Cedar Rapids Relocation Specialist

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Real Estate Agent - Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group - S44645

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2016 

Sometimes, You Need to Look Past the Photos This week, I had the pleasure of working with a young couple that is relocating to Cedar Rapids after 4 years in Mexico.  When we started talking over a month ago, I created a search for them and they would feel defeated when all of their "favorites" we...
07/30/2016
Buyers: Use the Home Inspection to Gather Information! Most buyers look at the home that they are going to buy at least twice.  But they will see different things each time...and forget some other things that they might like to know.  The home inspection is the buyer's opportunity to see the hous...
07/28/2016
No matter what market you are in, these are great tips for preparing for your appraisal.  After all, you convinced the agent to show it, the buyer to make an offer, and now the appraiser is the one that needs to see your home in the best light as well!  Especially if there were multiple offers an...
07/20/2016
 In the home buyer consultation, I talk to buyers about my role in our "partnership".  My role is point out all the little stuff.  The flaws in the house, the quality of the remodel, the location, the way that they want to live in the house, etc.  I am the proverbial "mom" that is showing them al...
07/18/2016
Do You Have the Stomach OR the Wallet for a Fixer-Upper?  A past client reached out to me late this afternoon.  She was asking about a property that had been rebuilt in the flood zone area.  It has been on the market since winter and is now priced modestly at $50,000.  Her daughter is searching f...
07/17/2016
Sellers: Showings Can be Risky Business! As a listing agent, I have learned and stumbled along the way when it comes to discussing showing expectations with my sellers.  What is a normal for me as a buyer's agent is not everyone's normal procedure, even in the same market. Ultimately, the homeown...
07/16/2016
Buyers: Making Sense of the Home Inspection Reports The high of an accepted offer leads to inspection period.  Depending on the age, type of financing,  and conditions of the home, you may have 2-5 different inspections to schedule. The first inspection is the whole house inspection.  This one is...
07/15/2016
Sellers:  Do You Have "Buyer's Eyes"? When I meet with a homeowner for the first time, we talk about the importance of "buyer's eyes", this is especially important if the homeowner has lived in their home for 10+ years.  (The market has changed A LOT in that time frame.)  The court of public opin...
07/15/2016
This is a great source of information for engaged couples that are looking to purchase a home 6 months or less after they are married.  The use of gift registries is still going strong, but there are some couples that would prefer cash to another blender that they won't use.  If you are going to ...
07/14/2016
Be careful in letting Google "fill in" your info online! Buyer snafoo this morning....they completed an online request to a home inspector on his website.  As she was filling in her name, Google offered to complete her address information and "fill in" the blanks.  Without thinking, saving a step...
07/12/2016
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Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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