The Savvy Realtor with Angie Cole

Comparing National Real Estate News with Triangle Trends

Is outdoor living all the rage? Does home improvement really increase your happiness level? Let’s look to recent headlines to find out in this week’s podcast.

Read more and get additional financial resources here: 

https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/comparing-national-real-estate-news-with-triangle-trends/

 

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What we discuss on this episode: 

0:38 - In the News: National stats for selling.

3:32 - Outdoor living appeals to buyers.

6:11 - Home improvement happiness on the rise.

11:24 - There’s been a dip in listing availability.

Mailbag: How Does Angie Help Buyers Make Sight Unseen Offers?

How often do buyers purchase a home without ever setting foot inside? Where are good places to look to build or for an active adult community? Angie answers these questions from the mailbag.

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-will-i-have-to-buy-sight-unseen/  

 

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

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:38 - Mailbag: Do I have to buy sight unseen? 

3:22 - Mailbag: How should I search for 55+ communities? 

4:55 - Mailbag: Where can I find land to build? 

7:27 - Mailbag: How should I sell my inherited home? 

Mailbag: How High Above List Price Are Homes Selling For?

In the competitive Triangle real estate market, how much will you really pay over list price? Angie answers this and one other question from the mailbag in addition to giving a market update on today’s podcast.

 

Read more and get additional resources here:  https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-how-much-over-list-price-should-i-expect-to-pay/ 

 

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

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:44 - What’s the local market update?

3:44 - Mailbag: How high above list price might homes go?

6:13 - Mailbag: Could we sell our home and get a condo?

Mailbag: Will Pools Stay in Demand After the Pandemic?

The pandemic has continued to have a major impact on the real estate market. On today’s podcast, Angie answers two questions related to the trends and impacts in the market due to the pandemic. How might that look in the future?

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-will-pools-stay-in-demand-after-the-pandemic/ 

 

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

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:37 - Mailbag: Is the pool craze here to stay?

3:31 - Mailbag: Is land increasing in value?

Mailbag: Do I Need $50K in Due Diligence?

In the Triangle market, there continues to be a low inventory, low interest rates, and then high prices. It is more of a seller’s market, but at least the buyer is getting better financing on their loan thanks to the low interest rates. On today’s podcast, Angie answers two questions related to today’s market and how a buyer can better their chances of winning an offer.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-do-i-need-50k-in-due-diligence/ 

 

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

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:38 - What is happening in the Triangle real estate market?

2:33 - Mailbag: Is it okay to do a leaseback?

5:22 - Mailbag: Do I need to have $50k in due diligence?

6:40 - How can buyers be as strong as possible in today’s market?

Closing Recap: Three Stories About Sellers

Hear about three different sellers who recently closed on their home in the Triangle with Angie and her team. Each had their own unique aspects while selling in today’s market.

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/closing-recap-three-stories-about-sellers/ 

 

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

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

1:42 - Closing Recap: Christina and Holly

5:40 - Closing Recap: Ray

7:55 - What seller’s resources does Angie have available?

9:39 - Closing Recap: Heath and Candace

 

Mailbag: How High Will Home Prices Go?

As the housing market continues to go up, just how high might prices go? Angie shares her insights on the Triangle market when answering these four questions from the mailbag.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-how-high-will-home-prices-go/ 

 

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

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:38 - Mailbag: How much higher can house prices go?

3:20 - Mailbag: How do you figure out the list price on a home?

6:58 - Mailbag: Buying an established home vs. building a home?

9:25 - Mailbag: Can a loan cover a fixer upper and the needed updates?

Apple’s New North Carolina Campus: What Does This Mean for Triangle Real Estate?

The Triangle got big news recently when Apple announced plans to invest over $1 billion in a new North Carolina campus. With the local real estate market already buzzing, what will this news mean to the future of property values in the area?  

