With 20 Years of Experience, We Helped Margaret Build Relationships as a Realtor

“Joe, would, one, actually listen when I had an issue or come up upon a situation that I haven’t had before in my short term experience as a realtor and he’s been a realtor for twenty years, plus. So, he listened, he understands, he also is a fantastic problem solver. He’s also very motivating. He always has words of encouragement and can guide you in the right way. Through his coaching, he has given me discipline with a schedule. He’s made me understand the value of offering an abundance of not only experience and information but customer care. I was previously focused on my education so I had a lot of knowledge about my area of expertise, but I didn’t know how to showcase that. So, Joe helped me find my path in marketing and how to network, and how to make phone calls, scripts, what to say, that way it showcased the value in the information that I was providing clients so that I can build that long term report. It’s not just a one-on-one transaction. We are trying to build relationships.”

What to Consider When Investing in Real Estate

 When it comes to investing in real estate, there’s more to it than just location, location, location.

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The key to investing in real estate isn’t as simple as you might think. 

When considering investing in real estate, some people only think location, location, location. That’s absolutely incorrect. You should also think about location, price, and/or terms. All three of these factors contribute to making a sound investment. 

Price isn’t the only thing you should consider when looking for a great deal.

When looking for a great deal, some investors only try to buy really, really low. Price isn’t the only thing you should consider when looking for a great deal, however. In some cases, it’s better to pay more for a property with the right terms. You can pay a high price, but if you get the right terms—like seller financing—it can be just as good as buying low. 

If you or anybody you know is looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be happy to help.

How We Had Elliot’s Home Listed Within Two Days

“I met Joe about 15 years ago. He was living in the same area as we were and I met him, he told me he was in the real estate business and he seemed like a very trusting individual. Well, we wanted to sell it (the house) quickly, so by the time I contacted him within two days we had the For Sale sign up. Offers started coming in, he listed very quickly. So, he moved very quickly. I would tell people he is very knowledgeable. He;s been in the business over 20 years, over 25 years I believe, but the main thing is he is very trustworthy. He’s always smiling and laughing so he’s a pleasure to be around as well.”

How We Kept Things Positive and Helped Liz Grow Her Business

“He is always upbeat and always positive. He is direct without being very direct, you know what I mean? He does not beat around the bush and he delivers his message very nicely. He’s been valuable for my mindset and his positive attitude has definitely rubbed off on me. He;s helped me to look at the positives even when I am going through something that is difficult and that has really helped me tackle my business no matter what’s going on. I am keeping focused, keeping positive, and getting the job done. I’ve already recommended him to several colleagues of mine and I tell them that I can’t imagine not having him as a coach for the rest of my career. I feel like we’re a team and he has helped my business tremendously. So, since I have been in coaching with him my business has grown.”

What Can You Do When a Home's Appraisal Comes in Low?

 What happens if a home doesn't appraise during a real estate transaction? There are three main options the buyer and seller should consider.

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What happens when a property being sold doesn't appraise?

When a house is in escrow and gets an appraised value lower than the agreed-upon purchase price, there are three things you should consider:

  1. The seller can reduce the price. Make it a win-win for both parties to help the transaction keep going forward. 
  2. Set up an arrangement outside of escrow. This is a good option if the buyer really wants to buy the property and they're willing to pay more than it appraised for. Lenders aren't very favorable about things like that, but if both the buyer and seller agree and put the deal in writing, it's totally fine. 

  3. The buyer and seller can set up an arrangement in writing outside of escrow.

  4. The buyer can move on and look elsewhere. If you're looking in an area with an abundance of inventory, the buyer can simply cancel the transaction and go look elsewhere. 
If you have any other questions about home appraisals or you're in the market to buy or sell a home in the San Diego area, give me a call or send me an email. I'd love to help you out!