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90% of home shoppers today are likely to start their research online. 89% of them use the internet to search for real estate agents. What does this mean for realtors? It means now is the best time to advertise HUD Homes to get buyer leads as long as you get an approval from HUD and/or the listing agent. There are a variety of homes on the HUDHomestore.com that may appeal to our home buyers. Knowing what they are looking for in a home is key to matching them with the best HUD home. Here are some tips to help you get started.

  1. Assist them in figuring out how much can they afford
  2. Inform them of their rights - Fair Housing Opportunity for All, RESPA, Borrower's Rights, Predatory Lending
  3. Shop for a loan
  4. Learn about homebuying programs - Tell them about HUD's special homebuying programs - GNND, $100 down program, Homeownership for public housing residentsIndian Home Loan Guarantee Program (Section 184)
  5. Shop for a home - Lead them to Shopping for a Home FAQ’s in the HUD Homestore website




Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on October 14th, 2020 4:16 PM

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Families have different priorities when it comes to relocating to different areas. Some would favor location with great amenities for the kids and the entire family to enjoy. While others will consider the size of the property and the number of rooms at the top of their must-have list. The moving season officially starts in April and ends in September, but due to the pandemic the movement of people had stalled for a few months and homebuyers housing demands declined for a few months. Now that many businesses are starting to open and operate again and people are going back to work, there are a lot of homebuyers feeling more comfortable in resuming their search for their next family home. So if your family favors location, community amenities, the size of the lot, and the square footage of the home, our Top 3 Best Cities in SC to live and raise your family are Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island.

Beaufort is one of South Carolina's coastal areas and it's known for its antebellum mansions especially in the historic downtown.

Bluffton is a Lowcountry town with a great mixture of new families and many different style homes such as villas, townhomes, and modern homes. It is close to the beach and less than 20 minutes from Savannah, GA.

Hilton Head Island offers residents a suburban mix feel with highly-rated public school systems and minutes from the beach.

Are you ready to move into your new family to South Carolina? Call the professionals you can rely on at Scott Realty Professionals!

Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on August 11th, 2020 1:06 PM

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The common question is "Is it a good time to sell a property given the current situation?"

Homelight recommends listing your home as soon as possible if you are planning to sell your property within the next 24 months. If the economy comes to a significant decline, it will be more challenging to sell your home in the next 6 months versus now. Some of the buyers may have come to a halt on their home search, but those who remain financially stable would be enticed by low mortgages and more balanced market conditions. It is recommended to work with a realtor you can rely on as it is key to making the plan of selling your home to fruition. You and your realtor can have meetings using teleconferencing apps such as Zoom, FaceTime, GoToMeeting, and Skype if you are not comfortable with meeting in person. If you prefer to practice physical distancing, tapping in on technology is a great way to efficiently accomplish getting your home listed and on time. There are various virtual showing tools and applications that your realtor can use to show your home to potential buyers and restrict the physical showing of the property to the most serious buyers while taking all the extra health and safety measures. You can also use this time to declutter your home, spruce up the landscaping all while adding value to your home.

For all of your real estate needs, call the professionals you can rely on. Call Scott Realty Professionals.
Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on August 11th, 2020 12:41 PM




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Real estate agents are considered to be essential workers in many areas. Therefore, even the pandemic is not going to make it completely go on a pause. Realtors are one of the frontline heroes who help keep our communities and economy intact. For this reason, there are local safety protocols that we should obey and strictly implement so that we do not compromise ourselves and those around us.

Here are five safety measures we recommend everyone to follow when performing realtor duties.

1. Bring disinfectant wipes and wipe all doorknobs and light switches before and after you touch them.

2. Be mindful not to touch surfaces unless necessary. If lights are on do not turn them off if the home is occupied! If interior doors are open do not shut them if the home is occupied.

3. If a client has had symptoms of fever or respiratory illness such as coughing, shortness of breath, or sneezing, please refrain from showing at this time. If a virtual tour or video is available, and if applicable, have the client view the material in the MLS.

4. Refrain from bringing children or extra family members or friends that are not the decision-makers into the home during the showing to ensure that social distancing can still be implemented.

5. Plan and schedule showings so none will overlap with other agents. Physical distancing must be observed at all times.

Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on June 4th, 2020 9:24 PM

The only thing in this world that is constant is CHANGE

COVID-19 is forcing the world right now to face yet again, another great transformation that will bring about revisions to our social and economic organizations. Our current situation has impacted all industries, and the challenge now is how do we keep our businesses afloat. Now more than ever, it is essential to build and maintain a relationship with our clients to keep our business strong and running. We've gathered a few tips from the internet on how, as realtors, we can continue our connection with our clients during this pandemic. Here are 3 of our favorites:

  1. Keep your clients up to date by sharing well-researched data. Always verify resources to avoid the sharing of misinformation. 
  2. Be a convenient and proactive resource by keeping lines of communication open. Let them know you are available and they can rely on you. Hosting a live Q&A session on Facebook, and providing virtual property showings are good ways to stay connected with existing and future clients.
  3. Get your time back by hiring and utilizing a virtual assistant for reports, marketing listings online, social media branding and content curation, coordinating transactions, etc. This way you can focus on nurturing your clients and building new networks while observing social distancing. My Outdesk, LLC provides the most reliable virtual professionals for realtors across the US.  You can contact My Outdesk, LLC at 1-800-583-9950 or visit their website at www.MyOutDesk.com     

For all of your real estate needs, contact the professionals you can rely on! Contact SCOTT REALTY PROFESSIONALS!

                        

Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on April 9th, 2020 5:12 PM

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