Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Don't Dilly Dally

It's beginning to look like a new market.  I won't go as far as say a "seller's market" because it is not.  However, the Realtor Community  in the Lower CT River Valley and the Greater Hartford area has seen a lack of inventory over the last 90 days and this means one thing -

homes priced well are going to MOVE QUICKLY.  

As a buyer you need to be prepared and 
take steps to get the house you want.

Top four things to do to be prepared: Take it from me that after hundreds of negotiations the buyers who had the following four items found greater success in the offer and negotiating process than those who didn't .  They were also more likely to be on the winning side if there were multiple offers. 

1.  Get Pre-Qualified.  I don't mean use an "on line" mortgage calculator.  I mean sit down with a mortgage professional.  There are so many factors that can effect your mortgage approval which you should know ahead of making an offer.  This way you can make an offer with confidence. 

2. Understand Buyer Agency.  As a licensed Realtor I am bound by CT State Law & the  National Association of Realtors' Code of Ethics to represent you in the highest form of Agency agreement.  Expect complete professionalism and ethics as I negotiate on your behalf.

3. Be Tech Ready - Must have a smart phone which you can receive email with PDF's and MLS listings.  Also must have a printer/scanner/copier...you will NOT know the value and importance of these tools until you are about to lose out on the house of your dreams because you don't have instant access to your e-mail or because you can't sign and send back important written agreements with you signature. 

4.  Be Honest - as your Buyer Agent I am bound to keep all conversations and personal information private.  I need to know your thoughts, goals, and above all your objections in order to successfully  negotiate on your behalf. Honesty is the best Policy!

Now lets go look at some houses!!!!

and always remember don't sign a thing until you consult with Jody Lynn, licensed Realtor.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Keep an Eagle Eye - The Lower CT River Valley

The thing I love about living in the Lower CT River Valley is the many activities you can do that revolve around the beauty of the CT River.  I have a new listing on the Scenic Road in Haddam and it is the perfect place to be if you love the CT River.  This classic center chimney colonial is within minutes of a boat launch on the CT River, the  100+ acre CT River Front Park-Haddam Meadows, Eagle Landing State Park and countless other state parks and open space to explore the areas natural beauty.

Check out my new residential listing and call me if you'd like to see the interior and the beautiful park-like setting it adorns in Haddam.  This is one of the best priced homes in Haddam that offer 4 large bedrooms and 2 full bath for less than $300,000.

& in the meantime.....

Take a look at the Eagle Cruise Schedules which will take off from one of the loveliest location along the CT River Valley in the Tylerville Section of Haddam. (Click on the Eagle below)

and always remember don't sign a thing until you consult with Jody Lynn, licensed Realtor.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Let the Closings Begin

It's the first closing of 2013!  Isn't this the cutest house you ever saw? It is located in the historic area of Moodus in East Haddam on the Eastern side of the Lower CT River Valley.  After 50 years of the same family enjoying this house thru the generations, it is now occupied by the loveliest young couple with a growing family.

and always remember, don't sign a thing until you consult with Jody Lynn, licensed Realtor.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year, New House?

Goodbye 2012, hello 2013!  Maybe this is the year for a new house for you and your family?

and always remember don't sign a thing until you consult with Jody Lynn, licensed Realtor.