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June 7, 2018

Step #11 Buying a Chicago home | offer accepted

Hi. So, look. Today's video. Oh, by the way, I'm Anant Deoras with @properties, if you haven't seen my prior videos. Today's video is, Your Offer is Accepted. This is step #11 in a 13 part video series of buying a Chicago home. Watch to learn more!

 

 

Woo-hoo! Right? So now, what happens next? So there's a critical period here, which is called the attorney inspection review period. And in the contract, I typically give about seven business days, is what we request. Of course, the seller has to accept and they typically accept, as long as the purchase price and other terms and conditions are to their liking. So seven business days. There's three contingencies, right? So that attorney contingency, the inspection contingency, and then what's called the condo docs contingency. So let's quickly go through each of those. Attorney, right? Look, actually before the attorney, the inspection. And as I mentioned, inspection is very important. You'll get your inspection done, okay? A report will be generated, typically, 24 hours after the inspection for your review. And then the attorney review will begin. Your buyer's attorney will submit a letter, based upon the recommendations of myself and the attorney advising you to what repairs are needed, if any. Okay? We'll negotiate the repairs, and if both parties agree, we'll close out the attorney review portion. That third contingency, condo docs. This is primarily where they need to condos. Every condominium, and there's actually an act, the Condominium Act, requires the association to disclose by-laws, any amendments, budget, rules and regs. That information, right, needs to be sent over from the seller, the listing agent, over to myself and to the attorney for us to review. 'Cause obviously, if we find some discrepancy. Let's say the listing agent, at no fault of their own, but let's say they said, "Oh, there's a ton of reserves." But we do our due diligence during this condo doc contingency, and we find out that they had negative reserves, well, of course, your attorney and myself would advise you, "We need to cancel the contract. It doesn't make sense to move forward." So those are those three. So you have your attorney, which is AI, attorney inspection contingency. And then, of course, the condo docs contingency. And once those are all met and satisfying, we can officially close out attorney review. And, of course, then the appraisal is ordered. All right? So this concludes today's video, What to Expect When Your Offer is Accepted, you know, basically the next process. I hope you found it informative. Any questions at all, Thank you.

June 6, 2018

Step #12 Buying a Chicago home | Loan commitment date

Anant Deoras here @Properties. In this video we're going to be talking about, we're at the homestretch folks. You've gone through attorney, an inspection review, you've made it out, the appraisal was approved. And now you're in the period of basically the meat of the loan contingency, until we get to closing. Step #12 loan commitment date is part of a 13 part video series on buying a Chicago home.

 

 

So what's going to be happening? You're lender may ask you for some additional documents. Lenders typically has a team, so there's a loan processor, he may have a loan assistant, so you may have several people getting a hold of you, so really what I recommend to my buyers here is you got, I know there's a lot of stuff going on, you have your work, you may have your family, you may have your friends, but be on top of it. And me, as a kind of project manager, managing the lender, the seller's attorney, the listing agent, your attorney, you know, I'll also be on top of it and help you with that. So if a lender can't get a hold of you, I may reach out to you, make sure you get the information that they need. So to make sure the closing is as stress free as possible. That's very difficult to say, there is going to be a little amount of stress but we're going draw this to alleviate that stress as much as possible. So that's really going to be the meat of getting those documents. Don't go out and buy a boat, okay? But be responsive, answer any of the final lender questions that you may have. From my perspective, I may be doing any final due diligence getting you some association information, if you wanted to reach out and talk about any moving fees, and possibly potentially schedule your move in, you know, we're not closing yet, but you can get those questions kind of proactively answered while you have a little time. So that's kind of the period, right out of the attorney review, before closing, that middle area, that's the loan contingency, your property will not be approved until the loan is approved. And typically anywhere from five to seven days. Depending on how we structure the contract, right? You're going to have a contingency date and that contingency date you must have a loan approval. A lot of times that doesn't happen for various reasons, we can always ask for an extension, but typically, usually five to seven days before closing that's that big major milestone. By that contingency date your loan needs to be approved, your lender will submit it, assuming that underwriting approves your loan, and that will be sent to all the parties on the listing side and the buyers side. I hope you find this video beneficial to you. If you have any questions at all, Thank you.

June 5, 2018

Step #13 Buying a Chicago home | Closing time

Closing time, that's about as much singing I'm going to do, so be thankful of that, but listen. We are at the video where I discuss the closing. Step #13 is the final step in a 13 part video series of buying your Chicago home.

 

You've got a combination of excitement, right? Get excited! And, of course, you probably feel like you want to vomit, right? That's natural, but what do you expect on the closing? Your lender, of course, will be giving you specific instructions as far as how much you need to bring to the closing table. In the State of Illinois, any amount above $50,000 must be wired. All right? Anything below, certified check; can't use your bank, I mean you can use your bank check, but it has to be certified if it's below $50,000. Above $50,000, wired, okay? You want to make sure you do that at least the day before you send it, and there'll be specific instructions, probably from the attorney, from your attorney, to send over to the title company. In order to get that numbers, by law, three days before closing you will be getting what's called a CD, closing disclosure. In that closing disclosure, you'll have the numbers you'll need. Any material change to that disclosure, just so you know, may cause the closing to be delayed, but I want to just preface that. It really is going to depend on title, looking at it. There are some certain situations where you can prevent that delay, but if there's anything material, i.e., your interest rate, which is shouldn't, that could cause a delay, but that's the general parameters here. Three days before, you'll get that CD, and you'll know how much that you'll need to wire to the title company. Then, of course, on the day of, basically you're signing a lot of documents, so make sure you don't have a hand cramp. Your attorney, as I mentioned in the Importance of The Attorney video, your attorney will be sitting down with you and calmly explaining every question that you have. The lender will be working on what's called funding. They're basically wrapping up any last ... They're dotting the I's, crossing the T's, making sure final underwrite, everything is looking good, and also submitting documents electronically to the title company, so basically the title company in conjunction with your attorney, and the lender, all three are kind of working cohesively and seamlessly. Right? Expect anywhere from an hour to, possibly two. If there's any other delays, I've been to long closings but just make sure you devote at least a significant amount of time. You have to be there at the closing, so you need to take that time off from work. And then basically when all the paperwork is done, we're really going to be waiting for what's called, again, funding. Making sure the loan funds. There's a payoff letter from the seller going over to your lender and they have the funds available, your financing, to purchase your property. And then congratulations! You have closed. So I hope you found this video to be, again, informative. It kinds of wraps up the buying process. At this point I hope I've had the opportunity to sit down with you and work with you. If you have any other questions, Thank you.

June 4, 2018

Step #7 Listing is Live! | Selling a home in Chicago

Step #7 Listing is Live! | Selling a home in Chicago

 

 

Ok, video seven, seven secrets video seven onto your so that properties, your listing is alive. Yes. OK. This first week of going live is still very critical. How are we going to structure this going live and hitting the mls? I'd like to put my listings on Monday or Tuesday. Why do I do then? OK, what I want is I want to at least five to seven full days of a crude market time. I want people to save the search when they're looking. You know when I send a Kate, how the mix works here. When you syndicate your listing out, it goes to hundreds and hundreds of websites. OK? Majority of the people are going to be looking on zillow. They're gonna be looking on redfin. They're gonna be looking on Trulia, realtor.com. That's the lion Share those four sites of the traffic and so I want plenty of time. People are busy professionals. They could be working traditional hours, eight to five, that can be working overnight. I want enough time for the maximum amount of people to see the listing.

 

See the open house. I always have my open houses either Saturday or Sunday or both days. So when we have that open house, there's just, there's a maximum amount of people and oh, by the way, during that whole week, I don't how showings until at least that Friday we wanted to build massive buzz. The whole point, the whole point of my job as a marketer is to get the maximum amount of eyes, not only seeing it online and making sure everything looks very pretty online, which I've explained in my previous six and what I do as far as preparation and pricing and promoting it. I gave it a little taste of the, of the promotional aspects I do, um, in, in video number six, um, you know, we want them that to equate to those eyeballs, to actually physical people coming in to the open houses. Um, and Oh, by the way, then agents are also sending my listing over to their buyers. And so what we're seeing here now in the marketplace, within a week, we're getting offers. That's how hot it is right now. So if you're considering selling, talk to me. I hope you found these first six very beneficial to you. Um, let's get your place in the market. Stop waiting. Stop getting on the fence. Particularly now, this is may where I'm shooting this video. I mean, this is a great time now to put your place here in the city. I primarily work in the city, but I'm happy to help in the suburbs. Um, if I don't, if I'm not personally involved, I have trusted advisors, trusted colleagues that I can refer you. I can refer you to a great agent in the suburbs.

