The Savvy Realtor with Angie Cole

Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

What are we finding to be true when it comes to real estate in a pandemic? As we continue to do this essential work, there are a number of realizations and lessons learned during coronavirus. 


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Today's show schedule: 

0:38 - How is coronavirus impacting the real estate market right now? 

1:16 - Don’t expect a huge housing price slash. 

2:35 - There are fewer and fewer listings going up. 

8:33 - Is paperwork is taking longer?

10:44 - People are really living in their homes right now. 

Real Estate Fact or Fiction

Is that true? We talk through several commonly held beliefs about real estate to see what’s fact and what’s fiction. 


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Today's show schedule: 

0:52 - The outside of your home is just important as the interior when selling. 

3:25 - Location, location, location! 

6:12 - Real estate agents--are they all the same? 

9:06 - Should you always choose a high list price to leave room to negotiate? 

11:00 - Is it much more expensive to own a home or rent? 

14:05 - Will agents do anything to make a sale? 

15:15 - Does For Sale By Owner save you a lot of money? 

Mailbag Show: For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Scam & What Do Buyer’s Want?

Are you thinking through what you should consider when selling your home? The choices you make now can change what you make off of your home significantly. This episode, Angie answers two questions from the mailbag from potential sellers.

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0:38 - Mailbag: Is someone claiming to bring lots of buyers for a fee a scam?

2:34 - Angie shares about a neighbor trying to sell a home by owner.

4:59 - Understanding the contract is key part of working with a realtor.

6:22 - Mailbag: What is most important to future buyers right now?

Tips for Thriving in the New Normal

Homes are continuing to sell and homebuyers are growing in numbers as they search for the right home, even during coronavirus. We talk about tips to thrive during this time while buying or selling a home.


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Today's show schedule: 

0:38 - “The 7-second rule” in deciding to make a purchase.

2:45 - Do you pass the “three pictures” rule?

5:26 - Which picture should be first in the online posting?

6:39 - Some are eager to buy a home amidst the pandemic.

10:26 - 41 percent of buyers say they are willing to go over budget.

13:10 - Is this the time for normal marketing?

What Every Home Seller Should Know

Whether this is your first time selling a home or it’s been a long time since you’ve experienced the process, there are a number of terms and practices you should be aware of. On today’s episode we will talk through seven different terms to ensure you have a thorough understanding of what to expect.

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Today's show schedule: 

1:17 - What is CMA, comparative market analysis?

3:52 - Real estate professionals use an MLS, multiple listings services.

8:14 - Staging a home can make a significant difference on how well a home sells.

10:32 - What are showings like now?

13:35 - What do you need to know in the contract?

16:04 - When there is a contingency addendum, what does that mean?

18:53 - What happens in a seller’s consultation or listing presentation?


Are These Homebuying Concerns During Coronavirus Valid?

Were you planning on buying or selling a home this summer but now are re-thinking it due to coronavirus? Are these concerns warranted or are they based more on best guesses than reality?


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Today's show schedule: 

1:20 - “I’m going to stop looking for a home until everything stabilizes.” 

2:54 - “Interest rates are low, but will they go lower?” 

3:56 - “I probably won’t be able to find my ideal home while inventory is low.” 

6:04 - “I’ll put off selling until life goes back to normal.” 

Be Aware of These Lies in the Real Estate World

Whenever you make such a major financial decision, you want to ensure that the people you are working with can be trusted. What kind of lies should you be aware of and avoid when it comes to the real estate market?  


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Today's show schedule: 

1:34 - How many years of experience do you really have? Or rather, how much experience do you have?

4:53 - What makes an agent a specialist?

6:30 - Does the knowledge come from extra classes or hands-on experience?

8:24 - Is there a special pool of buyers available to an agent?

10:30 - Can you ever really know if there are multiple offers on the home?

Tips for Buying or Selling a Home During a Pandemic

Are you unsure of what to expect when it comes to buying or selling your home during coronavirus? Worried things might be drastically different or it’s a bad time? Angie answers several common questions when it comes to buying or selling a home in the middle of a pandemic.


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Today's show schedule: 

1:35 - What safety measures are you taking during the pandemic as a realtor?

3:46 - Is now a good time to buy or sell from a financial standpoint?

5:05 - Are home showings even allowed?

8:53 - Which homes are easiest or hardest to sell right now?

10:13 - What happens if you are now unemployed or temporarily furloughed?

11:29 - Is the closing process still the same?

What Out-Of-Town Homebuyers Need To Know

Are you looking to move to the Triangle from out-of-town or out-of-state? What kinds of questions should you be asking and considering? Angie answers a few key questions to put your mind at ease.


