This is the valuable free report that will simplify your decision in electing your next Realtor. Written to give you, the home seller, powerful and insightful questions to ask as you interview. Don’t settle for a part-time real estate agent who is “giving real estate a try.” Use this guide to find the best agent for YOU and your property.
Junior Achievement– Junior Achievement teaches kids the economics of life. JA volunteers go into the classroom and teach a pre-written curriculum while imparting personal experience. JA teaches kids all about the stock market, running a business, interviewing, reading utility meters, paying bills, balancing a checkbook and much more. These important lessons can help young adults become more successful in life and can even help them have more respect for parents as they realize all they must do to provide for their family. JA Volunteers add credibility to what a teacher may already be teaching. For more information on Junior Achievement contact them at tulsa.ja.org.
What do you do when someone says, “I am going to call my attorney and get this straightened out!” ? When there is a threat of an attorney getting involved there should not be great alarm if you are doing things right. When the attorney comes in and looks at the process and checks things out, they will be able to tell the client that things are being done correctly. It can often be a fear driven situation because the person doesn’t trust what is happening. When you are working with others, always try to maintain a trustworthy relationship with them. Let the process work through if an attorney gets involved. If you are doing things right, there shouldn’t be many problems. For more real estate questions, contact The Baskin Real Estate Specialists of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or darrylbaskin.com.
Extending the Life of Your Appliances– If you use electricity and technology, you will eventually have a problem with the electricity going out. Many don’t realize though that you will get little spikes in your power regularly. This can come from the electric company and from your appliances as well. These surges can cause problems with newer digital devices. Surge protectors will level out the voltage and you won’t see the problems in your devices like you would without one. You can get a surge protector with an indicator light on your surge protector that will tell you that your surge protector is still good. Joules are the rating on a surge protector. The higher the joules the better your protection. In addition to the surge protectors you can purchase in the store, you can pay to have a whole house surge protector installed. If you have ever had a problem with damage to your home or device you will likely realize the value that a $300 surge protector installed can save your thousands of dollars. If you have one panel downstairs and another panel upstairs or on the other side of the house, each should have its own surge protectors. Surge protectors will also extend the life of your appliances, heater and air-conditioner, and lights. For more information on whole house surge protectors or Tulsa electrical repairs contact Murray Electric at 918-835-9605 or murrayelectric.com.
If I am not getting any showings, is it my agents fault? First, it is unethical for any realtor to come in and try to interfere with the relationship you have with your realtor. For example, they shouldn’t tell you that your agent is doing an awful job. Next, consider this: Is your house up to date? Look at how it compares to others. Realize that if your house is priced 10-12% above others, it will be ruled out by buyers before they ever come look. Also, consider if your online pictures are nice? If your online pictures aren’t nice your home will also likely get ruled out because they have others to look at. Finally, is your agent representing it well online? Is the data accurate, the pictures look good (good quality), is he responding to phone calls and emails when someone is acquiring?
If you want to hold your agent responsible, realize this: there are thousands of agents in the Tulsa area that have access to the Tulsa MLS. Even if you have a really bad agent, if he got the information online properly, then you should have some activity. If you have absolutely no activity, it could likely be coming down to price and market demand for your property. An in-depth market evaluation should be done which includes the absorption rate. For more real estate questions, contact The Baskin Real Estate Specialists of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or darrylbaskin.com.
One Address, Thousands of Homes- HomeGuideTulsa.com
3909 N Battle Creek Drive Broken Arrow- $400,000- gated community, about 4000 square feet, 4+bedrooms, plus so much more.
8954 W 51st Street Tulsa-$999,999- 5 acres, over 9000 square feet per appraisal, pond, beautiful entry, huge dining room, much more.
10653 S 68th East Avenue Tulsa- $410,000- Forest Trails, large lots, mature trees, mother in law suite, two masters.
6630-6632 S 78th East Avenue Tulsa- $249,000- Duplex, half is vacant, half is leased, great opportunity for income from half and to occupy the other half.
Junior Achievement– JA works with kids and teaches them the economics of life. Volunteers teach a pre-written curriculum but are able to use examples from their life, financial and business experience. JA teaches kids how to pay bills, read a utility meter, balance a checkbook, do an interview, run a business, how the stock market works and much more. Many kids graduate high school without this basic knowledge. JA helps prepare kids for the world they are about to enter. For more information about Junior Achievement contact them at tulsa.ja.org.
What is INCOG?– INCOG stands for Indian Nations Council of Governments. INCOG is the regional planning agency. INCOG’s primary function is to manage the regional transportation network- roads, bike trails, highways- and coordinate those among other areas. INCOG does flood mapping, environment and energy planning, zoning and land use, among other things. INCOG works with guidelines when considering building proposals, zoning use, and other things. INCOG looks at things that have already been in place and is checking current guidelines and other factors to help determine what is approved or not approved. Sometimes, the full implications of a decision are not understood by the citizens. We encourage participation and questions. The guidelines that INCOG uses does change over time. For more information visit INCOG‘s website. To contact Susan Miller directly with questions, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do you handle concerns about development and zoning changes? Please come to INCOG meetings and express your opinions and ideas. Participate in the process. INCOG does their work but doesn’t always know every concern or issue until those in the neighborhood come forward to share them. When concerns are shared, that information can help give new insight into the situation. It’s important to talk about the physical impacts- noise and traffic for example- versus the impact it might have on your property value, which can’t always be predicted. For more information visit INCOG‘s website. To contact Susan Miller directly with questions, contact her at email@example.com
One Address, Thousands of Homes- HomeGuideTulsa.com
6122 S Garnett Rd Tulsa- $1,100,000- about 14, 000 square feet, 5 retail space in front plus space in back for yourself.
3510 E 104th Place Tulsa- $325,000- Jenks Schools, 3 bedrooms, one level, two living, two dining, almost 1 acre.
E 171st Street Bixby-$1,120,000- land, about 36 acres, can be split, approved for commercial.
