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  1. What is a real estate transferee?

    A Family Moving For An Employer A transferee is an individual whose employer has asked them to relocate.  Companies relocate employees for a wide variety of business reasons. In many cases, these new assignments are long term and require that the entire family’s participation in the relocation. Typically, the employee sells their home in the […]

    November 22, 2011
  2. My employer has created family uncertainty asking us to move across the country. We have never done this before. What is your advice?

    When you have been transferred, seek out the person that administers your relocation benefit immediately on notification of the new assignment. Do not depend on the water cooler talk with other employees as it may result in misunderstandings or miscommunications. The water cooler is not aware of a variety of internal and external communications that […]

    November 17, 2011
  3. What makes a good relocation counselor?

    Help Us Make Your Job Easier When the relocation counselors do their job the move goes smoothly for the relocating employee and their family. Help your transferees by reading through the web site articles. It is a small investment in your time. You discover powerful information and insight that will allow you to improve the […]

    November 16, 2011
  4. Satisfying contract contingencies

    Satisfying contract contingencies Home buying contingencies are contractual requirements stating specific conditions upon which the closing of the purchase is dependent. Because a home is an expensive and complex structure, it is often difficult or costly to address all issues prior to agreeing to the terms of a purchase or sale. The practice of real […]

    September 2, 2011
  5. Mortgage loan pre-approval in today's real estate market is a must if you plan on financing your purchase

    A mortgage loan pre-approval from a lender has gained more importance in real estate transactions than ever before. Mortgage lending has been affected the past several years with a heightened level of regulation in an attempt to prevent the types of abuses they believe created the real estate meltdown that began around 2008. Appraisal restrictions, […]

  6. The accepted offer

    So, you have the accepted offer, or you have accepted the counter-offer, now what? This information is not being presented to frighten or create doubt. If you chose a good agent and followed the receiving an offer advice you have reduced the risk of complications going forward. The idea here is that being fully informed […]

    September 1, 2011
  7. negotiating for home sellers is important to understand

    Negotiating for home sellers is an important key So many times ego, misinformation or just downright stubbornness costs a sale unnecessarily. In most cases, one or both of the parties were not willing to consider the concern or objection of the other party. Many critical concerns will be  discussed and decided upon during the real […]

    August 30, 2011
  8. What should I know about a mortgage?

    Find the money first Shopping at a price point over your maximum loan qualification is just one reason the importance of mortgage pre-approval is not taken for granted. Critical first step Even before you start looking for a home, have a mortgage loan officer pre-approve you. It is a critical first step. Here are the […]

    June 20, 2011
  9. What is the true price of a home?

    “A Pig in a Poke” We’ve all heard this phrase. It means to buy something that is worth less than you thought it was. Determining a home’s value is one of the biggest struggles for buyers of real estate. For sellers, the reverse, being underpaid, is true. Both buyer and seller wonder how they can protect […]

    June 19, 2011
  10. What is the listing agreement?

    An employment agreement In the simplest terms, the listing agreement is an employment contract between the home seller and the broker. The agreement describes the relationship between the two parties. It is driven by state and federal law to ensure compliance with existing law and outlines each party’s responsibilities in the process. When both sides […]

    June 3, 2011
  11. How should I prepare my home for showing?

    Under the looking glass Imagine the home buyer walking into your home with a large magnifying glass ready to examine every nook and cranny. Even if  the magnifying glass is not physically visible, it is present to every prospective home buyer. That’s why it is up to you, the home seller, to present your home […]

    June 2, 2011
  12. What should I look for when viewing a home?

    …Smartly Experience has proven that the more you know about viewing a home smartly, the better chance you  have of making the right decisions when you are ready to make an offer on one. This prior knowledge can help save you time and result in a successful transaction for both you and the seller. Ready, […]

    June 1, 2011
  13. The basic facts for real estate negotiation

    Negotiations Are An Important Key So many times I have seen ego, misinformation or just downright stubbornness cost a sale unnecessarily. In most cases, one or both of the parties were not willing to consider the concern or objection of the other party. Many critical concerns will be  discussed and decided upon during the real […]