The Savvy Realtor with Angie Cole

Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent, Part 1

What questions should you ask your realtor and why? What kind of answers should you be looking for? And how does Angie answer these same questions?

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/questions-to-ask-a-real-estate-agent-part-1/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this show:

1:10 - How long have you been a full-time agent in this market?

3:58 - How many homes do you sell or buy each year?

7:06 - Ask, who is going to be my primary point of contact?

8:24 - How long does it take for buyers to get through the process?

The Process of Selling Your Home, Part 2

What do you need to know when it comes to selling your home? How can you ensure the process goes smoothly? Find out the steps to selling your home in this two-part series.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/the-process-of-selling-your-home-part-12/ 

 

Check out Part 1 here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/the-process-of-selling-your-home-part-1/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this show: 

1:36 - Set the list price of the home.

3:12 - Marketing the home.

4:39 - How will you handle negotiation?

8:57 - Keep focused on the end goal.

The Process of Selling Your Home, Part 1

Are you considering selling your home? Where should you start? Angie will walk you through each step of the process in this two-part series.

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/the-process-of-selling-your-home-part-1/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this show: 

0:38 - When is it time to sell your home?

1:57 - Prepare your home.

4:14 - Are you mentally ready?

5:34 - How much is my home worth?

8:09 - Find a real estate agent.

9:42 - Ready to start packing?

 

Mailbag: Should I Work With a Local Mortgage Lender?

What does the Triangle market look like right now? Should you buy a vacation home with family? Is there a benefit to working with a local lender? Find out what Angie says to these questions from the mailbag.

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-should-i-work-with-a-local-mortgage-lender/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/  

 

What we discuss on this show: 

0:38 - How is the market in the Triangle?

2:53 - Mailbag: Can we split a home purchase?

6:01 - What’s different about buying a second home?

7:40 - Mailbag: Is there an advantage to working with someone locally for your mortgage?

 

Clever Ideas When Buying A Home

What are some ways you can think outside of the box or be really prepared to buy a home? We talk through some clever ideas when it comes to the home buying process.

 

Read more and get additional financial planning resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/clever-ideas-when-buying-a-home/ 

 

See our listings here: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

1:00 - Test out the neighborhood you are considering living in.

6:24 - Get pre-approved for a loan. 

9:15 - Look at homes before you look for homes.

11:22 - Become a neat freak!

13:48 - The process can include some feedback.

16:47 - Write a letter to the seller.

18:57 - Carefully select your real estate agent.

Barriers For First Time Home Buyers

Are you about to be a first-time homebuyer? What kind of challenges do you need to prepare for and how can you overcome them? We discuss the process to getting into your first home. 

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/barriers-for-first-time-home-buyers/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this show: 

0:38 - What are barriers for first time homebuyers?

0:55 - Do higher home prices prohibit first time homebuyers?

4:13 - Are low credit scores or employment concerns a problem?

6:03 - Are you scared of transitioning from renting?

11:09 - Are you being too picky or not decisive enough?  

14:02 - Did you pick the right realtor?

Mailbag: Where to Find a Good Starter Home

When you look for a starter home, you’re looking for a place to call your own that meets all your criteria. Where should you start?

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-wheres-a-good-starter-home/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this show:

0:40 - Mailbag: Where should you look for a starter home in Chapel Hill? 

5:21 - Looking by price is common and Angie’s team can help.

7:18 - Mailbag: Do you really need a realtor?

10:00 - How can you find out the potential value of your home?  

Assessing the Latest Real Estate Headlines

How do the latest real estate headlines compare to what’s happening in the Triangle? Find out on today’s podcast.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/assessing-the-latest-real-estate-headlines/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this show: 

0:52 - Home sales hit 2006 levels. 

3:11 - Big equity gains for homeowners this year.  

4:38 - Baby Boomers looking for customized housing with active lifestyle.  

7:49 - Some buyers are waiving inspections. 

The Best Advice in Real Estate

What are some of the best pieces of advice Angie has learned or given to clients over the years? From running a business to packing the truck, Angie shares what you want to know when it comes to real estate advice.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/the-best-advice-in-real-estate/

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this show: 

0:55 - What’s the best advice Angie gives to clients about the mortgage process?

1:52 - What’s the best business advice Angie has received?

4:08 - What’s does Angie tell clients when searching for a home?

6:34 - What is the best advice when it comes to marketing a home?

7:49 - What do you do about staging?

12:38 - Remember that this isn’t a war.

16:17 - What should you know about the moving process?

20:44 - What’s the best way for realtors to communicate with clients?

Is It Worth It To Refinance?

When should you refinance? Is it possible to sell a home completely virtually? Angie answers these questions from the mailbag in today’s episode.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/is-it-worth-it-to-refinance/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this show: 

0:38 - In the News: Raleigh included in list of top zip codes in the country.

3:53 - Mailbag: Should I refinance my home?

6:22 - Mailbag: Can I sell a home completely virtually?

11:08 - What’s the first step of the home selling process?

 

How Can Sellers Prepare for Home Inspections?

What do you need to know before inspection day? How can you prepare your home and your mindset for what they might find?

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/how-can-sellers-prepare-for-home-inspections/  

 

What we discuss on this show: 

0:41 - How can sellers prepare for home inspections?

1:15 - Make space.

2:48 - Take care of nuances.

5:09 - Make sure the lightbulbs work.

6:11 - Beware the small details.

7:48 - Get mentally prepared.

10:01 - Trust your agent to guide you through the process.

Mailbag: How Quickly Can We Sell Our Home?

What is a realistic timeline for selling a home, especially in a good neighborhood? Angie answers this question from the mailbag, as well as another one about winning a bidding war.

 

Show notes: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-how-quickly-can-we-sell-our-home/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:59 - Mailbag: Why have we lost so many bidding wars? How successful is Angie?

4:03 - Mailbag: How quickly can a home go on the market and sell?

4:33 - Angie talks about what she likes about the Bedford neighborhood in Raleigh.

6:13 - The home selling process can move as fast as the client wants to move.

How Important is Social Media for Realtors?

Do most realtors use social media? Is it a deal breaker to work with someone who doesn’t? Angie answers this as well as three other questions from the mailbag.

 

Show notes: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/how-important-is-social-media-for-realtors/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/

 

What we discuss today: 

0:38 - Mailbag: Can I still sell my home with an iBuyer or investor company? 

1:34 - Which way of selling will net more money? 

2:46 - Mailbag: Should I work with my friend who is a realtor but doesn’t use social media? 

4:39 - Mailbag: Will smart locks hurt your resale value? 

6:12 - Mailbag: Is something wrong with a house that is on the market for a year? 

Real Estate Headlines: Top Search Terms and Foreclosures

With a constantly changing world it’s important to check in on the news. What are the latest headlines in real estate? How do they apply to the Triangle?

 

Read more here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/real-estate-headlines-top-search-terms-and-foreclosures/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

On today's show: 

0:38 - What does the market look like right now?

2:47 - What are the top searched real estate questions?

5:24 - Is first time homebuyer interest going up?

6:59 - What has gotten more popular in the Triangle?

9:44 - Is a rise in foreclosures coming?

11:42 - What should you know about buying a foreclosure?

12:57 - Are we seeing the end of real estate photography as we know it?

Mailbag: Working With Angie and Her Team

Are you considering selling your home? Three listeners are also considering selling and had some questions about everything from working with Angie, when to sell, and how to sell several properties.

 

Read more about this episode: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-working-with-angie-and-her-team/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

On today's show: 

0:38 - How often does Angie interact with clients?

4:39 - Will home prices continue to go up?

7:11 - Should you sell multiple properties at once?

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