realtor: 4 Reasons To Use An Agent With New Construction - 06/17/24 12:37 PM
Here are 4 ways that I can help during the new construction process 👇01 – Expert Guidance: I have experience navigating the new construction process and can guide you through each step, from contract negotiation to selecting upgrades.02 – Negotiation Power: I can negotiate on your behalf to secure the best price, incentives, and terms with the builder, potentially saving you money and getting more value for your investment.03 – Builder Reputation: I have insights into reputable builders and can help you choose a trusted builder with a history of quality construction and customer satisfaction.04 – Advocacy and Support: I work … (1 comments)

realtor: What is the difference between an appraisal and an inspection? - 06/17/24 11:56 AM
What’s the difference between an appraisal vs. an inspection? 🤔⚠️ They are both crucial steps in the home buying process to ensure you’re making a wise investment and they truly are very different.→ An appraisal is an assessment done by a licensed appraiser to determine the fair market value of a property.This helps lenders ensure that the property’s value supports the loan amount as the lender will only loan based on the appraisal amount (not your offer price)💰→ An inspection is a thorough examination of a property’s condition, typically conducted by a certified home inspector or a licensed contractor.It identifies any … (1 comments)

realtor: 5 Benefits To Owning Your Own Home - 06/17/24 11:23 AM
Here are 🖐 amazing benefits of owning your own home…01 – Building Equity 💰One of the most significant advantages of owning a home is the ability to build equity over time. Equity represents the portion of your home that you truly own, calculated as the difference between the market value of your home and the amount you still owe on your mortgage. As you make mortgage payments, a portion of each payment reduces your loan balance, thus increasing your equity. Additionally, if the value of your home appreciates over time, your equity grows even more. Building equity can be a powerful … (3 comments)

realtor: What Happens If My Home Doesn't Sell? - 05/16/24 01:59 PM
First, take a breath. It will be okay!💻 You can reassess your marketing strategy💰 Also, consider adjusting the priceIt’s important to work with your real estate agent to address any potential issues.👉 Remember, the right buyer is out there, and with patience and perseverance, you’ll find them.Stay positive and keep working towards your goal of selling your home!If you are considering selling, 💬 comment “GUIDE” and I’ll send you my home selling packet with all the details 👇#realestate #sellertips #sellingahone #listingagent #elkgroverealestate ##sacramentorealestate #realtor 

realtor: A Staged Home Sells Three Times Faster - 03/15/24 11:50 AM
Research has shown…That a staged home sells 3 times faster than a non-staged home!– and 70% of real estate agents stated that home staging increased the offer value on a house by up to 10%.📈First impressions are everything and staging can significantly enhance your home’s appeal and make it more attractive to potential buyers.Here are my 🖐 staging tips…01 – Depersonalize and declutter02 – Clean, clean, and then clean again. 🧽03 – Use a light neutral color palette + add pops of color04 – Use real plants and flowers throughout the home 🪴05 – Don’t forget about the front yard! That’s … (2 comments)

realtor: How Do You Know How Much Equity You Have? - 03/01/24 10:44 AM
How Do You Know How Much Equity You Have?  
Leverage for what?
Your next home or real estate investment.
How do you know how much equity you have in your home?
It’s simple:
Current value of your home
Current loan balance
Home equity
And how do you know what your home is currently worth?
Hint: online estimators that start with Zillow won’t give you a full picture.
The best way to determine the current value of your home is to compare recent sales, current market trends and weigh the specifics of your home.
Only a local real estate expert can advise you on the current value of your … (4 comments)

realtor: How To Win A Bidding War In Real Estate - 02/21/24 10:50 AM
How To Win A Bidding War In Real Estate
Want to know a secret?It’s not always about price....Whether I'm on the buyer side or the sales side, there’s one thing for sure… price is not the only factor we consider when writing or reviewing an offer.While many sellers are concerned with getting the highest price on their home, sometimes there are other circumstances or motivations that will take priority over a negligible difference in price.For example, some sellers have a specific timeline they must adhere to…If they need to close quickly so that their proceeds can be applied to their next purchase, … (1 comments)

