Spring is in full force since iceout last week and people around the area are getting a jump on things by getting docks in the water before mid-April.
Since I made the transition to full-time real estate, business has exploded. I’m grateful for the buyers and sellers who have worked with me and for those who have recommended me to their family, friends and colleagues. It’s been a fun and busy time!
Once I’ve made a connection with a buyer or seller, then it’s time for me to put my experience and extensive network of people in gear and find the right home for someone or find buyers for a property I’ve listed. With 33 years of business experience prior to starting in real estate, I not only have the contacts, but also the negotiating skills needed to help you through the process. I won’t say there aren’t bumps in the road and a few detours — those things happen in real estate — but I am with you along the way to make sure you have the best outcome possible.
Right now, the area needs more listings. March 2017 compared to April 2016 saw a decrease in available residential listings of about 75 homes. So, if you’re considering selling, NOW is the time to get your home on the market. Give me a call/text at 218-850-6547 to schedule an appointment to look at your property and have a market analysis.
Below are before and after photos of a recent kitchen update that included painting old cabinets and changing from gold to brushed nickel hardware, replacing the countertop and floor, changing out the stove and adding the microwave above the stove, putting in a barnwood wall in the stairwell to cover old, dark paneling.
When you buy a Detroit Lakes home, you need to know exactly what you’re buying. Imagine how frustrated you’d be to find out that the hot water heater wasn’t working—in the middle of a shower! This is why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home. A home inspection is an important part of buying your home. Before you hire a home inspector, ask candidates a few questions to make sure you hire a trustworthy inspector. What does your inspection cover? Not all inspections are the same. Ask for copies of previous home inspections so you can see exactly what they will check inside the home. If you are concerned about something specific, like a leaky faucet in the bathroom, mention that to the inspector so they can check it out. Are you licensed or certified? If you live in a state that licenses home inspectors, ask to see their license. At the very least, choose a home inspector who belongs to American Society of Home Inspectors. This shows a level of professionalism and education that you can trust. What kind of report will you give me? You should expect a written report detailing what the inspector found. Most inspectors will give you a typed report within a week of the inspection. Make sure the inspector will be available to explain anything on the report that doesn’t make sense to you. Will I be able to attend the inspection? If the inspector refuses to let you be present during the home inspection, find someone else. This is your chance to know exactly what you are buying and what potential repairs you or the seller will have to make.
As your real estate agent, I will guide you through the home buying process. Let me help you find your new Detroit Lakes area home, including advice on local qualified home inspectors. Call me today at 218-850-6547 or email me at Deanna.Sinclair@era.com.
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