Follow My Posts with Email Updates!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Special Event - Educational Workshop for Aging Parents and Their Families - Oct. 28th 1PM to 2:30PM

Register for our special event: Exclusively for Aging Parents and their Families at Spruill Oaks Library on October 28, 2015 1pm-2:30pm. CALL FOR DETAILS 678-842-3100.


Please join us for an educational workshop Exclusively for Aging Parents and their families:
Empower Yourself and Your Parents
Wednesday, October 28th 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, light refreshments will be served.   Please feel free to include in your RSVP Friends and Colleagues that would be interested in Empowering themselves and their parents too!
Did you know?

·         A majority of older adults have not changed residences in more than 20 years (58 percent), and 75 percent say they intend to live in their current home for the rest of their lives. [1]
·         Eighty-two percent of professionals cite decreased cognitive abilities – due to mental illness or memory loss – as the top reason preventing older Americans from staying mentally sharp, and by extension able to live alone, yet only 42 percent of older Americans cite this same reason.
·         When asked what concerns they have about living independently, adults 60 and older say they are most concerned about becoming a burden to others (42 percent), experiencing memory loss (41 percent) and not being able to get out of the house and/or drive (34 percent).
·         Additionally, while less than a quarter of older adults anticipate needing support managing their finances as they age, the majority of professionals stress this will be a need (19 percent and 86 percent, respectively).
1.        Source: 2015 United States of Aging Survey, an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Council on Aging and UnitedHealthcare.

DATE:
Wednesday October 28th, 2015


TIME:
1:00 –1:30 pm Welcome & Refreshments
1:30 –2:30 pm Workshop


LOCATION:
Spruill Oaks Library
9560 Spruill Road
John’s Creek, GA  30022
Hosted By:

Pam Santoro,  Realtor
Lisa McGrath, Financial Planner
Mary Beck,  Moving Specialist
Mary Jo Bowser, Home Care Advisor
Erica Ramsey, Insurance Advisor

https://www.nationallifegroup.com/enews/rd/spacer.gifSeating is limited so please register early.
Guarantee your reservation today by calling 678-842-3100
If you prefer, email
lisa@cwbfs.com





Alpharetta, GA Real Estate Agent Ready to Serve You Locally


Looking to Buy or Sell a Home?


Get valuable tips on selling or buying a home today, visit my main site at http://www.pamsantoro.bhhsgeorgia.com/. You can also contact me at 678-656-6627 if you have any questions about local market conditions, financing or anything that can help you with in your search for real estate.

Follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/@pamsantoro
Like me on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/PamSantoroRealEstate
Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamsantoro

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

How to Sell a House in Record Time

While there is no standard formula to determine how long your house will sit on the market, a recent survey of more than 750,000 houses sold in the US revealed that the average listing time can be anywhere between 46 to 55 days. Of course, there would be houses that will sell within days while there would be those that will take years to sell.

Naturally, sellers would prefer selling their homes in the shortest period of time since it would allow them to use the proceeds from the sale and use it for the intended purpose. With money on hand, they can buy their next home, make a better investment or pay off their debts. In addition, it would save them from spending a lot of money on repairs, maintenance and taxes.

So, how can you sell your house fast? To sell your home in record time for maximum profit, here are some tips and tricks that you may want to consider.
  • Price it competitively. Price your property right from the start. Pricing it too high may result to a slower sale.
  • Enhance curb appeal. The power of first impressions cannot be denied so use it to your advantage. Enhance your curb appeal and hook those potential homebuyers into buying your property.
  • Depersonalize, upgrade and stage.  Upgrade the interior and exterior of your house to make it more presentable and increase your return on investment (ROI), remove your personal stuff, and stage the house to show how the rooms are supposed to be used.
  • Hire a professional photographer. A lot of buyers start their search online or in local home magazines so using great photos can help attract more potential homebuyers to your door.
  • Use the power of the internet. While your agent is responsible for listing your property in all the right places, you need to be proactive and check if your listing is on Realtor, Trulia and Zillow. You should also consider using social media since most agents sell as many houses on Facebook as they do off multiple listing services.   
For more valuable tips on selling or buying a home, please visit my site at http://www.pamsantoro.bhhsgeorgia.com/. You can also contact me at 678-656-6627 if you have any questions about local market conditions, financing or anything that can help you with in your search for real estate. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Special Event: Exclusively for Aging Parents and their Families at Spruill Oaks Library on October 21, 2015

Register for our special event: Exclusively for Aging Parents and their Families at Spruill Oaks Library on October 21, 2015 1pm-2:30pm. Call for details 678-842-3100.


Showing Your Own Home? Things You Should Never Discuss with Your Buyers

Showing Your Own Home? Things You Should Never Discuss with Your Buyers

Even if they are represented by a real estate agent, there are times when the sellers are the ones who show their homes to potential buyers and their agents. In fact, it is fast becoming a common practice in many parts of the country, especially if the seller still lives in the home. The seller might also have to be present during showings when the tenant is uncooperative and does not respond to agent's requests for showing.

However, it is a bad idea for the seller to be present during the entire home showing. In fact, there are a lot of good reasons why the seller should immediately leave the premises as soon as the buyer and the agent appear on the doorstep. First, the seller's presence during the open house or viewing will make the buyers feel awkward. Second, a seller can get easily hurt when the potential buyer makes a comment or asks questions about the house. And lastly, sellers tend to talk too much and may say something that could seriously hurt the sales process.

Things You Should Not Discuss with Potential Buyers

There are a number of things that you should not discuss with potential home buyers. Here are some of them:

·         The sales price (including those of similar homes) and any price reduction considerations.
·         The length of time the property has been listed on the market.
·         The reason why you decided to sell.
·         The number of offers you have received and how quickly you would like to close.
·         Things that might be wrong with the property.

Keep in mind that anything you say might and can be used against you during the negotiation process so don't respond to any of these questions and tell buyers to direct any questions to your agent. This is the best thing that you can do to protect your investment.

For more valuable tips on selling or buying a home, please visit my site at http://www.pamsantoro.bhhsgeorgia.com/. You can also contact me at 678-656-6627 if you have any questions about local market conditions, financing or anything that can help you with in your search for real estate.



Image by stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Monday, October 5, 2015

My Presentation at the North Fulton Chamber

North Fulton Chamber of Commerce ProAlliance


This is a clip from my 6 minute presentation at the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce ProAlliance Meeting. Every week, 2 presenters are selected

to give a 6 minute presentation and share their products and services to the Chamber. Learn more and register for a ProAlliance networking meeting at http://www.gnfcc.com.

Join me on Facebook and Twitter:

See homes for sale in Alpharetta, GA at: