by the tax credit, and a tougher second half in which homes were much harder to sell.
In all we were able to keep up with last years 50 homes. We are in the business of customer service, and for sellers that means getting homes sold, actually helping make the decision as to whether they really want to sell, and (2 comments)
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