Friday, September 28, 2012

What is YOUR home worth?

Book Giveaway

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Clever Dragons and more

Later today, my friend Karmen, is teaching one of her first Chinese classes of the season.  It's called Clever Dragons and my 7 year old seems to enjoy.  He loves everything Chinese.  This can be linked back to Pokemon in some way.  None the less, I am glad Hayden is showing interest in another culture.

If you are interested in Chinese classes for your kids, it is called "Clever Dragons" and it is through BSC Enrichment.  You can also email me for details

My other son, Tyson, is learning Spanish at school.  He is in Preschool.  I don't have any idea of how much he retains of this, since I don't speak Spanish.  He could be fluent or just throwing random noises my way and I can't really tell the difference.

The only issue that I can see wrong with my bilingual children is that I am awful at languages.  I seem to make it okay with English.  I am happy my young children are already ahead of me when it comes to different languages.  I imagine that only will surpass me as they get older and ultimately our goal as parents is to pray that they are better than us as they grow.

Let me know if there are any fun activities that you would like to share!

Monday, September 24, 2012

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Friday, September 7, 2012

The Home Selling Process: Determining Value of a Property

Let’s begin with this direct statement:

I am not the one who decides how much your home is worth.   The market does.

It tells us exactly where to price your property to sell and how to approach the marketing of your property.   Here are the factors that will affect the value in today’s market:

Pricing your home properly from the start is the deciding factor on how long it will take to sell it.

Location is the single most important factor in determining the value of your property.

The condition of the property affects the price and the speed of the sale.
As prospective buyers often make purchases based on emotion, first impressions are important. I’ll be able to help in optimizing the physical appearance of your home to maximize the buyer’s perception of value.

Prospective buyers are going to compare your property – both the condition and the price – to the other listings in and around your neighborhood. Those buyers will determine value, based on properties that are listed or have recently sold in the area.

Property values are affected by the current real estate market. Because we can’t manipulate the market, we’ll collaborate on a pricing and marketing strategy that will take advantage of the first 30 days your property is listed. It’s the  window of opportunity when buyers and their agents discover your property and are most likely to visit and make offers.