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Saturday, June 30, 2018

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Friday, June 29, 2018

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How To Sell That Extremely Hard House To Sell

 

There are homes out there that are very hard to sell because of their condition and location. Location can be difficult if your in a city that does a lot of inspections and homes with tenants. If a home needs a lot of work that the seller does not want to do.

This article comes from 
http://www.streetdirectory.com/ by Tom Beaty that talks about mostly financing a property and some creative ways to do it. I love the title.....

Some homes have issues that need to be attended to when you are trying to sell a home. For example we sold two homes for a client that had tenants in them and they were not being reasonable about letting potential buyers see the homes. I had to get involved with the property manger and we made sure the home could be shown and sold them. There was a similar issue with this clients other tenants and we dealt with the issue and the home is closing this week.

Lori my wife that is also an agent is really good at getting the city paperwork finished and making sure the sellers are being updated on their properties. Follow ups is very important to getting these issues done.

Other homes are just need a lot of work and cannot sell at market value or most home buyers do not want to handle a remodel job. These homes can set on the market for a long time if your agent does not know how to market to other buyers.

We are closing on a home that has basement issues and it was fully disclosed with a quote in the repairs. We advertised to people and investors that look for homes in that area. We sold the home and both parties got a great deal on the home and it is now being rehabbed.

When a home is extremely hard to sell you need a Realtor that can assist in getting cost of getting the home rehabbed and ready to live in or rent. We also deal with a lot of cash buyers that can get your home sold as is and no fuss. I recently bought a home from 2 estates that needed to sell. Both parties were very happy that we purchased the homes quickly and at a fair price.

Getting extremely hard to sell homes or any home sold is what we are great at. I'm Brett
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Remodeling Home in Pepper Pike Ohio ​

Making a home like new and in a great location is rare, this ranch home is in Pepper Pike Ohio. I shot a video of the work we have started. We will be getting new updates weekly to watch the process until we are finished. This home will have a new kitchen, flooring, Windows, Interior and Exterior Paint. An much much more

 

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Real Estate Agents Answer: What Makes A Winning Offer? 

 
This is an article from https://www.forbes.com/ by Tara Mastroeni , that trys to answer the question What makes a winning offer. In today's real estate market in a lot of areas that sell quickly and you need to know how to write offers that get accepted.

""If it is really a home you like, I would suggest making an offer that's as close to the list price as possible, if not above. Most desirable homes are getting multiple offers within the first week of being on the market, so offers below list price are not even being reviewed. Of course, you should only offer up to where you feel comfortable, but if you want to be competitive against multiple offers, make sure your offer is your highest and best.""
 
Look at the area and the price, you can get reports from your agent on how fast homes sale in the area you are looking at. For example if you see low days on market then you would want to consider paying market price and make sure your financials where strong for the purchase. 
 
The way a buyer is financing a home is a large part of a sellers decision making on an offer. For example is it an FHA, VA, Conventional, Cash or Private. The more money down shows the strength on the buyers and that is usually a great sign that they will close the home. You can also have a larger escrow deposit to show how much you want the home. 
 
" I always encourage buyers to write a letter to the seller introducing them to who they are and why they're interested in the home. I suggest keeping it short and easily digestible – two paragraphs at most. The first paragraph can be about exactly how they felt when they first walked in to the property, and the second is about the buyer themselves, so that the seller can feel a strong emotional connection to them."
 
I have never done this, but it could be a great way to get a home. In today's real estate market this might be a great way to do it. I did have a seller that wrote a note to my buyers that was very nice. She actually purchased them a gift card at the local nursery so they could get some plants. Nice
 
" Do whatever you can to eliminate risk from your offer. Often buyers want to add a laundry list of contingencies – like inspections or the sale of their current home – to the offer for their own benefit. However, the seller is trying to reduce all potential for a buyer to back out of an offer and accepting an offer multiple contingencies is a risk. I encourage my clients to do some homework and really prioritize their contingencies to include only the essentials."
 
Contingencies are a risk, but inspections and appraisals are usually ok with sellers. Selling a home to purchase, long closing, items a buyer adds to the contract is always going to be a red flag.  I had a home for sale and the buyer needed 6 months to qualify for the home. That is usually a big no! This buyer added $70,000 to escrow and made it non-refundable. That is a strong offer and the buyer will close the deal or lose $70,000. There are ways to make strong offers when you need to add contingencies. 

