Las Vegas Real Estate News

July 10, 2017

Purchasing a Home in a Hot Seller’s Market

 

Homebuyers may be frustrated in this hot seller’s market. Check out my top seven tips to help you succeed in the market today.

 

How can you succeed as a buyer in today’s hot real estate market?

 

Over the past 60 days, our boutique firm has helped 26 buyers successfully purchase a home. What does that mean?

 

Ultimately, it means we are doing a few things right for our clients.

 

If you’ve been struggling to find a home in this seller’s market, pay attention to our top seven tips for succeeding in today’s market:

 

1. Have everything ready to go. If you are getting a loan, don’t just get prequalified—get pre-approved. If you are a cash buyer, make sure that you have a valid proof of funds on hand and ready to go.

 

2. Be available and ready to look at homes at a moment’s notice. When a home hits the market, you have to be ready to pounce. In this market, if you wait a week, the home will be gone.  

 

3. Make fast decisions. You can’t look at a home today and think about it before you make an offer. While you’re thinking about a home, three or four other people are looking at it. If you like a home, you need to make a home. If you’re iffy about a home, be prepared to make a decision and live with it either way.

 

 

   You don’t have time to think about it—make decisions quickly.

 

 

4. Make a clean and flexible offer. Don’t add in a bunch of hurdles for the seller. Be flexible. Look at the things you can give or take. Maybe the closing date is not important to you. If that’s the case, let the seller determine the closing date. That will make your offer more attractive.

 

5. Work with a good real estate professional. This goes without saying, but I thought I’d mention it anyway. You need an agent who knows the market, knows the inventory, and knows how to find what you’re looking for. Your agent should also have a good reputation and strong relationships with the other agents in the market.

 

6. Be crystal clear on your priorities. Why are you buying this home? What are you looking for? Stick to two or three important factors; otherwise, it’s easy to lose your way.

 

7. Find an agent who’s willing to work hard, and be ready to work hard yourself. This is not a market where you can lay back and take it easy. Roll up your sleeves and get in there. In today’s market, everyone has to hustle.

 

If you have any questions about buying a home or would like to learn more about how my team can help you succeed in this market, just give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!

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June 8, 2017

Never Hire an Agent Who’s Too...

 

Hiring an agent who’s too nice or agreeable can harm your home sale. Here’s how.

 

Sometimes we see homeowners hire an agent because they agree with the over-inflated price they want for their home. This sounds good up front, but if you’re selling your home, it can ultimately work against you.

 

Most buyers won’t even bother looking at a property that’s overpriced. This means you’ll miss the most important exposure time frame of the home, which is the first couple of weeks it’s listed. After that, you’ll likely have to reduce your price.

 

 

  Hiring an agent who’s too agreeable can work against you.

 

 

This will make buyers suspicious why your home didn’t sell in its first month on the market. At that point, these buyers—along with their agents—will assume you’re desperate and they can lowball you to get a better deal.

 

The best thing you can do for yourself is hire a true professional that will tell you the reality of the market so you can get top dollar for your home.

 

If you have any questions or you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in our market, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be happy to help you.

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May 18, 2017

So You Want to Buy a Home. What's Next?

You want to buy a home—now what? We have a homebuyer assistance program to take you through the whole process from A to Z.


So you want to buy a home—what now?


Whether this is your first home, second home, or 10th home, buying one is a major life step. Unfortunately, the home buying process tends to be a roller coaster for most.

 

At DG Realty, we have a homebuyers assistance program that will take you from acquisition to Zillow, and everything in between.

 

 

 

We are here to guide you through the home buying process.

 

 

 

We want to demystify the process so that you can get the right home for the right price in the right area. We want to make sure that your home will fit your life for a long time so that you don’t have to turn around and go through the whole process again in another year.

 

We are here to help you make the best choice possible. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!

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April 20, 2017

Should You List With a Neighborhood Expert?

Hiring a neighborhood expert to sell your home may seem appealing, but it comes with its fair share of drawbacks as well.


If you want to hire a true neighborhood expert when selling a home, you may run into some challenges.


On the surface, it seems like it makes sense to hire someone who is really focused on one area. However, the challenge comes when they market your property—they’re marketing to people who already know that your home exists. They won’t bring any new buyers to the equation.

 

 

You want an agent who can bring buyers from everywhere.

 

 

You want to hire an agent who uses good, aggressive marketing and can also bring you buyers from other areas. You want to find buyers that might not even know that your neighborhood exists or are moving from across the country.

 

When you have all those potential buyers and that kind of demand, it becomes like an auction. When lots of people are interested in a home, the price goes up, just like in an auction.


If you have any questions about selling your house or how to attract as many buyers as possible to drive the price up, give me a call or send me an email. I’d be glad to help!

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March 16, 2017

3 Reasons a Home Doesn’t Sell

If you put your home on the market and it didn’t sell, there are three main reasons why.  

 

Why doesn’t a home get sold? There are many different factors involved, but it really boils down to three main reasons:

 

1. The condition of the property. By this I mean how the home is displayed, how it shows overall, and how it’s maintained.

