Home Warranties

When buying a home, particularly an older house, buyers are often understandably concerned about the potential need for expensive home repairs in the future. Home warranty programs, such as the ERA® Home Protection Plan®, are available to buyers and sellers to help alleviate this concern.

Home warranty programs offer protection for the seller and buyer, covering most major repair or replace expenses within a home for up to a year or more after closing. With this added sense of security, it is easy to see why houses covered by home warranty programs on average sell faster than comparable homes without any such protection.

If you are interested in learning more about the ERA Home Protection Plan I would be glad to provide you with additional information.

Rich and Gin

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Stay in touch with us!

Many buyers and sellers believe that the need to stay in touch with their real estate professional ends at the closing. We are here for you always! 

As an ERA® professional, one of the benefits I am pleased to offer is a program that provides both my past and present clients with valuable savings from participating local and national vendors. The ERA® Select Consumer Services suite of products and services offers convenience and cost savings that you can take advantage of through the lifetime of your homeownership. From mortgage services and home warranties to discounts on rental cars, hotels and tax services, ERA® Select Consumer Services is your one-stop resource for your home and real estate needs. For more information on this rewarding program, please visit ERA.com or contact me directly.

Real estate is a relationship business. Though you may not be looking to sell or buy a home anytime soon, that doesn’t mean I don’t value you as a client. While I may have worked to meet your real estate needs in the past, I still consider you to be a “customer for life!”

In the future, if I can be of service, please feel free to ask. Whether it is to provide home maintenance tips, remodeling advice or simply a quick estimate of the value of your home, I will be more than happy to help.

Best Regards,
Richard

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Room painting basics

The Basics to Keep in Mind:

  • Properly prepare surfaces by patching holes and sanding imperfections. Apply a primer to your wall as well.
  • Apply paint and glaze in small sections, completing one wall at a time.
  • Almost all completed walls, furniture, etc. that you have faux finished should have a protective topcoat applied.

Choosing colors Read more

I have sold my home before I move

Anyone who has ever purchased and sold homes at the same time knows how stressful it can be. Perhaps the biggest concern is whether or not you can sell your current house before moving into your next. If you do find yourself in that situation, there are some options you can consider.

If you do not have to sell your house in order to buy a new home, consider renting your existing home to create reliable monthly income. If you need to sell your house to purchase another, you may have to secure special “bridge” financing from a lender.

Give us a call for further ideas and options, we are here to help. Rich and Gin

Pocket Listing

Occasionally we are asked by a seller if we would consider a “pocket listing”. Basically a pocket listing is to bring by a prospective buyer to a seller without the actual listing agreement in writing. This is very likely a for sale by owner looking for some added exposure and maybe offering a discounted broker’s fee. A more successful way to market and sell you home if with the many benefits of legally listing your property for sale. The largest benefit being the muliple listing service that includes extensive listing databases, forms, maps, mobile tools and more used daily by agents and their buyers. For our sellers we have the newly renovated  staging.cedarcity-realestate.com to offer the most up-t0-date site.

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Video Spokesperson on the Web

Real Estate Video Marketing

We have recently found a new company that is in pre-launch and helping every online business owner improve lead generation and improving the way we interact with our customers online. The new company is called IUSHER.

IUSHER has a bunch of new software tools that they have created to make it possible for a website owner to record themselves either through audio or video and give their website a voice. The video spokesperson application is my favorite and it really does give a internet business owner the ability to speak their customers when they come or leave the website.

Their are a lot of people that are looking at Cedar City real estate and this new company will allow us to interact more with our customers as well as capture more leads so that we can help more types of people find Cedar City homes.

This will help a lot of real estate agents increase online sales as well as be able to see what their customers are really looking for with an exit survey.