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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.

Oct. 13, 2018

Why It’s Crucial To Sell Your Niceville House Quickly.

Why It’s Crucial To Sell Your Niceville House Quickly.


When it comes to selling a house in Niceville, you can’t afford to be complacent. Getting a sales price you can be proud of is directly tied to the number of days that it sits on the market. Were you aware that:

  • About 50% of homes sell in the first 30-60 days

  • About 15% of homes sell during “the dead zone” from days 60-120

  • After 120 days, your chance of selling is only about 35%

 

If those numbers aren’t enough to convince you that you need to sell your Niceville house faster than you unloaded that bitcoin, consider these points.  

The First Two Weeks Are The Most Important

The longer any house sits on the market, the more it depreciates in value and the harder it is to sell. This is why it is so important to enter the market with a strategic price and marketing strategy from the beginning. Those first two weeks are the most important because that is when the house is getting the most attention from potential buyers that are active in the market. This is also the time when most active buyers will be exposed to the listing for the first time through listing updates sent from brokers, Zillow, and Redfin.

Make A Grand Entrance

The moment that your Niceville property appears on the MLS is like its coming out party, it’s quinceanera. All eyes should be on your house. You need to make a major splash in the online market to win over the hearts of buyers and agents showing properties in Niceville. Professional photos, videos, staging, listing copy, and marketing are must-haves to bring your property the attention it needs and set it apart from the competition.

Deliver The Best Value

These days, homebuyers are smarter than ever and they are searching for Niceville homes that will give them the best bang for their buck. Along with a strong marketing strategy, your Realtor can work with you to identify ways to deliver so much value to buyers that they will feel crazy, stupid, or both to pass up the chance to buy your house.

Your Online Presence

Unlike before, real estate is now bought and sold online; with nearly 100% of transactions originating from an online search. Therefore, you can’t afford to try and sell your Niceville property without a dominant online presence and digital marketing plan. Hiring an experienced, and tech-savvy Realtor, is the smartest and easiest way to leap this hurdle and ensure that your house gets found by buyers online.

Thinking Of Selling Your Niceville Property? Call or text to 850.499.2940 or Email Jim@UberRealty.com


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Oct. 12, 2018

The Business Side Of Selling Your Fort Walton Beach Property.?

The Business Side Of Selling Your Fort Walton Beach Property.

You might say that selling a Fort Walton Beach property is a lot like starting a business. Not only is it a decision you shouldn’t enter into lightly, but it is one that could make or break your bank account. In today’s post, I’m sharing some of the stark similarities between selling a Fort Walton Beach property and starting a business. Plus, I’m going to give you my tips for making it easy to make a bundle while doing it.

Choose Your Business Partners Wisely

Whether you are going into business or selling your Fort Walton Beach house, you need to surround yourself with the right people in order to set yourself up for success. This means hiring the right Fort Walton Beach Realtor to help you with all of the logistics, marketing, and negotiations. If you manage to find a Fort Walton Beach Realtor with the right experience, they will also refer you to other valuable partners like photographers, contractors, and various vendors to make sure you come out on top.

Take Control Of Your Costs

There’s no question that selling a house in Fort Walton Beach can become expensive very quickly. If you want to sell the property for the maximum value in the least amount of time, you’re going to need to have a savvy marketing strategy. That means paying for professional photography, videography, virtual or physical staging, online marketing services, MLS access, and much more if you want to do it all yourself. Otherwise, you could hire a savvy Fort Walton Beach Realtor and pay them a commission to do all of this for you so you can relax until it’s time to cash that fat closing check.

Negotiate The Terms

The price, timeline for closing, and several other terms are all up for negotiation when selling your Fort Walton Beach property. Don’t be fooled into thinking that price is the only thing that matters when many of these factors play a major role for both you and potential buyers and can be used as leverage. Make your priorities clear with your Realtor and seek their advice when unsure if you’re getting a fair deal.

Thinking Of Selling Your Fort Walton Beach Property? Call 850.499.2940 or Email Jim@UberRealty.com

Oct. 11, 2018

10 Hard-Hitting Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring A Shalimar Realtor

10 Hard-Hitting Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring A Shalimar Realtor

 

Hiring a Shalimar Realtor to help you in all of your real estate endeavors is a great idea; if you know what you’re doing! Hiring the wrong person to represent you could cost you thousands of dollars in the blink of an eye. Before you sign on the dotted line to hire your Shalimar Realtor, you should always ask these 10 hard-hitting questions.  

  1. How long have you been in the business?

When it comes to something as large and important as your Shalimar property, you don’t want to trust just anyone to help you buy or sell it. You wouldn’t want to go under the knife with a surgeon that has no experience, would you? The more transactions a Shalimar real estate agent has under the belt, the better they will be able to assist you in process.