 

2. The price of the property. If you talk to most real estate agents, they’re going to hammer you on price, but that’s not always the reason it doesn’t sell. Most of the time, it’s because of the third reason…

 

3. The marketing being done to the property. Most agents will brag to you about their ability to put your home all over the Internet, but have you been on the Internet lately? It’s a pretty crowded place. The challenge is getting your property to stand out in that crowd—not only to the buyers who are already looking for a home like yours, but also to the ones who aren’t sure what they’re looking for. That’s where we help our clients stand out.

 

If you look at the first two reasons, that seemingly puts the responsibility of a failed home sale squarely on you. That’s what most agents will tell you, anyway. In reality, it’s the marketing. In today’s market, most properties sell within 30 days or less. If yours didn’t, we need to talk.

 

If you have any questions or are thinking about putting your home on the market, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m here to help.

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Feb. 16, 2017

What Separates Good Realtors From Bad Ones?

When it comes to separating good Realtors from bad ones, there are three factors you have to consider. 

Sometimes I come across people who think that because all real estate professionals passed the same test to become Realtors, we all know the same information. That simply isn’t true.  

The reality is that when it comes to separating one Realtor from another, you have to look at three different factors:

1. Their track record. Are they new to the game or a seasoned veteran who’s faced the real ups and downs of the market? You never know when a challenge is coming until you’re in the middle of it. That’s when you want the person who’s better prepared as a professional to help you. 

2. Their ability to negotiate on your behalf. Will they tell you to take the deal just because it’s the first one you get or are they confident and poised enough to know that you can do better?

3. Their marketing. Everybody says they do good marketing, but do they really? Can they show you?

If you have any questions about this topic or are curious about what we can do to make your property stand out and get you top dollar, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you! 

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Jan. 27, 2017

Latest on 2017 Interest Rates and Quality Marketing

Today I have an example to show you that illustrates exactly how important it is to market a home properly with photographs when selling. 

 

I wanted to provide a quick public service announcement about doing a quality job when marketing a property.

 

This is something we've addressed before, but it looks like we need to address it again. There was a property for sale that failed to sell for four months by one of the biggest, most nationally recognized names in the real estate agency world. Unfortunately, though, it's not the company that sells a home, it's the individual agent's activities and what they do to make a property stand out. 

 

Check out the video above for some before and after photos that show the difference between how the property was marketed. 

 

You can see how a property should really be staged and photographed. The first agent really missed out on the chance to show the home's great features. It's amazing to see what a difference the photos can make when showcasing a home!

 

If you're looking for quality marketing for your home sale this year, we'd love to talk to you about what we do not just to make it look great, but to cause it to stand out and get more buyers interested.

 

Just give me a call or send me an email—we'd love to speak with you!

 

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Dec. 20, 2016

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

 

We know this time of year can get very busy, so we just wanted to take a moment to wish you happy holidays! We’d like to take a minute to thank you for your continued support this year. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you. It has been our pleasure to help make your real estate dreams come true. We hope you enjoy this holiday season and make some wonderful memories with your friends and family. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Remember, we are always here to help you in any way we can. Just give us a call.

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Sept. 30, 2016

The Professional Difference Between Real Estate Agents

 

Over the past year, I’ve heard many people say things like, “All you Realtors are the same,” or, “All you Realtors do the same things.” They're right — almost.

 

Like a good carpenter or a great surgeon, we all have access to the same tools; some Realtors are just better at using them than others. We’re not performing surgery and saving lives, but we are selling homes and getting you top dollar. 

 

I want to show you one small professional difference that will make a huge difference in the marketing and sale of your home. Take a look at a listing that we just put on the market in the video above. The home had been on the market for six months before the seller called us. We put the home on the market three days ago and we already have a few offers on it!

 

You can see how our pictures make the property look brighter, lighter, and more inviting than the photos the other agent took. Pay special attention to the formal dining room; you’ll see that we didn’t paint, bring in new furniture, or anything like that. The room is exactly the same, but the picture is much better and more appealing to buyers.

 

This is the professional difference. One small detail can change your entire home selling experience. If you have any questions about selling a home or about real estate in general, give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!

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Sept. 1, 2016

It’s Time for the 2nd Annual Sip, Sail, and Savor

Register Now

It’s that time of year again. We are excited to announce the return of our “Sip, Sail, and Savor” event for Henderson High School leadership. This is a great fundraising event with plenty of food, drinks, and fun. With the money we raise, we take about 30 teens from Henderson High School up to Mt. Charleston to work on developing leadership skills.

 

The entire program is free to the attendees due to great people like you who come out to fundraisers like this one we are going to be hosting. In addition to all the great individual contributions we’ve received, we would also like to thank our “Sail” sponsor, Levi’s, our “Savor” (food) partner Muffler Shop, and our first “Sip” sponsor, Cody Tyson of Supreme Lending. 

 

The fundraiser is going to take place on September 17 from 5:30 to 8:00pm. The boat leaves promptly at 5:30 though, so make sure you are here by the mandatory check-in time of 5:15. Here is a link to register.

 

If you have any questions for us, don't’ hesitate to reach out. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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