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3 Reasons to Work With a Buyer’s Agent for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 052422

In today’s market, the value of a good buyer’s agent cannot be overlooked. Here are three reasons to work with one when buying your home.
1. Save money. A buyer’s agent negotiates on your behalf to help you to get the most bang for your buck.
2. Get expert guidance. A buyer’s agent provides rational advice to help you avoid overpaying or taking on unnecessary risk.
3. Gain a competitive edge. A buyer’s agent knows how to craft a compelling offer that appeals to both the seller and their listing agent.
Need a skilled and trustworthy buyer’s agent? Contact us to see how we can help you on your home buying journey.

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Our nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch. Last year, a lack of inventory and soaring prices left many would-be homebuyers feeling pinched. But now, with interest rates climbing, many of them are also feeling desperate to lock in a mortgage—which has only added fuel to the fire.1

Fortunately, if you’re a buyer struggling to find a home, we have some good news. While it’s true that higher mortgage rates can decrease your purchasing budget, there are additional ways to compete in a hot market.

Yes, a high offer price gets attention. But most sellers consider a variety of factors when evaluating an offer. With that in mind, here are five tactics you can utilize to sweeten your proposal and outshine your competition.

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If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix.

Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for record highs,1the appraisal process—historically a standard part of a home purchase—is receiving more attention than ever.

That’s because some sellers are finding out the hard way that a strong offer can fizzle quickly when an appraisal comes in below the contract price. Traditionally, the sale of a home is contingent on a satisfactory valuation. But in a rapidly appreciating market, it can be difficult for appraisals to keep pace with rising prices.

Thus, many sellers in today’s market favor buyers who are willing to guarantee their full offer

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Finding the RIGHT property

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process.1

Buying a home is a significant commitment of both time and money. And a home purchase has the power to improve both your current quality of life and your future financial security, so the stakes are high.

Follow these five steps—and complete the corresponding worksheet offered below—to assess your priorities, streamline your search, and choose your next home with confidence.

STEP 1: Set Your Goals and Priorities

The first step to finding your ideal home is determining WHY you want to move. Do

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Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies wants to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes.

iBuyer startups like Opendoor, Offerpad, and Properly are rapidly expanding into new territories, and now established players, like Zillow, are starting to get in on the action. Also known as Direct Buyers, these companies use computer algorithms to provide sellers with a quick cash offer to buy their home.

While the actual market share of iBuyers remains small, their big advertising budgets have helped create a noticeable buzz in the industry. This has left many of our clients curious about them and how they work.

In this article, we explain their

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Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.”

With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and add organizational systems to your own home. Not only will you clear out clutter, your efforts can actually increase the value of your home.

Ready to give it a try? Here are six home organization ideas that will “spark joy” for you and your property value. 

Boost Bathroom Storage Capacity

When was the last time you cleaned out your bathroom cupboards? If it’s been awhile, remove everything and take a look at each item. Toss any old or expired

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If If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment.

With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to distinguish fact from fiction. That’s why we’re revealing the truth behind some of the most common home buyer myths and misconceptions.

Buying a home is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be a scary one. If you arm yourself with knowledge and a qualified team of support professionals, you’ll be well equipped to make the right choices for your family and financial future.


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Best Practices when Selling Boca Raton Luxury Properties

If you’ve been contemplating hiring a professional and hold concern for the cost of working with an experienced professional, the uncertainty of working with an amateur appears as a bigger gamble. Real Estate best practices are not expensive when it comes to professionals and if you’re looking to sell your condominium or estate, working with your friend’s daughter might not be the best bet if she’s just gotten her license. Here are a few reasons you should consider working with an experienced realtor rather than trusting your luxury property to a novice.

Experienced Agents Have Endured Growing Pains

Frequently beginners get hired by smaller companies who may not offer all the tools a new

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Zero Plus Loans are Keller Williams Real Estate Best Weapon

When buying or refinancing real estate, Keller Mortgage will lower the costs and simplify the process. In most cases, agents are expecting homebuyers to get a pre-approval from a bank or mortgage company. The process includes waiting for the loan officer to find and locate the best fees with the least amount of interest to get the shopping underway. However, in some cases, the homeowners undergo a lengthy process costing them thousands of dollars in closing costs and more. The arsenal of tools for sellers may seem bleak during Boca Raton markets such as the luxury sector. But, fear not Mr or Mrs. Buyer the Keller Williams Zero Plus Loan is one of Boca Raton’s Best Real Estate Weapons where

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Tips and Ideas for Getting Settled into Your New Boca Raton Luxury Home

Whether you’re hosting a party for yourselves or someone else, a housewarming party is a unique tradition that is meant to thank those who helped along the way. It doesn’t matter if you throw a huge party or a small gathering, we’ve put together some excellent tips and ideas to help you get settled with a nice ‘pendaison de crémaillère’ (housewarming party). Read on to understand some inviting concepts on this age-old custom.

The Purpose of a Housewarming Party

While it may not seem necessary to some people, having a housewarming is one of the best ways accomplish important agendas to others. You may want to invite friends and family to come over and see your new address,

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