" "Agreeing to buy the home "as is" essentially means that you are agreeing to purchase the home in its current condition and releasing the sellers from the responsibility of making any repairs. In this case, any inspections the buyer elects will be for informational purposes only, meaning that any repairs will be the buyer’s responsibility. This move is attractive from the sellers' point of view because it increases their net profit.""
 
You can still inspect the property, you just are not asking the seller to repair anything. These offers are usually on homes that need work and your not paying market price for them. If you have a team that knows the cost of repairing something then you can get the approximate cost of any repairs. 
 
We do as is deals all the time and have a detailed quote for our client to repair the items needed. This allows them to have more homes that they can purchase. 
 
I hope this helped you in writing a winning offer. If you need an agent that has all the services you will need to buy any home I'm Brett call 216-703-5740 EXP Realty Ohio and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty Arizona. We can also go get some coffee and discuss your real estate needs  

 

 

Some reasons real estate professionals want you to stop watching HGTV

 
This article is a very informative article that shows what agents laugh about in some of these shows. I was watching love it or list it show and watched this property being rehabbed at a very fast pace. They added on to the home and it seemed like it was very easy and took no time. That is simply not the case when you are working with a city and inspectors. This article comes from http://www.foxnews.com/ by Katie Jackson | Fox News

""The No. 1 problem with real estate television shows is that they significantly shorten the amount of time that almost anything takes, for the purposes of advancing the narrative,” explains Kevin Deselms. The Hollywood film-editor-turned-Colorado-Realtor®, says this gives his clients unreasonable expectations for timelines. For example, on “House Hunters” — which has been publicly called out for misleading viewers — prospective buyers only view three houses. That, and a lot of editing, is how home purchases happen in less than 30 minutes. (TLC’s hit show “Trading Spaces” practically invented the 48-hour room transformation, but the show also caught a lot of flak for leaving homeowners with things like shoddy work, wet paint and unfinished flooring.) "
 
It sometimes takes looking at a lot of homes before you find the perfect home. I recently found a home for a couple and we started looking last October. Sometimes it takes time when a buyer has specific needs and has to find a certain home. The rehab also takes time and it needs to be done correctly. 
 
We are currently rehabbing a home and the windows where ordered late last month and they were just installed on June 22nd. We had a budget we needed to meet and had to order the windows from a contractor that was backed up for orders. 

""I wish clients would stop watching HGTV so I can stop explaining that negotiations occur over a couple of days through emails, not on the phone in a coffee shop," says Evan Roberts, a real estate agent and founder of Dependable Homebuyers. The typical televised scenario that takes a matter of seconds (there’s no such thing as phone tag on TV) is very misleading, he says. "Buyers should expect that the sellers are busy living their lives as well.""
 
That is true sometimes, and if you have a seller that needs to sell their home it goes quickly. We are buying a home for a client and the seller is in China, we are getting the documents signed at the American Embassy. That is taking some time. You can also have sellers that need time to consider the contract and counter. With email and cell phones it can get done fast, but not always. 
 
Negotiating is an art for Realtors that know how to do it. It takes transactions and knowing how to look at a home and what the market is for the areas. I recently closed a deal that took 2 months to negotiate, we got our price and the my client was happy. 

""HGTV shows like to feature flips with full kitchen and bath remodels because the before-and-after shots make for more compelling viewing,” says Bobby Montagne, CEO of Walnut Street Finance, who also counts himself a fan of “This Old House” because it’s more slowly-paced. “In fact, aspiring fix-and-flippers are often better off doing small-scale renovations that just need carpet, paint and some freshening up, especially for their first projects.” Montagne says smaller budgets, less room for error, and less time on the job often equal the ROI winning combination."
 
Kitchens can cost a lot of money if you do not know where to get supplies. For example we can get cabinets that cost as low as $2000 for a whole kitchen. There are other nice upgraded cabinets that can cost a little more. The time and man power to do new kitchens needs to be done quickly. Getting the new upgrades you want can take a lot less time and money if you have the right people doing it. 
 
""The worst precedent set by HGTV is in their show 'Property Brothers,' where the agent frequently tells buyers that they should make an offer significantly below list price to account for their desired renovation budget,” says Jeff Miller, a Maryland-based real estate agent with AE Home Group. “The truth is, the only thing that matters is what other homes in the neighborhood have sold for.” "
 
Prices in areas are contingent on the home upgrades and that is also taken into consideration with appraisals. Having the cost to rehab the home where it needs it can really be a great asset to have when placing an offer. For example just yesterday we had an inspection on a home that has a bad roof. That hurts the value that we where willing to pay and now we need to deduct the roof cost from out offer price. 
 
