Asking Questions Will Lead You to the Right Tulsa OK Realtor®


Darryl & Stan talk about asking questions to find the right agent

Being a Realtor® goes beyond the idea of a glamorous career. Being a successful Realtor® takes more than a sign in the yard and some great photos. It takes experience, knowledge of the local market, a trustworthy network of community contacts, and a genuine desire to help others achieve their home dreams.

I am here to take the burden of coordinating the process of selling or buying a home. I am here to handle the unexpected, be it a ‘mini-fire’, such as some furniture left behind by a seller, or a big emergency (the roof does leak after all!). Client or not, I encourage anyone looking at residential real estate in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, or anywhere in the state or nation, to check out the 20 Questions I have compiled which can help you start the conversation with potential agents.

This in-depth guide is a valuable resource to assist you through the process of finding the right agent. Download my FREE home seller and home buyer report,20 Questions You Absolutely Must Ask Your Next Agent Before You Sign on the Dotted Line for a complete list of questions, including an agent interview when hiring a Realtor®.

If you do live in Green County, and have some questions about Tulsa real estate, or just looking for some answers to help you prepare for the next step in either buying or selling, I encourage you to book an appointment with me. With my easy-to-use online scheduling site, AskinForBaskin.com, you can choose a time frame and date which is convenient for you. Be it for a quick phone call, or an in-depth interview to see if we’re a good match.

I truly enjoy the opportunity to help others directly. I am passionate about what I do and where I live. There is no place like Green County and the communities such as Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby and Colinsville. Wherever you live, or are looking to move, I am here to help. For a complete list of active listings, visit homeguidetulsa.com.

For real estate questions, contact The Baskin Real Estate Specialists of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or darrylbaskin.com.

 

Featured Properties

 NEW LISTING: 1181 E 131st Street, Jenks 17,000 SF. Close to 55 acres, courtyard, pool, 4-car garage, $2,400,000. Check the eXp 3-d online tour of this incredible new listing.

NEW LISTING: 752 Knobb Hill Dr – Sand Springs $170,000, Split-level, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 3 acres with a lakeside view, wrap around back porch, storm cellar.

4706 S 178th East Ave. Broken Arrow, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, plus bonus game room/suite on upper level. $259,000

8954 W. 51st St. 9,042 SF. 5 Acres of ultimate luxury living. 9,000 square feet with plenty of bedrooms, baths, and living space. Additional 8 car garage. Perfect for weekend ranchers and horse lovers.

1013 S. Cypress Ave. $274,900. 5-bedroom with master suite on first level, 3-car garage, private lot on cul-de-sac. Property borders include natural fielded area,. No backyard neighbors. 2,000 square feet.

 

TTCU Loan Options Can Help Tulsa, OK Home Buyers Get More from Their Investment


Darryl and Dan Newberry of TTCU discuss a loan options for home buyers to put more into their investment with home improvements.

When planning to buy a home in the Tulsa, OK or Green Region, it’s important to get the best loan for your situation. Watching interest rates can help you determine the best time to get a loan as well. Working with a trusted mortgage funding resource such as TTCU is a sure way to get the advice you need to make the decision of when to get a loan, and for how much.

There’s a great new product available through TTCU which Dan Newberry shared with us on our latest broadcast of The Future of Real Estate is Now radio show. Many home buying investors, those who are purchasing rentals or flipping homes for an investment gain potential, often seek out a fixer-upper or a home which needs some work before renting or selling it again. These homes are often at a lower price, but with a catch; there’s a significant cost to the buyer to update and repair the property.

For property investors, they often have the cash available to handle these bigger price tag projects. But what about your average home buyer? Having access to a large sum of funding beyond a mortgage loan can be a challenge, if not a hinderance, towards updating a home. In comes TTCU to the rescue with a new option. This Tulsa region credit union now has a loan product for home buyers to get up to $40,000 in funding to put towards home improvements.

With such a loan, the goal is two-fold. First, it allows home buyers to update a newly purchased house, so they can really love where they live. Second, this can also help a property appreciate in value more readily, as often improvements and updates will equate in a higher value when it’s time to sell once again. This is good news for a lender such as TTCU; they see it as an investment in their clients as much as it is in a property, a win-win situation for everyone.

Visit www.ttcu.com to start the discussion of financial solutions for you and your family.

For real estate questions, contact The Baskin Real Estate Specialists of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or darrylbaskin.com.

Tulsa OK Real Estate Review: Home Inspections


Darryl & Stan Continue their discussion of important aspects of buying Tulsa, OK residential real estate

You’ve made an offer on a Tulsa home, now what? First things first. The inspection needs to be completed. There is a 10-day period to get this done. The main reason this is such a short time frame is to allow both the buyer and the seller a quick process to confirm a home is in good shape, and if any repairs are needed, there is time to negotiate or walk away without either party losing too much in time or money.

There are 2 main types of inspections to have done on a home, structural and utility-based. A structural inspection covers a review of the bones of a house. How is the foundation? Are there cracks in walls or along molding? What shape is the roof in? Utility-based inspections focus on the systems of a house, such as electricity, plumbing, heating, and cooling.

Home inspections provide a negotiation tool for both home buyers and sellers. With an agent you trust on your side, getting through the inspection period can be made less stressful, as you can rely on your agent to help you examine all the options before giving that final ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to your Tulsa real estate contract.