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/apples-new-north-carolina-campus-what-does-this-mean-for-triangle-real-estate/ 

 

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

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

2:20 – Angie’s reaction to the news

4:30 – Worry about affordability

6:45 – Should I sell now or wait?

Easy Ways to Boost Your Home Value

How can you increase your home value without breaking the bank? We talk through six ways to boost your home value on this week’s episode of the podcast.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/easy-ways-to-boost-your-home-value/

 

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

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

1:06 - Changing out the lighting.

3:40 - Getting new faucets or showerheads.

5:52 - If you do a big re-do

6:56 - Clean up the landscaping.

9:58 - Paint the front door.

13:04 - Is your home pet-friendly?

 

Mailbag: How Can I Make My Home More Attractive To A Buyer?

Do you have a great house but live on a busy street? Wondering if it’s worth finishing your basement before listing? Angie answers these questions and more on today’s podcast.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-how-can-i-make-my-home-more-attractive-to-a-buyer/ 

 

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

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:38 - Mailbag: Will the housing market crash?

3:54 - Mailbag: What resources can you provide when flipping a home?

7:10 - Mailbag: How do you sell a home on a busy street?

10:36 - Mailbag: Should I finish off the basement before selling my home?

Mailbag: Will I Get My Money’s Worth Out of This Home Improvement?

Everything little detail adds up when selling a home and attracting a buyer. But do these improvements actually put more money in your pocket when you sell your home?

 

Show notes: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-will-i-get-my-moneys-worth-out-of-this-home-improvement/ 

 

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

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:39 - Mailbag: Should I get a solar tube light?

2:43 - Mailbag: Can someone with disabilities bring a support dog to showings?    

4:51 - Mailbag: Does adding attic storage space bring value to the home?

8:04 - Mailbag: Can an upgraded closet pay for itself if we end up selling soon?

Are These National Real Estate Trends Happening In The Triangle?

When it comes to real estate, there are national trends and then there are local trends. On today’s episode of the podcast, we talk about some national trends to see if they are also prevalent in the Triangle real estate market.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/are-these-national-real-estate-trends-happening-in-the-triangle/ 

 

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

 

What we discuss on this episode:

1:17 - Should you do a pre-inspection as a seller? 

4:51 - Young adults are dominating the market. 

6:48 - Mortgage rates are increasing slightly. 

8:41 - Are COVID-related changes to the process here to stay? 

11:27 - Do first-time homebuyers have it easier than repeat buyers? 

Mailbag: How Much Should I Put in Due Diligence?

In today’s competitive market, how much should you offer in due diligence? Should you offer more than the list price? Angie answers four questions from the mailbag in this week’s podcast.

 

Read more and get additional resources: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-how-much-should-i-put-in-due-diligence/ 

 

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

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:38 - Mailbag: Should I work with an individual agent or a team? 

4:02 - Mailbag: Which home upgrade is best? 

5:56 - Mailbag: How much do I need to pay in due diligence? 

8:32 - Mailbag: How much more than the list price should I offer? 

Mailbag: Why Should I Use A Realtor to Sell My Home?

When selling your home, you want to make sure you’re getting the best offer and the best situation. Angie answers two questions from the mailbag today when it comes to making that sale.

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-why-should-i-use-a-realtor-to-sell-my-home/ 

 

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

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:39 - Mailbag: Will my home sell now if it didn’t this past winter? 

2:17 - What’s your favorite grocery store and why?

6:19 - Mailbag: Why shouldn’t I sell my home by owner?

Are These 6 Real Estate Items Underrated or Overrated?

Today we’re talk through six different real estate topics and find out if they are overrated, underrated, or rightly rated. Do you agree with what Angie thinks about each of these?

 

Show notes: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/real-estate-underrated-or-overrated/  

 

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

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

1:05 - What do you think about iBuyers?

2:46 - How do you rate referrals?

4:38 - Are real estate apps worth using?

5:38 - What’s the importance of staging a home?

8:54 - Are you a fan of HGTV?

11:31 - Should you write a handwritten note?

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