Sheri's Real Estate Tips

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty Lake Norman Cornelius - NC LIC #213344
 As a homeowner, you may be interested in ways you can use renewable energy to save money and improve the environment.One way to do that is converting to solar energy. Not only can it help you save money, it is a clean and renewable form of electricity that helps to reduce our dependency on fossi...
 When purchasing a townhome, condo, or other property in a planned development you are required to join that community’s Home Owner’s Association (HOA) and pay a monthly or annual fee for the maintainence of common areas.The first thing you should do when considering a home with an HOA is ask the...
 Creating a trusting rapport with your clients is an easy skill to master! Whether you are a newcomer as a real estate agent or you have had years of experience, brushing up on your people skills is a must if you want to be a successful agent.New Agents: If you haven’t worked with any clients yet...
 Everywhere you look there are DIY programs on TV and instructional videos on the internet. This inspires many homeowners to tackle their own home improvement projects. While doing your own projects can be quite fulfilling, it also can cause you to spend more money than expected especially if you...
 It is impossible to prevent natural disasters, but how you respond is key. One way to do that is to put together an emergency preparedness kit. Here are some things you should have in your kit:Water: Set aside one gallon per person (per day) for three days. Bottled water is best, but storing tap...
 Being a Realtor can be a fruitful and exciting career. You will meet a lot of interesting buyers and sellers and be exposed to a variety of senerios. You should also be aware of realtor safety. If your office/team doesn’t have its own safety protocol in place when you have an appointment to show...
Buying a bank owned or REO (real estate owned) home gives you the potential of getting more house for your money. But it is a bit different than buying a normal resale. Before you begin searching, here are a couple of things you should know:Get Help: It is wise to find a real estate agent who has...
 As you are deciding on what home to buy, the proximity to work, etc., you may not want to live in a single resident home. Perhaps you want to be close to work and where the action is, but living downtown is not an option either. Why not consider a mixed-use development? What is a mixed-use devel...
Ugh! The dreaded pest inspection. Isn’t just another added cost to the home buying process? NO! Don’t hate the pest inspection! Pest inspections are a very important part of the home buying process and protect you from buying a home riddled with termites.In many instances, a pest inspection is no...
In our article The Benefits of Open Houses, we discussed how open houses can bring more exposure to your listing. But what if you haven’t sold yet and the holidays are headed your way? As Thanksgiving approaches, so does Black Friday. The dreaded Black Friday invokes images of incredible sales an...

Sheri Jones

Realtor Specializing in the Lake Norman area, NC
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