Here is the information you need to know to be charged less. While you get more.

You know longer have to pay the full 6% to a big box Realtor®. Two percent doesn't sound like much, but it adds up quickly. With Uber Realty, The max you'll ever pay to sell your home is 4%. with home prices on the rise; we believe you should never have to pay more. Last year the average we saved our sellers was $6,345.63.

Nov. 27, 2018

When you sell your home.

If you were running a business, would you choose contractors that charge a higher wage even if you knew one who did superior work and charged less? Would you rather use a big company with large overhead or a company that understands the value of your money and actually cares about how much you keep when the transaction is complete?

Do different real estate brokerages attract a different buyer pool? Do buyers care what real estate company is representing the seller? Do you think a person would buy a specific home because one particular company listed it for sale? 
If you answered no to these questions, you have a great grasp of the intricacies of home selling. Home selling is a marketplace, and your home will be competing against other homes to attract a buyer. As a home seller, you are a business person, in the business of selling your home. In order to be competitive, you need to hire the real estate company that will not only help position you in the marketplace at the correct price but also help reduce your cost to sell. That is just good business. 
You bought your Niceville home and you invested your time and money in it. You should be the one who profits from your investment as much as possible.

Don't let a real estate agent convince you that you have to pay a higher commission to sell your Niceville home quickly- or for more money. At Uber Realty we've sold hundreds of homes for 4%. 

 

We Charge Less. You Get More.

 

Call Jim, Broker/Owner of Uber Realty to sell your Niceville home. I offer the most competitive commission structure in the Niceville Real Estate Market. To get started, click here to find out what your property is worth, or call 850.499.2940.

 

 

 

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Nov. 19, 2018

"I can see clearly now the rain is gone... It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day."

"I can see clearly now the rain is gone... It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day."
My mom had a cassette player in her car when I was a kid. I think she only had one tape because it seemed to me that we listened to Johnny Nash singing that song in particular, over and over. 

Selling your Niceville home has a lot to do with what you see and what you don't see. When I come over to your home I see things differently than a homebuyer does. I envision how your home is going to photograph, what issues might come up with inspections, and how it compares to another home in that price range- particularly the ones that are selling.

Because of this, you, the home seller and I, the real estate agent/broker, need to become friends so we can have an open, honest discussion about what some issues might be and about how the whole process works. So first I will listen to your desires and concerns. Then I will ask you what you want to do and by when you need to do it. Invite me over to talk- I'll bring cookies. Together we will remove home-selling obstacles and see clearly to a "bright, sunshiny" home sale.

Don't let a real estate agent convince you that you have to pay a higher commission to sell your Niceville home quickly- or for more money. At Uber Realty we've sold hundreds of homes for 4%. 

 

We Charge Less. You Get More.

 

Call Jim, Broker/Owner of Uber Realty to sell your Niceville home. I offer the most competitive commission structure in the       Niceville Real Estate Market. To get started, click here to find out what your property is worth, or call 850.499.2940.

 

 

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Nov. 16, 2018

Does your Shalimar Home description on the MLS sound like a Tinder Bio?

Does your Shalimar Home description on the MLS sound like a Tinder Bio?

Maybe it should. You've grabbed buyers' attention with great pictures of your gorgeous kitchen, spacious master bedroom, the ensuite to die for, and your large rear-addition. 
It's important for your home to have an attractive personality also. Looks will get them in the door, but we want them to be infatuated with your house above all others. You need to relay all of the reasons why you desired your Shalimar home when you purchased it so that they will make a love connection with your home- the way you did. 
Home selling is an emotional business so you have to invoke emotions in buyers. There are very few people who aren't practical and will spend $300,000 on just any old house. We need to make them passionate about the purchase of your home. Let's tell buyers all the special details about your home that makes it that one-of-a-kind, inviting, captivating residence they will fall crazy in love with.

Don't let a real estate agent convince you that you have to pay a higher commission to sell your Shalimar home quickly- and for more money. At Uber Realty we sell hundreds of homes for 4%- We Charge Less, and You Get More.

 

Call Jim, Broker/Owner of Uber Realty to sell your Shalimar home. I offer the most competitive commission structure in the Shalimar Real Estate Market. To get started, click here to find out what your property is worth or call 850.499.2940.

 

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Nov. 15, 2018

A new study says that men who have full beards are more attractive than men who are clean-shaven. How does this apply to homes in Niceville?

A new study says that men who have full beards are more attractive than men who are clean-shaven. How does this apply to homes in Niceville?

 

My guess is that landscaping in a front yard is similar to a neat, trimmed beard on a man's face. It looks meticulous and tidy as though the owner looks after and cares for the entire package- the person as well as the property. A well-manicured yard can make a difference when a home-buyer looks at your Niceville home. Make a great first impression by trimming the bushes, mowing the lawn, and edging the walk and driveway. 

 

A well-kept yard frames the features of a house, in the same way, a well-groomed beard frames the face of a man.

