5 Ways To Deal With Horrible Neighbors

If you happen to have a neighbor that sucks and you are getting ready to put your home on the market. You are going to need these 5 ways to deal with horrible neighbors. Nasty neighbors that ruin your home sale can cause major resentment and aggravation. Your knee jerk reaction may be to post all your bad neighbors wrongdoing all over social media, this a bad idea. This video will cover a more diplomatic way of handling the nasty neighbor so the sale of your home goes much smoother.

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What Is Naked Ownership In Louisiana?

Are you a naked owner in your Louisiana home?

In Louisiana, we have some funny laws. The ones related to naked homeownership after death can get pretty complicated. It can become pretty complicated knowing who owns the home after someone dies, especially here in Louisiana. Paul Rabalais helps me explain the meaning of naked owners in Louisiana and how these are the owners of the property are subject to the usufructuary’s rights. He will also cover the meaning of “usufruct”. the naked owners will become full owners at the end of the usufruct’s term or upon the death of the usufructuary family member. The naked owners are to receive the property or its replacement value at the termination of the usufruct. The naked homeowner cannot interfere with the lawful exercise of a usufructuary’s use and enjoyment of the property. After reading that you can see why it’s confusing for many people inheriting property after a death in the family member. This video covers questions like “Can the children kick a parent out their own home?” “Do you have to have a living trust?” and “Who owns the home after the death of a loved one.”

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Home Sellers Recording Their Home, Is It Legal?

 

Home Sellers Recording Their Home, Is It Legal? Home sellers are doing something criminal in some states, As much as you feel it’s your right to spy and record conversations as home buyers walk through your home you may be violating the law in accordance to your state’s laws when it comes to surveillance and mainly recorded conversations. No home buyer wants to have the watchful eye of a surveillance camera hovering over them and they certainly don’t want a home seller to record their conversations with their real estate agent. In this video, I will cover how Louisiana treats recorded conversations, and how other states require certain permissions to record any conversation even if it’s in your own home.

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Do You Need Title Insurance When You Buy A Home?

What Is Title Insurance | Is Title Insurance Worth It?

 

What is title insurance | Is title insurance worth it | Title insurance explained

How Title insurance works, it’s a form of indemnity insurance that protects the holder from financial loss sustained from defects in a title to a property. The most common type of title insurance is the lender’s title insurance, in which the borrower purchases coverage only to protect the lender. Owner’s title insurance is often paid for by the seller to protect the buyer’s equity in the property and is available separately.

KEY TAKEAWAYS ➡️ Title insurance is a form of indemnity insurance that protects the holder from financial loss sustained from defects in a title to a property.

➡️ The most common claims filed against a title are back taxes that had been missed by a title company, liens (from mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit, easements), and conflicting wills.

➡️ A one-time fee paid for title insurance covers pricey administrative fees.

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5 Tips When You Own A Home In 2019

Over the years I have seen many people make homeownership mistakes. These 5 tips when you own a home in 2019 will help you in the future when you are looking to sell your home. When it comes time to sell your home there are papers and other documents I ask my clients for and SO many times people have lost track of these items. I will cover what these papers are, that future home buyers are looking for and I will also give a great home money saving tip for EVERY year you live in it. These tips will help you maintain your home so you are a responsible homeowner and keep some cash in your pocket.

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Staging Your Home For The Holidays, (When Your Home Is For Sale)

When you are selling your home the last thing your thinking about is staging your home for the holidays. If you have found yourself in the position that you are selling your home during Christmas these staging tips for the holidays will help keep your home inviting and warm without screaming CHRISTMAS! I know some realtors will tell you not to decorate at all but I say if you do tasteful Christmas decorating using these 5 tips for the holiday decorating you should be okay with future buyers.

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Buying A Home (Advantages Of Buying An Ugly House In Baton Rouge)

Buying a home can really get some buyers let down with their limited budget. A home buyers only option may be to buy a home that’s, well, unattractive. But there are many advantages to buying an ugly house. In this video, I will cover those advantages buying an ugly house for the first time and even though it may not be a gem now you may be laughing all the way to the bank in a few years when the ugly home becomes the best gem on the block.