 

  1. Are you a full-time Realtor?

Many of the real estate agents in Shalimar only work part-time with buyers and sellers, but still, maintain another job. That might not seem like a big deal at first, but just consider how many other priorities those agents will have ahead of you and your goals. You deserve a real estate agent that can properly dedicate themselves to your goals and has the availability to oversee the transaction with focus.

  1. What do you think is important for me as a seller to know?

When you are selling your Shalimar property, there are a lot of balls that need juggling. In order to feel comfortable as you sell, you should have a clear understanding of the process, timeline, and various moving parts. Ask your Shalimar real estate agent to explain everything you need to know as a seller.

  1. What are the main keys to selling a home in Shalimar?

Every house is different and so is every local real estate market. Houses in Shalimar are no exception. Before you attempt to sell your Shalimar property, you should consult with your trusty Realtor to find out what the keys are to getting the results you want.

  1. How do you come up with the valuations for my Shalimar Property?

There are a hundred and one ways out there to try and come up with a listing price for your Shalimar property. However, the best way to get it sold quickly, and for the highest amount, is to have your Realtor run a comparative market analysis (CMA). A CMA will compare your property with other similar local properties that have recently sold or are currently on the market to determine the current value.

  1. What do you do during the process?

Real estate agents and brokers are not all created equal. You might be shocked to learn the differences in the quality of service that you could experience from one agency to the next. If quality customer service is important to you when buying and selling real estate, you must pose this question to your potential Shalimar real estate agent.

  1. How do you communicate with us?

Some people prefer the efficiency of a text, while others want to be kept in the loop other ways. As you interview a potential agent, ask them how they will stay in touch to keep you in-the-know throughout the process. Don’t be afraid to share your preferences with them either.

  1. How important is the timing of coming to market?

You know the expression about timing being everything? There’s something to that when it comes to selling a house in Shalimar. Even if you aren’t ready to sell your house right this minute, you would be wise to get a consultation from a Realtor so you can plan ahead to list your house at the best possible time.

  1. Why do you charge the commission you do?

There are no set rules to what a real estate agent charges you to list your Shalimar property. While 6% is thought to be the standard (3% to the listing agent and 3% to the buyer’s agent), many agents will vary their fees and commission and what the offer to the buyers agent. You should always know what your listing agent will charge you before signing on the dotted line.

  1. Can you explain what sets you and your team apart from other Shalimar real estate companies?

Quality of service, marketing strategies, commission structures, support staff, and many other aspects can help to set one agency above or below the rest. You need to decide what your priorities are in getting your Shalimar house sold and compare them with how each agent answers this important question.

Schedule Your Consultation With A Top Rated Shalimar Realtor call 850.499.2940

 

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Oct. 10, 2018

How far out will you contact a Realtor® before you put your Niceville home on the market?

How far out will you contact a Realtor® before you put your Niceville home on the market?

 

If you know in advance or are even just thinking about it, I would suggest three months ahead.  Would I interview three agents? Probably not, but I definitely wouldn't set up meetings with them in my home. Instead, I would get recommendations from neighbors and friends who have had positive experiences with a real estate agent. Then I would simply call and talk to them on the phone and ask them a few questions that you would probably not think to ask:

 

1. What commission will you be charging me to sell my home?

(End the conversation here if they answer anything above 4%)

Don't let any real estate agent convince you that you have to pay a higher commission in order to sell your Niceville home quickly and/or for more money. 

At Uber Realty we sell hundred's of homes- We charge less and you get more.

 

 Some additional questions to ask: 

 

2. How do you think I should prepare my house for sale?

3. How are you going to market my home?

4. What will my cost including your commission be, for selling my home? 

5. How will you help me position my house in the market place?

6. What are the keys to getting the home under contract in a reasonable time?

7. What obstacles can we run into and how do we avoid them?

8. How do I get the best value from you?

 

 

No Buyer will buy a home because a particular real estate sign is in the yard. 

They will buy your house because:

 

1. You prepared your house correctly.

2. Your home is marketed properly.

3. Your house is a better value to the buyer because you are not overpaying a real estate agent to sell your home. 

4. You are priced well compared to the competition. 

5. If you have your "mise en place" (French cooking term for “everything in its place"), it will sell quickly. 

6. Paying a 6% real estate commission vs 4%, will not make your home sell faster or for more money. If your home is in excellent condition, in a fantastic location and priced correctly, it will sell in the same amount of time. On a $300,000 home sale, you will be giving away $6000. Why would you do that??

