January 17, 2008 Chapter One…What prompted your decision to buy a home? Especially a Condo or Townhome?
First, we talked about our plan for joining forces with all of you, your wonderful and not-so wonderful condo experiences, putting our pens together and writing the book for ourselves and everyone else-The Book: The Definitive Charlotte Condominium Tutorial and Workbook for Buyers and Sellers and the Rest of Us.
Secondly, we did our due diligence as the North CarolinaReal Estate Commission wants…explaining about agency and who represents you and who we represent and how you know that information (it’s the brochure: Working With Real Estate Agents).
So, we are finally here…except the dedication. Drum roll, please…
Here’s looking at you…my fabulous clients. Over the years we have traveled long and wide…through condominiums and town homes and co-ops…uptown, downtown, historic, suburbs, rural, office condos…together we have bought and sold many, many. Thank you, thank you for the rich experience.
Chapter One. You have decided you are going to buy a condo or maybe a townhouse. I always like to know what prompted that decision? It matters. Settling down as a single? What’s important? Garage mostly for women. Getting married? Storage. Kitchen. Home office. Expecting Children. Stairs. Playgrounds. Accessible to schools. Parent moving in or out. Split bedroom. Separated living quarters. Steps. Divorce. Legal issues. Finances. Custody. Scaling down. Sorting out stuff. Investment. Being patient. Doing homework. Second home? Tax balance.
Knowing what prompted this move is very important to the broker helping you. I always see my job as looking for problems and hurdles before they happen. And besides the financial aspect, what you want and need define he space. Helps sort through your options. Shortens the chase. And is really fun.
Real estate in my book should be fun and exciting…I believe taking your time, doing our homework, asking a zillion questions pay off. I’ll take the questions I have posed and break them down and apart on the website. Please join the conversation. Your stories are most welcomed.