Our discussion with Steve from Murray Electric reviews the benefits of having an expert you can call for help
We all have things we need to get done at home, and often we can take care of them ourselves. But when you are faced with an issue you don’t have experience in or are stumped as to what the source of a problem may be, you can save yourself stress and time by calling on an expert to help.
When it comes to electrical concerns at home, here in the Tulsa OK metro area and Green Country, we have an excellent resource to turn to. The folks at Murray Electric follow a similar business model to eXp Realty, providing help and support with compassion and understanding. So many of us get the run around when we call a business seeking answers, a human voice seems almost impossible to reach. Not with Murray Electric, there is a person on the other end of the line who genuinely wants to help.
Just the other day I was at home working, yet again, on my exterior lights. I took all the basic steps to try and figure out why my lights weren’t working. Then I got to a point where I couldn’t go any further, so I called Murray Electric. When I explained my situation, they asked me questions to try and troubleshoot the problem. These guys are not just looking to make a buck, they really want to help. They’re not afraid to try to help you avoid a service call, they just want you to get the problem fixed, service call or not. This is the key difference to search for when it comes to finding local services and businesses to work with.
The next time you have an electrical issue come up at home, save yourself a lot of stress and time, by having a conversation with Steve at Murry Electric yourself. This is one local service where there is a live person on the other end of the phone. With two locations in Tulsa (918-835-9605) and Broken Arrow (918-254-9771), help is just a phone call away. Find more information at their website: www.murrayelectric.com.
Special Guest Erika Irvine, joined Darryl in our latest show to review Financial Literacy Month and JA Programs
Junior Achievement in Tulsa, OK, is an incredible community program which brings the experience of local business and students together to work towards a brighter future. One important way for kids to be able to grow and choose their own destiny is through learning the vital life skill of financial literacy. April is National Financial Literacy month and JA is spending this time focused on specific programs to teach our Tulsa students about what it means to understand how finances work.
Through the JA program Finance Park, students experience real-life scenarios centered around establishing and using a budget to take care of one’s basic needs. Many kids don’t know, much less think about how they will take care of themselves once they reach adulthood. Finance Park shows them with the support of local volunteers.
Through the program kids are given a role to play as an adult, going to work and bringing home a paycheck which is ‘used’ to pay the bills of everyday life. This is a great way for students to see a direct link between the career path they choose and their own quality of life; that they do have choices, and with the right kind of education, they can make choices for their own benefit.
JA Finance Park needs volunteers! If you have been considering being a part of this great organization, Financial Literacy Month is a great time to get started. Contact Erika Irvine directly to find out how you can help by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling her at 918-660-2158. Find more information at their website as well jaok.org. For real estate questions, contact The Baskin Real Estate Specialists of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or darrylbaskin.com
Tulsa, OK BOK Center: Firefighters and Policeman face off in Smoke and Guns, the ultimate MMA event, raising money for Oklahoma Firefighters Burn Camp and Special Olympics of Oklahoma. Watch America’s finest compete for the coveted title in the nation’s only charity MMA event between the two.
Sponsored by The Baskin Real Estate Specialists at eXp Realty, