Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Is Now The Time To Sell? #90daylistings

Things are getting busy here in south Louisiana.  Lazy days of summer are almost over!  School has started and most families have that on their minds.  Most are not thinking about selling their home.  While looking for a new client's dream home, I realized there are less listings hitting the market.  I've sold my last 3 houses in 1 day, 2 weeks and 3 days so the buyers are there!  Now would be a great time to list,  buyers are having less choices.

The above chart from the Baton Rouge MLS shows that new listings are way down.  Now is the time to start thinking about selling!
Want to see what your home is worth?  Try my website for a free, no obligation report.

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I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about the market, even if you're just curious!

Lisa Bourgoyne, REALTOR
Keller Williams Realty Premier Partners
Denham Springs LA
Licensed in Louisiana

Monday, June 1, 2015

Getting Your Home ready To Sell #90daylistings

Are you thinking about selling your home?  There are some things you need to know first.  What type of financing does it qualify for?  Does it need work, in a flood zone or qualify for a no down payment Rural Development loan?  If it needs work, it may not qualify for FHA or RD.  FHA and Rd require that the home is move in ready.  It can need updating, but has to be livable.  Do you pay flood insurance?  If so, do you have a flood elevation certificate?  Most lenders will require you to provide a flood elevation certificate before a buyer can purchase a home in a flood zone.   Many sales have fallen through due to the sticker shock of flood insurance premiums.
Have you had it appraised?  If not, don't unless it is a very unique property with acreage or an extreme one of a kind property.  Most lenders require the buyer to pay for an appraisal, but you should have an idea of what your home is worth.  You can get a comparable market analysis for your home, free, from a real estate professional.  If you'd like a CMA on your home, click here;


With so many things to think about before selling your home, it's important to talk to a professional.  They should be glad to guide you and answer your questions even if you don't list your home with them.
If you're even just thinking of selling your home, please call, text or email me.  I'll be glad to answer your questions and discuss with you all of your options.

Lisa Bourgoyne, REALTOR
Keller Williams Realty Premier Partners
225-324-8851 CELL
Licensed in Louisiana

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Put Your Home On The Market Now, While Home Inventory Is Low! #sellhome #realestate #homevalue

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15 second home evaluation
Spring is almost here, the time of year that the home selling markets start to heat up.  It's a good time to think about selling your home.  Home inventory is low but in just a few months everyone will be listing.  Get yours out there and seen first.
Know what your home is worth before you put it on the market.  You have a price in mind...after all the people down the street sold their home for that price.  But do you really know what your home is worth?  If you under price your home, you could lose a lot of money!  But if your home is overpriced, you could hurt yourself in the long run even if you eventually bring the price down.  Why?  Because the first month a home is on the market is the most important.  That is when it will get the most exposure.  Say 100 people are in the market for a home in your price range, size and location.  If it's priced right, you should get quite a few showings in the first few weeks.  If it's not priced right, you'll get very few showings or none at all.  So you decide to lower the price, well now those 100 or so people probably have found something else or will only be looking at new listings that are hitting the market.  Now new potential buyers have dwindled considerably, maybe 2-3 new people a week are looking for a home like yours.  That is why you need to price your home based on sold comparable homes!  That means same size, number of bedrooms, age, lot size and amenities.  Your neighbor may have just sold their home, but is it the exact same house?  Probably not. I'll be glad to send you a Comparable Market Analysis for your home.  Free with absolutely no obligation!  Be informed before you sell!

Lisa Bourgoyne, REALTOR
Keller Williams Realty Premier Partners
230 Veteran Blvd
Denham Springs LA 70726
225-324-8851  Cell
225-664-1911  Office

Licensed in Louisiana

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Real Estate Professionals and Homebuyers Beware

Scammers and hacker are out there!  I've always heard this and really never paid too much attention.  Until yesterday,  and did I find out!  Someone hacked my gmail account and my phone started ringing!  I'm a real estate agent so this was my business email.  They sent out hundreds of emails in my name to people all over the country.  My contacts and people I didn't even know.  The only criteria for getting one was that sometime in the last 3-4 years they had participated in a real estate transaction. The email looked like a real estate document, a HUD and requested their email for confirmation.  I received about 40 phone calls within 2 hours. Phone calls from as far away a Los Angeles!  Changing my passwords didn't work.  I had to delete my Google account.

As a real estate professional I had contracts and important information in my account.  It has been a nightmare!  Please, Please, don't give any information to someone you do not know, change your email passwords often, make passwords complicated.  I finally learned, the hard way!

Lisa Bourgoyne, REALTOR
Keller Williams Realty Premier Partners
Denham Springs, LA