 

Don't let a real estate agent convince you that you have to pay a higher commission to sell your Niceville home quickly- and for more money. At Uber Realty we sell hundreds of homes for 4%- We Charge Less, and You Get More.

 

Call Jim, Broker/Owner of Uber Realty to sell your Niceville home. I offer the most competitive commission structure in the Niceville Real Estate Market. To get started, click here to find out what your property is worth or call 850.499.2940.

 

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Nov. 14, 2018

Who will be the most successful home sellers in Bluewater Bay?

Who will be the most successful home sellers in Bluewater Bay?

The home sellers that have the right mindset. You might ask, what does that mean? It means they're serious and prepare their home like they're in the business of selling it.
They prepare the house like a good merchant puts their products on the shelf. If you got to a grocery store and look at how the fruits and vegetables are displayed, the better they are displayed the more they cost. If you buy a Fuji apple from Walmart as opposed to Whole Foods, how different do you think the apple will be? For argument's sake, let's just say it's the same exact apple. Whole Foods will charge more and get what they ask because they display it like it's worth what they're charging. They will get a higher return because they stage their product better. 
Prepare your Bluewater Bay home as if you're going to sell it in Whole Foods.

Don't let a real estate agent convince you that you have to pay a higher commission to sell your Bluewater Bay home quickly- and for more money. At Uber Realty we sell hundreds of homes for 4%- We Charge Less, and You Get More.

 

Call Jim, Broker/Owner of Uber Realty to sell your Bluewater Bay home. I offer the most competitive commission structure in the Bluewater Bay Real Estate Market. To get started, click here to find out what your property is worth or call 850.499.2940.

 

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Nov. 12, 2018

When selling your Niceville home, if you could possibly cut out a step in the process, what can you gain and what can you lose?

When selling your Niceville home, if you could cut out a step in the process, what can you gain and what can you lose?

If you cut out a step, you can lose a lot. When buying a home, a lot of people think that a home inspector is a waste of time and money. Say you hire a home inspector who is one of the best in the business and he/she does an exhaustive inspection and finds nothing wrong? Would you feel you've wasted your money? I would be happy that it was confirmed that I was purchasing a home that is not in need of immediate repairs or worse: that there was lurking a hidden expensive and disastrous catastrophe. 
 
Also, the inspection report will advise you about the things that might need attention later on. How old are and in what condition are the appliances? The roof? The plumbing? The electrical?
 
Houses need constant maintenance. They do not heal themselves if they are sick or broken-down.
It's important to consider a home warranty to cover the unexpected or even some expected repairs.

Don't let a real estate agent convince you that you have to pay a higher commission to sell your Niceville home quickly- and for more money. At Uber Realty we sell hundred's of homes for 4%-  

 

We Charge Less, and You Get More.

 

Call Jim, Broker/Owner of Uber Realty to sell your Niceville home. 

Not only do I have the resources mentioned, but I also offer the most competitive commission structure in the Niceville Real Estate Market. To get started, click here to find out what your property is worth or call 850.499.2940.

 

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Nov. 9, 2018

Who are you negotiating with when you are selling your Waterfront home in Fort Walton Beach?

Sometimes you end up negotiating with yourself. You may need to decide what you're going to do to improve and/or update your home.
How will you make this decision? Everyone says you to need to do this thing and/or that thing. You must stage your home one HGTV celebrity host tells you, another tells you to remodel to add value. You do need to come up with a plan. You need to weigh the pros and cost of each thing you think you need to do.
Staging can add appeal but will not make up for overpricing your home. 
You can over-improve your home for your neighborhood. 
The reason you hire a realtor is having someone who has their finger on the pulse of what is happening in the market at any time. 
The Real Estate market for waterfront homes is driven by demand. Prices rise faster in a good economy and sometimes at a higher rate than a median-priced home. When the market shifts it can happen quickly, and if you don't know it, you can be caught not understanding what in the world just happened.

Don't let a real estate agent convince you that you have to pay a higher commission to sell your Fort Walton Beach home quickly- and for more money. At Uber Realty we sell hundred's of homes for 4%- We Charge Less, and You Get More.

 

Call Jim Broker/Owner of Uber Realty to sell your Fort Walton Beach waterfront home- Not only do I have the resources mentioned, but I also offer the most competitive commission structure in the Fort Walton Beach Waterfront Real Estate Market. 

 

To get started, click here to find out what your property is worth or call 850.499.2940.

 

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Nov. 8, 2018

If a home doesn’t sell in Shalimar, does anyone care?

If a home doesn’t sell in Shalimar, does anyone care?

 

I read a study that stated, the smarter you are, the better you are at filtering out the things you don't believe when you are presented with contrary information. I get that.

 

We all hear what we want to hear. We look at Zillow and see a value that makes us believe that we can reap great rewards on our own home, even when comparable homes are selling for less in the same neighborhood. Please listen to this: the three significant factors in selling your home are Location, Condition, and Price.  

