Benefits of hiring a listing agent to sell your home

It is no secret that many sellers try to sell their own home through FSBO websites, or even Zillow.  Many sellers believe there are not enough reasons to use an agent and pay commission, but the benefits below should convince you to use NextHome Music City

Strategic Planning– As a local Realtor, I will review market conditions, set a listing timeline and determine the list price of your home.

Marketing– I will submit your listing to the National Listings Distribution which will showcase your home on over 100 home buying websites including Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com just to name a few.  Your house will also be submitted to the local Multiple Listings Service (MLS) for other agents to view your home.  Facebook offers private groups especially for Realtors to announce upcoming homes hitting the market, so with the power of Social Media, I can alert other agents that your house is  “Coming soon”  You will also get professional photographs and professional signage in your front yard.Sign

Offers– I will provide you all offers and walk you through the process of accepting an offer.  We will review buyer qualifications, consider offer terms,  and read over contingencies and addendums to help you accept the best offer.

Paperwork– Everyone knows there is a lot of paperwork that goes into buying or selling a home and I am here to help you through that process.  From the contract, to disclosures to disclaimers, I can help you navigate all the necessary paperwork that is needed and required by the State of Tennessee.

Digital– Each one of my homes come with our Mobile Connect.  Your yard sign will come with instructions for potential buyers to receive up to the date information on your listing including price, photos and other listing information right to their mobile phone while in front of your property!

 

And last but not least, personalized service.  I have been in the Real Estate and Hospitality industry for over 17 years and have received numerous accolades and awards for my dedication to my customers and clients.  I am licensed in both Florida and Tennessee so I have extensive knowledge of the Real Estate Market.

 

Call me at 615-624-1436, email me at Tiffany@mcrealtytn.com

Tiffany Orsino

NextHome Music City

615-624-1436

Tiffany@mcrealtytn.com

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Why did I move?

Whether your moving across the street or a few states away, moving can be very stressful and I am here to take some of that stress away.

Middle Tennessee has become of the mega hot spots to relocate to and many of us “Nashvillians” can tell you why.  It’s the family friendly feel of living in a city, it’s the music, food and entertainment around every corner, but most of all it is the down home, good hearted people of Tennessee.

Now, if you are looking to relocate to Middle Tennessee, I can offer you a few pointers as just three years ago, my family and I moved to Tennessee from Florida.  Yes, many people asked me “Why would you leave Florida?” and my answer was I wanted seasons, the country feel and of course mountains.  Here is how I started my journey from relocating from Florida to Tennessee.

OpryWhere did I want to live?  While Nashville is the hub of Middle Tennessee, there are also many surrounding towns and cities located within just a 20-30 minute drive.  So I started with researching the different areas to live.  I asked myself and family what we were looking for in a new town.  Did we want the busy city life?  Small town country feel?  Or a nice town that is within driving distance to the city, but also offers great entertainment close by, so my family and I decided on Murfreesboro.  Now, one of my personal reasons on deciding on new city was the school district.  I spent hours and hours pouring over school reviews, school grades, location, etc.  I relied heavily on Greatschools.org for my research.  I also looked at Facebook for photos and comments regarding the different schools I was looking into.  For reference, at the time, both my children where in middle school.

Once we decided…  Once we finally decided Murfreesboro would be the place we would settle, luck would have it that my family and I were attending a wedding in Franklin just 25 mins away.  This was the perfect time for us to explore this new area we were thinking of moving to.  We drove around, visited the different shopping areas, neighborhoods and of course drove by the schools we were looking at to get a feel of the area.

Finding the right place… We enlisted the help of a local real estate agent in the area to help us navigate the home buying process.  As a licensed Realtor in the state of Florida, I was familiar with the process of course, but needed help on finding the right home in the right neighborhood.  We would get a list of homes in our price range within our school district and we would look at those homes and narrow them down.  During this time, my husband had relocated to Tennessee while I stayed back with our children to finish out the school year.  He would go and view the homes, Facetime me and take photos.  Finally we found a house!!!  It was perfect for our family, had a great yard and was within the school district we wanted.  It was perfect for us and we put in an offer.

