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The weekly show teaching you the ins and outs of buying or selling a home in the Triangle of NC with A Cole Realty

The Savvy Realtor with Angie Cole Angie Cole of A Cole Realty

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The weekly show teaching you the ins and outs of buying or selling a home in the Triangle of NC with A Cole Realty

    Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent, Part 1

    Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent, Part 1

    What questions should you ask your realtor and why? What kind of answers should you be looking for? And how does Angie answer these same questions?
     
    Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/questions-to-ask-a-real-estate-agent-part-1/ 
     
    See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 
     
    What we discuss on this show:
    1:10 - How long have you been a full-time agent in this market?
    3:58 - How many homes do you sell or buy each year?
    7:06 - Ask, who is going to be my primary point of contact?
    8:24 - How long does it take for buyers to get through the process?

    • 11 min
    The Process of Selling Your Home, Part 2

    The Process of Selling Your Home, Part 2

    What do you need to know when it comes to selling your home? How can you ensure the process goes smoothly? Find out the steps to selling your home in this two-part series.
     
    Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/the-process-of-selling-your-home-part-12/ 
     
    Check out Part 1 here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/the-process-of-selling-your-home-part-1/ 
     
    See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 
     
    What we discuss on this show: 
    1:36 - Set the list price of the home.
    3:12 - Marketing the home.
    4:39 - How will you handle negotiation?
    8:57 - Keep focused on the end goal.

    • 10 min
    The Process of Selling Your Home, Part 1

    The Process of Selling Your Home, Part 1

    Are you considering selling your home? Where should you start? Angie will walk you through each step of the process in this two-part series.
     
    Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/the-process-of-selling-your-home-part-1/ 
     
    See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 
     
    What we discuss on this show: 
    0:38 - When is it time to sell your home?
    1:57 - Prepare your home.
    4:14 - Are you mentally ready?
    5:34 - How much is my home worth?
    8:09 - Find a real estate agent.
    9:42 - Ready to start packing?
     

    • 13 min
    Mailbag: Should I Work With a Local Mortgage Lender?

    Mailbag: Should I Work With a Local Mortgage Lender?

    What does the Triangle market look like right now? Should you buy a vacation home with family? Is there a benefit to working with a local lender? Find out what Angie says to these questions from the mailbag.
     
    Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-should-i-work-with-a-local-mortgage-lender/ 
     
    See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/  
     
    What we discuss on this show: 
    0:38 - How is the market in the Triangle?
    2:53 - Mailbag: Can we split a home purchase?
    6:01 - What’s different about buying a second home?
    7:40 - Mailbag: Is there an advantage to working with someone locally for your mortgage?
     

    • 11 min
    Clever Ideas When Buying A Home

    Clever Ideas When Buying A Home

    What are some ways you can think outside of the box or be really prepared to buy a home? We talk through some clever ideas when it comes to the home buying process.
     
    Read more and get additional financial planning resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/clever-ideas-when-buying-a-home/ 
     
    See our listings here: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 
     
    What we discuss on this episode: 
    1:00 - Test out the neighborhood you are considering living in.
    6:24 - Get pre-approved for a loan. 
    9:15 - Look at homes before you look for homes.
    11:22 - Become a neat freak!
    13:48 - The process can include some feedback.
    16:47 - Write a letter to the seller.
    18:57 - Carefully select your real estate agent.

    • 22 min
    Barriers For First Time Home Buyers

    Barriers For First Time Home Buyers

    Are you about to be a first-time homebuyer? What kind of challenges do you need to prepare for and how can you overcome them? We discuss the process to getting into your first home. 
     
    Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/barriers-for-first-time-home-buyers/ 
     
    See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 
     
    What we discuss on this show: 
    0:38 - What are barriers for first time homebuyers?
    0:55 - Do higher home prices prohibit first time homebuyers?
    4:13 - Are low credit scores or employment concerns a problem?
    6:03 - Are you scared of transitioning from renting?
    11:09 - Are you being too picky or not decisive enough?  
    14:02 - Did you pick the right realtor?

    • 16 min

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