 

Um, so I hope you found these seven secrets. Uh, my next series, which I'm really excited about is I'm basically going to be walking you through you the perfect prospective seller signing of the listing agreement all the way to closing. That will be my next series. Thank you again. Um, in the description, I have several links. One, if we wanted to search homes, you know, as I mentioned earlier in one of my videos, if you're buying and selling, selling simultaneously, it's good to get that that search started, um, with, um, with selling a buying and selling. And then of course, um, I have my complete 12 point checklist to getting top dollar in the shortest amount of time. I have a link below for that. Have a great day, folks. Onto yours. Would that properties.

 

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June 4, 2018

Step #6 Building the buzz with coming soon advertising | Selling a home in Chicago

Step #6 Building the buzz with coming soon advertising | Selling a home in Chicago

 

 

Video number six, six, six, six of my seven secrets to selling your Chicago home. Thank you. Thank you so much. If you've watched the first five, if you watch any of my buying videos are really appreciate you watching and being educated. If you don't know by now, I'm an onto yours without properties here in the city, and number six here is building the bugs. If you're considering working with a realtor, that will simply put a sign on the fence, put it in the mls and pray that it sells. You're just doing yourself a disservice. OK? You have to create the proper buzz that is leveraging the online marketing strategies already available to build that buzz before it even goes on the market. Do three critical things before I place the client's property on the market. OK? Number one, zillow. The big elephant in the room, right?

If you talk to some of my colleagues, they have, I don't like the word hate. They disliked the zillow because apparently, um, I don't even know why. I don't know why they, despite that's a whole other conversation I choose to leverage zillow. Zillow, by far is the number one search portal. Um, I have a marketing guide. I have a really good graphic. You can actually see the numbers, number of views and why it's number one. Um, click in the description. I'm all I would need as a name, email, um, some basic conduct information. I'll be happy to send you that marketing guide, um, that actually outlines all of my 12 steps, which is video number seven, but for the here and now we're talking about, um, number six, why specifically do with leveraging zillow is I'll create a coming soon, coming soon listing in zillow.

So, um, they have a great feature where they allow the agent to do a walkthrough video. Um, so once a property is obviously properly prepared and ready to go prior to photography to digital photography, digital photography professional photos is very, very important. But before that I'll actually walk through. I use a stabilizer a so it's not shaky and I walked through your property and do about a two minute video and that video gets uploaded into zillow. And video is huge. I use video as part of my strategy. Um, I also have a professional videographer, but for Zillow and their requirements, no sound, um, you'd be surprised in how many views you get. So I do the coming soon listening, I upload the professional beautiful photos, I do the walk through. That's already that momentum that built, and this is all done at least a week now of every situation is different.

Sometimes sellers need more time and it's just not enough time and so that we get shrunk down before we got to get it on the market. But what I really try to advise, I need a least a week if not more, to, to do these comings soon activities. So number one is the zillow coming soon with the walkthrough. Video number two, I create a lifestyle video I hire at my own expense, a professional videographer who will basically not only take the unit video because people are seeing through my gorgeous professional photography. I have a, I always hire out. I'm market your property. I hired professionals for you. So it looks professional. OK? Um, I already had a professional photographer, photos. Stills that same photographer does a walk through three 3d representation so people can see a 3d dimension as an overlay. I also include Alaska video so people can see it from different angles and if you do photos plus listing video plus [inaudible] video, that just gives a really good representation of the property.

Not only does that videographer take the inside of the property, they also will take the surrounding lifestyle, what's going on if there's, um, hot bars and restaurants right down the street. And, um, there's a train station that's very important to people. OK, I have them take that. So that's two, three facebook. So this is a little bit of a touchy subject because as you know with Cambridge Analytica, privacy is of course number one. And I know facebook is doing a lot of changes. Um, however facebook advertising is here to stay. So what I do is out of compliance, I have a privacy policy on any advertising that I do. I create a coming soon listing and that will either have your listing video or photos and I send a perspective buyer to that landing page which has the photos, the video, and the still photos. Um, and I collect information and contact those buyers.

t's a great way. Um, I, uh, I have the ability as a facebook advertiser and the premium facebook advertiser. I can target people in certain zip codes who may like properties that say as a property, a listening right now in Evanston. So I will say people who like northwestern, right, who are looking to buy the dip in there looking to buy in Evanson, they'd probably have some affinity to northwestern, not all of them, buyers perspective buyers, but some of them have, if any, to northwestern. And so that's how I capture that audience. So those three things are really critical for this, for this video here. Again, coming soon, zillow, listening with walkthrough video to lifestyle video, OK, with a professional videographer and three coming soon. Facebook advertising. That's all before we even put it on the market. So I hope you found this video informative. Any questions at all? And onto yours so that property's contact information is right here and have a wonderful day.

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June 4, 2018

Step #5 When should I list my home? | Selling a home in Chicago

Step #5 When should I list my home? | Selling a home in Chicago

 

 

OK, well, the first four videos we've gone through pricing, condition marketing, an essence, preparing the home, pricing the home. You're getting excited and you're watching my videos, you've talked to your significant other and you're ready to put the place on the market, but then you're kind of backing up for a second saying, OK, well, I don't know, Chicago is very seasonal.

When should I put my place on the market? OK, so typically end of February all the way through September and even in October, um, I have listed homes and there really hasn't been a huge, just because of what's going on here in the market place. And I've been trying to, um, you know, reiterate this over and over and over, you know, we have very limited limited supply. So something is happening nationwide. Folks, we have limited supply, very high demand and that is, is different neighborhood to neighborhood. And I'm happy to share, um, a neighborhood update to you. You can contact me actually the inflows right here in contact me and I can give you the numbers on your specific neighborhood of interests, but across the board and all these neighborhoods, limited supply, high demand, it's Econ, [inaudible]. Um, properties are flying off as a result of home prices are increasing.

This is a great time or just not getting enough homeowners to act. So while it would probably be better to put the place in the market in March versus let's say if right now you're seeing this video and it's December of 2018, you may want to spend that time in, in that preparation. And I did a preparation video, right? And basically, you know, getting the pre-listing inspection and handling the preparation in those winter months. So you're ready to go in March and also kind of goes to your motivation. 

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June 4, 2018

Step #4 What is your home worth? | Selling a home in Chicago

 

Step #4 What is your home worth? | Selling a home in Chicago

 

 

I need to be looking at comparable sales in your area. I mean, this could be all the way down to the street if you are living in a sizable, um, condo building, 20, 30, 40, a hundred units typically, even though we've had very limited inventory, you're going to have a couple of comparable sales to look at. So that's really kind of the first gauge, right? To kind of establishing that baseline. Then from there we can make adjustments, right? If you had your floors refinished, if you put in new mechanicals, furnace, ac condenser, if you. Yeah, updated your kitchen kitchen is huge, huge Roi and I'll put it in your kitchen and you've done it and you realize some benefit from it and you've done it three or four years ago, you know, you don't want to do any quick thinking, oh my God, I'm thinking about selling in a year. I'm going to throw $25,000 into a kitchen remodel. Folks, you're not going to recover every single dollar you put in. So if you're a year off, let's, let's have a discussion here. It may make sense. Just update the appliances, refinish the floors and those two things. That's under [inaudible] instead of paying 25 k and then you can still, yeah, get some Roy dollars off of that 10 k versus the 25 k baby-steps. All right. Um, and if you do, if you want to go ahead and do the, the kitchen remodel, hey, have at it then don't put your place in the market and expect you to get the money back. You might as well live in the property. Sometimes the best decision when you're considering selling your home is not selling at all. If you're pr. It's a personal decision that you need to make and needs to be informed. Personal decision with my guidance, hopefully by that decision that you need to make. So comparative sales. What you don't look at is what's happening here, and you may be seeing it on facebook and maybe seeing a definitely on zillow. It's called a zestimate are these online valuation tools and a lot of people in my profession are guilty of having those ads.

 

You see them probably in your newsfeed as you're scrolling down, hey, click on here to get an instant value. People, these instant values, they're using that mathematical algorithms. They haven't been inside your home. They don't know the condition. They may not even know the market in general, that location, so you can't rely on those. Um, and I had a, actually a really fun example here. This is going to be a graphic coming up. This particular property, um, I just sold a two bedroom, my seller in the Logan Square neighborhood, very ultra hot neighborhood right now. Everyone wants to live there. Um, this is a condo. I'm a brick and timber loft, right? If you notice, and I circled it on the graphic, this is from, from Zillow, you'll notice the zest in it. At three 99. OK. Um, what did this sell for? Um, I'm, I'm happy to, uh, I'm very excited for my seller, by the way. We sold this property, two bedroom, two bath for four, 2199

that says submit. And I will know they, they, they, they have proprietary algorithms that they use, but the unit below sold for about three 99, 400 and basically within a year after this, that was last year, I was able to get my seller another $20,000. But you look at this estimate, if that, if that southern and come to me and decide to work with me, they would rely it on a lower investment. You see what I mean? There's other situations where that's estimate is higher than what the true value. Those are very difficult discussions. I've had those discussions with my, uh, with prospective sellers. I have to be honest with him. I got to tell them, Mr and Mrs. Seller, you're not going to get that price. This is what the market dictates. And if you try to put your place, the last thing anyone wants to see as an overpriced property, you will accrue market time. There'll be a perception in the marketplace that you're not motivated. And B, you're probably working with. The seller isn't probably doing a good job of counseling that the unmotivated seller and therefore your property will sit and also you'll get a lot of low ball offers, so the last thing I want to do is overpriced and you will in some situations it may want to consider even under pricing it high probability with very little inventory right now, high demand, low supply, getting multiple offers, and then getting a price above and beyond what you expected. So I hope you found this video informative video number four. What is your home worth onto yours? Would that properties until next time, make it a great day? Folks.

 

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June 4, 2018

Step #3 importance of staging | Selling a home in Chicago

Step #3 importance of staging | Selling a home in Chicago

 

 

 

Hello this is Anant Deoras with @properties we were in video. Three. Folks think three is the importance of home staging. OK, so video one, I explained the three very important factors in determining home values. Video two, we went through pre-listing inspection and preparation and one of those critical elements of the preparation. I thought it was so important. I decided to have basically do an own video with staging. So now we're talking about the importance of staging. Staging at the very essence of it basically allows the buyer to visualize a home. Now you know, if you plan on leaving your furniture and let's say you're going to go buy new furniture, then of course we may want to move a couple of the items around, but staging will necessarily necessary. But for majority of homeowners considering the list, they're going to be moving out of, out of state.

 

They're going to be moving to the suburbs, they're going to be taking their furniture with, with them. So the first thought is, well, I'll just keep it vacant, but as I said that visit, visit, visit, excuse me, visualization. Well, I can't say that word. Um, is very critical and you don't have to believe me, I'm going to put a graphic up on the screen in this graphic here. This was done by the National Association of Realtors. There are annual home staging. I'm a survey and to really important percentages kind of stand out. It's the 50 percent from the seller's agents and the 77 percent from the buyer's agent, that 50 percent, the [inaudible] percent number with staging basically equated to anywhere from one to 10 percent increase in the ultimate value. There's real quantitative measures here on that initial investment, which we'll get to as far as what they would cost and the Roi, right?


Also that 77 percent, again, people need to be able to picture how the furniture would kind of arranged the positioning. Seventy seven percent of buyers agents found that their buyers told them that the stage home help them visualize. So the numbers are right there folks. OK. So, um, let's kind of talk about costs, right? Very important. Typically stages. I know my preferred stagers that I use, um, required, they do require a contract and that's if you're home goes under contract in five days or 60 days, it's typically a three month contract with a fourth month free and the pricing is really going to depend on what you need. Um, what I'm seeing right now, two and three bedroom condos are ranging anywhere from 2000 to 3000. OK, that seem like a lot, but if you can equate that one to 10 percent of increased value on the whole, I mean, we're talking anywhere from 20,000 to 30,000. I'm a return from that stage versus it being vacant. So it's a very, very, very, a wise investment to have. Um, I hope you found this video to be informative. Um, if you need that graphic, again, please reach out to me in my contact information is right here. And, um, you can contact me. I can send you the graphic. We talked today. We talked about the importance of staging video three of seven total, seven secrets to selling your home on a non zero so that properties have a wonderful day.