Now comes the hard part (but not as hard as you think)  Now it was time to pack up the house and prepare to move.  It is difficult to pack up years of your life into boxes and move them states over, but I kept reminding myself we are moving towards a better future.  So, we packed up the house (took a little longer than usual, but we made do), hired a moving van and set off for Tennessee once the school year was over.

We have arrived!  We made it to Tennessee, closed on our house and started unpacking.  Our previous house was a 1200 square foot town home located on a teeny, tiny island in SW Florida, so moving into a larger home on a great family friendly street was just perfect.  Throughout the unpacking process, we made time to explore our new area.  We drove around the town, headed into Nashville and visited the other surrounding areas.  It was great to see all the new activities we would be able to do during our time here.

I love living in this area.  My family and I have got to experience so many great things in the past three years than we ever did in Florida.  So, since moving to Tennessee, here are some things I have done:

I am a HUGE hockey fan and of course, Nashville is home to the Predators so I immediately made them my home team.  I have been to more hockey games that I can count and got to witness history being made by watching the Predators become the Western Conference Champions and see the Stanley Cup Final.Preds

I have been to more concerts than I have EVER been to!  Everything from sold out crowds at Bridgestone Arena, to small venues with some of musics great legends.  I even got to see Garth Brooks receive his 7 Diamond award.

So, while relocating can feel like it will suck the life out of you, I am here to tell you it is not that bad.  With some planning, a helpful Real Estate Agent (me) and friends/family, you can make the move an easy one.

If you are looking to relocate or just looking to move period, call me at 615-624-1436 or send me an email at Tiffany@mcrealtytn.com

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NextHome Music City Realty

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Why you need a Real Estate Agent

Why do you need a Real Estate Agent??

 

When looking to buy a home, you should expect competence, efficiency, and ethics from your agent. According to All America’s Real Estate Book by Carolyn Janik and Ruth Rejnis, good agents take the time to qualify buyers and show properties in their price range. They plan showing routes carefully and have pre-inspected most properties. They have a thorough knowledge of financing options, are up on the latest housing trends, and share data on the local housing market and home sales with prospective buyers. Adhering to a strict code of ethics, good agents avoid high-pressure sales tactics, refrain from showing properties that do not fit your needs or goals, and alert you to problems about the condition of the property. And they show respect for other agents and real estate firms by not talking down about them.

 

Finding a Real Estate AgentWesthaven

 

Begin the search for a real estate agent by asking for recommendations from someone that you know. Friends, relatives, co-workers, or neighbors who have recently purchased a home can give you a firsthand account and attest to the agent’s professional abilities. Sometimes an agent you contact will refer you to another one who works more closely with buyers and sellers in your neighborhood. Once you have a list of names, interview at least three agents and ask questions about their community knowledge, professional experience, and commitment – some agents work full time, others only work at nights and on the weekends.

 

The Role of a Buyer’s Agent in Home Buying

 

A buyer’s agent represents the buyer exclusively. Thus, he works to protect your interests in the transaction and helps to negotiate the best purchase price and terms.

 

magnifyingUsing an Agent to Purchase a Newly Built Home

 

Agents can be used to purchase a newly built home, and in fact, some builders pay agents to find prospective buyers. But you also can use a buyer’s agent to help negotiate the price and upgrades on a new home. An agent can be particularly valuable directing you to newly built developments that match your needs, as well as helping you select reputable builders who are financially sound and respond promptly to buyers’ concerns. Builders normally require an agent to be present on your first visit to the site. This is a sensible procedure that allows the agent to be paid a commission should you decide to buy. Otherwise, if you find a development on your own, make a first visit without the agent, and later make a purchase, the builder may refuse to pay the commission – even if an agent became involved in the process at some point.

 

While more buyers now use the Internet to gain access to listings, or available properties for sale, it is still a good idea to use an agent. The agent brings value to the entire process: he or she is available to analyze data, answer questions, share their professional expertise, and handle all the paperwork and legwork that is involved in the real estate transaction.

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