Friday, August 9, 2019

What Our Latest Market News Means for Buyers and Sellers

Consumer confidence is high in our market, and it’s a great time to buy or sell.

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As we move through August 2019, some interesting market developments are taking place. 

First, the federal interest rate was recently cut by 0.25%, which is the first time since 2008 that the Federal Reserve has cut interest rates. Additionally, the ADP’s latest employment report exceeded expectations. Because of this, consumer confidence reached an 18-year high and the pending home sales index increased. 



I check mortgage rates each and every day, and right before I filmed this video, I saw that the 30-year fixed rate was at 2.75%.

What does this mean for mortgage rates? At the end of the day, not much. A few months after this type of thing happens, though, we usually see rates drop. I check mortgage rates each and every day, and right before I filmed this video, I saw that the 30-year fixed rate was at 2.75%. Just a few months ago, we were telling our clients to not be surprised if they saw rates hover between 4.75% and 5.25%. 

The bottom line is that it’s a great time to buy or sell. 

If you have any more questions about our Jonesboro market or you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you. 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Why You Need to Hire an Expert Negotiator

If you’re in the market to hire a real estate agent, you’ll need to hire someone who can negotiate. Here’s why.

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There are many different things you should be looking for when you want to hire a real estate agent. One of the biggest things that comes into play is negotiation skills. 

We recently listed a property that had been listed multiple times, but the negotiations took about a week, which is a lot longer than we’re used to. It took longer, but it was in the best interest of everyone involved. The last thing you want to do is get into a contract with a long closing period and find issues later. We ensured everything was ready to go and we were all on the same page heading into closing.



It takes years of experience to negotiate these deals properly.

It takes years of experience to be able to negotiate these kinds of deals properly. Every transaction we’ve done has added to our experience and we’d love to put that experience to work for you.

If you have any questions for us about your personal situation or about real estate in general, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Friday, July 5, 2019

This Tip Will Make Your Home Stand Out

If you really want to make your home stand out, make sure your air filter and the vents around it are clean.

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So you’re considering putting your home on the market this summer.

There’s no time like the present to do it—the grass is green, the flowers are blooming, and buyers are everywhere—but there’s still one important tip you shouldn’t forget if you want to really make your home stand out: Make sure your air filter is clean and you’re changing it every 30 days. Make sure the vents around it are clean too.

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for us to walk into houses with white ceilings and see dust and debris cluttered around the air vents. All that tells us is that the homeowner hasn’t been changing their air filter on a regular basis. I know a ton of Realtors that specifically look for this as an indication of how well the house is maintained overall.




I know a ton of Realtors that specifically look for this as an indication of how well the house is maintained overall.


If you’re considering putting your home on the market later in the year, we’d love to come out and take pictures of it for you right now so that the exterior looks cheerful, green, and gorgeous in its listing photos. That way, it’ll stand out compared to everything else that’s listed during that time.

If you have any questions about today’s tip, you’d like to take us up on our offer, or you’re thinking of buying a home in or around Northeast Arkansas, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I’d love to help you.