Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Have you fallen in love with a new home?

Have you fallen out of love with the one you’re living in now?

Why not make this the year you make that move?

I can help you find the home to fall in love with.  I can also help you find a buyer who will fall in love with your home if you are ready to move on.  Whether you’re empty nesting, moving South where it’s warm, upsizing, downsizing, moving because of a job, or whatever the reason, give yourself the gift of freedom by making that change.

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♥Lisa

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You’re Ready to Start Looking!

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So, you’re pre-approved and ready to start looking!  How exciting!  Hopefully you have yourself a Realtor® picked out.

It is important to have a full-time Realtor®, as you don’t want to be left hanging if your Realtor® is not available to get back to you right away.  Make sure you ask if they are a full-time Realtor®.

You are going to be hiring this person and you want to make sure they are going to work for you and are available to you.  You can easily test this by seeing how fast they get back to you when you reach out to them, before signing a contract with them.  Until you sign a buyer’s representation contract, you have not hired them, so do your homework and test out your prospective Realtor’s® availability.  This will be important to you when you want to make an offer.  Test at different times of day and nights and weekends.  Be reasonable, don’t expect an immediate answer back at 2am, but you can expect an answer back to your attempted contacts within one day for sure, and within hours and even minutes (outside of sleeping time)!

A qualified Realtor® will have access to tools and resources a non-Realtor® may not have available to them.  Also, Realtors® are held to higher standards than agents that aren’t Realtors®.  So, my advice is to definitely go with a qualified Realtor® and check out to make sure they’re licensed here: Dept. of Commerce License Check  Just type in last and first name and it should show whether your prospective agent is a Realtor® or not.

Happy house hunting!

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Groundhog Day!

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Groundhog says “Home Buying Season Is Upon Us!”

It’s here!  Homes for sale are upon us. If you are a buyer looking to buy your next or first home, here’s a quick list to help you get started:

1.)  Get pre-approved with a good lender. You can get good faith estimates from more than one loan officer and choose which has the best options for you and your needs. Shop around.

2.)  Find a full-time Realtor® who is recommended to you by people you trust. If you don’t know of any, start asking around. It is important to find a full-time agent so you aren’t left hanging if they are only working part-time and you end up missing out on your dream home because your agent wasn’t available.  If you need one in the Twin Cities area, give me a call or text at 651-683-2467 or email me at lisa.maxwell@results.net.

3.)  Narrow down what criteria you must have, can’t live without, and expand it in a list format so you know exactly what you’ll be looking for.

Example:

MUST HAVE:  2 car garage, 2 bathrooms minimum, at least 3 bedrooms, fenced in yard for Fido, within 30 minutes of work

WOULD LIKE:  extra office or guest room, extra bath, mature trees, heated garage

4.)  Call a trusted Realtor and if you don’t have one, call/text/email me at: 651-683-2467 or lisa.maxwell@results.net.

There ya go!  You have your start to your new home search!

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