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If you are in the market to buy a home, you are definitely in the right place. Most serious home buyers may not realize how difficult it is to find that special home. Many buyers will only check out the homes advertised in the newspaper or homes magazines. The cold reality is that they may never find their perfect home.
What they are up against is that on any given day, only about 1% of the homes that are available for sale are advertised (which makes kind of tough odds to find that "just right" property). But that isn't the worst part. The worst part is that your special home may never be advertised!
What we mean is, the unique and special properties may sell before they have a chance to be advertised. These special homes are sold to our Preferred Buyers. Those are buyers that have come into Gary's office, have gotten at the very least pre-qualified for a loan, and have taken a look at some of the available homes. Their preferences are noted and when the right home does become available, they are the second ones to know about it - right after the agent that listed it!
How is it that some people always seem to get the best homes at the best price? They become Preferred Buyers. Don't lose out! Don't lose the opportunity to purchase your next home - your dream home.
Gary is committed to searching for your special home and representing your best interests throughout the buying process. From getting the right loan package to legal representation. We counsel you along each and every step, and give you the best opportunity to make the right decision for yourself. Give Gary a call, come into the office for a cup of coffee, and together we'll find you your perfect next home.
Whatever your reason is for moving, you have decided to sell your home.
You might be thinking of becoming a FSBO aka a For Sale By Owner. If this is you, scroll down to the For Sale By Owner section.
Some people are unable or unwilling to take on the massive responsibility of marketing, showing, and selling their own home (it's harder than it might seem). So for these people, they will need the expertise of a professional and FULL TIME broker. One that understands that this may be your largest investment ever and one that has the ability to "get it done"
As your listing agent and representative, Gary is dedicated to getting you the most money, in the shortest amount of time, with the least amount of inconvenience to you. With Gary's unique marketing ideas and strategies, nothing is left undone or untried. From point of purchase marketing to in-home brochures. From direct mailings to 24 hour advertising. Your home will be showcased above and beyond your competition.
Don't you and your home deserve more than a sign in the ground and an occasional ad in a magazine? Gary believes so. Contact Gary to find out which strategies really work - time and time again. With references to back him up.
Are you relocating? Is your company giving you moving and selling benefits such as brokerage and closing costs? Or are you on your own when it comes to moving out of state? In either situation, scroll down to find out how we can make your relocation move easier
"Gary, I'm interested in getting some property listings sent to me. Can you make that happen?"
While you are sitting comfortably at your desk, home computer, or in a library, we can send you property listings that match up with your wish list. An initial email will be sent to you with all of the properties that currently match up, and then as they come on the market, you'll be sent new ones. A no hassle and no fuss way to shop. lf you decide to change your search criteria, just send us an email and we'll get things updated.
Whether you want a single family home, condo, or land, you can be sent listings that are just right for you. Then if something looks good, you can contact us for more available information or you can let me know when you are ready to take a look at any or all of your choices.
Just send me an email to let me know that you would like listings sent directly to you. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are savvy enough to be able to market your home, be available most of the time for buyers to come by and actually see your home, are not afraid of the obvious security issues, know what to say and more importantly what not to say, and can have all of the legal documents ready (such as contracts to purchase, disclosures, etc.) and you are fully knowledgeable about them, you may be ready to sell by owner.
Of course, it doesn't stop there. You need to be informed on the latest lending packages, interest rates, contingencies on properties to sell and whether it's in your best interest to accept a contingent offer to purchase. Above all else is the expense. The cost of your initial yard sign, flyers that portray your home in its best light, advertising, and the most expensive thing - your time!
The one thing that FSBO's (pronounced fizzbo's) or For Sale By Owner's absolutely need to be aware of is the main reason that people exclude up to 90% of the available homes which are listed by brokers, is to save the commissions that the sellers are trying to save. Somebody's going to win, and somebody's going to lose. Buyers of FSBO homes know that the seller has that broker percentage to play with and will try to get that savings out of the owner.
The bottom line is this... Historically, agents have been able to attain up to 16% more than the person that is selling by owner. As long as your bottom line won't change, why not leave the work to a professional? Especially when you are dealing with what could be your largest investment
Contact Gary to find out more about selling by owner and if it would be in your best interest to have a professional handle the responsibility of marketing and selling your home.
Like many others, Terri and I relocated from the Chicago area. While I was born and bred a Chicago city boy, Terri was raised in a community of 350 people in NE Iowa. In 2003, we decided that a change of lifestyle needed to happen. Friends, relatives, co-workers, were passing on way too early and we just didn't want to spend the rest of our lives in traffic, noise, crime, and flat land.
We originally planned on a move to Virginia but with the cost of real estate skyrocketing, we soon decided to sell our property there and make a visit to Mountain Home. During the first two days of looking at homes and lots, we fell in love with the area and especially the people. We wound up buying a lot in Bull Shoals and started making plans to build.
Don't get me wrong. It was scary. Moving from a big city with all it affords, to a small community is daunting. We quickly realized that what we were leaving didn't compare with what we were gaining. A different lifestyle. The tranquility, great weather (with still a change of seasons), little to no traffic, a low cost of living, abundant wildlife, and new friends, all became a part of our new garden.
