Court Appointed Special Advocates– CASA volunteers work with children who have been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect. CASA Volunteers speak up for these children in court. Volunteers talk with teachers, parents, foster parents, children, doctors, therapists, counselors, case workers, attorneys and anyone else that is involved in the case. They are able to give valuable information and opinions to the judge so that the judge can make the best decision for the child. For more information on CASA, contact them at tulsacasa.org.
20 Question You Must Ask Your Next Realtor Before You Sign On The Dotted Line– This report is very helpful for Tulsa buyers and Tulsa sellers before they select a Realtor. Selecting the right Realtor is important. When you make decisions in the real estate process you can have a more positive or negative experience depending on your choice of a Realtor. Your Realtor should ask you the tough questions to help you make the right decision. You need a Realtor that you trust and that you will be willing to hear that tough advice, when necessary. To get a copy of this report or for all your Tulsa real estate needs, contact Darryl at www.darrylbaskin.com or 918-732-9732.
What is a 3-D Tour?– We do a 3-D tour of our properties. New technology is allowing us to put people in a house virtually. We take lots of pictures and with this new technology the pictures are put together in such a way that you can get a virtual tour of the house, like you were in a doll house. You can walk up stairs, go in bathrooms, and much more. This type of tour is like a tour of the property from the comfort of your home. This enables many buyers and agents to look through houses that they may not have had the time to go through otherwise. This can be a huge benefit when selling your home.
Tulsa Abstract History– Tulsa Abstracts are the history book of ownership of your property. It proves that you own the property and that no one else owns it. This is the record of the title of your property. In Oklahoma, we put things in a physical book that we store. In the past we stored abstracts in our basement, hence the letter “B” on the identification for some abstracts. If you or a family member stores their own Tulsa abstract, please consider letting us store them. We store them for free and if they are damaged or lost while in our care we pay to have them completely rebuilt. If you store your abstract, you will be responsible for paying for them to be rebuilt if they are opened, damaged, or lost. In the future, abstracts will likely be scanned and stored digitally. For all your Tulsa Abstract questions, contact Guaranty Abstract at www.guarantyabstract.com or 918-496-9090.
How certain is my closing date? There is really no formula for closing. Things can change even when you do everything right. Closings are generally about 45 days from the date of the contract. There are many variables and can be stressful for Tulsa sellers who need to schedule movers, have utilities turned on and off, and so much more. Realize that these variables occur. In good circumstances, you could have a weeks extension from the closing date that is on the contract. Be prepared for these scenarios and extensions. For all your Tulsa real estate questions, contact The Baskin Real Estate Specialists of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or www.darrylbaskin.com.
Tulsa Real Estate for Sale
One Address, Thousands of Homes- Home Guide Tulsa
7201 West Edison Street- $1,750,000- just west of downtown, galley sink, Wolf appliances, pool, 55 acres, 24 stall barn
8954 West 51 Street- $999,999- 9042 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, gated entrance, 8 car garage
1 North Armstrong- commercial building, approximately 5200 square feet, located in Bixby
This beautiful Tulsa luxury property is located at 7201 West Edison. This home features a 55 acre horse ranch with 6 bedrooms, 5 full 2 half bathrooms, and over 6200 square feet (per Courthhouse) and is priced at $1,750,000. In addition, you will find a 24 stall horse barn and a remodeled kosher kitchen all within 5 minutes of Downtown Tulsa. For more information on this gorgeous ranch visit the 7201 W Edison public information folder or the eXp Realty information page.
This Bixby, Ok. home for sale is located at 9415 East 140 Street and features a spacious sized lot and an in-ground pool. You will also find 5 bedrooms and over 2100 square feet (per Courthouse). For more information on this Bixby home, visit the 9415 E 140 St public information folder or the eXp Realty information folder.
This property is conveniently located near the mall at 8307 East 63 Court in Tulsa. The home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and over 1900 square feet (per Courthouse). Some structural repair and remodeling needed. Structural repair bids already completed. For more information on this Tulsa home visit the 8307 E 63 Ct public information folder or the eXp Realty information folder.
