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Monday, December 11, 2017

Pepper Pike 4 Bed 2 1/2 bath $309,900

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4 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath 2494 Sq Ft Finished basement 

Motivated Seller WOW!! Lovingly maintained Pepper Pike colonial, by same Owner for over 30 years! Gracious formal main rooms, Living Room and Formal Dinning Room with tons of natural light looking out onto the park-like setting and Family Room with lovely fireplace. Fabulous eat-in Kitchen, First floor laundry and powder room. Three spacious bedrooms on second with main bath and HUGE master bedroom with private bath on second floor. Finished lower level with 2 spacious offices and large rec room. Updates include - Some windows replaced 2015, Roof replacement 2011/2015, Basement front wall waterproofed 2017, front porch replaced 2017, connected to public sewer 2002. Hardwood flooring beneath carpeting in all rooms except kitchen and family room. This home has been loved! Seller is motivated.

Chagrin Falls Ohio Home Under Contract in 6 days! IN DECEMBER!

December is a great month to sell real estate and get a lot of buyers contrary to popular belief. The property I just listed in Chagrin Falls @ 15470 Wenhaven received 2 contracts on it this weekend! We accepted contract yesterday on this awesome home. It was almost full price!

My sellers where easy to work with and staged the home correctly and were flexible on potential buyers seeing it. They also kept the home very clean and appealing. That is so important to selling a home. All my listings have excellent sellers that do the same.

When I first list a property I do a ton of marketing through the Multiple listing service, but I also have my own marketing company that blast it through Social Media. This helps potential buyers to also see the home that I am advertising. The Wenhaven home had 1000's of views and a steady stream of potential buyers looking at it.

The home was priced right and in this market if it is priced right it will sell. The other main factor that is critical to the sell of a home is answering my phone when called. This helps agents that have questions about the home if they have an offer coming in. One call I had from an agent is she had wrote the code down wrong and could not enter the property. She was one of the agents I received an offer from.

 I received a call yesterday on another listing I have and the agent had questions on the home. We talked about the questions and she is working on getting an offer in today.

Lori is getting a home closed in Lakewood today and is going through the final walk through with her clients. The construction will start tomorrow on the buyers new kitchen and minor updating.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday Brunch: What Christmas Movies to watch....

Movie theaters have always been a important part of families entertainment. Christmas is no different I personally went and saw "The man who invented Christmas" It is a story about Charles Dickens. The movie is of course about the classic Christmas Carol. Really great story and fun for the whole family. Smaller kids might not get it, but it is a well put together movie. I found the movie tailor in You Tube below.

How anyone could write novels and keep the story together is hard. This movie helps explain their version of how Charles Dickens did it. I do not know if it is true, but very interesting. 

There is a new color version of "It's a wonderful life" that just right to re watch this classic movie with a great message. Showed it at my Church movie night last night with pizza and Christmas  cookies it was a big hit. There where actually people there that had not seen the movie period! No worries they seemed to really love the movie. 

They also have a special disk in the movie set that has extra takes and special effects. Have not watched that disk yet. I found a cool You Tube video that has some of the children in the movie today. 

Christmas movies make the holidays and Netflix has a lot of them. The video below is the top 10 Christmas movies on Netflix.

Enjoy this holiday season watching Christmas movies all December and enjoying your holiday treats and cheer. 

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

7505 Mystic Ridge Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 - MLS# 3940785 | CENTURY 21

4 Bedroom 5 Bathroom Finished Garden Basement $519,900 

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Single Family Detached - Welcome to this beautiful home situated on a half acre in Canyon Woods, one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Bainbridge! This like-new home greets you with wonderful curb appeal from professional landscaping and stone facade. Built just five years ago, this gracious and inviting home has stunning features and finishes including upgraded hardwood floors that take you throughout the main floor. As you enter the foyer, you will feel right at home with the flow of the study and dining room into great room featuring a lovely fireplace and open chef's kitchen showcasing granite counters, stainless steel appliances, a center island, and a walk-in pantry. Off the kitchen is a light filled sunroom with views of the wooded backyard and stunning stone patio with grill and fireplace. The main floor is completed with an office and 1/2 bath. Upstairs, you will find the second floor laundry, four huge bedrooms and three full bathrooms, including a guest suite

Enjoy the Resort life in Chagrin Falls Ohio

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Enjoy resort style living in this Lovely 4 bedroom, 4 full bath home tucked away on a quiet cul de sac in the highly sought after Woods at Auburn Lake! This is a beautiful home with vaulted ceiling in great room and foyer. Formal dining room. Large Master Suite on first floor with large walk in closet and deck. Upstairs two bedrooms with a full bath and large loft area. Laundry room and additional full bath on the first floor. Huge beautifully finished basement with 4th full bath! Attached two car garage. Surround sound. All stainless appliances stay including washer and dryer. Neutral d├ęcor and move in ready! The community provides numerous walking trails, a private recreational facility boasting a large swimming pool, Gazebo, outdoor gas grills for special family gatherings, as well as tennis and bocce ball courts all set on a knoll overlooking the beautiful hills of western Geauga! Schedule a showing today!

December is always a month to remember for real estate

Realtors have always seemed to think that December is a slow isn't. This month has already proven to be the top month for us this year. We have 6 homes in escrow and rented two homes for clients. 

I am supposed to get an offer on two more homes today and one of my new listings has 3 showing this weekend. 

December is a month that needs no explanation it is busy. potential home buyers have more time to look at homes even during all the Holiday celebrations. I was speaking at a event yesterday and have 3 prospects that want my services from it. They did not say call next year, but next week.

With the inventory at a low amount and buyers needing homes December may be the right month to look at homes. Most sellers are  eager to sale their homes and are in a better mode because of the holidays. 

If your selling a home and waiting til next year why? December has less competition and the potential buyers are usually serious buyers. Real estate is a 12 month year around business and if you need to sell a home your best buyer may be ready in December to purchase your home.

I noticed that the new Amazon fulfillment center is causing all a lot of homes to be sold on the east side of Cleveland. Prices are heading upwards and there are new buyers that will be working at Amazon (2000 projected) that need a place to lay their head at night. They are good paying jobs and secure ones at that.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

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We just sold a home for a client in 4 days that wanted to move their money in another property. Getting your home sold quickly is not hard if you get an agent that can get you options.

Cash is always king, but not always the best price. If your property is need of repair cash might be the option. We do these types of deals a lot, there are people in this world that have a ton of money that they spend to buy real estate. We know those type of people and we also have are own cash to buy and sell your home. There is more money than you can imagine out there for real estate.

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We just listed a home that a client wanted to sale fast and it sold for $7,000 over our asking price. We had three people that wanted it. He is having us sale another home this week.

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NEW LISTING! 15470 Wenhaven Dr, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 $229,900


$229,900 5 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath 2688 SF

Lovely Home Situated on over

1.8 Peaceful Acres in the

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 Foyer Entry Leads to Spacious Living Room

and Formal Dining Room with large

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Ample Eat-In Kitchen with Stainless Steel

Appliances (All appliances stay!) overlooks 

Inviting Family Room with Fireplace

leading to Sunlit Enclosed Porch! Office/bedroom,

 HUGE Laundry Room and 1/2 bath finish

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We just finished and leased this property for $1100 a month near Lakewood Ohio. The home is located in the Kamms Corner area in Cleveland. This area is seeing nice growth in equity. This report from  ARMLS gives us the stats, In November of 2016 the average price in the 103 area was $86,657 fast forward to November 2017 the average price is $113,708. These are the types of trends that we like to see in areas that we are purchasing in.  
Looking at income or investment real estate you need a team of professionals that look at the trends and get the homes that have a large tenant demand. There are not a ton of homes in this area that are for rent. That is what makes a good income property.
We will also be managing these properties for our clients. A Property management that focuses on getting quality tenants is critical to steady income. I know that sounds like every other management company, but we truly do it. For example we showed this home to almost 20 potential tenants before selecting one. 
We check there credit, and past landlord references to help ensure that we have a good tenant. We also market properties through social media. 
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How to Sell Your House Fast: 5 Must-Know Tips to Move Your Property



This article comes from by Jeanne Sager that gives some of the key points to selling a home fast.


1. Tidy up your home to stand out


""Pristine houses are more attractive to a buyer, which will keep the buyer excited," says Debi Benoit, principal and broker at Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. Real Estate in Wellesley, MA. "And an excited buyer always pays more and usually will write an offer quickly.""


This is very true and having a good feeling about the home when a potential buyer first looks at it helps get an offer faster. They also mention staging a home to sale in this article. Staging is a great option in vacant updated homes and usually higher priced homes.  If you have an outdated home no staging can compensate for bad out of date taste.


2. Hire a professional Photographer to take listing pictures.


""First impressions are everything and need to be done right," she says. "A professional photographer has all the tools to capture the right lighting and make everything look brighter and inviting." The pros also have wide-angle lenses to fit the entire room in the photo"

After potential buyers see professionally taken photos and make an appointment to see a home it's almost like a second showing. I personally have a professional photographer taking pictures of a new listing today. It is so important for listings to have the best pictures in a listing, it's gets potential buyers to see how nice a home looks. With today's internet sites pictures and videos are essential to selling a home.


3. Making your Home available for showings


Sellers need to be flexible about showings, the more potential buyers through a property the better chance the right buyers see's it. Buyers come from out of town and sometimes miss your home in a search. Having your home always available really helps sale a home much faster than usual.


4. Finding the right price


To me this is the most important part of selling a home. The property must be listed at the right price and if it is the buyers will come. Nothing is more important than having the right price on a home.


5. Location, Location, Location


This article did not have this one listed, but I think it is very important. Where a property is located can be a deciding factor in potential buyers. For example homes that back up to freeways is not a desirable amenity for most buyers. Homes that are on a golf course or by water is usually a better option and helps the home sale.


Getting a home sold fast can be accomplished with the right professional. I'm Brett and this is all I do 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty and Playa Azul 


It’s Not Just Location, Location, Location it's?

You've heard the saying location, location, location is the most important issue in buying real estate. The other element is getting the right team of professionals around you. They need to have a resume of homes purchased in areas and a track record.


We had a home that we purchased and were renting for a client in Kamms Corner a area next to Lakewood Ohio. Had checked out a lot of tenants and for one reason or another none of them worked out. Got a call on Saturday from a couple that wanted to see the home. I showed it and they were a couple of professions that liked the area and wanted the home. Screening potential tenants is crucial to having consistent income.


Having a team of professionals that get the job done and look out for your best interests is priceless. Had an investor call on a home they wanted to sale, they where tired of the area and needed it gone. This property was not purchased through our team, but we got the home listed and sold in 4 days. They will be looking into areas that create a consistent income with us after the home closes.


We like homes that have the best locations and attract the best tenants. These are the properties that create consistent income and the bonus is equity growth. Equity is everything to do with location. Mid priced homes in good locations have the best chance to get the most equity growth. Cleveland saw a 5.3% growth in the latest report. So getting a property in a location that has the best chance to maximize equity created wealth.


Our team really looks at the properties and understands the areas they are in. Last night a hedge fund I purchase for wanted information on a home and it's potential for their clients. I knew the area and got them the information they needed. I also have to get that rent when they purchase the property and I do. Professionals get the job done in actually doing the work and getting the rents they projected.


Having a team of real estate specialist that will find you the right property takes knowledge in the areas and there advantages. I'm Brett this is all I do 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty and Playa Azul.

Cleveland-area house prices up 5.4 percent YIKES?

Cleveland prices are really starting to take off according to this new report from by Michelle Jarboe. I mentioned this in 2010 and saw that the prices were heading north. The city and metro areas are seeing new jobs and a ton of commercial and high end residential new builds. The downtown is really second to known and an exciting place to visit.


"An index tied to prices of single-family homes in the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area was up 5.4 percent in September, when compared with a year before. That's the sharpest annual gain since early 2013, based on the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices."


That is a huge price growth and homes that are situated in the right areas should see more increases to come. Cleveland is by far one of the most affordable places in the country to live. I lived in Phoenix Az for 32 years and the cost of living was more expensive. Homes in Phoenix cost sometimes 2-3 times what they do in comparable areas in Cleveland metro.


"Cleveland remains a laggard among the 20 major metropolitan areas that Case-Shiller tracks. Prices have been climbing much more quickly on the coasts and in warm-weather cities. But in September, the Cleveland index posted a larger annual gain than Chicago, Miami and Washington, D.C, did. And Cleveland's 5.4 percent growth rate tied with those of Atlanta and Minneapolis"

Cleveland has a nice steady not over heated growth. I just looked at my I Phone weather app and the temp on Monday Dec 4th is going to be 60 degrees YIKES that's really cold right? The winters are not all that bad and the Spring,summer, and fall are very comfortable weather. Cleveland is simply a mice comfortable community to live in.