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June 4, 2018

Step #2 Inspect and prepare home for sale | Selling your home in Chicago

Step #2 Inspect and prepare home for sale | Selling your home in Chicago

 

Video one. We talked about three really important factors. Price, condition, and marketing. OK, so that second step, condition. This is we're going to be talking about in video two, pre inspection and preparation. Before we get to the pre-inspection, I want to talk about preparation. By the way,  If you need to purchase a home, OK, and you're selling your home, your first step is to get on the mos in the body. Um, of this youtube video. I have a, my advanced search. Um, I want you to get in there and started looking at properties, properties that are going super fast in the popular neighborhoods. So you definitely want to start searching, isolate a property, and then I have steps that need to be done in order to handle both. This is not really this video, but reach out to me. I did a blog post on both buying and selling your home simultaneously. So let's kind of go back to the previous thing. Inspection strongly, strongly recommend if you have a property. Didn't think anything more than 10 years old. Um, and you have not done a lot of updates in the property. I strongly recommended pre-listing inspection. I offer on a case by case basis.

 

I do offer to absorb that. Cost is not an in-depth inspection, but my preferred inspector comes in and does an audit of the home and gives you a general idea. He won't run the Dishwasher, but he would do the basics. Check the windows, the floors, um, check to see if there's any water intrusion. Something maybe you missed. Um, and so it's best to know that information up and really helps during negotiations. Um, I'm going to be doing a contract to closing kind of informative, um, video series that kind of explain how that process is when you're negotiating with a buyer, you have acceptance all the way to closing. And part of that is um, inspections. OK? So it's kind of better to have that knowledge and get everything rectify up front so you can maximize your dollars when you're negotiating because the buyer can't tell you, oh, well these floors need to be done. Or, um, you know, the furnace is old, you've already proactively handle it. So the pre inspection, OK, pre-listing inspection on the preparation part for things.

 

OK,do you want to consider painting? You definitely want to declutter. You have the deep, personalized, I know that home many. It's a very emotional process, very great memories there, but you have to depersonalize, make the home as neutral as possible for the maximum amount of buyers coming into your home. So to, that's depersonalized. Declutter three. You want to, um, consider staging, and I'm going to do a little bit more in depth of video regarding a staging and four was that that a pre-listing inspection. So pre-listing inspection, declutter, depersonalize painting, fresh coat of paint is always great. And Staging, which we're going to get too in depth in the next video. So that is pre listing, inspection and preparation. I hope you found the video to be informative. This is video two in my seven. Step, seven secrets to selling your Chicago home. I'm an onto Yara so that properties, any questions at all of my contact information is actually going to be right up here. Have a great day, folks.

 

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June 4, 2018

Step #1 Three factors that affect home values | Selling your home in Chicago

Step #1 Three factors that affect home values | Selling your home in Chicago

 

 

Hi, Anant Deoras with @properties.  This is video number one in my video series, seven secrets to selling your Chicago home. What is video number one? Video number one is three factors, price, condition and marketing which affects home values and ultimately determines the price of your home. Let's get into it. The first step pricing, what we do when I sit down with you is we'd go through comparative sales. Forget what you're seeing on zillow or realtor.com. A lot of times a lot of those properties have not sold or they're actually actives. We will look through actives and we may look at some properties are under contract, but at the end of the day, the last six months of sold data in your particular micro neighborhood really goes a long way to determining what will be pricing your property on the market price. OK, I'm happy to send you a comparative market analysis, All that is needed is name and email and we can definitely discuss that.

 

You may be living in the most desirable area of Chicago, but if your place is not in the proper condition, if you've not done the necessary maintenance, there's a lot of responsibility being a homeowner, folks, and you have. You have not put the time to the upkeep, the annual upkeep that is going to help determine your value. Your neighbor may be pricing their home 10 or $15,000 more because not only have they maintained their property, they may have updated the kitchen or the bathroom or the floors, so condition strongly as a factor. That's factor number two in determining in the home value.

 

Number three, the third factor is marketing. At the end of the day, you as a prospective seller control the price with my guidance. Of course you control the condition. It's your property. What you don't control, and where I come in as a marketer is the marketing. I have a very systematic plan and I'll be taking each of those elements and a little bit bite size pieces as we work through the videos, culminating with my seventh video, which will basically lay out all of my 12 step systematic checklists to get you top dollar in the quickest amount of time.

 

So this is video number one, three factors, price marketing, excuse me, price, condition, and marketing that affect home values. I hope you enjoyed the video. Any questions that all, again, right up here is my contact information and in video number two we are going to be talking about prepare an inspect. Have a great one.

 

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