realtor: If you want to move in the summer, start planning NOW! - 02/16/24 10:17 AM
Did you know that it typically takes about 3 months to move? → Of course the timeline for buying or selling a home can vary based on several factors but that’s a general estimate.If you’re thinking about moving in the summer – a good time to start preparing is now! It typically takes a few weeks to prepare your home (or to search for a suitable home if you’re a buyer). Offer and Negotiations can take a few days. Inspections and Appraisals can take 2-4 weeks. Closing takes approximately 30 days.These are just general timelines but it’s important to know the … (2 comments)

realtor: Why I Love Real Estate And You Should Too - 02/14/24 10:57 AM
Why I Love Real Estate And You Should Too
There’s so much to love about real estate beyond swoon worthy houses and exceptional design. Real estate represents so much more than that.
Real estate represents home. Which is where so many of the moments - mundane and monumental - exist. It’s where memories are made and families are raised.
And even beyond that, real estate can be a powerful source of wealth for the majority of homeowners.
Did you know that the average homeowner in the US has $200,000 in equity in their home right now?
Homeowners have a median net worth of $255,000 while … (2 comments)

realtor: February Is A Great Time To Move - 02/06/24 11:37 AM
February is a great time to move for so many reasons! → Start before the Spring rush. The real estate market often picks up in spring, and having your home on the market early may attract more potential buyers. And if you’re a buyer – you’ll have less competition now!→ With fewer transactions occurring, the mortgage approval and closing processes may move more quickly. This can result in a faster and smoother transaction for both buyers and sellers.→ Some buyers may receive tax refunds in February, providing them with additional funds for a down payment or closing costs. While these factors … (1 comments)

realtor: Important People on Your Side in Real Estate - 02/01/24 09:08 AM
They are important 01 – Real Estate Agent02 – Mortgage Lender03 – Home Inspector A real estate agent facilitates property transactions by representing buyers or sellers in the buying, selling, or renting of properties. A mortgage lender provides financing for real estate purchases by offering loans to homebuyers based on creditworthiness and determining loan terms. A home inspector assesses the condition of a property by conducting thorough inspections, identifying potential issues to inform buyers about the property’s overall condition before a real estate transaction. If you or someone you know are thinking about buying or selling , please message me! I’d … (1 comments)

realtor: How To Deal With A Loved One's Real Estate - 01/25/24 12:43 PM

Your loved one has passed away and you are grieving and you have to deal with Real Estate. Now what? There's so much to consider and of course you don't feel like it. If you're the one that's left responsible for the estate you mostly likely have to deal with it. I had to do this twice in 2021 myself for my family. It's not easy, it's stressful and you need help .
Since that time, I have helped many, many families in the same situation. Things to think about...
1️⃣ Is the property in a trust? If it is, what … (2 comments)

realtor: What To Do About Unpermitted Work? - 01/23/24 12:43 PM

Ever wondered what happens if you find your dream home, but discover it has unpermitted work? You're not alone.
Here's what you need to know. Firstly, unpermitted work can range from minor cosmetic changes to major structural renovations. The key question is: how does this affect the home's value and safety?
Here's the deal: unpermitted work can pose risks. It might not meet building codes, which can affect insurance and financing.
The way I see it, there are 3 options on how to handle it.
Option one: Get it permitted. This might involve inspections, upgrades, or even reversing the changes. Yes, it can be costly … (3 comments)

realtor: Create A Budget For 2024 - 01/12/24 09:30 AM

It’s a new year. It’s a new you. It’s a new plan for your money. It’s time to create a budget for 2024!
Regardless of what your financial goals are for the year, a strong budget can help you reach them.
So here are a couple of tips to setting a realistic budget.
Please share this with your friends who are trying to save for a new home next year.
#1 Take a Look At Last Year I always suggest the first thing you do is look at last year’s expenses. This will give you a good starting point on what … (0 comments)

