Showings & Feedback

Spring home Shopping

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.

Do not miss this one! Clinton Township NJ

Do not miss this one! Clinton Township NJ

All the reasons you should make 9 Perry Rd. your new home!!

 

  • Clinton Twp./Hunterdon County
  • Move-in ready
  • Offered with a HMS Home Warranty
  • Easy commute to 78 E/W
  • Close to both the Colombia trail and south branch of the Raritan River for hiking/fishing/birding
  • East facing home sits beautifully on the lot for privacy
  • Well kept single owner home
  • Security system in place
  • Paved blacktop driveway
  • 3 car pole-less garage…no door dings
  • Dog fence in place
  • All hardwood flooring on 1st and 2nd floors except family room and bathrooms
  • Potential for a 5th bedroom if needed and easy conversion of 1/2bath to full on main floor
  • Open floor plan for entertaining
  • Sunny light filled home
  • 10’ ceilings on 1st floor
  • Upgraded base, crown and chair rail molding
  • Dimmer light switches
  • Many window treatments/shutters to remain with home
  • Large granite kitchen island for entertaining
  • Formal dining room and eat-in kitchen
  • High-end stainless steel appliances.
  • Italian Bertazzoni gas stove.
  • Quality Ben Moore paint in historical colors
  • Rare floor plan with both front and back staircase
  • Large master bedroom with walk-in closet, upgraded bath and sitting area
  • Jack & Jill bed/bath
  • Additional mini-suite with its own bath and walk-in closet
  • Wood burning fireplace with seasoned wood pile out back
  • Swing set on property
  • Large walk-out basement
  • Multi-zone heating and cooling with humidifier installed
  • Large professionally installed paver patio & BBQ
  • Beautiful professionally installed seasonal landscaping
  • Sprinkler system
  • Backs to conservation land
  • Very close to the charming town of Clinton NJ
  • 3417 square feet NJASCTB.ORG Tax records **

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When does the “Spring Housing Market” start?

The “Spring Housing Market” is a frequent topic of conversation. As an agent I hear from both buyers and sellers that they are going to list or shop in the spring.IMG_9760

Spring in the housing market isn’t when the tulips are coming up or when the schools are on spring break. Consider that many make their buying plans around school ending or summer vacation schedules. Also consider that even a cash deal needs time for inspections plus title work and will be around 30 days to close. If you work backwards being under contract by the end of April is the latest for an early summer move. If there are mortgage appraisals 45 days to close is more typical and that will place you into the 3rd week of April. This leaves about 10 weeks for the spring market. The calendar date for spring is actually when it may still be snowing.

People put all of their holiday décor away and make new years resolutions. Some of the resolutions include moving. There is one other day that real estate agents consider prior to the “Spring Market”. Funny enough it is the weekend after the Super Bowl that kicks off the market. Many people have the same ideas about spring. For buyers there are more homes to choose from but there are also more people buying. Buyers need a professional agent to help them locate the best homes to meet their needs. The other side of the coin is that sellers will have more competition and they need to be game ready. A seller needs a professional agent who can get them ready for selling.

Thinking of buying or selling a home, please contact me.

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New Jersey Properties
Sales Associate, Amy Roth
732-735-0535
Amy.Roth@bhhsnj.com
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Call Agent Amy Roth (732) 735-0535

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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 and was #5 in my office! It was my pleasure to meet and exceed all your expectations with a smile and a laugh.

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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! See my listings at Berkshire Hathaway Home Service, Clinton NJ

 

 

Why wouldn’t a seller take the highest offer?

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/24/this-house-had-22-offers-heres-why-the-owners-didnt-take-the-highest.html

The above link is just one of the reasons a seller might not take the highest offer. When working with a seller many things come into play other than money. Often the terms of the offer are just as important. When can the buyer close? Do they have a home to sell in order to purchase? Has a buyer professed a love for the home that makes a seller feel good about it? Is the money down significant if it is not all cash?

Just one more reason to work with a professional agent selling or buying. Professional agents help guide you to the best decision.

Call: Agent Amy Roth 732-735-0535 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services                        New Jersey Properties