NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 7, 2021) – Final numbers for 2020 indicate there were 44,850 homes sold in the region, compared to the 42,356 closings in 2019, the total sales for 2020 were up 6 percent. (information provided by Greater Nashville REALTORS Association) Home sales hit 4,252 closings for December, according to data provided by Greater Nashville REALTORS®. This figure is up 22 percent from the 3,482 closings reported for the same period last year. Fourth quarter closings were 12,310 for the Middle Tennessee area. That total is [...]
https://youtu.be/0Z4PhMvPlbA Welcome to 2021! It’s that time of the year when I start seeing people looking for the best ways and times they should sell. Well let’s answer these questions, and talk about what steps you should take to begin the journey. There’s a sweet spot, typically in the springtime, when it’s perfect to list. Zillow will tell you it’s May 1st to May 15th. However, in Nashville it’s right around now - or in January, after [...]
https://youtu.be/Y_eBPeguMXk VIDEO DIALOGUE I want to offer a quick glimpse into the real estate market in Tennessee in 2021, specifically in Greater Nashville, for folks that may be looking to move here and would like to know more about life here and what types of things you should look for in a new home. My name is Joshua Smith with Home Agent Group of Benchmark Realty in Tennessee and today we’re going to cover a few different topics [...]
https://youtu.be/32Wq6GjBkmw VIDEO DIALOGUE Bridge loans. What are they? How can a bridge loan help you buy your next house? The short answer is that they can help you leverage your equity in your existing home to purchase another one. But let’s talk about how they work best, and who they work best for. Nashville, and surrounding areas are fast moving markets. We have a lot of buyers, and not a lot of property for sale, that’s what [...]
https://youtu.be/SfOKBs6Tk3U VIDEO DIALOGUE Your tax assessment is not your value. Your Zestimate, Zillow’s thing, that’s not your value either. Want to know how to get the actual value for your property? I can save you this whole video right now: Talk to a live person, specifically a real estate agent who knows the market and can work with you to find it. Why, pray tell? I’ll tell you. I’ve covered this topic a lot because people always [...]
https://youtu.be/bMaQ2-h-BcI VIDEO DIALOGUE Are you ready to sell but not sure where to start? And it appears you don’t want to work with a realtor, so let’s talk about it. The main reason I hear from people that do not want to work with a realtor is the same reason they want to sell in the first place: You either want the most money on your investment you can get, or you want to sell as fast [...]
https://youtu.be/w44HeQQjJ4k VIDEO DIALOGUE The “i” is for “instant”, and that’s the key to understanding why it can be a good thing for the right situation. An iBuyer is a company that buys and sells real estate quickly through algorithms and tech. It’s really not that complicated a process, the contracts are boilerplate, it’s almost like buying new construction where your contract will be dictated by the policies of the entity with which you’re doing business, and therein lies [...]
https://youtu.be/clyVk--H560 This video covers some first steps, and also outlines a little bit of what the process will look like, when buying a house. This is a great refresher for anyone who has already bought but would like to recap the process and what's important to remember. If you have any questions beyond what we covered, feel free to reach out, we're available any time!
https://youtu.be/I6jF68c0Svg This one covers some good tips on saving to buy that first house. Also good for anyone that may have bought for a house already, but you're still unsure how the money works. Refresh yourself!
https://youtu.be/0ewBAiZjM18 This video with my friend and mortgage lender, Shari Saba, covers some helpful tips for any first-time home buyer. We'll talk about some things you have probably thought of, maybe things that you haven't and offer some pro tips to help you along the way. Please share with anyone you know that might need this information, and don't forget to hit that Subscribe button!