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Marketing Factors

The role of the real estate community

The entire real estate community includes all of the companies, offices, and agents in the marketplace. They work together to sell property in an incredibly efficient system of sharing information.

The multiplying effects of the community will increase the promotion that is done on each and every property in the marketplace. It brings purchasers into the home buying process and after qualifying them to their wants, needs, and abilities, they can be directed toward the home that meets their requirements.

The pricing and positioning in the marketplace

Purchasers have a tendency to want to look at all of the available properties that meet their criteria. They will compare the homes according to value for price, condition, and appeal.

Even if the buyers are not familiar with prices in a particular area, after seeing a few homes, it is easy to determine whether a home is priced correctly.

Supply and demand has a direct effect on pricing, The subject property must be favorably priced based on location, condition, and terms compared to the other homes that a buyer will consider and examine.

The role of the marketing coordinator

The agent’s objective is to get your home sold, not necessarily to be the one to actually sell it. The sheer number of other agents makes it more likely that someone else will sell it.

The listing Agent’s job as marketing coordinator will be to manage the sale to maximize promotional efforts, represent the seller’s interests, and to use their experience to make the transaction go smoothly.

We Have Mutual Objectives … to sell you home …

At the highest possible price

The average Sales Price to List price ratio experienced on my listings is higher than the average of the Multiple Listing Service. The benefit to you is more money after all of the expenses have been deducted.

In the shortest possible time

The average time on the market experience on my listings is less than the average of the Multiple Listing Service. The benefit is that your home will sell in a shorter period of time so that you receive your equity sooner.

With the most favorable terms

Negotiating the most favorable terms regarding mortgage fees, settlement fees, possession, and personal property can be as important as the price. The benefit of third party negotiation can be of the most effective services offered by an agent, and I have been involved in the negotiation of financial contracts for over thirty five years.

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For Buyers - Buying Real Estate in Florida

The steps to buying a home can be stressful, especially for first time home buyers. Let Forrester Realty's agents help you with this intricate process and make your experience as enjoyable as possible.

Jim Forrester, broker-owner, is a native of High Springs and knows this area and most of the residents. Forrester understands that a successful real estate practice begins and ends with you. The conviction that every customer deserves the very best representation compels him to devote all his education and experience toward the accurate execution of your goals. Jim and everyone at Forrester Realty is devoted to helping you with every step of the extremely important and complicated process.

Find out more about ROSENBOOM Custom Homes in High Springs.

7 Reasons to Buy a Home

  1. Pride of ownership is a key reason for wanting your own home. Decorate it to your own taste and enjoy all of the benefits while making a great investment.
  2. Real estate over time has been considered a good investment because most of it has appreciated. The effects of leverage can multiply the increase when borrowed funds are used to purchase the home.

    Many times, the largest investment a person owns is their home. Homes have been a good hedge against inflation. Homeowners build equity and can borrow against that equity for a variety of reasons that could include college, medical, or to start a business.
  3. Qualified mortgage interest and home equity loans are deductible for Income Tax purposes.
  4. Property taxes on a first or second home are deductible on for Income Tax purposes.

    A homeowner can exclude up to $500,000 of capital gain if married, filing jointly or up to $250,000 if single or filing separately for homes that have been the taxpayer's principal residence for the previous two years. There is no age requirement for taking the capital gains exclusion like the “over 55” rule in the past. For more information, consult a tax expert.
  5. It is not necessary to purchase a replacement home more expensive than the one sold. Homeowners can buy a more or less expensive home with no tax consequences assuming their gain is less than the allowable amounts.
  6. Preferential tax treatment on gains that have been made from capital assets held more than one year is permitted by IRS. This is especially important for homeowners with gains in excess of the allowable exclusion.
  7. Mortgage payments include the interest for the time that the money has been used and principal to retire the debt over a period of time. Each month part of the payment is for principal accumulation.

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