 

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Home Buying Walk-Thru Checklist (With Free PDF)

The walk-thru stage of home buying, The final walkthrough isn’t just to check if the sellers have removed all items from the home or check the condition. When a buyer does a walk-thru of the home they are buying, prior to closing, they may see some things they were not expecting, So its good to be prepared. In this video: I will be showing the perfect walkthrough checklist so you don’t forget anything by the time the sellers have handed over the keys and cover those things most people don’t even think about when they walk around one last time. Below the video, I will have a checklist PDF that you can download for free to take with you the day you do your walk-thru.

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For Sale By Owner Fails

I know there are many factors that go through a sellers mind when they chose to sell their home “for sale by owner” or FSBO like some people call it but the statics don’t lie, according to the National Association of Realtors, less than 10% of FSBO’s actually sell. So why are there so many For Sale By Owner Fails?  In this video/blog, I will cover the reasons why this happens and some tips to try to help those that elect to sell for sale by owner.

🏡Preparing The Home Correct To Sell It.

I know most sellers feel like they have seen enough on HGTV that they can stage a home without a stager, and sell a home without a realtor. I mean, they make it look so easy on tv, why can’t they do it themselves?

But the problem is that most people when selling For Sale By Owner list their home before its ready to list. I have had clients take up to a month to get everything in order before I would send out the professional photographer to take photographs.

There are some simple generic tips that should be followed by all FSBOs. I have made a useful playlist of videos to help also https://bit.ly/2xaztYk , Some of the most important pre-listing tasks that FSBOs should do before listing their home for sale include: 

📦Decluttering.

🎨Paint rooms.

👨🏽‍💻Professionally clean carpets and/or floors.

👷🏼‍♂️Complete any neglected repairs.

💡Replace outdated light fixtures.

🏡Add Flowers and de-weed to make the home have curb appeal.

🖥 Pricing and Zillow’s Zestimates

Many For sale by owner sellers do not understand the value of their home. They will rely on sites like Zillow with Zillow’s “Zestimates” to evaluate their home. The “Zestimates” have been known to either price the home too high which prices the home out of the market. Other “Zestimate’s” may price it too low, making some buyers curious to what could be wrong with the home when it’s priced so low. Most buyers won’t take the chance that the home is a good deal they’ll just move onto another property.

☎️ Listing FSBO on Zillow with Only Real Estate Agents Call.

Once a seller lists there home on websites like Zillow, and Trulia, they are inundated with calls from real estate agents working there call sheets but get little traction with actual buyers. The way these sites are actually set up they makes it difficult for the home sellers contact information. To be found by the average buyer searching, they tuck it lower down the page just past where all the real estate agent have paid for placement, even making the color of font and size smaller. Of course, real estate agents trying to work to get the listing they know exactly where to find these numbers, and that’s why the for sale by owner seller gets bombarded by those calls.

Not only does the phone ring from realtors, you get people calling at all hours asking questions about the home, its exciting at first but frustrating after a couple of weeks when the seller has 40 calls and no one actually coming to the home to preview it.

🙋🏻‍♀️Who’s Entering your home?

Eager sellers want to show their home to anyone and everyone. It’s completely understandable, the more people that see it, the more likely you’ll get a buyer, right? An experienced REALTOR® knows how to screen for the right people to look at your home. There is no point of wasting your time shuffling your kids out of the house because someone’s grandma wants to see what wood flooring you put down a few years back with no intention of actually buying the home. REALTORS® know what documents to ask for and which ones are really not worth the paper they are written on. (Here is an example of the difference of pre-approved and pre-qualified, https://youtu.be/GGLvtVLPrFs)

😨 Selling with Pressure.

Many FSBO sellers will stay in there home to show it and rightfully so. The FSBO sellers will show their home pointing out features that either does not interest the buyer or make the buyers completely uncomfortable. After the showing is over they may ask the buyers for feedback which most buyers are uncomfortable in doing so in a face-to-face situation, in turn, the FSBO sellers really don’t get the feedback they really need to get the home sold faster.

🕵🏽‍♂️Negotiations and Home Inspections.

When it comes to negotiations with inspections things can get really heated as I mentioned in my last video, Buying for sale by owner without a realtor https://bit.ly/2MvEKhV .  FSBOs often believe that there is nothing wrong with their home which is why it’s upsetting when the buyer requests items to be corrected or fixed before moving forward with the transaction.  This can often lead to the FSBO refusing to repair any items, which is a great way to scare away potential buyers. Sellers don’t want to give there home away and the requests for repairs seem absolutely ridiculous to them, This is when most sellers realize they should have gone with a professional REALTOR to handle the uncomfortable nature of discussing money and what will and will not be repaired.

