Think about a long term real estate investment strategy. I have several clients in the military and they buy a house every time they are transferred. One gentleman I work for will be retiring from the Navy in 18 months. He owns 5 homes and after 20 years of having someone else pay his house payment he will have a nice cash flow on each property in addition to his military retirement income.
Think of every home you purchase as an investment. Don't just buy to buy. Have a purpose and a goal and you will be better off for it in the end.
San Diego Real Estate Veterans
Dave Liesch, Realtor
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- Mr Credit
92154 is part of my district as I ran for State Senate earlier in the year. My office is in the next zip code and only 10 minutes away from your home. I would love to help you sell your home and get you the best price. Just like you defend us, our values and principles around the world, it is my job to defend your equity and get the most from your valued investment. You bought at the right time and now you are selling at the right time. Lets make it happen!
Hector R. Gastelum
Realty Executives Dillon
2240 Otay Lakes Rd.
Chula Vista, Ca 91915
Don't Bother MANAGING Your Own Property -- But Don't Sell It. Rent It. There are many military families that will rent your home and their BAH will cover it. Make sure your monthly rent covers your mortgage, the cost of a property manager, basic repair savings, and some profit for you.
Hurry up and find a Property Manager (I recommend licensed professional). The monthly commission may be 8% to 12% of what they collect a month but its well worth it to not be bothered with the headache. Your profit they will put into an account for you. Have them produce flyers for you to place in the housing department.
DO NOT PAY THEM a full months rent to find you a tenant. Pay half because you are helping them find a qualified tenant. If they require that you pay the full months rent after the tenant is found still pay half and let them know the rest will be paid after the tenant has been in the property for 6 month. If they are going to charge you for finding the tenant they need to guaranty the tenant is going to be there for a specific amount of time.
If your monthy rent will only cover your monthly mortgage, property manager cost, and repair savings with no profit to you sill do it bucause your tenants are buying your house for you.
Enjoy your military career and keep yourself and your family safe.
Gordon Parker, Realtor
McColly Real Estate
Contact me if you need me.
Property values have spiked over the last several months, so you likely have enough equity to sell and cover the fees. Depending on your location, you might even walk away with some, or more than some!
Agent commissions are negotiable, but some agents still like to use sales score tactics. My favorite is, agents that don't change 3% are doing their sellers a disservice. Many agents will offer all the same marketing a 3% agent offers and more. Plus, in this market, you'll get multiple offers. And, the goal is to walk away with as much money as you can. While we have to make a living, the agent you choose should have the flexibility to charge whatever they want, and NEVER pressure you into a higher amount.
One unfortunate trend I'm seeing in this market, is listing agents trying to bring their own buyer, so they can get double the commission. Some go as for as not submitting buyer offers to the seller, or not returning the buyer's agent's phone calls or emails for showings. They'll try to talk sellers out of submitting listings into the MLS, or doing one open house,or even suggesting no showings, because they can get offers without them. Their brokers often pay them to keep both sides of the sale in-house, so they too can get paid double. Have buyer's agents call you directly for showings and even have them email their offers to you directly. I've seen these behaviors over and over, and it's escalating. Until sellers get wise to them, they'll be accepting lower offers and losing money unknowingly. Agents are salespeople who can be very persuasive.
If you have a lot of equity and can stand to lose some, none of this will matter much. It's a seller's market, and you deserve to see ALL of the offers written on your home!
The selling process is really just a series of steps, each of which your agent should prepare you for and walk you through. I can even prepare a seller's net sheet so you can see up front what the general numbers will be.
I'm happy to help in any way.
Cory La Scala, REALTOR
Lic # 01443391
YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM MY 40 YEARS VA EXPERIENCE TODAY!!
Thanks for your service!
Keller Williams Real Estate
Windermere Real Estate SoCAL
If possible, I like working with Verterans.
You should know that you can apply for reinstatement of your benefits due to relocation: When you are settled, and know what's happening, talk to your local VA office.
And thanks for serving!
Please contact me at 619-565-3604 or http://www.militaryhomesinsandiego.com to schedule an appointment. I would love for the opportunity to assist you as I am a Navy guy myself, and most of my clients are military. I'm available anytime, so feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
CA DRE# 01703306