realtor: 10 Things That Matter Most To Homeowners - 01/09/24 12:58 PM

So, what turns YOU on? About homes, that is!
We all have specific things we look for when it comes to a romantic partner, and it’s really no different when we’re looking at homes.
According to a recent study from HomeAdvisor, here are the things that matter the most when it comes to buying a home.
#1, Price. Of course, right? Money talks, and for most buyers, it’s absolutely the first thing on their minds.
#2 was home size. Many people move because they outgrow their previous home, so this makes sense that it would be in the number 2 spot. … (0 comments)

realtor: New Year New You! - 01/04/24 11:41 AM

Train your brain to be nicer to yourself in 2024!
That's essentially what mantras do. They teach you to be nicer to yourself through repetition.
Do you want to come up with a deeply personal mantra for the new year and break free from negative thoughts? Me too.
#realestate #realtor #goals #newyear #selfimprovement #mantras #creatingamantra #wellbeing #mentalhealth
Is this the year you become a #homeowner?

realtor: Holiday Cocktails To Warm You Up This Season - 12/21/23 09:42 AM
I can’t decide which is my favorite. These holiday cocktails are sure to warm you up this season!
Pomegranate Margarita: a twist on the classic margarita that adds a festive red pomegranate juice
Cranberry Ginger Mimosa: sweet and spicy mimosa with a festive red color.
Pear Tree Martini: I love this less conventional option for the holidays.
Which one is your favorite?
If you’re looking to make a move to or in Elk Grove, it’d be my honor to guide you through the process.
DM me to set up a time to talk.
See All Elk Grove Homes For Sale Now
#findahomeinelkgrove #elkgroverealtor #moderegroup #realtor #holidaydrinks

realtor: Mistakes to Avoid When Selling During a Divorce - 11/15/23 08:44 AM

We'd love for you to LIKE this video, and SUBSCRIBE to our channel!
Yikes. Selling a house AND going through a divorce at the same time? You’d be surprised at how often that happens.
Here are a few tips to make this process as smooth as possible. Rushing to sell can be a big mistake: First and foremost, don't rush! Panic selling often leads to undervalued homes and a loss of money in your pocket. Give yourself time to understand the market and don’t push things too fast.
Don’t ignore emotional attachments: Remember, it's not just a house—it's your home. But letting emotions … (3 comments)

realtor: Selling your home….you don’t need to feel stressed - 11/08/23 10:48 AM

Does this real estate market have you STRESSED? While that’s normal, there’s no need to spiral down!
Let me answer any questions you have! Feeling a little overwhelmed at the thought of selling your home? Trust us, you're definitely not alone in this.
Selling a home is a big deal; after all, it's one of the most significant financial decisions you'll ever make. And, yes, there are plenty of steps involved—from staging and listing to negotiating and closing. The whole thing can feel really overwhelming, but here's the good news: you don't have to go through it by yourself.
Over the past 35 years, … (1 comments)

realtor: Home Buying Process - Part 3 - 11/03/23 09:36 AM

This is the home buying process in 10 steps, part 3!
Step 8 in this process is getting the home appraisal. The appraisal is all about ensuring the house is actually worth what you’ve agreed to pay. If the appraisal comes under the purchase price, the lender will likely not loan out past what the property is appraised at, meaning the buyer will need to come up with that extra money to fill the gap between the appraisal value and the offer. If the appraisal comes in over the agreed upon purchase price, you, the buyer, are in great shape because the … (0 comments)

Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple (The Mode Real Estate Group)

Lori Mode

Real Estate Made Simple

Elk Grove, CA

More about me…

The Mode Real Estate Group

Address: 9250 Laguna Springs Dr., Suite 100, Elk Grove, CA, 95758

Office: (916) 405-5737

Mobile: (916) 230-0371

DRE License #00935148

Lori Mode of Keller Williams Realty, Sacramento Real Estate including Elk Grove and surrounding areas, including home listings, home prices, community information, local statistics, foreclosures and short sales.

If you ever have any questions, comments, suggestions, or anything else, please contact me using one of the methods below. Also be sure to engage in the conversations taking place within each post!

Speed up your PC Get the ScrollFx widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Lori Mode's Profile

Create Your Badge




RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog