Patricia Fleming Realty Group

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Q&A

 

Is this a good time for me to shop for a home?

It’s the absolute best time I’ve seen in my 16 years as a Realtor. This has been called an “unprecedented time.” That’s true in real estate, too, with interest rates at an historic all-time low. We’re seeing 30-year rates at under 2.5 percent. Six months ago, this was unheard of. We may never see another time like this where you can purchase a home for less than the cost of paying rent.

 

What are some of the things I should consider when looking to buy a house?

One of the most important things is to be sure you can afford the payment—not just the mortgage payment but the taxes and insurance. For instance, if you purchase a home near the coast, you need to keep in mind the cost of the flood insurance may be three to four times higher than a non-coastal property. Newer subdivisions have a higher tax rate due to newer schools whereas the schools in older neighborhoods are already paid for by the tax base and have a lower tax rate. These numbers will have an impact on the total amount of your payments.

 

What services do you offer to make the home buying/selling process less stressful?

My job is so much more than simply finding you your perfect home. I consider myself a multi-purpose Realtor. I want my clients to feel like family. They shouldn’t need to go anywhere else to get the answers or services they need. It’s my job to put all the tools they require at their disposal to make the right decisions. Whether it’s finding the best schools for their children, the best mortgage company, homeowners insurance company, home inspector, appraiser, home warranty, or dry cleaners, I want them to know my knowledge and years of experience are at their disposal. 

 

What can I do to make my house sell faster?

The single best thing a seller can do to help sell their home faster is hire an experienced Realtor with years of experience in their neighborhood selling homes fast and for the highest price per square foot. That’s why my motto’s so well known in the Cypress community — “3-day Patti will sell it fast for maximum cash”. Additionally, sellers should have their home professionally staged, freshly painted, and landscaped. The adage, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” holds true when selling a home. Buyers are immediately drawn to a home with fresh landscaping and fresh paint.

 

How long should I expect my home to be on the market?

The answer is simple. It depends on which Realtor you chose. When you hire Patricia Fleming Realty Group to list your home you’ll receive a full professional staging package, full landscape package, professional photography, professional home cleaning services, and my proven seven-step marketing system designed to get your home sold within days—if not hours. 

 


 

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About the Expert

Patricia Fleming
Patricia Fleming Realty Group

Patricia Fleming Realty Group is a one-stop-shop for buying and selling a home. Patricia’s vast experience as a luxury home renovator and professional home stager coupled with her savvy when it comes to the local market has earned her the moniker 3-Day Patti. Selling your home in three days or less, at $5,000 to $10,000 over the list price is all in a day’s work for Patricia.

 

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