9415 E 140th Street Bixby-$245,000- Bixby Schools, about 2200 square feet, 5 bedrooms, pool, about 3/4 acre.
6718 S Atlanta Avenue Tulsa- $245,000- Southern Hills Area, Short Sale, one level, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, side entry garage.
The well maintained and remodeled duplex for sale is located at 6630-6632 S. 78 E. Ave. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Each side features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 2 car garage. Also includes washer dryer connections and fireplace. For more information on this Tulsa duplex for sale, visit the 6630-6632 S 78 E Ave public information folder or the eXp Realty information page.
Avoiding Trouble with your Tulsa Homeowner’s Association at Closing– Understanding what happens with your Tulsa HOA and how to navigate it is part of the process of closing your Tulsa home. When you first decide to put your Tulsa house on the market. have the restrictive covenant made available up front. That will make the process go a little more smoothly when a contract is accepted on your Tulsa home. It will also make the covenants available immediately upon request from either agent. Also make sure your HOA dues are paid in full and there are no past due payments. If they are not paid, they will be taken out of your proceeds at closing. When you close you must get a clear HOA letter from your HOA. If you or your Tulsa county abstracting company can’t get a hold of someone, there might need to be an affidavit signed or they will have to track down the HOA management company to get the information or letter that is needed. Make sure you give your HOA plenty of notice of the sale or listing of your house so that you are not scrambling at the last minute to get the documents needed for closing. For all your questions related to closing on your Tulsa home for sale or abstracts on your Tulsa home, contact Guaranty Abstract at 918- 496-9090 or www.guarantyabstract.com.
What to Do When Your Light Stays on When the Light Switch is Off– Have you ever turned your light switch off only to have the light bulb stay on? In some situations, especially with an LED bulb, if there is any current coming through it will light the LED bulb even when the switch is turned off. If you have a dimmer on that switch, it is possible the dimmer is not zeroing out when the light switch is turned off. Likely, you can simply switch out the dimmer switch to one that is rated for LED bulbs. Every electronic device in your Tulsa home is drawing power even when you have it off. If it is plugged in, it is drawing power. There are special outlet plugs that shut down all electricity to the device when the device is powered off. This can be helpful for certain devices that are not used as often but are still plugged in.
What is it That Gets You Caught on Unlicensed Work on Your Home? If a Tulsa home isn’t going to be your forever home, be especially cautious. Many homeowners think they will save money by doing the work themselves or by hiring someone unlicensed. The problem occurs when the Tulsa homeowner goes to sell the home and an inspector notices that the work was not done to code. Often, the work done initially, that saved the owner so much money, costs much more to repair later. That is often much more than if a professional was paid to do the work to begin with. Many of the problems we encounter are simple but will cost someone to fix because it wasn’t done properly. It is important to have licensed professionals do the repairs because the buyer does not want to buy someone else’s problem. The inspector is likely to find things that are not done to code and will report it. The buyer doesn’t want to buy that problem so as the home seller, you will likely be paying to fix it in order to sell the home. Also remember to check and find out if you need a permit before you do any work. If you want the value of your home to be as high as it can be, either for you or for your family, use a licensed professional up front. For all your Tulsa electrical needs, contact Murray Electric at 918-835-9605 or www.murrayelectric.com.
The Differences of VA Loans– When it comes to closing your Tulsa home, there are some differences. You must have a DD214 when getting a VA Loan. With a VA loan you are not required to pay mortgage insurance, which is generally required when you don’t make a 20% downpayment. The VA guarantees the loan and you can get 100% financing and zero downpayment. There is some difference in the VA loan process however. On the closing side, most of the time, the seller will pay for the termite inspection (roughly $100). There are also some lender fees that show up in this type of loan. The seller is required to pay certain fees that the Tulsa buyer is not allowed to pay. The lender sets those fees. Make sure you know what those fees are, since each lender has different fees at different rates. As a seller, you may need to set limits about which lenders you will work with, if the fees are very high. Most of the time the fees are pretty low, however always make sure that you check up front. It is important to choose a Tulsa lender that has reasonable fees and is committed to getting to closing. For all your Tulsa mortgage needs, contact TTCU The Credit Union at 918-749-8828 or www.ttcu.com.
Tulsa Real Estate For Sale on Tulsa MLS
5101-5103 E 32nd Street Tulsa-$159,900- Duplex, 4 total bedrooms, 4 total bathrooms, 2 bedrooms and bathrooms in each side. One side is currently vacant.
1004 S Willow Avenue Broken Arrow- $215,000- 3 car garage, Union Schools, over 2500 square feet, new paint inside, large rooms.
7201 W Edison Street Tulsa- $1,750,000- 55 acres, beautifully remodeled home, custom Kosher kitchen with 3 sub zero refrigerators, 24 stall barn, plus more.
6718 S Atlanta Avenue Tulsa-$245,000- Short sale, 4 bedrooms, 2 full 1 half bathrooms, great convenient neighborhood.
For all your Tulsa real estate needs, contact Darryl Baskin of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or for One Address, Thousands of Homes and the entire Tulsa MLS visit HomeGuideTulsa.