Home Buyer Seminar - May 10!
If you are thinking of buying a home or refinancing your existing home, this seminar is for you! Davis Real Estate, Inc. and Jersey Shore State Bank are sponsoring this event to help you understand the process of buying your next home. You can learn from the professionals and make buying a home less stressful.
The seminar will be held on May 10 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Lock Haven Family Moose Lodge, 150 S. Hanna Street, Lock Haven. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be given away, including an Amazon Kindle, a weekend stay at the Wintergreen Resort in Virginia, and a Dutch Haven Gift Certificate.
Call 570-748-8550 to register!
Acting In Your Best Interests
To be successful, real estate agents must invest considerable time and energy. Thus, sellers will want to engage the services of an agent who will take an active interest in their properties. Agents of this type are quick to see and evaluate newly listed properties that their clients may find appealing. They are well integrated with other brokers, have considerable field knowledge, and make themselves readily available to respond to inquiries with pertinent information and qualifying questions. Real estate agents such as these are likely to have enviable track records that reflect their dedication and thorough enjoyment of their work. The more faith you place in an agent, the better job he or she can do for you.
A Sensible Approach
An experienced and knowledgeable car dealer once offered the advice that the first thing he did when he found a vehicle in which he was interested was to open the door and smell the interior. If he detected the odor of cigarette smoke, he passed on the car no matter how otherwise desirable it might be. The point is that prospective buyers use their senses to evaluate a property. If it looks good on the outside, smells good on the inside, and is not in a noisy neighborhood, prospective buyers will take a closer look. However, if a house has peeling pain or pet odors, no amount of persuasion is likely to get buyers interested. Sellers must appeal to buyers' sensibilities.
Sellers should not underestimate the value of a well-kept lawn. One of the primary factors that prospective buyers carefully assess is the size and condition of the front lawn. Even more important in the eyes of most buyers is the backyard. Nearly every home tour concludes its visit of the ground floor living space with a look at the backyard. By stepping outside, prospective buyers have a chance to envision their kids on swing sets or themselves relaxing in hammocks and chaises. Every yard should feature a flat section of lawn, where the kids can kick soccer balls, throw a softball around, or play a game of badminton or croquet. A beautiful yard is part of nearly every buyer's vision.