Monday, March 22, 2021

Can you buy a house without a Realtor?


Do you really need to work with a Realtor when purchasing your home? The short answer is no. Should you? The obvious answer is YES! You need someone who will guide you through out this process, negotiate on your behalf and look out for your best interest. Seller has a real estate professional working for them, why should you not?


Why it's important to work with a Realtor?



Agents can give you access to current active and sold data.

        It allows you to make an informed decision especially when making an offer when you have current active and sold data. 



Agents can provide you with a buyer's packet.

        The packet contains information about the home buying process, including contracts, reports about the neighborhood, market stats and information about your agent and the company he or she works for so you as a buyer can do your due diligence. 



Agents have a process for finding the right house.

        This includes finding the right house for the right price without missing out on anything. 



Agents can negotiate an offer on your behalf. 

        A skilled Realtor can negotiate the price, terms, dates (closing and possession), inclusions and exclusions, and contingencies. They can negotiate your repairs and appraisals if it doesn't come in at value. 



Agents can help you navigate escrow.

        Agents typically has a process in place for a smooth escrow. They want to make sure you close on time with little to no surprise.



Agents can request and review seller disclosures. 

        Disclosures are supposed to provide details about the property's condition that might negatively affect its value. Every state has its own set of disclosures that sellers are required to report. A capable agent knows what to look for and make sure that those information are communicated to you. 



Agents can help you with the paperwork.

        When purchasing a home, you will sign a lot of paper works. Agents have dealt with these documents so many times that they know it like the back of their hands. They can explain to you what it is for and decipher real estate jargons and terms you don't understand. 



Your Realtor is your trusted, proactive advisor. We are bound by law to act in your best interest. You typically don't pay for your agent's commission so why not have someone who will have your back and represent your best interest? 


Note: Angela Carpio is a Realtor serving Menifee, Murrieta, Lake, Elsinore, Temecula, Wichester, Canyon Lake and the surrounding cities. 


Angela Carpio, Realtor

619-228-5034

Coldwell Banker ABR

Lic. #01967762

AngelaCarpioRealtor@gmail.com

http://www.angelacarpiorealtor.com/

#angelacarpiorealtor



Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Cheap Ways to Update Your Kitchen Before Selling Your Home





Next to the family room, a kitchen has been a place where people gather and entertain. It is one of the reasons why most home buyers prefer an updated kitchen when looking to own their home. You want to sell your home for more? Update your kitchen. 

Here are budget-friendly kitchen updates that will give your kitchen a fresh new look and get your home ready to sell.


Update your lighting.

Look for a stylish but inexpensive lighting that can make a strong design statement for the space. For under a $100, this small but impactful update can change the look and feel of your kitchen. 





Change out the hardware. 

You can find kitchen knobs and pulls online for under $50. With a little bit of elbow grease and a bit of time, changing your kitchen hardware can make a huge impact on your kitchen's look and style. 





Clear the clutter.

Here's one way to get your kitchen ready before selling it. Clear the clutter. Hide the small appliances. Maximize the space by getting rid of things that do not belong in the kitchen and tossing (or donating) items you no longer use. Doesn't cost any money, just a little bit of time.





Get a new rug!

An area rug in a kitchen is an easy way to improve the appearance of the space without breaking the bank and the inconvenience of  remodeling. The picture below shows a rug for $13.98 at Amazon (not sponsored...) which brings a pop of  color to an otherwise sterile-looking kitchen. 






Replace outlet wall plates. 

Upgrading your switch plates is one of the easiest and least expensive way to elevate the look of your kitchen. For $20, you can go from drab to fab! You can go with colorful, textured or decorative switch plates that draws the eye and add excitement to the kitchen. You can get the plates below from Amazon for only $19.99 for a pack of 4. 







Add a beautiful piece of art. 

Art belongs in the kitchen just as much as it does in other rooms of your home. Hang an art for some added interest. Decorative touches such as a piece of art is capable of enhancing the space and create a look of elegance. 




These are simple steps you can take that is sure to elevate the look of your kitchen without spending too much. 


Note: Angela Carpio is a Realtor serving Menifee, Murrieta, Lake, Elsinore, Temecula, Wichester, Canyon Lake and the surrounding cities. 


Angela Carpio, Realtor

619-228-5034

Coldwell Banker ABR

Lic. #01967762

AngelaCarpioRealtor@gmail.com

http://www.angelacarpiorealtor.com/

#angelacarpiorealtor




Can you buy a house without a Realtor?

Do you really need to work with a Realtor when purchasing your home? The short answer is no. Should you? The obvious answer is YES! You need...