Written by Joyce Lawrence, Sale Associate
What a ride my career in real estate has been and I look forward to what the future of real estate has to bring. The changes over the years have been good for buyers and sellers. The fast information that we can deliver at F. C. Tucker Emge Realtors has surpassed anything that we would have thought of 14 years ago. With our TuckerMobile.com, you can have instant information on any home listed in our MLS. You only need your Smart Phone and we know no one leaves home without it! My personalized website, MakeJoyceYourChoice.com, has given my sellers and buyers an edge to find out leading information on homes for sale. I am proud to be a part of the team at F. C. Tucker Emge Realtors because putting our customers as a top priority is what real estate should be about.
Written by Pam Rickenbaugh, Sales Associate, ABR
Before beginning the home buying process, it is most important to begin the pre-approval process with a lender to verify your financial information. Here are some reasons why:
1. Your offer will be taken more seriously by the seller.
2. You will not waste time looking at properties that you cannot afford.
3. In negotiating your offer, you will have an edge over other buyers in a multiple offer situation.
4. Your "type" of financing is also part of your offer. You will then know what "types" of financing you qualify for and will want to write and negotiate your offer accordingly.
Prequalification is the perfect beginning to the home buying process after contacting a buyers agent.
Written by Elaine Sollars, SaleAssociate, ABR, CRS, GRI
They light the way to our homes at night and beckon friends to come inside, but have you ever driven through a neighborhood and noticed the forgotten, often rusted, dirty and bug-filled porch lights? Brass that once shined and glistened in the sun now blackened and tarnished beyond recognition except by their shape or style is very unappealing to the potential buyer. We decorate our doors with beautiful wreaths and plant colorful flowers in pots beside our doors while our porch lights often hang neglected. Some porch lights are so tiny they almost disappear altogether! Think of porch lights as the "jewelry" for our homes. Though wreaths and planters are important to make your home aesthetically appealing, polished porch lights will distinguish your home from all others. It is your home's personal signature and should be given special attention. So go ahead, light up your world!