OK, we are on an elevator and you ask me what I do.
The following article is, more or less, a directory of the different 1 minute ‘elevator speeches’ for many of the common questions that I get asked. The articles that you can click through go into more detail about the different topics that anyone thinking about buying or selling real estate in this market should understand.
- Zillow and Trulia are the disruptive forces in our industry. A buyer (and seller) absolutely NEEDS to understand how these sites operate.
- The role of the BUYER’S AGENT is oft misunderstood and potential buyers lose valuable time and resources by not interviewing and involving a Buyer’s Agent earlier in the process.
- Likewise, there is a lot more written about how to BUY a home than how to SELL one. In these times of rapidly shifting prices and the unbalanced supply and demand relationship, pricing and negotiation strategies can vary widely within the Metro. A good LISTING AGENT will understand how to interpret the information.
- The CONDO folks also need to read this article. If you are thinking of buying a condominium, you MUST (repeat – MUST) understand how the financing can both create and alleviate risk in the projects.
- Despite a market that is returning to normal, we still get the FORECLOSURE question. It may or may not be the right strategy but understanding more about how the ‘Foreclosure’ label affects the value goes a long way to helping buyers understand whether the potential reward is worth the risk.
- Buying Luxury Housing in Richmond means knowing your history.
There are several other articles that are could serve as starting points such as ‘Spending $1MM‘ and ‘The Floors Tell the Story‘ and ‘Tell Me About Flipping Houses‘ but they are a bit more specific…would probably need to go from the Penthouse to Parking Level 8 and back again to really delve fully into those.
See you on the elevator.