Category Archives: Agent Amy Roth
As real estate items present themselves, I hope to add some details that may be informative. The most recent topics are showings and feedback. When an agent lists your home you talk about how and when you’re going to show. There are a couple of ways agents make your home available in the multiple listing service or MLS. We have an agent only section with showing instructions. An agent is either going to take phone calls/texts and personally schedule with you or use a service. My preference is to take the calls personally due to the wide variety of challenges that come up. Most often they have to do with pets and sellers schedules.
Once your home is shown there are a couple of ways feedback is obtained. One way is a survey that will generate from the use of the lockbox. It is fairly generic and rates your property by price, condition and level of buyer interest 1-5. The survey may also be linked to an email. Depending on the level of interest there may be a text from the buyer’s agent. My preference is calling to hear if there are any concerns my seller might be able to address. I feel no matter what the information is good or bad it could be helpful.
Sellers are always excited to hear someone loved their home as much as they do. However getting useful feedback is not always easy. The agent showing may have been on a whirlwind tour with their buyers. It may take a couple of calls for them to get back to your agent with details about their visit. I am committed to giving feedback as I get it. Some agents only give feedback once a week. Either way it is an important part of the selling process.
Thank you to all my 2018 sellers and buyers! I am grateful for all the referrals and look forward to all that 2019 will bring. I reached Berkshire Hathaway’s Leading Edge society last year closing over 5 Million in sales. It was my pleasure to meet and exceed all your expectations with a smile and a laugh!
My passion for property is rooted in my background of interior design. I can always see the potential. Making the right design decisions when getting ready to sell is key. Sometimes it is painting and other times just a small bit of rearranging. Outstanding photography is another part of the quality approach I use.
Knock Knock…. Agent Amy is at your door and at your service!
It is time for a blog about open houses. Open houses (Opens) are a great way for people to learn about a neighborhood, even if they are not ready to buy. I usually have cookies and encourage you to take time, sit a spell and really check out a home. I love where I live and sell homes. I’m always happy to suggest why you should look and what is great about the area. Open houses are also for buyers who are sent by their agent. Sign–in using your real name and put your agents name. I do not have you sign in to harass you with sales calls. I will only call you if you ask me to. The sheet is merely a record of who took a twirl.
Yes the neighbors are welcome to look. I have no issue with that because on occasion they have a buyer/relative/friend/co-worker who would like to live here too. This is a great scenario because they are choosing their own neighbor.
Occasionally I will have another agent from my office help at my open if we expect a volume of people or there is a pool/pond for safety. Sometimes we help each other out with an open if more than one listing hits the market at the same time. There are 52 weeks in a year. Consider that if you hire the #1 person who has their name on every sign or more listings than weeks in the year that they will not be the one at your open house. Many agents/offices use new agents to work their opens. When you are looking to hire an agent ask if they will be working your open house. Mortgage reps may also attend. This is really helpful to a new buyer as they can answer many questions about the process. If I do not have an open, I will look at inventory on open house day to pre-view for buyers I may have.
There is another open house agents host called broker opens. These are opens for other agents during the week to see new inventory after they hit the market. This is another way for local agents to consider who they have looking that might be a good fit for your home. Agents will provide a light lunch and we get to catch up on all the latest real estate news.
I just listed this really cute house and it is USDA Loan Qualified! I get asked all the time what is that and how can it help me. (click link for more information)
This program assists approved lenders in providing low- and moderate-income households the opportunity to own adequate, modest, decent, safe and sanitary dwellings as their primary residence in eligible rural areas. Eligible applicants may build, rehabilitate, improve or relocate a dwelling in an eligible rural area. The program provides a 90% loan note guarantee to approved lenders in order to reduce the risk of extending 100% loans to eligible rural homebuyers.
In other words….if qualified it can help a renter become a buyer. The program is how my sellers purchased this cute home and now it can be yours.