Jackie Fure's Blog Posts
I could write a lot of fancy information about credentials, training and all the stuff you see on realtor's pages,usually a bunch of acronyms, however I'd rather tell you about what I have hands-on experience with.
First time buyers, there are still some good loan programs out there (believe it or not). I'll remind you of all the things your "parents" would want you to know when buying your first home.
Foreclosures, bank owned properties and short sales. Everybody wants one of these until they find out it's not such an easy experience purchasing one of these properties, but can be worthwhile in pricing. I will make sure you know what to expect, because every one of those scenarios is different. In its simplest form, foreclosure is a property not yet bank-owned, but in the process. Bank owned is self explanatory. The seller lost it, now the bank owns it. Short sale is popular in the foreclosure state of things. This is when you are buying a home that isn't owned by the bank yet, but they know they'll own it soon if it doesn't sell, I am negotiating with the bank through the seller.
I've worked with sellers who are downsizing, divorcing, retiring, moving out-of-state and job transferring. I've worked with people who are buying 2nd homes for vacation get-a-ways.
I'm telling you all of this because as I stated in the beginning, all my qualifications are in what I have actual hands-on experience in. Training is a wonderful thing, it's required and we all have it. Using that knowledge to help your clients get what they want is even better.