Paid Content by Sussex County Association of Realtors – Sussex County Home Buyer Fair

Paid Content by Sussex County Association of Realtors – Sussex County Home Buyer Fair


>>YOU KNOW, JIMMY, I’VE GOT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING. WE BOUGHT OUR HOUSE 22 YEARS AG. 1994. SO THE THOUGHT OF LOOKING FOR A NEW HOUSE, IT KIND OF SCARES ME. I WOULDN’T EVEN KNOW WHERE IN TE WORLD TO START.>>THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THAT SITUATION RIGHT NOW, SO I’M GLAD YOU MENTIONED THAT. INSTEAD OF YOU TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU COVER ALL OF THE BASES, BECAUSE AFTER ALL YOU’RE PROBABLY GOING TO MISS SOMETHIN, WHY NOT LEAVE THE JOB TO A PROFESSIONAL? THAT MY FRIEND IS WHERE A REALTR CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE SO MUCH EASIER. JOINING US THIS AFTERNOON TO TEL US MORE ARE TWO LICENSED REALTOS AND MEMBERS OF THE SUSSEX COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING U.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING US.>>LET ME ASK YOU THIS. BUYING A HOUSE. CAN YOU KIND OF BOIL IT DOWN INO A THUMBNAIL PICTURE?>>SURE. BUYING A HOUSE PROCESS CAN BE A LITTLE BIT COMPLICATED. THERE’S A LOT OF MOVING PARTS TO GO FROM, YOU KNOW, SEARCHING FOR YOUR HOUSE TO EVENTUALLY GETTING TO THE SETTLEMENT TABLE. PROBABLY ONE OF THE EASIEST WAY TO THINK ABOUT IS PICTURE A LADDER. ON THE ONE SIDE YOU HAVE YOUR FINANCIAL AND LEGAL OBLIGATIONS WORKING WITH LENDERS AND GOING THROUGH ALL THE APPROVAL AND THE APPLICATIONS AND ON THE OTHER SIDE YOU’VE GOT THIS REALLY FUN PART AND THAT’S WHERE PEOPLE ENJOY, YOU’RE SEARCHING FOR HOMES, DOING OPEN HOUSES, YOU’RE DOING SHOWINGS, THE REALTOR WILL BE CONNECTING ALL THE DOTS FOR US. THEY’LL PROVIDE THAT SEAMLESS KIND OF APPROACH TO A GREAT EXPERIENCE WHERE AT SOME POINT T ALL COMES TOGETHER AND YOU’RE SITTING AT THE SETTLEMENT TABLE.>>THAT SOUNDS LIKE — IT REALLY DOES SOUND LIKE A LOT OF FUN. YOU LOVE YOUR JOB.>>I DO.>>WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU DO CONNET THOSE DOTS?>>I REALLY DO LOVE MY JOB. EVERY DAY IT’S DIFFERENT. EVERY TRANSACTION IS DIFFERENT. HOME BUYERS NEEDS ARE DIFFERENT. HOME SELLERS NEEDS ARE DIFFEREN. I THINK WE START AT THE BEGINNIG OF THE PROCESS AND WE END AT THE SETTLEMENT TABLE WHERE YOU WALK AWAY WITH KEYS. SO WHEN WE FIRST START WORKING WITH BUYERS, WE’LL — WE’LL SHOW HOUSES, WE’LL WORK WITH FINANCING, TRY TO GET LENDING UNDERWAY. WE PRESENT OFFERS, HELP WRITE OFFERS AND CONDUCT NEGOTIATIONS. AND THEN ONCE THE CONTRACT IS SIGNED, YOU KNOW THE OFFER IS ACCEPTED, CONTRACTOR SIGNED, THN WE START WORKING ON THE TIMELIN. THE TIMELINE IS CRITICAL SO, WE’LL WORK WITH THE INSPECTIONS TO MAKE SURE THEY GET DONE IN TIME. REPAIRS ARE DONE IN TIME ALL COMING TO A HEAD AT SETTLEMENT. WE’LL THEN START COORDINATING TE SETTLEMENT. WE WORK WITH THE ATTORNEY, WITH LENDERS AND OUR JOB IS TO PRETTY MUCH USE OUR EXPERIENCE AND OUR RESOURCES TO JUST CREATE A SIMPE BUYING EXPERIENCE.>>MAKE IT SMOOTH.>>FOR HOME BUYERS.>>LET ME ASK YOU THIS. I WAS LOOKING AT KRISTI’S REAR REAR — REALTOR PIN. IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REALTOR AND LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT.>>IT’S ACTUALLY KIND OF IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THAT EVERY REALTOR IS A LICENSED REAL ESTAE AGENT. HOWEVER NOT EVERY LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT IS A REALTOR. SO THE REALTOR TITLE IS GIVEN TO THOSE THAT HAVE TAKEN MEMBERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. THEY’VE MADE THE PLEDGE TO HOLD THEMSELVES TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS POSSIBLE.