Court Appointed Special Advocates– CASA Volunteers work with children who have been removed from the home after allegations of abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are often the only constant person in the child’s life while they are in state custody. CASA volunteers talk with teachers, parents, foster parents, children, doctors, attorneys, therapists, etc. They gather and present information to the judge so that they can make the best choice for the child. A CASA worker is very important! It is one of the most life-changing and rewarding things you can do with your time. You can take classes for free and with no obligation. To learn more, contact CASA at tulsacasa.org.
Tulsa Electrical Repair and Lightning Strikes– When you call Murray Electric, generally an electrician will answer your call. When you call we will try to help you with a solution over the phone. We don’t want to bother you by coming out for something that you can easily fix while we are on the phone. We also do CSST Pipe grounding. This pipe is often struck by lightning and can cause a fire or an explosion. With proper bonding and grounding, this can be avoided. This process is not expensive if your house is built correctly. They started using the pipe in the 80’s. Unfortunately the code didn’t go into effect until 95 and some cities adopted the code years later. As a homeowner, look for a hot water tank with a yellow pipe. Let us come out to make sure it is properly bonded and grounded. For Tulsa electrical repair, contact Murray Electric at 918-835-9605 or murrayelectric.com.
Brokers Opens- Are They Any Good?– A brokers open is basically an open house for other agents. Generally food is offered. Brokers opens are done because it brings exposure to agents, helps drive some traffic through the house, and you know- agents like food and need to eat. Brokers opens are a social event for Realtors where they can eat and get to see some homes as well. It is not a must in order to sell your home. Brokers Opens don’t sell a house. The people who show up at the brokers opens are not always the ones that are writing the most contracts. They can be an effective part of an overall strategy, however, there are many things that we consider more important and more effective.
Why must a 1099 form be completed for closing?– The IRS requires a 1099 form in order for all proceeds (gain) from the sale of your property to be reported for tax purposes. If someone emails you and asks you for your social security number, or other important information, verify that the information, their phone number, etc are accurate. Try calling them and giving the information to a live person. Verify the phone number first and if you need to, contact your agent to verify that the person or company who contacted you is the right one.
What does a title company do? We receive and execute contracts, order title insurance paperwork, clear the title, obtain documents to transfer title, prepare settlement statements, record and deliver all docs, and much more. We do charge For Sale By Owner’s more than licensed brokers. We do this because it takes us longer to take care of For Sale By Owner’s than a regular real estate company’s transaction.
Why do I need to bring my drivers license?– a drivers license helps us determine that you are who you say you are. Since you are signing documents we must verify that you are who you say you are and are the right person to sign the documents. The title company is receiving and paying out money and transferring title. Everything must be accurate. The reliability of the closing company is very important. They must have systems in place to make sure that the information is accurate and things are done properly.
Why do I need title insurance? Sometimes title problems occur that can’t be found in public records or is simply missed. Title insurance (owners title insurance) helps protect you from title issues that may occur. The equity you have is more and more exposed if you don’t have title insurance. Title Insurance covers mistakes, errors and omissions, undisclosed errors, and forgery.
For all your Tulsa title and abstracting needs, contact Guaranty Abstract at 918-496-9090 or www.guarantyabstract.com.
Tulsa Real Estate for Sale
One Address, Thousands of Homes- Home Guide Tulsa– All the Tulsa area MLS in one location
10653 S 68th East Avenue Tulsa- $410,000- Jenks Schools, approximately 1/2 acre lot and 4300 square feet, gameroom, mother-in-law suite.
1004 S Willow Avenue Broken Arrow- $225,000- 3 car garage, 2621 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 full 1 half bathrooms
433 E 149th Street Glenpool- $172,000- 3 bedroom, open kitchen, 3 living areas
1505 E Edgewater Street Broken Arrow- $194,700- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, office, covered back porch, covered entry
For all your Tulsa real estate needs, contact Darryl Baskin of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or www.darrylbaskin.com.