Information for Property Buyers
Need to know about Auburn-Opelika Neighborhoods?
Look no further. We've done the homework for you. Browse our neighborhood directory and find out about covenants, restrictions, and HOA's before you buy.
Buy vs Build?
Interested in building? Look no further - we are your new construction specialists. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (formerly Prudential Preferred Real Estate) can work with you through every step of this process, from purchasing the perfect lot all the way through the entire home building process.
Let us put our connections and relationships to work for you. We know great builders and lenders!
Location choices are tough!
Choosing the perfect location can be one of the hardest parts of buying a new home. We have several tips for you that might help!
Information for Property Sellers
|The selling process|
Staging and Cleaning
Do you know what "sells" a property? Do you know the first thing that a potential buyer is going to look at? We do.
Don't just put your property on the market; get it ready to sell! Let us help you get your property ready for the market.
What's the plan?
You need a marketing plan to sell a property. If you've never done it before, it might be hard to attract visitors. We have over 30 agents who can go to work for you, spreading the word and advertising your listing.
Auburn-Opelika Property Buying and Selling Articles
Posted January 6, 2014
If you are considering buying real estate, you will learn that there is a lot that goes into the overall process. After all, it will probably be the most expensive purchase of your life. As exciting as it is to start looking for a new home, it can be stressful and overwhelming. You will find that there are many unexpected costs and details you need to consider prior to contacting a real estate agent. It is important you are aware of every little aspect and facet involved with purchasing a home before you take the step toward buying real estate...
Posted December 30, 2013
In a tough real estate market, where inventory and competition for buyers is high, sometimes the seller has to "sweeten the pot" to get the deal done. Here are five creative ideas to help close the deal. Offer a Decorating Allowance There may be a buyer that likes the home, but just has different decorating tastes. To seal the deal, offer a decorating allowance (for painting, new carpets, or wallpaper). You can offer cash at closing, or put money in escrow to reimburse decorating & remodeling expenses made within 90 days of closing, up to a maximum amount...
Posted December 23, 2013
Aside from the obvious benefit of saving money, running an energy efficient home benefits us all in the greater community. We reduce global warming and help keep our dollars in the country as supposed to sending them to often unsavory regimes overseas. Even if we implement just a few of the listed tips, the savings will be substantial and one's satisfaction even greater. Temperature Control of Your Home Heating and cooling accounts for approximately about 2/3 of your energy costs. Implementing just a few energy saving tips in this area will have a big impact on your energy bill...
Posted December 17, 2013
You have heard it before. The first three rules of real estate are Location, Location, Location, and this is no different when buying rental property. If you are in the market to purchase rental property real estate, you need to know your market. Below is a series of steps you can take to fundamentally understand your real estate market and determine the best areas in which to purchase your buy and hold properties. Establish Where the Rental Markets Are Here is a systematic way to figure out which rental markets in your area will have the highest potential returns...
Posted December 9, 2013
When it comes to buying a home, most potential buyers will say that the listing price is the number one factor in determining what homes they will look at. A seller will usually work with a realtor to determine the listing price keeping in mind that if the price is too high - most buyers won't give it a second thought. Setting the correct listing price makes for a much quicker sale, because it will attract more potential buyers to the property. If the price is right, you will notice a greater response from realtors and you will receive more phone calls about the property...