Thursday, February 21, 2019

Important Things To Know About Home Inspections (Part 2 of 5)

2. Home inspections are intended to point out adverse conditions, not cosmetic flaws.

You should attend the inspection and follow the inspector throughout the inspection so you can learn what's important and what's not. No house is perfect and an inspection on any home is bound to uncover faults. A home inspector will point out conditions that need repair and/or potential safety-related concerns relating to the home. They won't comment on cosmetic items if they don't impair the integrity of the home. They also do not do destructive testing.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Important Things To Know About Home Inspections (Part 1 of 5)


If you're hiring someone to inspect the home you want to buy, or you're a seller trying to find out if there are any hidden problems that need fixing before you put your home on the market, here are five things you need to know:

1. You can choose your home inspector.

Your real estate professional can recommend an inspector, or you can find one on your own. Members of the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. (NAHI), must complete an approved home inspector training program, demonstrate experience and competence as a home inspector, complete a written exam, and adhere to the NAHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Tell Tale Signs it is Time to Sell Your Residential Property (Part 1 of 5)


We all, at some point or another, get our feet firmly on the property ladder, and while some do it while they are young, others wait until they reach middle age before making the commitment to buy rather than rent. Once you own your home, there will likely come a time when relocation is the best path to take and with that in mind, here are some tell-tale signs that it is time to put your home on the market.
✓ Insufficient Living Space - A growing family, for example, would require more living space as the children grow and if one of your kids doesn’t have a room they can study in, perhaps it is time to upgrade. This would typically arise for a newly married couple around 10-12 years in the future, and this time is enough to ensure that their financial status supports the upgrade.If you are looking to upgrade, be sure to find a suitable contractor who will offer a fair rate.

Bob Abner is a highly respected, top producing, full time, Realtor for 30 years and is an expert in the Northern Kentucky real estate market.  Give Bob a call at 859-760-1660

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Top Ten Things to Look For In A Realtor (Part 10 0f 10)

 • Get an agent you trust.
"It is imperative to select a Realtor who understands you, one that you respect and with whom you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and concerns. Without a level of trust the client will not experience the full benefits of a full-time Realtor," De Groot said.

Bob Abner has been a top producing, full time, Realtor for 30 years and is an expert in the Northern Kentucky real estate market.  Give Bob a call at 859-760-1660

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Top Ten Things to Look For In A Realtor (Part 9 0f 10)

 • Get the scoop on your agent. Ask to speak to past and present clients and ask to review multiple listing service (MLS) reports of his or her sales.
"Everyone understands the value of referrals. The MLS details will show what in fact that agent has sold and when those sales occurred.

Bob Abner has been a top producing, full time, Realtor for 30 years and is an expert in the Northern Kentucky real estate market.  Give Bob a call at 859-760-1660

Monday, January 28, 2019

Top Ten Things to Look For In A Realtor (Part 8 0f 10)

 • Get a well-respected agent. Other agents make deals with agents they respect, trust and with whom they enjoy working.

Bob Abner has been a top producing, full time, Realtor for 30 years and is an expert in the Northern Kentucky real estate market.  Give Bob a call at 859-760-1660

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Top Ten Things to Look For In A Realtor (Part 7 0f 10)

 • Get an agent with a licensed right hand man or woman. You'll often need someone to talk to when your agent isn't available. The assistant should have knowledge of the pertinent facts related to your transaction.
"A full time agent has more than one client. It is no different than an experienced attorney or doctor. In order to be available for clients every day, an assistant is necessary. For example, a listing appointment could last for three hours and during that time someone could call to discuss an offer on your property. Would you want that call to go unreturned for hours? It is crucial that this kind of call be returned immediately," De Groot said.

Bob Abner has been a top producing, full time, Realtor for 30 years and is an expert in the Northern Kentucky real estate market.  Give Bob a call at 859-760-1660