 

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

 

 

Oct. 9, 2018

Don’t go up on the roof, what you see might make you jump.

Don’t go up on the roof, what you see might make you jump.

 

Are you selling your home in Kenwood?  What do Age, Insurance, and Wind Mitigation have to do with it? The top 3 things you need to either know or do, about your roof.

Three main things you need to know and do:

 

1. What's the age of your roof? If It's old enough to drink, go off to college or date, you may need to replace it or at least have it evaluated. A quick way to determine the age of your roof is to look for the receipt from the roofing company. If you don't have a receipt, you can call the City of Fort Walton Beach or the County to see when the permit to replace the roof was pulled. Most of the homes are in the city, but some are in Okaloosa County.

 

2. Do you have an up-to-date wind mitigation report? This is a report that you have submitted to your insurance company to lower your insurance cost. If you don’t know, call me, I can help you call a wind mitigation inspector, who will come and inspect your roof. It's quick and easy.

 

3. Why would you do this before you put your house on the market? Because it's much easier to do minutiae ahead than when you are in the midst of packing and moving in a 30 day period. A home that is well prepared to sell is a home that will sell much quicker and for more money, with less hassle.

 

Call Jim Broker/Owner of Uber Realty to sell your Kenwood home. Not only do I have the resources mentioned in this Top Ten List, but I also offer the most competitive commission structure in the Kenwood 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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Oct. 8, 2018

How Buying A New Shalimar Home Will Make You Feel Like An Explorer

How Buying A New Shalimar Home Will Make You Feel Like An Explorer

 

Imagine you are stepping aboard the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.

 

You’re prepared for an adventure.

 

You are not sure what you will find but you know you’re ready to set out on this voyage and welcome whatever it may bring.

 

Setting sail to explore a new world is not all that different from buying a new home here is sunny Shalimar.

 

You might set out to find a new trade route (an existing home) or find the new world (new construction home).

 

In today’s Uber Realty blog post, we’re exploring how buying a house in Shalimar is similar to setting sail on a new adventure.

A Wide Open Horizon (And Mind)

As you set out on this new adventure, it is important that you keep your eyes and mind open to different options. Just because you have selected now as the best time to buy your new Shalimar home, does not necessarily mean that the best house of price is available now. For this reason, it is also important to stay open to buying a home even if you aren’t necessarily interested in moving right now. Some of the best Shalimar real estate deals can be made at unexpected times.

Navigating The Waters

Navigating the Shalimar real estate market can feel very tricky at times. Lucky for you, you have several advantages on your side to make the process easier. For starters, when you hire Uber Realty to represent you in the purchase of your new Shalimar home, you’ll be able to trust that you are getting a fantastic deal and won’t be taken advantage of.

A Shalimar Home On The Water

Thinking of buying a Shalimar home that will give you stunning views of the water? There’s a lot you need to take into consideration! Ask yourself, are you just looking for a better view or an entire lifestyle? There is a big difference between wanting a waterfront home with a seawall and dock with a boat lift for your flats boat. Waterfront properties also come with a lot of extra homework and responsibility. For example, you will probably be required to purchase additional insurance to protect your new property.

Hiring A Crew To Man The Ship

When you buy a new Shalimar home, you are ultimately the captain of the expedition. However, you don’t have to man the ship yourself; you can hire help to make sure everything is smooth sailing. At Uber Realty, we specialize in helping Shalimar buyers like you navigate the real estate waters and get the best possible deal with the least amount of stress. For more information about the Shalimar real estate market or how we can help you purchase a home here, contact Jim at (850)499-2940.

 

Oct. 7, 2018

Questions We asked An Uber Customer

Questions We asked An Uber Customer

  1. What did you want in a Realtor when you started looking?

Honestly, we didn’t really “look” for a realtor. We knew we wanted Jim right away because of his history of selling houses quickly and for the best price. He had sold our friend’s house in our neighborhood quickly, and we knew we’d be on a tight timeline when our time came to sell our house. 

 

2. Because this was your first time selling a home What would you have liked to have known before you had started?

 

For us, the entire process was a learning experience that we enjoyed being a part of with Jim. We wanted to sell our home fast, and that’s what we did! We didn’t have any other expectations. 

 

3. What would you tell other first-time sellers ore someone who has not sold a house in a long time?

 

We’d say, “you don’t need to pay 6% to have a good realtor”. We think oftentimes people think that by paying 6% means that they are going to have a great realtor, and maybe that’s true in some cases. But, there shouldn’t be any reservations with choosing a realtor who takes a smaller commission. 

