Thirty Days of Real Estate

Thirty Days of Real Estate Day 27 – Meet the neighbors

Real Estate with Dallice: Post Closing Post Closing you are the new kid on the block. Statistics tell us that it takes on average, 14 months to settle into a new community. For those with kids in school or social work environments nearby, you’ll be on the low end of that. But folks that are …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 22: Date Night

Real Estate with Dallice: Date Night or Time Out is super important! If you’ve ever worked with me, you’ll be familiar with how I feel about this. I recommend and encourage all of my clients to take “real estate breaks”. From the time you start looking for a home, until you close, it is entirely …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 20: Due Diligence by Buyers

Real Estate with Dallice: You owe it to yourself to complete your Due Diligence You are under contract and heading for Closing. But between now and then, there is some homework to be done. We built into the Contract to Buy, a bunch of contingencies. Items such as Inspection, Title, Insurance, Survey, Homeowners Association Documents, …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 18: Lender Relationship, Title Company

Real Estate with Dallice : Me, You and the lender relationship If you need a loan to buy the real estate you just put under contract, your lender relationship is crucial. I like to think of us as a 3-legged stool; You, me and lender. We each bear weight and responsibility and without any one …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 17: Under Contract

Real Estate with Dallice: Don’t buy furniture as soon as you go under contract! The last 5-6 years have been brutal to Buyers in this area. Competition is stiff, prices rise faster than most can save for a down payment and being rejected is just not fun! But now that you are under contract you …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 16: Crafting a Contract to Buy Real Estate

Real Estate with Dallice: What makes a compelling Contract to Buy? A compelling offer to buy addresses the needs of the Seller. So first and foremost: Figure. Them. Out. The MLS listing information is a good start. It gives you the list price – which is almost like the Seller has made the first offer. …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 15: Real Estate Analysis and Comparables

Real Estate With Dallice : Real Estate Analysis before Decision Making Real Estate Analysis and reviewing comparable sold properties is due diligence that shouldn’t be overlooked. Informed decisions require being informed. Without data or reviewing comps/market trends you are shooting blind.  Analysis of the Market Let’s review the market. Imagine you are pre-qualified to by …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 14: Attending Real Estate Showings

Real Estate with Dallice: Showing Real Estate Let’s talk about real estate showings etiquette for a sec. Sometimes there are showing instructions such as remove shoes (Hint: where slip-ons) or don’t let the cat out. We respect these instructions of course. However it should (but doesn’t) go without saying that a seller’s/tenant’s home is a …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 13: Setting Real Estate Showings

Real Estate with Dallice: Setting Showings Picture this; Work is slow (or you are just want something more fun to do!) and you have decided to spend some time online. Facebook is full of re-posts and political drama, the news is fake, or you wish it was, so you turn to the email you received …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 12: Real Estate Listing Alerts

Real Estate with Dallice: Real Estate Listing Alerts – the fun part! Listing alerts are where it starts to get real.  And you thought we’d never get here. What are real estate listing alerts? In short, your search criteria is plugged into a website, along with your email address of choice. That site matches listed …

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