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4 Reasons the Highest Offer Doesn't Always Win

Coming out on top in a super hot housing market
Posted by Jessica Wimberly on March 01, 2021 in  Buying A Home
Think the highest offer on a home always wins?Think again. Here are four reasons why a seller may not choose the highest offer: 1. A buyer brings an all-cash offer:A buyer paying cash means there won’t be any financing pitfalls — and sellers LOVE avoiding pitfalls. 2. A buyer can close ASAP:If a seller is antsy to get moving, an offer from a buyer who can close quickly will zoom to the top of the stack. 3. A buyer shares their story: Sometimes buyers want sellers to know exactly why their house is... read more

Why buying a home in December is the best time to buy!

Let us spell it out for you!
Posted by Jessica Wimberly on December 09, 2020 in  Buying A Home  Holidays  Home Buying
Most people cringe at the thought of buying a home in December. Only the Grinch would want to pack up and moving during the holiday season! But hold on Cindy Lou Hoo, there are several reasons December can be a great time to buy.  1. Sellers are highly motivated. People who are listing their homes in December are usually on a timeline. They may be relocating for work, wanting to move over the school break, or need to sell their home before the end of the year. 2. You have less competition. ... read more

5 Tips for Buying Your First Investment Property

It doesn't have to be scary!
Posted by Jessica Wimberly on October 06, 2020 in  Buying A Home  Investment Property  Return on Investment
Buying your first rental property can be super scary—but it doesn't have to be. If you’ve been reading, researching, and chatting it up about investing in a rental, here are a few thoughts to throw into the mix: 1. Make sure you’re okay being a landlord. When things break, flood, drip, or fall, you’ll be the one your tenants call. Will you handle repair and maintenance yourself? Or will you hire a contractor? Be honest with yourself about what it takes—and what it costs—to be a... read more

How to Write a Letter to the Seller

Winning in a Competitive Market
Posted by Jessica Wimberly on September 02, 2020 in  Buying A Home  Home Buying Tips  House Hunting
You find the home of your dreams. Only to find out that there are 7 other buyers that have fallen in love with it as well! This might sound crazy, but we have found that one of the best tips in this kind of situation is writing a letter to the seller.So, today, we are going to share some Do's and some Do Not's to help you WIN!DO: Find out the seller's situation. A letter may not be appropriate for every scenario. Not every home is sold for the same reason so before you pour your heart out on paper, make s... read more

You Are Under Contract

FAQ's Answered!
Posted by Jessica Wimberly on August 17, 2020 in  Buying A Home  FAQ  First Time Home Buyer  Home Buying Tips
Over the past few weeks we have been answering the FAQ's that we get the most from our first time home buyers and today we are wrapping it up with everything that happens once you've made the offer on your dream home and the seller has accepted! What does “under contract” mean?Under contract means that all parties have agreed on terms, have signed the contract, and the signed contract has been delivered to both buyer and seller. Payment of the escrow deposit is expected.What is escrow?The escrow money, escrow depos... read more
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