Need real estate for living or investing in? Get the top agent that understands both markets. I personally work with home buyers to find their dream home and get all the updates they need done at and save them money. I also work with investors and funds to get their properties needs taken care of. We have put 5 homes in escrow in the last three weeks! Now is a great time to buy or sale.


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Sunday Brunch: Cleveland Ohio Christmas the details


Cleveland Ohio has a long history of Christmas and there's a lot that goes on in the city during that Christmas and holiday time.


There or a lot of Christmas lights to go see during the holiday season. One place in particular that we go every year there's a place in Strongsville Ohio. All the cities in the metropolitan Cleveland area are in the Christmas spirit decorate to the max. Bedford Ohio changes his name to Bedford Falls Ohio  celebrating the movie It's a Wonderful Life. The second week in December the city becomes Bedford Falls until after the Christmas season,


Hudson Ohio usually has one of the best Christmas trees in the metro area. Legacy village in Lyndhurst Ohio has one of the nicest and largest Christmas trees in the Cleveland metro area. 

You can also down to the Playhouse Square in Cleveland they have a whole hallway deck with Christmas trees. The whole area it is decorated with festive designs and close by is a Starbucks to pick up a holiday drink to help keep you warm while you look.


I'm sure there are other very nice places to see festive Christmas trees holiday designs around Cleveland. One of my favorite restaurants Stone Mad Pub is having an annual chestnuts roasting on an open holiday fire party. That's on December 17 at 5 PM if you're interested well worth checking out. 


Great movie they actually filmed in Cleveland the Christmas story and Christmas Carol will be showing at the play house starting on December 3. I saw Christmas Story play last year and it was well worth seeing. There is a restaurant name Pinwick and Frolic where Charles Dickens eat at. Good food Too. If you want to take a tour in the home where Christmas story was filmed that's in Cleveland too. 


If it's Christmas shopping you like Strongsville and Fairlawn Ohio have massive amounts of Christmas gifts to purchase. They have a huge selection of stores that will fill everyone's wish list.

Christmas in Cleveland will also almost always have a light cover of snow! Enjoy the Holidays in Cleveland. If you need Real Estate Call me I'm Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere

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3 Crucial Reasons You Should Buy a Home Before 2017 Ends

As 2017 year is ending it is still not to late to get a home and a great buy. This year we have seen a pretty great real estate market. 2018 looks to be even better than 2017. This article comes from by Lisa Gordon

"Buying a house in 2017 will feel kind of like you've jumped onto the subway just as the doors were closing. Your heart's pounding and you're winded from the race, but you made it—just in time."

There are really some nice buys that you can still get in almost every area. Even wit the limited inventory. Yesterday I was out with some clients in Pepper Pike and looking at homes for them. As we were looking any home under $400,000 meant that the home probably needed some updating. Those are the properties to pounce on and purchase. You can do some rehab and have great equity.

You can usually get a great deal and if you add the right updates you will end up with some nice equity in that home. I looked at 4 homes yesterday that would fit that mold and when finished with the updates you would diffidently have some nice equity in the home based on today's comps. 


It’s tough to buy a home today in most places in the country because there are so few homes for sale,” says Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for®. “But if you wait to buy, then you’re gambling that the market will be better for you to purchase in the future.”


 There are a lot of home on the market that have sellers wanting to downsize and move into a smaller home with everything on the first floor. The homes these sellers are listing can be a great value to you and your family. The new builds in a lot of areas are sometimes twice the price of existing homes. Imagine what the price of existing homes will be when the new homes owners start reselling their homes? Yikes!

With a low inventory of homes I might be the right Realtor for your home shopping needs. We have a full staff of contractors and wholesalers that we have dealt with for a lot of years. Our clients get the updates they desire at a great price. This gets them equity and the perfect home for their needs. Why wait until next year.

I'm Brett call 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty and Playa Azul  I am ready to get you a nice home and an exceptional deal.  

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Pepper Pike 4 Bed 2 1/2 bath $309,900

Call Brett for a Private showing or if you have any questions  4 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath 2494 Sq Ft Finished basement  Motivated Sell...