Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thinking About Selling Your Home on Your Own? Here are 8 Great Reasons Why YOU Should Work With A Realtor

Not all real estate practitioners are REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. Here's why it pays to work with a REALTOR®.

  1. Navigate a complicated process. Buying or selling a home usually requires disclosure forms, inspection reports, mortgage documents, insurance policies, deeds, and multipage settlement statements. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes.
  2. Information and opinions. REALTORS® can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They’ll also be able to provide objective information about each property. A professional will be able to help you answer these two important questions: Will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment? Second, will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell?
  3. Help finding the best property out there. Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market, and it will take some investigation by your REALTOR® to find all available properties.
  4. Negotiating skills. There are many negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession, and inclusion or exclusion of repairs, furnishings, or equipment. In addition, the purchase agreement should provide a period of time for you to complete appropriate inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase. Your agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required.
  5. Property marketing power. Real estate doesn’t sell due to advertising alone. In fact, a large share of real estate sales comes as the result of a practitioner’s contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, and family. When a property is marketed with the help of a REALTOR®, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your REALTOR® will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.
  6. Someone who speaks the language. If you don’t know a CMA from a PUD, you can understand why it’s important to work with a professional who is immersed in the industry and knows the real estate language.
  7. Experience. Most people buy and sell only a few homes in a lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each purchase. Even if you have done it before, laws and regulations change. REALTORS®, on the other hand, handle hundreds of real estate transactions over the course of their career. Having an expert on your side is critical.
  8. Objective voice. A home often symbolizes family, rest, and security — it’s not just four walls and a roof. Because of this, homebuying and selling can be an emotional undertaking. And for most people, a home is the biggest purchase they’ll every make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on both the emotional and financial issues most important to you.                                   Realtor Magazine                                                                             Shauna Quick, Realtor                                                                   Exit Realty Success

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Year Of Gratitude-April

We should express our gratitude for the small and simple things, like the scent of rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one's voice.
-Joseph B. Worthlin

I am grateful for:

My husband Christopher-we have been married for 25 years!

Visits to Justin and Libbie's farm-each time I have the opportunity to visit I enjoy the relaxing atmosphere

Blooming trees and flowers



Moab-I love to go to Moab with my family, we enjoy running down the sand hill, going off roading and hikes in Arches National park

Shauna Quick
Exit Realty Success

Here are some gratitude comments that are from a Facebook page I am on:

  • Sarah I am grateful for the roof over my head, my happy and healthy family, a good job and food in my belly.

  • Lona  I am grateful that my son was born without any complications and is a beautiful, healthy, wonderful baby boy 

  • Julia I am grateful that my sweetheart is in remission and healthy. I sure love that guy.

  • Tanna I am grateful for time and the amazing people this world is filled with:)

  • Tanja Mikes Hard Lemonade, and time to myself

  • Tina  My kids and my hubby I can't seem to get enough of them!

  • Magnolia My family...husband and kids and my parents (who are currently here and SUCH a help!!) Family really are the greatest.

  • Janessa I am SSSOOO grateful for my handsome hun!

    Shanna I'm grateful for modern day medicine, the roof over my head, my husband and all of his jobs, my darling kiddos and I am truly grateful for this page and all the wives I have had the pleasure to meet and especially have gotten to know.