Finding the Right home


 

Finding the Right Home

[Murfreesboro, TN] — With all the choices in today’s market, how do you go about finding the right home? It seems the more research you do, the more alternatives you discover.

It’s important to visualize your needs and plan ahead. “Know what you want in a home, what’s important to you, and what you can live without,” Kim Reynolds, Realtor of Keller Williams Murfreesboro says. “Many of us start out with a champagne taste and a beer pocketbook, so it’s important to be realistic,” she adds.

Where and what you buy will affect you for as long as you live in the house. “Get your priorities in order before you start looking or even talk to a real estate broker or sales associate,” Reynolds says.

For first-time home buyers this is a new experience, so it’s especially important to do your homework. If you currently own a home, you know exactly what’s lacking. You may need another bedroom or bathroom, or a good school nearby.

First, decide where you want to live. A big part of the answer hinges on where and how you earn a living. If your job requires a lot of reading or is quite stressful, public transportation may offer valuable time to sit quietly. “Regardless, you should practice the commute in rush hour before you make a commitment. A seemingly quiet road can transform into gridlock during peak hours,” Reynolds cautions.

People with children have other major considerations: school and safety. If you plan to send your children to private schools, you can live where you want assuming you can easily arrange transportation. On the other hand, a lavish public school system may indicate high local real estate taxes. Check them out.

Obviously, lifestyle is an important consideration. People who frequently dine out, go dancing and attend the theater probably belong in the city or a close-in suburb. “In other words, make sure you’re in close proximity to the things that matter most,” Reynolds says.

It used to be that homes came in a limited variety, but today, you have many choices. In addition to the traditional single-family home, you can buy a townhouse, condominium or apartment condominium or co-op.

In planned unit developments (PUDs), you can find almost any combination. In condos and other such communities, make sure the rules and regulations, as well as the by-laws, match your lifestyle. This type of housing is great for people who want to own their own space without being responsible for mowing the lawn or repairing the roof; a management company handles that.

On the other hand, you’ll pay fees for these services. “In addition to checking the documents and financial soundness of the homeowner’s association, you must determine if the monthly fees are worth the services and additional amenities such as a swimming pool or exercise room,” Reynolds explains.

Affordability can be a factor not only in the type of housing, but whether it’s new or an existing home. Old houses often have fine woodwork or interesting nooks and crannies not normally found in new homes. They generally sit on landscaped lots with mature trees and grown bushes.

New homes may cost more, but you can make many more decisions on amenities, colors, carpeting and fixtures. “Make sure you’re dealing with a reputable builder, and have an attorney review all documents, Reynolds says.

Selecting a real estate professional is an important first step in beginning your search. “Ask for personal recommendations to find an individual who is knowledgeable about the neighborhood and has access to the local Multiple Listing Service,” Reynolds says. Make sure you feel confident about his or her knowledge and skills, and understand the business relationship that you have established between you.

Reynolds is one of more than 40,000 members of the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, who have attained the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation. As the world’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing the real estate buyer, REBAC is “The Voice for Buyer Representation,” with more than 40,000 active real estate professional members of the organization throughout the world.

To get started on finding the right home call Kim Reynolds, Realtor today at 615-556-1511 direct or 615-895-8000 office.

1

Advertisements

Look into the New Community


Moving to a new town or even a new area of town it is important to become well acquainted with it as soon as possible once you move there.  Below are some resources you may wish to utilize to become more familiar with your new surroundings:

Newspaper-think about getting a regular subscription or a digital online subscription. This will give you an idea of what types of jobs are available in the community, social events and religious groups you may want to participate in.

The Chamber of Commerce-they can provide you a newcomer’s packet that is full of information about the local community.

Tip:  Keep the kids occupied and excited about the move by allowing them to plan their first sight-seeing tour or activity when you get to town.

I would enjoy being part of the equation when you have made the decision to move.  Please visit my website http://www.kimreynolds.net to get started on your search.  Happy moving!

Source, Everything Homebuying Book

Helpful Utility Service Provider List for Murfreesboro Rutherford County, TN Sellers and Buyers


If you are looking to either buy or sell a home in Murfreesboro Rutherford County, TN in the near future, here is a list of utility service providers. You will want to schedule turn on/off a few days prior to your move.If I can be of help to you in buying or selling a home you can reach me at 615-556-1511 direct or 615-895-8000 and ask for Kim Reynolds. Have a great week! Service Provider List

Before hiring a real estate agent, be sure to ask are you a full-time or part-time agent?


It is very important to know when considering hiring a real estate professional if they are full-time or part-time agent. Think about it for a moment, do you want a part time dentist, lawyer, mechanic or even a hairstylist? The answer should be no! You want a full time professional that is fully focused on their area of expertise. When you have decided to either buy a home or sell a home you will have questions and need guidance. You will need someone that is having day to day experiences in the industry, someone who is well educated and up to date on solutions should an issue arise. You NEED a full-time agent!

I am a full-time real estate agent, working in the Nashville, TN area. I have been buying and selling homes in the Nashville area for close to five years now. I am fully invested in my career as a REALTOR, and welcome your business. In the past two years I’ve helped clients buy and sell 40 homes, that’s an average of 20 homes per year. I would be honored to represent you in the sale or purchase of a home in our community. I work the Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, Mount Juliet, Hermitage, Lebanon, Smyrna, Lavergne, Christiana, Murfreesboro, Rockvale, Shelbyville, Readyville and Woodbury areas. Please call me at 615-556-1511 if I can help you with your real estate needs today.

Join over 2400 others and take a look at this fabulous home in Murfreesboro, TN


Four bedrooms under $190k in Siegel Middle/High school area.  This home has a great layout with a formal dining room, formal living room, den area and kitchen on the main floor.  There is a huge deck off the back of the home and the entire backyard is fenced and VERY private!  Call Kim Reynolds at 615-556-1511 to schedule a time to see this amazing home before it is SOLD!

Follow the link below for a RED CARPET TOUR!

http://www.tourfactory.com/1244127

Laughter is still the best medicine…your weekend funny “ON THE JOB”


A job seeker at my office was filling out an application. After writing in his address, he was asked “Length of residence? The applicant wrote “One acre.” -Jennifer Mcneil

The Benefits of Properly Pricing your Home


BENEFITS OF PROPER PRICING

• FASTER SALE: The proper price gets a faster sale, which means you save on mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, and other carrying costs.

• LESS INCONVENIENCE: As you may know, it takes a lot of time and energy to prepare your home for showings, keep the property clean, make arrangements for children and pets, and generally alter your lifestyle. Proper pricing shortens market time.

• INCREASED SALESPERSON RESPONSE: When salespeople are excited about a property and its price, they make special efforts to contact all their potential buyers and show the property whenever possible.

• EXPOSURE TO MORE PROSPECTS: Pricing at market value will open your home up to more people who can afford it.

• BETTER RESPONSE FROM ADVERTISING: Buyer inquiry calls are more readily converted into showing appointments when the price is not a deterrent.

• HIGHER OFFERS: When a property is priced right, buyers are much less likely to make a low offer, for fear of losing out on a great value.

• MORE MONEY TO SELLERS: When a property is priced right, the excitement of the market produces a higher sales price in less time. You NET more due to the higher sales price and lower carrying costs.

Call or text 615-556-1511 to learn how to get your home sold in 90 days or less.IMG_7877