If you are thinking of replanting your seeds in a new area, you owe it to yourself to check out our garden, the Mountain Home area.
I'll be happy to send you literature, facts, and figures, but nothing compares to actually being here to see everything our garden has to offer.For more information on replanting in the Mountain Home area, call or send me an email and I'll get on it right away.
Terri and I hope you'll think about visiting us soon.
If you are an investor, it is imperative that your real estate purchase makes sense. If you are investing in real estate for the use of income producing properties such as rentals, you must know exactly what you are getting into. Will your investment pay off immediately with positive cash flow?
Will your investment make sense with a longer waiting period? How will selling your investment impact your tax structure? Should you do a 1031 Starker exchange or take the tax consequence?
Are you looking for existing homes? HUD homes? If you are investing to fix and flip, will there be enough left at the end to make it worth your while? What will the sale of your investment mean when the smoke clears and the dust settles?
If you are a contractor looking to invest in building spec homes, from one home to a subdivision, you must know how the market will react to your project. From choosing the right lot or farm to build on, to what the consumer is looking for are all a part of what Gary does for you. What are the demographics for your project? What style of home is sought? What amenities should be included in the project.
If you are an investor or contractor, call Gary to set a time to discuss your goals.
Making that move is sometimes a trying, frustrating, and sometime scary time in most people's life. When it happens, it's good to know that someone is in your corner, looking out for your best interests. Even 'The Greatest', Muhammed Ali had Angelo Dundee in his corner.
Being relocated is never a fun or easy thing to have to go through. While Gary can't always make the selling process a more fun thing, he can definitely make it easier. Buying is more fun anyway. All of Gary's professional designations are based on corporate property ownership and transferring employees.
If you find yourself having to corporately relocate to another area, tell your HR person that you are requesting Gary Heimbach from Gilbert Realty to handle the real estate portion of your relocation.
The CCPS designation means Corporate Property Specialist and is given only to those agents that have studied for and passed the CPS test. The Corporate Property Specialist is trained to take corporately owned property and make all the necessary decisions, from contracting for repairs to creating a marketing plan in order to bring the highest amount of money possible and in the shortest amount of time.
The CRMS designation means Certified Residential Marketing Specialist and is given only to those agents that have taken classes in handling relocation and 3rd party owned property. From the time of inception to the corporate buyout, properties that need to be pre-marketed and then go to the relocation company, are all handled by the agent holding CRMS designation.
The CRRS designation means Certified Residential Relocation Specialist and is given only to those agents that have taken classes regarding relocating corporate buyers that are transferring in to a new area. From initial contact in their home city to the final closing in their new home, the CRRS is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the corporate transferees move.
If you are being relocated into, or out of the Mountain Home area, have your counselor or HR person contact Gary with all of the details. Gary will take it from there and make sure that your relocation experience is as flawless as possible.
What is an e-PRO® and why should you use one?
A short guide for the Internet consumer
When you're on the Internet, you don't have time to waste on endless searches for useful real estate information. You want to get things done quickly and without hassle. So chances are you'd like a real estate agent who answers e-mail promptly and professionally.
Respects your on-line privacy.
Offers home listings and other Internet tools to help you find or market a home.
Enter the e-PRO.
An e-PRO is a REALTOR® who has successfully completed the e-PRO training program for real estate professionals. Endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS®, the e-PRO course teaches professionals the nuts and bolts of working with real estate on-line: Web sites, e-mail, on-line tools, and most of all, what today's consumer really wants.
What does all this mean to you? There are several benefits of working with a certified Internet professional.
Are you reluctant to give out contact information through the Web for fear of being pestered or spammed? e-PROs understand. They've learned the Web isn't just a place to do business; you need information from someone you can trust.
That's why e-PROs respect your privacy. They respond quickly to your questions, but don't send you unwanted communication. And they protect your personal information.
Tired of struggling to find information? e-PROs are more likely to have access to the latest Internet utilities, making your life easier. These tools may include:
On-line home tours
Instant access to comprehensive neighborhood data
Extensive property listings
Immediate e-mail notification of just-listed homes meeting your criteria
Referral networks and on-line forums, where e-PROs can quickly find information - even potential buyers - from other e-PROs
Newsletters on current real estate conditions in your area
Electronic faxes sent to you by e-mail
Advanced software, PDAs, and laptops to find you answers on the spot
The result: you get more information, more easily. With electronic files, you have less paperwork to deal with. And since your agent uses e-mail, you can even eliminate phone tag. The e-PRO streamlines your entire transaction, from showing to closing.
An e-PRO's access to advanced technology can save you considerable expense. You have more tools to find or market your home, so you're likely to get a better price. With on-line home tours, you reduce in-person showings - and the costs involved. And by using e-mail, you save money on long-distance calls and fax charges.
Relocating? An e-PRO is ideal for you. With the tools to do your research electronically, you can make a decision on a home the first day you're in town - or without traveling at all. You and your family save on travel costs. And after you've decided to buy, monitoring the sale by e-mail saves you even more.
Should you use an e-PRO? Yes - especially if you're an Internet user. In this fast-paced age, technology has become a necessity. An e-PRO is someone who has recognized and responded to the needs of the new consumer. If you choose an e-PRO, it's a safe bet you'll get the kind of service you want - and need.
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