The only person that can give you real answers is a local and trustted loan officer. Your best bet is to meet with a local and trusted mortgage broker, they can prequailify you at no cost, they will look at your credit plus your financials and let you know if there are any programs that you may quailify for to refinace this tyope of property.
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I think it will depends on your market and listing, for now. But I think it will only continue to grow.
I know some of my client's don't know what that "square" is used for. If you can incorprate something that states, "download QR reader app to access information", that might help.
For example, my inlaws didn't know they could lookup a phone number on their smart phone. They ask us for a phone book, my husband said look it up on your phone. They didn't know they could do that. They wouldn't know what a QR code is or how to use it.... more
Dianne: First and foremost, welcome to your new career. We have all sat in your same place at one time in our career.
I'd recommend several things for you to "get rolling." The most important thing in getting business going is being in front of, with and in contact with as many people (new acquaintances and old alike) as possible on a daily basis. Here are a few things I recommend.
1. Volunteer as much as possible in as many issue areas as you find in harmony with your passion. Work alongside other and allow real estate talk to work its way naturally into the conversation.
2. Assemble every contact you have and make sure everyone of those folks know you are in real estate. You may choose to send them emails, postcards, letters or better yet just pick up the phone and call them.
3. Create professional profiles on Facebook and LinkedIn and start networking and reconnecting there. You'd be amazed at friends from high school and college who will find you on these media.
4. Most of the top producers I know make a minimum of 10 calls a day. Make that phone turn into money!
Additionally, be very aware of your philosophies and approach. Many of the top corporations do not put their new employees on commission because they come across as too hungry and aggressive. Don't let you need for money turn people away. They can always smell desperation for a sale.
Get in every class you can humanly get into. You'll find a lot of free classes and low cost classes throughout the Dayton/Knoxville/Chattanooga area. Meet agents who you admire and ask to shadow them for a few hours. Interview top producers in your office and ask if you can work open houses, help with inspections or show overflow buyers for them.
The "rainmaking" is limitless. Simply treat this job as a daily profession. Spend at least 8 hours working each day. If you feel like you have nothing do do after making your calls and volunteering, GO PREVIEW HOMES on the market in the area you want to work in. Know every feature, price position and neighborhood amenity. The more you know about "your stock" the better you'll be ready for those clients when they come rolling in!
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In terms of being counted in the square footage it will be included in the square footage if it's heated and cooled, just like the rest. As for the "value", even with windows, it still may not be valued as much as the upper floors, if that's what you mean. Some say it's about 3/4 of the value of the upper levels.... more
I find that Zillow is not nearly accurate enough. The last check I did of my home had the value at 250k. I wish that were true. I know its not because there are two homes in my neighborhood that are currently under contract, both similar to my home, and both listed around 225k. The best way to find your market value is to have a Realtor do a CMA. It is, in my opinion, the most accurate estimate of market value.
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While I love, thrive on, constantly search for and apply every piece of technology I can find, I can't find anything useful and sensible from Twitter. Seems like a good techy play toy, but not too good on real estate applications.... more
Hi Lee, you should be able to list your domain name for sale through the company from which you bought it. I know that most of them have a way to do that. You could also see if they are interested in using it for domain name parking, which means they use it to post paid advertisement and it's a way for you to earn renue on unused names. Lastly, they also have a way to appraise the domainname for you. I'd contact the company and ask them what your options are.... more