All About Conference 2019

Through the week of March 25th through the 29th four of our NextHomies Jeff Rasmussen, Tammy Dillashaw, Diane Bateman, and Omar Mansour traveled to Las Vegas Nevada to attend the 3rd annual NextHome Conference 2019. There they sat through training, motivational speeches, and all about what is Next for the company.

Now back with all of the knowledge they could possibly bring back, we are here to share that knowledge with you!

1. We are excited to be doing more than ever for you!

With new marketing techniques and products available to us it makes our job even easier to advertise your home. Options such as video marketing, social media optimization, and eye-catching designs for all of our physical products we offer, we are determined to improve your home buying or selling process.

2. Our brand is bigger and better than ever!

With Luke as our fearless leader, the homes we sell automatically look more attractive to the average buyer. NextHome is new, NextHome is fresh, and NextHome is different! At conference corporate announced so many new vendors they have partnered with including how we advertise your home. NextHome has re-imagined what a yard sign should look like in front of a home. The colors we use pop and draw attention with a reflective coating that is easily seen all day and night. The shape, content, and layout offers a clean, professional look in the front of your home.

3. NextHome is where you feel like family.

Our name is representative of what we do and how we help people buy and sell properties everyday. It speaks to our industry, our careers and our passion. NextHome is representative of the steps and transitional moments experienced by clients and our communities. We are dedicated to giving our clients the best service and success when they sell and buy their next home.

The Best Kept Secrets to Selling Your Home

HGTV came out with a great article outlining all of the secret ways you can get your home sold FAST! Here is a little  bit about what the full article is about below.

Selling Secret #10: Pricing it right133994
Find out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids — even in the worst markets — and they’ll bid up the price over what it’s worth. It takes real courage and most sellers just don’t want to risk it, but it’s the single best strategy to sell a home in today’s market.

Selling Secret #9: Half-empty closets
Storage is something every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of. Take half the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize what’s left in there. Buyers will snoop, so be sure to keep all your closets and cabinets clean and tidy.

Selling Secret #8Marvin-Kitchen-Window-1: Light it up
Maximize the light in your home. After location, good light is the one thing that every buyer cites that they want in a home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine. Do what you have to do make your house bright and cheery – it will make it more sellable.

 

 

 

Read the full article here on HGTV

4 Real Estate Myths Debunked!

All Real Estate Agents are the Same
One of the most common real estate myths is that all real estate agents are the same.  This myth can lead to buyers and sellers making big mistakes when selecting a real estate agent to represent their interests.  Every agent has different skills, different experience levels, and different traits.

In our office we have agents who are working on completing their second year, and agents who have been in real estate for twenty years or more and each agent specializes in something different. Our key factors that we thinks makes a great real estate agent is familiarity and experience of the area;  with that, we can help give you our best knowledge and help you find the home you have always wanted.

Selling A Home “For Sale By Owner” Saves Lots of MoneyWhy-For-Sale-by-Owner-Sales-Fail
The main reason sellers believe that selling their home “for sale by owner” is a good idea is because it will save them lots of money.  This is a common real estate myth.  It would be great if selling homes was as simple as putting a for-sale sign in the front yard of a home, input the home into the MLS, and watch it sell, but it is not.

The expertise of a real estate agent can help you get your home sold quicker than if you attempt to do it on you own. We can help you adequately and fairly price your home so it gets sold as fast as we can. We are also there for you when handling the transaction to make the process go as smoothly as possible for your convenience.

Getting Pre-Approved Is Done After Finding Your Perfect Home
One of the hardest myth to break for real estate agents relates to financing.  Many home buyers believe that getting pre-approved doesn’t need to take place until they have found their perfect home. This is a huge mistake for many reasons.

A buyer should be and want to be pre-approved for a mortgage before they house hunt.  House hunting can be time consuming, exciting, frustrating, and many other things.  Before getting involved in a full out search for that perfect home, eliminate the chances of any disappointment down the road by getting a pre-approval from a mortgage lender.  A buyer can be devastated if they find a home they love, write an offer, and have it accepted only to find out in the future they have been declined for a mortgage.

Real Estate Agents Only Can Show Their Own Companies Listings
Real estate agents who belong to their local real estate board and MLS have access to any listing that is multiple listed. A common real estate myth is that real estate agents can only show their own listings or their own companies listings. This is false.

We can show you any house within the county, even ones you find off of Zillow, that is within your price range and desired accommodations. Whether that is our listing or it’s from another office, we do our best to make You happy first!

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