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Today's show schedule: 

0:38 - What questions should out-of-towners ask before moving to a new area?

1:08 - How popular are HOA fees and what’s the common range of fees to pay?

3:48 - What area in the Triangle draws in most new buyers?

7:12 - Is there a community Angie sees as the best value?

9:14 - What is the job market and commute like?

12:39 - The Triangle is a good place to live and work, even while working from home.

13:24 - Do you help connect buyers with lenders, inspectors, and other needed professionals?

The Good News For Homebuying Right Now

While there are a lot of hard things we’re all dealing with right now, what are some of the positive things we can find amidst all this? In this episode we’ll look at the silver lining and hear some ways you can still have a positive experience while buying or selling a home.


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Today's show schedule: 

0:38 - What’s a silver lining right now with current homebuyers?

3:03 - Almost a quarter of buyers are comfortable with buying a home without seeing it in person.

5:17 - March numbers revealed a dip in home sales, but the median home price was up nationally.

7:10 - Home prices in the Triangle are still appreciating.

7:55 - What does it look like to sell a home right now, during coronavirus? 

How the Triangle Compares to National Real Estate Statistics

We have a number of interesting real estate statistics to share with you this week, but how do they compare to the real estate market in the Triangle? What does Angie have to say regarding some of these nationwide numbers and data?


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Today's show schedule: 

1:31 - What are some relevant statistics when it comes to buying and selling a home?

2:03 - 12 percent of homebuyers in the last week made a purchase without seeing the home in person.

4:57 - 1 in 4 Americans plan to use their stimulus check on housing, rent, and utilities.

7:07 - A Freddie Mac study said the real estate market was short 3.3 million homes.

10:38 - The number of single homeowners is at a record high.

12:44 - Before coronavirus, what were the top worries for homeowners in 2020?


Mailbag: Coronavirus Edition

Thinking about buying or selling a home this year but now reevaluating due to the coronavirus? How quick could you get your home on the market right now? Angie answers four questions from the mailbag, all related to real estate in times of coronavirus.


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Today's show rundown: 

0:42 - Mailbag: Is it still worth investing in rental properties?

1:34 - Rental rates are rising.

2:34 - Mailbag: How quickly can your team get our house on the market?

6:02 - Mailbag: Will homebuying costs change due to coronavirus?

8:14 - Mailbag: Will the housing market collapse? 

Stay Safe While House Hunting During COVID-19

Are you about to begin house hunting? Wonder how you can do so while still staying safe and healthy? Angie shares strategies and ways the real estate world has shifted during coronavirus.


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Today's rundown: 

0:38 - How is Angie holding up?

4:05 - Stay safe: find an agent that values keeping you safe.

5:53 - Use virtual or video home tours.

8:20 - Can you still check out “the one” in person?

9:07 - Get a remote mortgage through remote pre-qualification and approval.

10:02 - Home inspections have more rules to limit exposure.

13:14 - Remote appraisals are starting to occur based on available data.

14:53 - Are remote home closings possible?

16:50 - Hire a cleaning crew (if you can find one). 

Buy Now or Wait Until Coronavirus Is Over?

When considering buying a home, there are a lot of variables to consider. One of the bigger variables right now is coronavirus. It might be causing you to hesitate or motivating you to find a better space to meet your needs sooner.


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Today's show rundown: 

0:37 - Mailbag: When should you do a traditional sale and when should you do an instant offer?

3:26 - Does Angie and her team still offer instant offers?

4:31 - Mailbag: How fast can you move right now during coronavirus stay-at-home orders?

8:00 - Mailbag: Should you buy the home that fits your situation now or one you anticipate a few years from now?

13:29 - Mailbag: Is it worth waiting a few months until after the coronavirus in hopes of home prices dropping?

16:21 - Let Angie know how her team can be of service to you, especially in these trying times. 

Coronavirus: Selling A Home During Shelter-in-Place

With the new safety concerns and government orders, what is possible when it comes to real estate? Can you still buy or sell a home during these times? Let's get the latest from Angie Cole. 


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Today's rundown: 

0:43 - New rules due to coronavirus such as shelter-in-place are changing things, how does that impact Angie’s business?

5:15 - What changes have Angie’s team made?

7:03 - Can you still sell your home when in shelter-in-place?

9:36 - Several businesses are adapting to still be operational during social distancing.

11:49 - Mortgage appraisal requirements are being eased to accommodate coronavirus restrictions.

14:06 - National Association of Realtors is urging Congress to allow remote notarization.

15:22 - Real estate website analyzed search data on google to find out which home styles draw the most attention.

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