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Keep the following supplies and accessories on hand:
Boxes, all sizes
Bubble wrap or other cushioning material
Marking pens
Tape Measure
Furniture pads or old blankets
Money and credit cards


"To leave satisfied you must arrive prepared."

 

Consider this your home buyer’s toolkit. Open it up, take a look around, and if you like, start equipping yourself with the tools necessary to make your best purchase. In most businesses, knowledge equals power, and real estate is certainly no exception.

I hope you enjoy the free reports I’ve provided, and I hope you learn a little more about what it takes to make your important purchase a great one.

The real estate market in Cincinnati is certainly volatile, and all of the information about buying a home can be overwhelming. I can help.

When you're ready to act,
contact me.

I fight on behalf of my buyers.
I negotiate the absolute best price.
I protect you.
I simplify your transaction for you as much as possible.

I look forward to working with you.

Thanks for allowing me to provide, what I hope is, some useful information.

Sheila Bell


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http://kcmblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/drowning-in-paperwork.jpgAre You Drowning in a Sea of Real Estate Information?
by Steve Harney on July 26, 2010
For Buyers,For Sellers

One of the most difficult things to do if you are thinking of buying or selling a home is to navigate through the sea of information available today. If we google “real estate” there are approximately 441 million sites. That’s 441 MILLION!!

Other searches you might try:

      "real estate information” – 277 million sites
                                  “selling a home” – 55+ million sites
                                  “buying a home” – 76+ million sites
                                  “what is my home worth?” – 73+ million sites

The amount of information seems endless even if you narrow the search dramatically. Google “Montana real estate” and you get over 31 million sites. That equates to 75,000 real estate web sites for each residence in the state!

What you find on the best of sites can also be confusing. Time.com recently had these two article titles listed at the same time on front page of their real estate section:

  1. New data say house prices may be nearing a bottom.
  2. House prices keep dropping and they’re not done yet.

Same source, same day, two articles saying exactly opposite things!

What should you do?

Seth Godin, a best-selling author and founder of Squiddo.com, when he addressed the business community on the issue of gathering and dispensing information said:

Many people and organizations are contributing to this mass of data, but few are taking advantage of the opportunity to collate it and present it to people who desperately need it. Think about how much needs to be sorted, compared, updated and presented to people who want to choose or learn or trade on it.

You must find those industry leaders in your local real estate market (both agents and loan officers) that have made it a mission in their lives to truly gather all the pertinent information for their clients and customers. They will then become experts who are able to understand not only what is happening in the current real estate market but also why it is happening.

Once you have found that person, make sure that they take the time to simply and effectively explain your options. Then you will feel confident that you are making the best decision for yourself and your family based on all the information available.

Don’t get lost in the sea of information. Hire a real estate expert to help you navigate.


Home Buyer Reports

HUD recommends using an Exclusive Buyer's Agent!  See the attached link for a booklet. 
The booklet now includes the observation, “If you want someone to represent only your interests, consider hiring an 'exclusive buyer's agent,' who will be working for you."
portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/documents/Settlement%20Booklet%20December%2015%20REVISED.pdf

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