Saturday, July 15, 2023

Questions You Should Ask Prospective Real Estate Agents When Selling Your Home

Questions You Should Ask Prospective Real Estate Agents When Selling Your Home

Your home is one, if not the most valuable asset you own. Moreover, it is a treasure trove of memories where you and your loved ones shared some of life’s most precious moments.  The decision to sell has not been easy, and you want the professional charged with the opportunity to bring it to the market to possess the skills, knowledge, experience, mindset and work ethic to attract as many qualified buyers as possible and inspire the energy among them to generate high quality offers for top dollar as soon as possible.  

The following guide is designed to help you qualify the best real estate professional to ensure your success. 

Saturday, April 22, 2023

YOUR Lifestyle Planning Guide - Personalizing Your Roadmap To The Life You Always Dreamed Of

If only Google Maps, Waze or some other GPS app had the ability to help you put together a route to the life and lifestyle you always dreamed of, we would be able to lay out the road to fulfillment with a simple mouse click, right?  Well, since everyone is different and as our lives go through stages, our needs and circumstances change over time, there had to be a more personal and customizable approach to such an important matter.
I don’t know of any other real estate brokerage that takes this Forever commitment to its family of clients and professionals as seriously or to the point where it is essentially a company creed as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and that’s why I take such pride and humility in asking to be your Forever Agent.

As your Forever Agent, it is my duty and my promise to do everything I can to help you secure that lifestyle today, tomorrow and always.
Just as any professional Financial Planner meets with his/her clients to learn their short, medium and long term financial needs and goals in order to design a strategy to achieve them, I apply a similar methodology with respect to your real estate needs and objectives.
The process starts with our Lifestyle Planning Guide. It’s a truly beautiful living document that takes you through your life’s journey in a very thought-provoking and mindful way. I’ve attached it here to stoke your curiosity and possibly encourage a meaningful dialogue between us.  I hope you’ll share it with the ones you love, and as your Forever Agent I look forward to being there always to help you with your real estate needs.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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Friday, October 7, 2022

Zillow iBuyer program officially ends as last homes leave the market

 Zillow iBuyer program officially ends as last homes leave the market 

                                        (from Inman Connect)

A year after announcing it would abandon its iBuyer program, Zillow has offloaded the last of the homes it bought with Zillow Offers, marking the end of a major chapter in real estate historyNearly a year after Zillow shocked the real estate world by announcing it would abandon its iBuying program Zillow Offers, the company has finally and officially bowed out of the home flipping business.

A Zillow spokesperson confirmed the end of the program, saying on Thursday when Inman reached out that the company now no longer has any homes listed for sale. The comment comes about two months after Zillow’s most recent earnings report, at which time the company said it still had 71 homes to sell. Company leaders said at the time of the report that they would be done selling those houses by the end of the third quarter of this year, which wrapped up last week.

Zillow did not say exactly when or where the final Zillow Offers home sold. The “listed for sale” language is also notable, as it implies that there may still be contracts that are yet to close. The company did not provide additional information.

Still, the fact that all of Zillow’s inventory is gone from the market marks the end of a significant chapter in the history of iBuying.The concept — quick cash offers from a big company, which then renovates and sells at a profit — began with Opendoor in 2014. Zillow jumped into the game in 2018, and quickly became the second largest player in the segment. IBuying also became a center piece of Zillow’s “Zillow 2.0” initiative, which was meant to grow the company beyond its traditional roles as a portal for consumers and a lead source for agents.

                                                Rich Barton

But buying, renovating and reselling homes proved to be a challenging business, and just in 2021 the company lost $881 million on the venture. The year before, it lost $320 million.

By last August, the company had enough, with CEO Rich Barton saying in an earnings report that “we’ve determined the unpredictability in forecasting home prices far exceeds what we anticipated and continuing to scale Zillow Offers would result in too much earnings and balance-sheet volatility.” Barton later explained during a call with investors that Zillow simply wasn’t able to predict the future prices of homes “to a level of accuracy that makes this a safe business to be in.”

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

MUST READ - Everything You Need to Know About HOA’s - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

Homeowner’s Associations- Friend or Foe


When they are run properly and conscientiously, they make your home, your community and your life a “walk in the park”.  When they aren’t, the community becomes the 7th Circle of Dante’s Inferno.  Here’s an article that can provide a theoretical Ground Zero for your understanding.

Everything You Need To Know About HOA’s - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Questions You Should Ask Prospective Real Estate Agents When Selling Your Home

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