I’m not buying or selling so why do I need a Realtor in my life?

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Sometimes when I reach out to contacts to see if they’d like to be on a newsletter or ongoing market report, they decide to pass because they aren’t currently in the market.  I make certain they know that having a Realtor in your life is valuable even when you are not actively in the market.  There are many, many compelling reasons to stay on those monthly e-newsletters and hang on to that fridge magnet.

#1 — You might have a family member or friend that needs some advice or brokerage services and you will have a referral at the ready.

#2 — Refinancing, getting a home equity loan, or removing PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) from your monthly payment typically involve an appraisal from the lender.  If you aren’t happy about the number they come back with, we can help you with a detailed market valuation for your area.

#3 — County Tax appraisals come in each spring and, with the increase in home valuations, you might be considering appealing yours if you think it is too out of whack.  We can help arm you with relevant data to take to the county.

#4 — Your home is not just where you live, it is an asset and a big part of your net worth.  Stay current on this most important piggy bank.  If you are applying for other types of loans, you will want your current home valuation for your application.

#5 — First time buyers don’t always know what down payment programs are out there for them and, when it is time to look, you will be familiar with what is available to you.

#6 — We are a great resource for vendors!  Need an electrician, foundation bid, new driveway, roof, lender for refinance?  We can help.

#7 — If you are a business owner, consider inviting me to a staff meeting where I can share a quick 15 minute course for First-Time Home buyers.  Your employees will love you because, in many cases, you will save them thousands of dollars in down payment assistance money.

#8  — How methodical and predictable a Realtor reaches out to you is a glimpse into their professionalism and tenure.  Do you always know that you will get a card, calendar, sports schedule phone call or text on a regular basis?  That Realtor is organized and it is a good indicator as to how they will be in your transaction.  Also, if you’ve been seeing their notifications for years, it means that they have been an active Realtor for that many years.  We have quite a bit of turnover in this business and you are witnessing their longevity.

#9 —  Life changes and you never know when you will need one.  Unfortunately, not all change is positive we don’t always get to plan when we need to buy or sell.  Instead the decision has been made for us.  We help those going through divorce, death of a loved one, etc.

As always, we’d love to assist you with anything you need and if you’d like to be on our monthly e-newsletters, please contact us and we’d be happy to sign you up.

This will be our last blog post of 2017 and will pick it up again the first of January.  I hope you have been able to take some of the shared information and use it in your life or tuck it away for a time you might need it.  I so appreciate your taking the time out of your busy life to read these each week and feel free to share and forward to anyone you feel this might assist in their journey.

Wishing you all my best for a happy and safe holiday season.

Terry Jackson | Realtor at Domicile One Realty | www.DomicileOne.com | 913-488-5623

 

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