buyer expectations: Choose Your Words Carefully, Especially in the Contract! - 05/02/14 12:47 PM
What a Difference a Few Words Can Make in a Contract
When you are representing your buyer, your intent is seemingly clear.  The buyer is specific in asking the seller to have something specific done prior to closing.  In this case, the seller had some unfinished trim work and painting to do.  No big deal.  The listing agent had warned them before they viewed the home that there were a few details to be completed.

So the buyers wrote in that they wanted the painting and trim to be completed by the seller prior to closing.  Seems straight forward enough … (6 comments)

buyer expectations: Are the Washer and Dryer Included with the House? - 01/22/14 04:28 AM
Are the Washer and Dryer Included with the House?
This also goes for the draperies, curtains and rods, the blinds, and any other appliance listed on the seller disclosure.  The MLS sheet for the property has a summary of the included items.  Just because the MLS sheet does not state that the washer and dryer are included, doesn't mean that they cannot be.  Conversely, the house may be vacant, but you cannot assume that everything will stay that is there.  It may already be sold to someone else that has not yet picked them up!

Sometimes a seller will stipulate … (4 comments)

buyer expectations: Tick Tock Tick Tock! The Waiting is Killing Me! - 11/14/13 12:45 AM
Tick Tock Tick Tock! The Waiting is Killing Me!
Okay, so I am exaggerating....a little.  But really, whether you are forced to wait for a doctor's appointment or for your car to get its oil changed or for a seller to respond to your offer, it can be tough to wait.
We all get so used to instant gratification these days.  We want to know something and we can Google it.  We can go online and find out most answers immediately.  Yet when we deal with other people, our responses are not instant.  

This morning, my buyer … (2 comments)

buyer expectations: Managing Expectations When You Are Relocating Across the Country - 01/30/11 02:25 AM
It is a hard lesson at times, finding out that you cannot get what you want for the price that you can afford to pay.  I was out looking at homes with a relocation client today.  They are relocating here from Houston, Texas.  It is a much different market here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Managing expectations are very important.
Some Differences that I have Discovered between Texas and Iowa: 
1.  We have basements.  This can be a huge selling point.  Here in Cedar Rapids there are many ranch options with full finished basements with large daylight windows or walkouts that make you feel … (1 comments)

Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group) Rainmaker large

Karen Feltman

Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group

Address: 4850 Armar Drive SE, Ste B, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52403

Mobile: 319-521-0701

Office: 319-423-4139

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Whether you are relocating from another state or you are moving within the market area, there is always some adjustments to be made! My focus is on the well-being and safety of your family. A house is very important, but making the Cedar Rapids area your home takes a little more effort. My clients call me long after the closing for advice on a veternarian for their new puppy or the best daycares in the area. Meeting new people is always fun for me and I love my job! Call me if you would like to know what your home is worth in the current market or if you think that you might want to move up to another home somewhere else. We will miss you, but I will happy to get you on your way to your next adventure as quickly as possible!




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