 

Most people won't give you a dime for a nickel. (Well, maybe your grandmother will). Some real estate agents will allow you to believe that the price you have decided is the correct value of your home. I had a homeowner ask me to do a valuation on his house and as soon as I sent him the estimate he ghosted me. He hired another big-box agent who let him set the price at $50,000 more than I had suggested. That home has still not sold and is at 184 days on the market as of the day I’m writing this. The listing expired with no sale.

 

Do I get all the listings from the appointments I go on? No, nobody does. Do I offer the best value to sell your home, yes? What does that mean? The market sets the value of your home. What is the market? It is: homes that have recently sold, are under contract, and actively listed for sale.  

 

The sold homes help you determine what the market will bear on pricing. You then decide how fast homes are going under contract (demand). Then you look at the supply. If you have three sales per month and 18 homes for sale, you have a six month supply of homes. That is usually called a balanced market. Under six months is considered a seller's market. Over six months is a buyer's market. The exception to this is, if a house is so overpriced it will languish on the market, and new homes come on the market that are sold in it's place.

 

 

The housing market is a Honey Badger- “It doesn’t care.”

Oct. 27, 2018

When Selling Your Shalimar Home Can Be Tricky Or A Treat

When Selling Your Shalimar Home Can Be Tricky Or A Treat

 

Think you can save yourself thousands of dollars by trying to sell your Shalimar house yourself?

 

Better think again!

 

The truth is, selling your Shalimar house without the help of an Uber Realtor, can actually cost you tens of thousands of dollars. 

 

In today's post, we're going to outline exactly why it's more expensive to try and sell your property yourself and how much you extra you should expect to spend that way.

 

Money Saved

If you attempt to sell your Shalimar house yourself, you might be saving as much as six percent of the selling price that would normally go to your Realtor and the buyers. However, you will now have to pick up the tab for all of the marketing costs. That means you will need to dig into your own pockets to pay for things like professional cleaning, staging, photography, videography, social media marketing campaigns, open houses, lock boxes, websites, etc.. All of these things can add up to hundreds or thousands of dollars very quickly! When you hire an Uber Realtor, they assume the responsibility for those costs for you. 

 

Time & Effort Saved

Do you want a second full-time job? Because that is what it is going to be like to get your Shalimar house sold. There is a lot of time and effort put into getting your house ready for the market, getting the word out, handling the negotiations and paperwork, scheduling all of the vendors, and coordinating the closing. Unless you have an extra 30+ hours a week you can devote to those activities, you'll need the professional help of an Uber Realtor. 

 

The Price Is Wrong

Part of what you are investing in when you hire a Shalimar Realtor to help you sell your property is their expertise and market knowledge. They use that education and experience to make sure that you price your property correctly from the beginning to get it sold as quickly as possible, and for the right price. They also use their expertise to help you gain the leverage you need in negotiations to get the best terms in the contract. Unless you know how to do this, you're looking at a much longer process and risking accepting a contract for far less than what you could have.

 

How To Pay Less For Your Shalimar Realtor

Despite what you may think, you don't have to pay a higher price to get the best Shalimar Realtor to represent you.

 

Here at Uber Realty, we have a unique way of listing Shalimar homes that allow sellers like you to save thousands of dollars in commissions.

 

We would love to explain how we can help you save thousands too, so give us a call at (850)499-2940.

 

Oct. 20, 2018

Must be something in the water-view.

Must be something in the water-view.

 

It seems like everyone wants to live on the water either in Destin, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach or Shalimar. So now you have to decide what type of waterfront you desire. Do you want to live on the Gulf, the Bay, a Bayou or a Lake (yes some lakes are connected to the Bay or a bayou).

 

You'll need to answer a bunch of questions. Today we'll start with just one. What Water View do you want?

 

The three things you need to know about the view:

 

  1. Will your Shalimar or Fort Walton Beach waterfront home be on the Bay with a view of Destin and Okaloosa Island? Or maybe on Poquito Bayou, Chula Vista, Don’s Bayou, Gardner's Bayou, or Cinco Bayou, with a peaceful view of the water and other bayou front homes? The location also matters if you're looking for a sunrise or a sunset view.
  2. Will your waterfront home be in Destin with a choice of the northern exposure of the Choctawhatchee Bay looking at Shalimar and Fort Walton Beach? Perhaps it will be a Gulf-front home or condo looking out at the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. There are also a few small bayous in Destin: Joe’s Bayou, and Jones Bayou.  
  3. Will your Niceville waterfront home be on the Bay with a view of Destin and Okaloosa Island? Or will it be on Tom’s Bayou, Boggy Bayou or Rocky Bayou with families, boating and lots of water activities? 

 

When you are in the market for a waterfront home you want to make sure you consider many facts. First thing is view. You need to check-out the view at different times of the day and in all seasons as well. 

 

Call Uber Realty to sell your waterfront home. Not only do we understand waterfront homes better, but we also offer the most competitive commission structure in the Fort Walton, Destin, Shalimar, and Niceville real estate market. To get started, click here to find out what your property is worth, or call 850.499.2940.

 

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