You can get great deals on homes that need updated and they usually do not go for the same prices as updated homes. Knowing the cost of the updates gives you an upper hand for sure.
 
We have purchased 100's of fixer upper home and know the numbers. I'm Brett lets have coffee call 216-703-5740 EXP Realty Ohio or 602-363-6551 EXP Realty Arizona for a free consultation. 

 

   

Do you need videos to sell a home? Why take pictures ? 

 

I personally have done 1000's of real estate videos on homes and explained what was in the home. I have also taken many pictures the count I truly do not know, but it is a lot. Having said all that both media source's have their benefits.

Here is one that I did yesterday at a home we are rehabbing to explain my services
 
As you can see in the video I have a nice working background and a actual home that is under construction to explain why my Realtor services may be better then other services.
 
You can also use video to communicate with clients that are not living in the area. This video was taken for a international client to update them on their home. The same home I shot the video above. 
 
The MLS sets up a nice video for the listings with the pictures that are in the MLS also. Sometimes we do a final video ourselves when warranted.  
 
Pictures can also tell a 1000 words they say, and in today's market it is more like millions with the internet. I have always take before and after pictures on any remodeling or rehab projects that I do. Here is some before and after pictures of a home in Hudson Ohio
 
 
 
I have 100's of house albums that I have created to catalog the work that was done and have pictures to load in MLS and all other marketing we have.
 
In today's real estate market potential buyers look at pictures before they actually make an appointment to view the home. So when they view the home in real time it is almost like a second showing. 
 
Videos and pictures are crucial for any home and need to be done. I should mention it is great for insurance also. 
 
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It was Friday and me and Lori decided to head out and try a new place to eat. Someone had mentioned that Barrio's was a great place to eat in Tremont and they were not wrong.

The place was packed and hungry people were waiting outside. They do have an outdoor patio if you can get a table, we could not and I was starving so we got a table inside. Parking is a challenge though, that took a while to find. My dog Levi finally found a place to park.

Barrio's has a different menu, you can detail exactly what you want your Taco to be. They also have some you can order as is. The staff was great and so was the food. There were a lot of younger people there, but also some people older including me.

They had a bar also that was in the front of the eatery that was jammed packed.

Our taco's where delicious and so were the chips and dip that we ordered. Enjoyed the scenery and everyone seemed to be happy to be there. It was a relaxing place to chill after a busy day.

They have some dark theme that actually is great for the experience. Very interesting art was on the walls, would not want them in my home. But they looked good in the eatery and were interesting to look at.

They also have a brunch between 11-3 pm on Saturday's and Sunday's have not tries it, but I am sure it is good.

I would highly recommend Barrio's for anyone who just wanted to get out of the home and try something new and fun. Excellent food and service!

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What's a Good CAP Rate to Buy Real Estate?

 
 

In today's real estate market buying a sound income property can be a bit tricky especially if you do not understand the local real estate market. What are the rents, is there a demand for the property to lease, how much rent, and how long does an average tenant stay.

This article comes from 
https://www.entrepreneur.com/ by Grant Cardone and he makes some excellent points on what a good income property is.

"As a real estate investor that many people look to for advice, the number one question I get asked is, “What CAP rate do you buy?” but this is the wrong question. One piece of data doesn’t substantiate a deal. CAP rate is important but don’t get locked into focusing just on one term. All the pieces of data matter."
 
A lot of investors get locked in on the price of the home and the ROI of it also. These are important factors to consider, but when I purchase real estate for income I also look at the quality of an area. For example the schools, shopping, everyday things I may need should be close by. 
 
Getting a Realtor who knows the business and assist you in securing that tenant is crucial to your success. For example a lot of wholesale homes are sold as is and that means when the property is sold you have to deal with the repairs. How is that going to effect the overall price of the property? 
 
"Usually different CAP rates represent different levels of risk. Low CAP rates imply lower risk, higher CAP rates imply higher risk. The question is, what is the right CAP given the riskiness of the deal?"
 
