Real Estate Closing Costs: What to Expect

A common question that I’m asked when starting the RE buying process with clients is what should I budget for my closings costs? Home buyers can estimate between 2-5% percent of the purchase price of their home in closing fees.¬† Typically, it’s a several thousand dollar expense. On average, I see between $2,000-$4,500. However, these…

5 Fundamental Values to Real Estate Success

My real estate success has come down to having fundamental values: one, be an educator – have the ability to clearly articulate all aspects of the buying and selling process; two, be knowledgeable – know the industry inside and out and at times get creative; three, be responsive – answer all cell phone calls and…

What you Need to Know About For Sale by Owner (FSBO) Real Estate

Currently, the typical price to hire a realtor to list your home ranges from 6-7%. Yes, this amounts to thousands of dollars however, there is a general misconception that selling your own home without a licensed professional can save you most of that money. Let’s dive deeper and assess the potential benefits and challenges with…

10 Steps to Flip a House

We’ve all seen HGTV programs where folks execute a smooth real estate transaction and flip a home for a nice profit – Can it truly be that simple? Let’s review the steps and then discuss. Hire a Realtor A realtor can help you identify areas of opportunity. Bank owned house listings,¬†Sheriff’s sales or HUD auctions…