Should the home you want need a new roof, as confirmed by the inspection, you and your agent can work with the seller to possibly lower the sale price and have you cover the cost of the roof repair. A lower price will give you additional funding to cover this, and a good agent will utilize their network of other trustworthy Tulsa area companies to help get the job done.

 When you are ready to sell or buy a home in the Tulsa OK, Green Country Region, or simply have some questions you need answered, schedule an appointment with me at Askin4Baskin.com. Whether you choose me to be your Realtor® or not, my goal is to help educate the community and my clients to achieve their home dreams  For real estate questions, contact The Baskin Real Estate Specialists of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or darrylbaskin.com

How Earnest Are You to Buy a Tulsa OK Home?

Darryl & Stan discuss earnest deposits and how they can help Tulsa OK home buyers as a negotiation tool.

There are some misconceptions about earnest deposits that are worth clearing up. As a Tulsa home buyer, an earnest deposit can be a powerful bargaining chip, especially in a multi-bid situation. Often home buyers are concerned about losing their earnest deposit should a sale fall through. While this is possible, the chances are greater a home buyer will retain the money put down, unless they simply change their mind without cause.

In the Tulsa real estate market, once an offer is made, there is a 10-day period to get an inspection completed. During this time, a buyer can also walk away from an offer without losing their earnest deposit; they need only provided a reason. What the reason could be is very broadly defined; adding is a good measure of security for home buyers.

So how can an earnest deposit be a good negotiation tool for home buyers? The greater your deposit, the more serious you are, or the more Earnest you are in acquiring a property. For a home seller, this is a valuable way to know if they are dealing with a buyer who not only wants the house, but is ready to buy it. Having significant earnest deposit can even help a lower offer trump a higher bid.

As a home buyer, when you put down an earnest deposit, the funds go towards your purchase of the home. Essentially, you are establishing a down payment before the closing to help secure your offer on a property. A good starting point for an earnest deposit is $1,000, but a greater amount will give Green Region home buyers a better advantage. If two buyers make an offer on the same house, the seller is more likely to go with the one with a greater earnest deposit; a $5,000 deposit shows more earnest than one for just $500, for example. 

Earnest deposits can be a powerful negotiation tool for Tulsa home buyers. Whether you choose me to be your Realtor® or not, my goal is to help educate the community and my clients towards achieving their home dreams  For real estate questions, contact The Baskin Real Estate Specialists of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or darrylbaskin.com

 

Realtor® Myths Busted with 20 Questions You Must Absolutely Ask Your Next Agent

Darryl & Trina review some common myths about Realtors® and why interviewing your next agent is important to do

Like many industries, real estate has many myths which can cause unnecessary worry or anxiety for people when they are faced with the not-so-everyday-task of selling or buying a home. The process can be made much easier when you have an experienced professional on your side, whom you trust and can rely on.

Asking questions is also a great way to dispel some Realtor® myths, such as the one which says, “Real Estate is Glamorous.” Sure, before the internet there was a climate of glamour around real estate, with many successful agents touting fast cars and fancy suits. Big brand name signs were of high prestige for home sellers to have in their yard, almost guaranteeing a quick and successful sale.

The reality is much different however. Real estate involves a lot of work, especially for a sale or purchase to succeed. With the internet, the entire game of real estate changed once the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) was established. With online searches now being the initial place home buyers look, being up to date on the latest marketing solutions will impact an agent’s success rate as much as their own attention to detail and efforts put forth in advising their clients.

The advent of the internet and the MLS system also helped to dispel another myth, that “Agents are only interested in selling their own listings.” Naturally an agent wants their listing to sell. But sometimes, home sellers can be left feeling as though other agents, perhaps a Realtor® they turned down as their own agent, will purposefully avoid showing a listing they didn’t get to their buyer clients. This feeling can often come about due to a lack of activity around a listing. Chances are there may be either something in a marketing plan that is missing the mark to attract home byers, or there may not be many buyers interested in a specific type of property.

With an experienced Realtor who understands the ups and downs of the local real estate market, and who have their clients best interest in mind, home sellers can move past these myths and enjoy the process of selling their property. Client or not, I encourage anyone looking at residential real estate in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, or anywhere in the state or nation, to check out the 20 Questions I have compiled which can help you start the conversation with potential agents.

This in-depth guide is a valuable resource to assist you through the process of finding the right agent. Download my FREE home seller and home buyer report,20 Questions You Absolutely Must Ask Your Next Agent Before You Sign on the Dotted Line for a complete list of questions include in an agent interview when hiring a Realtor®.

 

Featured Properties

752 Knobb Hill Dr- Sand Springs- New Listing! $170,000, Split-level, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 3 acres with a lakeside view, wrap around bac porch, storm cellar.

940 E. College St.  Very affordable condo ideal for convenient living. $68,000. 2-bedroom, 1.5-baths, 2 level unit in Broken Arrow, close to downtown, recreation center across the street. Great for active lifestyle with the best of urban village living and a home-town atmosphere.

2748 E. Admiral Blvd. Reduced Price $104,500. 4-bedroom, 2-bath. Value-priced property. Multiple offers Pending, yet it may not be too late, call today to find out if you can get this incredible home.

For a complete list of active listings, visit homeguidetulsa.com

 

For real estate questions, contact The Baskin Real Estate Specialists of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or darrylbaskin.com