>>THERE ARE ETHICAL STANDARDS E NEED TO MEET, A LOT OF CONTINUIG EDUCATION STANDARDS THAT WE NEED TO MEET. EVERY REALTOR NEEDS TO MEET IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE REALTOR TITLE. IT PROVIDES A LOT OF BENEFITS AD A LOT OF RESOURCES TO REALTORS O MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE PROVIDING THE BEST SERVICE POSSIBLE TO OUR CONSUMERS. IF YOU HAD ACHINESS BETWEEN A LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT AND A REALTOR MY ADVICE WOULD BE GO WITH A REALTOR EVERY TIME.>>PEOPLE MAY NOT REALIZE THAT REALTORS, IT’S NOT A NATIONAL THING, THEY’RE RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW IN DELMARVA.>>WE’RE LOCAL HERE, LISA. WE’RE SEEING A WHOLE LOT OF ADVERTISING ON A NATIONAL LEVEL. LIKE HE SAID, BEING A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS BRINGS CORRECT TO OUR PROFESSION. ONE WAY IT DOES THAT IS THROUGH OUR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS PROCESS. AND SO AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTOR, WE ADHERE TO THEIR 17 ARTICLE CODE OF ETHICS. WHICH IS ENFORCED HERE LOCALLY Y OUR PEERS. WE HAVE A CHARTER, THE SUSSEX COUNTY COUNTY ASSOCIATION HAS A CHARTER FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TO PROTECT THE REALTOR TRADEMARK AND ENFORCE TE CODE. I THINK ONE THING THAT REALLY SETS US APART FROM SALES AGENTS THAT ARE NOT REALTORS IS THAT PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY THAT IS ESTABLISHED BY THE CODE OF ETHICS.>>IS BEGINNING OF SUMMER OR FAL A GOOD TIME TO BUY A HOME.>>IT’S THE SECOND STRONGEST MARKET THAT WE HAVE IN THE YEAR. THERE’S A COUPLE REASONS FOR THAT. IN THE DELMARVA REGION OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT USE PROPERTY AS AN INVESTMENT AND THEY’VE JUST GONE THROUGH THIS LONG SUMMER SEASON AND THEY’RE TIRED AND DON’T WANT TO MANAGE PROPERTIES ANYMORE SO THEY PROBABLY WANT TO MOVE ON TO DIFFERENT THINGS AND DIFFERENT PROJECTS. THE OTHER THING IS YOU HAVE FAMILIES THAT HAVE GROWN OR CHANGED, PEOPLE LEAVING FOR COLLEGE AND NOW THEY MAY WANT TO DOWN GRADE OR DOWN SIZE, SO FORA SELLER — FOR BUYERS THERE’S A LOT MORE CHOICE, THERE’S A LOT MORE FREEDOM TO PICK OUT AND FID THE RIGHT HOUSE FOR YOU. THE SELLERS, OBVIOUSLY THERE’S A LOT MORE ACTIVE BUYERS. WE’VE HAD, YOU KNOW, THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE VISITIG THE DELMARVA REGION DURING THESE SEVERAL MONTHS AND SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE WILL TURN AROUND AND WANT TO BUY THEIR RETIREMENT HOME, THEIR SECOND HOME AND SO THEY’VE GOT A LOT OF OPTIONS, SELLERS HAVE A LOT OF OPTIONS AND BETWEN THOSE TWO FACTORS IT MAKES FOR A GREAT TIME TO BE BUYING AND SELLING HOMES IN THE DELMARVA REGION.>>THIS WILL ALL BE LAID OUT IN AN UPCOMING BUYERS’ FAIR. TELL US ABOUT THAT.>>IT WILL BE. THE HOME BUYERS FAIR IS GOING TO BE HELD AT THE OWENS CAMPUS IN GEORGETOWN. IT’S SEPTEMBER 24TH, AND YOU CAN CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THAT. WE WILL PROBABLY BE THERE. THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF RESOURCES. IT’S FREE AND IT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.>>ALL RIGHT. THERE’S THE INFORMATION RIGHT THERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING IN AND TALKING ABOUT THAT.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>WONDERFUL TALKING TO YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>TO READ MORE ABOUT NEXT MONTH’S HOME BUYERS FAIR GO TO OUR WEBSITE, DelmarvaLife.COM. YOU’LL ALSO FIND MORE INFORMATIN

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