Cap rates need to be verified and checked. Look at the area the property is in and see if there is a lot of listings. If there are that might be an area you do not want to be in. Areas with fewer listings usually a sign that people want to stay.  
 
"Is the property in Manhattan or rural West Virginia? A larger, wealthier,and better-educated population will drive a local economy more, this is why CAP rates are lower in a place like LA than in Memphis. This is why even within large metropolitan areas CAP rates can be significantly different from each other, with properties near downtown usually having lower CAP rates (and risk) than properties in the suburbs. But again, there are no strict rules to follow, every location has its perceived risk."
 
I always look at the vehicles that are in the driveways and the overall condition of homes in that area. Remember income can only happen if you get paid, some areas just have some issues that keep from getting paid a consistent rent and that means loss of income. 
 
Looked at a duplex for an investor that was advertised as a higher rents and they where not correct. The duplex was mis stated $475 a month in rent that's $5700 a year if you could keep a tenant in it. Having the correct information on a property is very important before you buy it.
 
A property needs to be in an excellent area to get the best equity growth also. I am currently selling a lot of homes for investors that purchased in very high CAP rate areas that are losing money on the sell. They also have less than desirable tenants. 
 
We are buying very quality homes that are attracting tenants that want nice homes. They pay top dollar for that home also. We just rented a home over the weekend for $1200 a month. We had over 50 showings and decided on a tenant that is a professional. 
 
Need a Good CAP Rate Real Estate? Look at all the different parts of a transaction and understand that you need to be in an area that people want to live in and not one they have too. 
 
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What's a Good CAP Rate to Buy Real Estate?

 

 

In today's real estate market buying a sound income property can be a bit tricky especially if you do not understand the local real estate market. What are the rents, is there a demand for the property to lease, how much rent, and how long does an average tenant stay.

This article comes from 
https://www.entrepreneur.com/ by Grant Cardone and he makes some excellent points on what a good income property is.

"As a real estate investor that many people look to for advice, the number one question I get asked is, “What CAP rate do you buy?” but this is the wrong question. One piece of data doesn’t substantiate a deal. CAP rate is important but don’t get locked into focusing just on one term. All the pieces of data matter."
 
A lot of investors get locked in on the price of the home and the ROI of it also. These are important factors to consider, but when I purchase real estate for income I also look at the quality of an area. For example the schools, shopping, everyday things I may need should be close by. 
 
Getting a Realtor who knows the business and assist you in securing that tenant is crucial to your success. For example a lot of wholesale homes are sold as is and that means when the property is sold you have to deal with the repairs. How is that going to effect the overall price of the property? 
 
"Usually different CAP rates represent different levels of risk. Low CAP rates imply lower risk, higher CAP rates imply higher risk. The question is, what is the right CAP given the riskiness of the deal?"
 
Cap rates need to be verified and checked. Look at the area the property is in and see if there is a lot of listings. If there are that might be an area you do not want to be in. Areas with fewer listings usually a sign that people want to stay.  
 
"Is the property in Manhattan or rural West Virginia? A larger, wealthier,and better-educated population will drive a local economy more, this is why CAP rates are lower in a place like LA than in Memphis. This is why even within large metropolitan areas CAP rates can be significantly different from each other, with properties near downtown usually having lower CAP rates (and risk) than properties in the suburbs. But again, there are no strict rules to follow, every location has its perceived risk."
 
I always look at the vehicles that are in the driveways and the overall condition of homes in that area. Remember income can only happen if you get paid, some areas just have some issues that keep from getting paid a consistent rent and that means loss of income. 
 
Looked at a duplex for an investor that was advertised as a higher rents and they where not correct. The duplex was mis stated $475 a month in rent that's $5700 a year if you could keep a tenant in it. Having the correct information on a property is very important before you buy it.
 
A property needs to be in an excellent area to get the best equity growth also. I am currently selling a lot of homes for investors that purchased in very high CAP rate areas that are losing money on the sell. They also have less than desirable tenants. 
 
We are buying very quality homes that are attracting tenants that want nice homes. They pay top dollar for that home also. We just rented a home over the weekend for $1200 a month. We had over 50 showings and decided on a tenant that is a professional. 
 
Need a Good CAP Rate Real Estate? Look at all the different parts of a transaction and understand that you need to be in an area that people want to live in and not one they have too. 
 
Need good Real Estate? I'm Brett call 216-703-5740 EXP Realty Ohio and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty Arizona
 

 

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