Before you decide to sell your home FSBO, remember, the statistics say you have about a 10% chance of making that happen. If you decide you want to take on the challenge. Make sure you are aware of the above common reasons why For Sale By Owners fail.  An FSBOs Seller who understands what the most common pitfalls are will greatly increase the chance that they have a successful sale.

🏡To search for homes in the Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish Area:

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📨If you have any questions about buying and selling your home feel free to reach out to me at any time by email or any respectable time by phone📱. All my contact information is listed below.

Kristina Smallhorn is a realtor in the Greater Baton Rouge Area with EXP Realty LLC
My name is Kristina Smallhorn, Your Real Estate Whisperer and I tell you all this “Because YOU Matter”
Cell 225-246-1812
EXP REALTY, LLC
2900 Westfork Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70827
225-412-9982 ext 149
info@YourRealEstateWhisperer.com, kristina.smallhorn@exprealty.com
Kristina Is a Licensed Realtor® with The Greater Baton Rouge Board of Realtors@ in the State of Louisiana. License #0912122918

Secrets Sellers Need To Keep

I will start off by saying that I would never tell a seller to lie on any document but there are some secrets sellers should keep. These non-disclosed secrets in no way are being deceptive to the person purchasing the home but help the seller stay on even ground with the prospective buyers. Savvy sellers know to never expose these secrets and In this video, I will cover the secrets that sellers should keep, so you don’t sabotage your home sale with these home selling tips and get top dollar for your home.

Many buyers will ask the sellers “Why are you moving?” seems like a harmless question, right? When I represent the buyer I always ask it but If I represent the seller I’m tight-lipped with the response, Why? Because the answer can make the buyers perceive the sellers time frame as being more urgent causing them to make a lower offer. For instance, If the seller has to move because of a job transfer. The buyers know that the seller wants to get rid of the home they have for sale as quickly as possible so their offer will reflect that.

So what other responses would cause the buyer to feel like they have the upper hand in the deal that sellers should stay quiet about?

🤫“We just need to live in a quiet neighborhood”

If I buyer hears that from a seller their imaginations run wild to what that could possibly mean. Not only could you as a seller get lower offers because of it, but you may also lose out on offers altogether.

💸“The Taxes and Insurance are killing us”

I can already see the alarm bells ringing overs buyers head when they hear this. If they do not perceive the cost of insurance and taxes as too high they already know you as a seller are eager to sell quickly to get out from under your mounting financial problems.

😡“We hate our Neighbors”

Not all people are the same and If you dislike your neighbors the new possible buyers may be bosom buddies. Also, you may want to be careful in saying this for another reason. The buyers may also be related to some of your disliked neighbors. I live in a small town and this is not unheard of at all, you never know who you are talking to so be careful.

🏡“We just want a newer house”

When sellers say this a buyer begins to believe there is work that needs to be done to the home you are trying to selling or the home is outdated. They start to run a price tag of all the items they think haven’t been taking care of and make an offer with that in mind.

⚠️“We Just Don’t Feel Safe”

This is a perceived feeling for you as a seller. What you consider “safe” may be a step up for the new possible buyer. Let the buyers and buyers agent do there due diligence when researching the neighborhood. Crime statistics are public record and are posted on many websites, I included a report for my buyers in any home they are researching.

🎉And what is the biggest secret you should keep as a home seller?

“What’s your bottom line?” Never I Mean NEVER tell a buyer what your bottom line is. Not only will they know what you want to make they will also try to go just under that amount to sweeten the deal in their own minds. If you want top dollar for your home or even fair market price NEVER TELL THIS SECRET!!🤫

I hope you found this video about the Secrets Sellers Should Keep useful if you’d like to read more real estate buying and selling tips you can visit my blog at yourrealestatewhisperer.com

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📨If you have any questions about buying and selling your home feel free to reach out to me at any time by email or any respectable time by phone📱.

Kristina Smallhorn is a realtor in the Greater Baton Rouge Area with EXP Realty LLC
My name is Kristina Smallhorn, Your Real Estate Whisperer and I tell you all this “Because YOU Matter”
Cell 225-246-1812
EXP REALTY, LLC
2900 Westfork Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70827
225-412-9982 ext 149
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