 

4. What was the main reason you chose Uber Realty?

 

The main reason why we chose Uber Realty is because of our friend’s experience with working with Jim. We knew he would be someone with connections, who understood the market, and someone who genuinely had a passion for real estate. We knew Jim wasn’t going to push us to take the first offer just so he could make his commission quickly. We knew he would be there for us first, as Jim is genuinely excited about what he does. 

 
5. How did the process differ from what you expected?

 

We expected our house to sell fairly quickly and without many headaches. The issues that came with selling our home really came about after the inspection. We had expected not to do much work, and in realty we didn’t have a lot to do, but how much you have to do is dependent on the inspector, and we didn’t really know that. 

 

6. You knew neighbors selling at the same time as you were, did your experience differ from theirs?

 

Well, they sold their house just as quickly, but with less money back in their pockets 1f60a.png They we’re pressured into lowering the price of their home and their realtor took a 6% Cut. 

 

 
7. Did anything standout in the during the process?

 

After closing, and after we had already moved out of state, issues came up with the house. Jim handled them entirely, and even out of his own pocket. We had never heard of a realtor who would show up to fix something on his own, and offer to pay for the repairs out of his own pocket, to keep the peace between the buyer/seller. Everyone stayed happy!  We could not have asked for a better experience. We knew that everything was going to be taken care of by Jim! 

 
8. Thank you for Choosing Uber Realty, We always want to improve the experience and service so If could add or change anything what would it be?

 

We would not change a thing! Jim, seriously, thank you so much! We’ll be adding you to our Christmas Card list! 

 

 

Oct. 6, 2018

Are you a first time home seller in Fort Walton Beach? Before you consummate the deal, we need to have The Talk.

Are you a first time home seller in Fort Walton Beach? Before you consummate the deal, we need to have The Talk.

 

 

On HGTV, we watch home buyers tour three homes, pick one, then live happily ever after. They never show the frustrating parts of the whole process. Then there's the cost. A person will run across town to save $100 on a product- but the same person will hire a real estate agent and sign a listing agreement for a 6% commission, thinking that's just the way it is. Don't let any agent convince you that's the truth.

 

Selling your home is a lot like dating. You want to attract the correct buyer before you do a deal with them. You want to make sure you are compatible and will be able to work together so each of you is satisfied with the sale.

 

If you want to be successful in selling your home, it starts with choosing a real estate company that is designed to save you money starting with the commission. Selling your home is a business, and by putting your home up for sale, you and your Realtor are partners in the business of marketing your home. The commission can be the most expensive part of the transaction. You only get one time to set your savings on the commission. If you are selling a $300,000 home the difference between 6% and 4% is $6000. 

 

Buyers are not concerned with the cost you incur to sell your home. The value of your home does not go up because your expenses are higher. When you control the business of selling, both you and the buyer will be happy.

 

Call Jim, Broker/Owner of Uber Realty to sell your home in Fort Walton Beach. Not only do I have the resources mentioned, but I also offer the most competitive commission structure in the 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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Sept. 29, 2018

How To Seduce Buyers To Make An Offer On Your Niceville House

How To Seduce Buyers To Make An Offer On Your Niceville House

Some might say that trying to sell your Niceville house is a bit like speed dating. Just like dating can be a tricky dance of cat and mouse, so can selling your house. If you want to seduce Niceville buyers into falling in love with your listing, you’re going to need to invest in getting ready the right way. Here’s how it’s done.

Scrub-a-dub

If you are like most people, you would go through a routine to get ready for a first date, or a series of them in speed dating. The first logical step in that routine is to take a shower. When getting your Niceville house ready to list, you need to perform a deep cleaning. Remove all of the dirt, grime, and mildew that turns buyers off the way BO does a date.

 

Dress It Up

The next thing you might do to prepare for your dates is to select an outfit that compliments you and shows off your assets. As a seller, this means going through the house to remove any outdated features and furniture to highlight the best parts of the house. You may also want to slap on a fresh coat of paint and make minor repairs like a sticky window that could jump out at buyers and scare them away.

Set The Mood

Nobody feels or looks sexy in bright, fluorescent lighting, and neither does your house. While a lot of light in a home is desirable to buyers, it’s natural light and softer tones that they crave. Consider swapping out the bulbs in your house with warmer tones or smart bulbs to set the mood for buyers when they come for showings and open houses.

Hide Your Crazy

You might say that everyone has a little crazy in them and that it’s a good thing. However, you should never flash that crazy side on a first date; and neither should your house. This means that when you list your Niceville house for sale, it should be void of any clutter and chaos. The more clutter and mess you have lying around, the more distracted potential buyers will be from the best features, and the lower the perceived value will be.

Want Help Seducing Niceville Buyers To Make An Offer On Your House?Call  850.499.2940 

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July 31, 2017

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We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

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