Friday, February 8, 2019 / by Cooper Riach
When looking for a real estate agent, what is important to you? Experience? Trust? Communication? Whatever it is, the Huerkamp Home Group has it. With a team of 17 licensed agents, we have the most resources to help you with you with your home search. Want to sell your house? No worries! Our agents also have experience listing homes. Overall, when you work with HHG, you are working with the best, and here are some more examples of why.
So lets say that it's experience that is most important to you. Our team of 17 licensed agents and administrative staff have 75 years of real estate sales experience. To put that in perspective, the average life expectancy in the U.S. is 79 years of age. You could say we have a lifetime of experience as a team!
On top of our experience, the Huerkamp Home Group is under the umbrella of Keller Williams Realty. Keller is the largest and highest producing real estate company in the world! That just adds to the resources that we are able to provid ...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 / by Jason Huerkamp
Do Overpriced Homes Sell?
When pricing your home, consider these 12 points
Experienced buyers who have been looking for a while will know your home is overpriced and won't even look at it
Unscrupulous agents may use your home as a springboard to sell another home with similar accommodation thats priced correctly
The first 30 days is the most important days for your listing, make the most of it to get it sold
The longer your home is on the market, the less the value in the buyers mind (What is wrong with this property?)
Buyers search in price brackets. If your home is priced out of the price bracket, it may never be seen by the right buyer
If there are no or few showings in the first week of hitting the Market, the Market is telling you the property is overpriced
If the Buyers are coming to look at the property and not offering, the buyer is telling you it is overpriced and your home should consider a price improvement.
In today's busy market, pricing your home cor ...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 / by Jason Huerkamp
In today's market, Sellers know that there is low inventory and their home will be one of only a few for qualified buyers to choose from. Because of that, they feel that they can get more for their property than the agents want to price it for right now. Should they put a higher price on their property?
When we have a busy real estate market there are more real estate agents who come into the industry and either they don't have the experience and they are out there showing homes and making sales. When there is a listing to be had, the Seller will inevitably invite a few people in to give him a valuation on his property. There will always be one or two who will go in with a higher price, in order to get a good chance of getting the mandate to sell that home. The Seller wants to hear that the home will get more and the agent who wants the mandate may be inclined to accept a mandate at that higher price, stating that its probably "worth trying." The reality is, they are un ...
Friday, February 24, 2017 / by Jason Huerkamp
When Purchasing a home, your real estate agent will want to know about the contingencies that need to be in your contract. An experienced agent will know exactly how to protect you, but lets look at a few that definitely could apply to you and should be considered when writing your contract.
Contingent Upon a Mortgage
If you are borrowing money from a lender, you want to be sure that this condition is written in, because if it isn't, you may have to proceed with the sale without the protection of a mortgage or face legal and financial consequences. This would be pretty standard in any real estate contract and would be deleted should the purchaser be paying cash for the property.
Contingent Upon Selling Your Home
This would be important if you were purchasing a home and needed to sell your existing home in order to continue with the purchase of the new one. Normally this contingency would have a time period attached to it, so that the seller would not wait forever until ...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 / by Jason Huerkamp
New Home Construction
Whether to buy an existing home or have one built is yet another decision to make during the home-buying process. If you decide to go with new construction, a real estate agent can be a powerful advocate in your corner as you negotiate upgrades, a move-in date and other terms with the home builder.
Below are some basic pointers to prepare you for the journey ahead.
Selecting a Builder
Shopping for a large production or custom home builder can be a daunting task. Start by defining what architectural styles appeal to you and then seek out the builders in your area who offer those styles. Due diligence is essential. Ask friends for referrals to get firsthand accounts; verify the builder's state license status, if applicable; and check whether they're certified by the National Association of Home Builders.
The Builder Representative and Your Real Estate Agent
A builder representative's ultimate goal is to sell you a home. His or her role is t ...