If you regularly follow our blog, then you know that we’ve been going through a list of common real estate terms, five at a time! There are so many real estate terms that surface during the buying and selling processes…it’s enough to make your head spin! (This is one of the reasons why it pays to employ the services of a licensed Realtor– read more about that in our previous post on the topic!) We thought we’d take a few terms at a time and give simple explanations for each, courtesy of National Association of Realtors (NAR) Real Estate Glossary. For the full list of the terms and definitions, click here! For the first five terms that we covered, click here!Fixture: Personal property that has become part of the property through permanent attachment.Gift letter: A letter to a lender stating that a gift of cash has been made to the buyer(s) and that the person gifting the cash to the buyer is not expecting the gift to be repaid. The exact wording of the gift letter should be requested of the lender.Good faith estimate: Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, within three days of an application submission, lenders are required to provide in writing to potential borrowers a good faith estimate of closing costs.Gross closed commission income: The total amount of commission income a real estate sales agent or broker receives from closed transactions.Gross sale price: The sale price before any concessions.Ready to take that next step and make a move? Let the experts from Cami Jones Collaborative help you! We’re with you every step of the way. (And no, we won’t test you on these terms!) #JPA
If you regularly follow our blog, then you know that we’ve been going through a list of common real estate terms, five at a time! There are so many real estate terms that surface during the buying and selling processes…it’s enough to make your head spin! (This is one of the reasons why it pays to employ the services of a licensed Realtor– read more about that in our previous post on the topic!) We thought we’d take a few terms at a time and give simple explanations for each, courtesy of National Association of Realtors (NAR) Real Estate Glossary. For the full list of the terms and definitions, click here! For the first five terms that we covered, click here!Down payment: The amount of cash put toward a purchase by the borrower.Dual agent: A state-licensed individual who represents both the seller and the buyer in a single transaction.Earnest money deposit: The money given to the seller at the time the offer is made as a sign of the buyer’s good faith.Escrow account for real estate taxes and insurance: An account into which borrowers pay monthly prorations for real estate taxes and property insurance.Exclusions: Fixtures or personal property that are excluded from the contract or offer to purchase.
ReeceNichols Overland Park Office is partnering with local The Shadow Buddies Foundation, to provide 200 children at Children’s Mercy with a personal “Buddy.” Each Buddy mimics the child’s illness, i.e.) a Buddy with an insulin pump will go to a diabetic child or a Day Surgery Buddy will go to a child having outpatient surgery. They are valuable when used as teaching tools as well useful for friends and family.How is Cami Jones Collaborative going to help? Each Buddy costs $20 to make for a child. With your $20 donation, you will be helping support a child through their difficult time.
You may have seen Cami’s listing in south Overland Park that is a finalist in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2017 contest! (Hurry- online voting ends July 18, click here to vote! You’ll want to scroll down to the “Eat-in Kitchen with Dual Dining Areas” entry.) If this gorgeous home has piqued your interest…we want to share our current luxury property and estate listings with you.Our team of experts serves buyers and sellers at all price points; from the first-time home buyer to those looking for the finest luxury properties in the area. Our team members provide the same stellar customer service and attention to detail for each and every one of our clients.These exceptional homes represent the finest in luxury and craftsmanship.
The summer buying season is in full swing! If you’re looking to move, chances are your Realtor will host an Open House to show off your property. There are several things you can do to ensure that it’s looking its best…and maximize your chances of reeling in a quick offer!
- Clean everything. And then clean it again! Don’t just straighten. Dust light fixtures, blinds and wash the baseboards. Make sure the windows sparkle! Make sure the shower door sparkles! You want to get top dollar for your home, and curb appeal on the outside coupled with a sparkling inside will go miles toward getting you there.
- Declutter everything. Potential buyers don’t want to see your stacks of mail, newspapers and your children’s school work. Pull things off the refrigerator, clear off those kitchen counters and coffee tables. Family photos on the tabletops or countertops? Put ’em away. You want buyers to imagine themselves living in their NEW home, with their belongings! The less of your stuff they see…the more this is possible!
- Think about fresh flowers. Flowers set a wonderful mood. A bud vase on your bedroom nightstand coupled with fresh flowers in the kitchen makes a great statement!
- Have pets? Figure out what to do with them during the open house! Nothing will turn a buyer off faster than a) a house that smells of its pet, and b) a pet that is present during the showing. Again, you want the buyers to imagine themselves in your property, so if you are at all able, send the pet(s) to a neighbor, or to pet day care or let them drive around in the car with you during the showing!
- Don’t forget to turn on the lights and angle the blinds so natural light comes in! Light makes everything look brighter and really sets a stage for your showing. If you’ve cleaned and done everything we’ve recommended, you will want to show off every nook and cranny!
TheCami Jones Collaborativeis anxious to meet with and help you make your listing a success! Give us a call today! You can reach Cami Jones at 913.206.2410
Don’t just take our word for it, we have received some pretty wonderful comments and testimonials from our clients over the years! We love receiving your feedback, and it helps us to know what we’re doing well (and do more of it!) and also where we need to make adjustments. In the end, it’s all about giving you, our clients, the absolute best home buying or selling experience imaginable. Period. See what your fellow Kansas Citians have to say about #JPA!J.C.: “We love #JPA and love working with Amy Loehr who will hopefully help us find a great new home this year! Our mortgage lender is pretty nice too!”V.C.: “We had the best experience with Gwen…she helped us find the perfect plan and lot for our family, and was there throughout the building process. It helps to have someone so sweet and fun to be around during a sometimes stressful process!”C.M.: “So many wonderful things so say about our experience with JPA. Rebecca Engel Kyger worked so hard during the purchasing of our dream house, we felt like we were her only client! She hand-held us through every step and was always there with recommendations and suggestions when we needed help or got a little lost. Becca and JPA are rockstars!”C.G.: “Rebecca Engel Kyger was a superstar! She went above and beyond selling our house & getting us into our new home. We would highly recommend her and the JP&A team:)”G.D.: “…in an expedited cycle, she found 3 homes that all fit my criteria, including the perfect house for me and my girls. She did an awesome job during the search and all the way through to my eventual purchase and closing.”K.L.: “Thank you #JPA and Mandy Linsin Doull for helping us sell our home and purchase our beautiful new home! Mandy is amazing and made the experience so easy!”C.M.: “#jpa when I’m ready there is no one else I would use. You ladies rock!”C.B.: “We had a great experience! Love Cami Brazil Jones!”R.M.: “We had a great experience with Cami & Jen building our new home! Simple and easy…”Let us put our experience to work for you! Kansas City’s spring housing market is hot and properties are moving fast. We are seeing multiple showings (and offers) on Day 1– so it pays to have an experienced real estate professional on YOUR side! Make your dream a reality and we’ll be there every step of the way. Give any one of us at Cami Jones Collaborative a call today and we’ll get to work! Like our blog? Click here to see past posts on buying, selling, staging tips and much more!
CONCERT TICKET GIVEAWAY! Celebrate the new year with a chance to see Eric Church with 3 of your besties at Sprint Center in Kansas City! The concert is Tues, Jan 31. Please head over to our Facebook Page, like the Eric Church post and/or comment with a testimonial about your experience with Jones-Plattner & Associates to be entered to win!Winner of the 4 tickets will be announced on Tues Jan 24 at 5pm. Good Luck!*For official rules, see our website*Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook