When Your Home is “Just Business”

Real Estate Agent with The Alliance Group Real Estate Services 01298719

If you have dabbled at Day Trading you know sometimes you make good investments, and sometimes you make bad ones. There is a financial risk that takes place and you accept this when you invest. We know that, if we plan on retiring, we will need to invest in some form of Retirement Planning. We enlist the help of a Retirement Expert to do this by sitting down a couple of times a year and reviewing our position, tracking our returns and losses, and making adjustments as needed to ensure we reach our goals.

Sometimes investments pay off and sometimes they don’t. When they blow up we regroup and move on. We may spend a minute or two looking at what happened to become better investors, but we don’t make a Federal case of it. We don’t allow it to define us. And, most importantly, we don’t continue to invest or support something that is going to harm us.

What if we looked at our Real Estate in a similar way? How is it that we just make investment decisions involving hundreds of thousands of dollars without consulting with a Professional? How is it that can find ourselves in 2011 still upside down and struggling having NEVER spoken to anyone about it?

If you purchased a home or refinanced after 2005 and haven’t evaluated your Real Estate since, odds are you are well overdue for a Complimentary Home Evaluation.

Here’s what you get:

  • A Professional assessment of your home’s current value.
  • A Review of your current Mortgage(s) to ensure you have the lowest rate possible and the right loan for you.
  • A look into the future with several options. (Refinancing vs Selling and Repurchasing vs Nothing at all.)

And, just like when you meet with a Professional Retirement Expert, what you won’t get is pressure to do make any decisions. We are simply here to share our knowledge and help you!


Rebecca Austin is the Broker/President of New Team Realty in Carlsbad California.  With 12 years experience, her team specializes in North San Diego County home buyers, Short Sale and REO transactions. Visit her VIP Buyer website at www.NewTeamRealty.com/vip.

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Comments (2)

John Saari
Worcester, MA
"The Mortgage Buddy"

Nice post Rebecca. More and more people these days seem to be talking themselves into believing their home is just an investment making it easier to walk away. Sometimes you have to just sell and cut your losses.

Feb 24, 2011 05:41 AM
Rebecca Austin
The Alliance Group Real Estate Services - Carlsbad, CA
Broker Associate, Sales & Recruitment Manager

It's refreshing to see America begin to come out of the shock of our market losses and begin to analyze things.  Its the first step to gaining control and we as professionals need to continue to be experts at what we do to help.  Thanks John!

Feb 24, 2011 07:34 AM