Winning Strategies for Buyers in a Sellers’ Market
- Expect the Sellers’ Market to continue for at least the first months of 2021
- Buying a home in today’s sellers’ market doesn’t have to feel like an uphill battle.
- Here are four ways to make sure you’re positioned for success when making a home purchase, even when the scale tips toward sellers.
- Let’s connect to make sure you’re armed for victory in the housing market this season.
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Babysitter Certification Class sponsored by Jessica Harless, NextHome Realty Center
Super cool day with the instructors from Breathing Hearts.
A great group of young ladies is now Safe Sitter Certified which includes CPR!
Of course, Luke was on-hand for moral support and some pizza!
Take a 3-D tour of 12522 Cove Landing from you easy chair!
Whenever you view a home for the first time (or the second)…
Walk through the entire house to get a feel for the layout.
- Will you be able to live happily in the home as-is?
- Are there major changes you will want to do? Be sure to consider their cost.
- Is there adequate closet and storage space?
Check the condition of the floors.
- Will the carpet need to be changed or removed? Check for hardwood under carpet
- Will the hardwood refinished?.
- If possible, check under rugs for stains or faded flooring.
Look for evidence of water.
- take a close look at the ceilings and under windows for wet spots or water stains. Remember to check under sinks, too. In older homes with stone foundations, you are likely to find some moisture in the basement. A small amount is fine and to be expected in these homes, but a large amount of water in the basement is an issue. While you’re down there, check for mold, foundation cracks and the condition of the floor joists, if visible.
Locate the furnace, boiler, hot water heater, A/C unit, etc. You might be able to find a tag or sticker on these items with a date on it – this will give you an idea of its age. Your inspector will be able to tell you its remaining useful life.
Check out any appliances that may be staying in the home. Feel free to turn them on to make sure they work. Double check that the water line has been hooked up to the fridge, if necessary for filtered water or an ice maker.
Take a walk around the property for exterior issues. This is a good time to check for foundation issues and caulk around windows, doors, and siding.
Don’t stress yourself out about missing something – you’ll have an in-depth inspection once the property is under contract.
17514 Broad Bend
is a One-Story home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 4,222 sq ft of living space.
NEXTHOME OPENS THREE OFFICES IN HOUSTON WITH THE LAUNCH OF NEXTHOME REALTY CENTER
NextHome Realty Center
Pleasanton, CA— November 3, 2016 — NextHome is proud to announce our latest addition to the franchise, NextHome Realty Center. The brokerage will feature three locations in the city of Cypress, Texas – Telge, Mueschke, and Fry.
The three offices will provide sales services in residential, luxury, farm and ranch, land, new construction, commercial and leases to the greater Houston Metro area that is home to over 6.3 million residents.
The brokerage will be owned and operated by 24-year real estate veteran broker, Gayla Skates, and her daughter, Stacie Schafer. Schafer will serve as the Director of Business Development for the offices.
After a decade of successful real estate sales under the RE/MAX franchise brand, Skates and Schafer are moving their highly successful brokerage to the NextHome franchise. With over 1,300 transactions annually, NextHome Realty Center positions the firm as one of the most productive real estate companies in the state of Texas.
Skates started her real estate career in 1992 with RE/MAX Preferred in Georgia. Skates quickly built her business and was recognized as the Rookie of the Year for the Northwest Georgia Association of REALTORS®. In the mid-2000s, Skates and her husband relocated to Cypress, Texas due to a job transfer and this is where she furthered her real estate success.
In November 2006, Skates fully made the commitment to helping other agents when she opened her own brokerage under the RE/MAX franchise model. In just under one year, Skates grew the company to over 30 producing real estate professionals
“As a broker, I have been very fortunate to attract some of the most experienced REALTORS® to create a brokerage that prides itself on customer service, integrity, and teamwork,” said Skates. “We are excited that many of our agents have decided to join us on this new journey with us.” Through this culture, the office has grown to three locations in the greater Cypress Area; serving Northwest Houston, Katy, Spring, Tomball, The Woodlands, and other surrounding communities.”
With over 16 years in the mortgage industry, Schafer joined the company in June of 2015 to assist in the growth of the company. As the company recruiter, Schafer brought on board 26 agents in less than six months.
As the Director of Business Development, Schafer is set to oversee the progressive changes to the office under the NextHome brand. With an increased focus on consistency in training, agent recognition, branding, office production, and family time for the agents, Skates, and Schafer pride themselves in focusing on their agents.
“We focus on the success of each and every one of our agents,” said Schafer. “We know that by focusing on agent’s productivity, success, and overall happiness, the brokerage will be successful as well.”
NextHome Realty Center offices feature significant resources for agents such as live classes in their 1,400 square foot training facility, full access to first-class technology, and accountability and coaching by the leadership team.
Please join us in welcoming Gayla, Stacie, and the rest of the team at NextHome Realty Center to the NextHome family!
Interested in being a part of the NextHome Real Estate Franchise? Contact VP of Sales Charis Moreno at Charis@NextHome.com.