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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

    Mailbag: Can I Still Get Above Asking Price?

    Mailbag: Can I Still Get Above Asking Price?

    When you go to sell your home, you want to have an idea about what’s going on in the market. On today’s show, Angie answers five questions from different sellers and home buyers as they navigate this process. Find out what to expect in today’s market and how you can get the best-case-scenario when you sell your home.

     

    Here are the questions Angie answers on the show: 

    Do smart tech items like cameras, thermostats, and doorbells add value to a home? (0:38)
    Will you still be able to get above asking price on your home? (2:51)
    Is a two-bedroom house a bad buy and harder sell in the future? (4:40)
    Does an appraisal guarantee have real value? (5:53)
    What’s the importance of marketing a home and how do you do it? (10:23)

     

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    • 12 min
    Mailbag: How Can I Capture the Growth of the Market?

    Mailbag: How Can I Capture the Growth of the Market?

    When buying or selling a home, there are a lot of details to keep in mind. Whether you’re looking for the neighborhood that’s the most bang-for-your-buck or trying to sell at the perfect time, Angie can point you in the right direction. She answers three questions from the mailbag in today’s show.

     

    Here are the questions Angie answers on the show: 

    When selling, should you use personal possessions as a bargaining chip during negotiations? (0:40)
    Which neighborhoods near Raleigh are more affordable with good amenities? (5:57)
    How can we ensure we capture the growth of the housing market when selling? (8:44)

     

    See our listings: http://acolerealty.com 

    • 12 min
    5 Terms Buyers & Sellers Need To Know

    5 Terms Buyers & Sellers Need To Know

    Before you sign the dotted line, do you know what that real estate term really means? Angie sheds some light on common real estate terms you’ll come across when buying or selling a home.

     

    What we discuss on this episode: 

    1:29 - Why do I care about days on market?

    4:13 - Is “as is” bad?

    6:37 - What is due diligence in North Carolina?

    8:39 - What are different types of loan products?

    12:01 - What’s involved in the offer?

    14:40 - What should you keep in mind with inspections?

    15:45 - What is an appraisal?

    16:37 - Should sellers worry about contingencies?

    18:40 - What disclosures do you need?

    19:44 - What are iBuyers? 

     

    See our listings: http://acolerealty.com 

    • 21 min
    Mailbag: Where Are Home Prices Headed?

    Mailbag: Where Are Home Prices Headed?

    What can you expect when it comes to listing or buying a home when it comes to the price? Angie answers four questions from the mailbag related to home prices and preparing to buy a home on today’s show.

     

    What we discuss on this episode: 

    0:38 - Mailbag: Will the home list price be different than estimated a few months ago?

    4:30 - Mailbag: How long does it take to get pre-approved?

    5:48 - Mailbag: Should I wait until home prices go down to buy?

    6:52 - Mailbag: What resources do you have for single women to buy a home?

     

    See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

    • 9 min
    Mailbag: Should I Look for “Price Reduced” Homes?

    Mailbag: Should I Look for “Price Reduced” Homes?

    What things should you look for online when buying a home and wanting a good deal? Will sellers pay some of the closing costs? Angie answers these questions and two others on today’s show.

     

    What we discuss on this episode: 

     

    0:37 - Mailbag: Should I look for “price reduced” homes?

    3:25 - Mailbag: Where should I downsize and retire in Durham?

    6:00 - Mailbag: Should sellers pay closing costs?

    6:57 - Mailbag: Will my mother-in-law suite count toward the square footage?

     

    See our listings: http://acolerealty.com 

     

    • 9 min
    Real Estate Norms in Today’s Market

    Real Estate Norms in Today’s Market

    Change is something you can always count on, and things are changing right now in the real estate market. Let’s talk about the new norms in real estate, according to a recent article in Realtor.com. Does Angie agree with these in terms of what the Triangle area is seeing?

     

    See our listings: http://acolerealty.com 

     

    What we discuss on this episode: 

    0:38 - What are the new norms in real estate?

    1:13 - Are bidding wars still happening?

    2:21 - Over asking price is less likely.

    3:03 - What’s happening with contingencies?

    4:29 - Homes won’t sell as fast. 

    6:40 - Homes need to be showroom ready.   

    7:51 - Leasebacks are not to be assumed.

    • 9 min

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