The Art of Negotiating Low-Ball Offers Into Home Sales

Dear Linda,

One of the things I am concerned about in this current real estate market is that home prices seem to be still dropping .  I am worried that I might only get a low ball offer.  I don’t want to have to deal with someone who is not serious enough about my home  to even make a reasonable offer.  To me, that would be so aggravating. Continue reading “The Art of Negotiating Low-Ball Offers Into Home Sales”

Raleigh Real Estate Question: What is Going On With the Short Sale Market Right Now?

Last month I attended a conference in Austin, Texas. It was a privileged to be on the guest list because it was limited to only 200 REALTORS  from around the country that hold a CDPE Certification.   There are presently 26,000 of us certified out of 1.5 million Realtors so this is why it was an honor to be included. The topic was short sales, foreclosures and distressed home owners. I would love to say it was a fun time but, it was actually unnerving. Continue reading “Raleigh Real Estate Question: What is Going On With the Short Sale Market Right Now?”

Rentals in Raleigh: What’s the Deal with Real Estate Agents?

Due to the economy many people are turning to rental homes to find housing this year.  As calls have come into our real estate office here in Raleigh we have seen several trends in the current rental market and thought we would share our thoughts through several blog posts.

The first question about rentals many people ask is this: 

Why won’t a real estate agent call me back about a rental property? Continue reading “Rentals in Raleigh: What’s the Deal with Real Estate Agents?”

Refinancing? What Should You Look Out For? -Raleigh Real Estate Agent Linda Craft Gives Her Opinion

A lot of people here in the Greater Raleigh area are thinking about refinancing these days.  Is is worth the closing costs you need to pay in order to save a few dollars?  Check out my video for some quick tips about what to look out for when you are evaluating such a big decision.

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I hope that you have a great rest of your day!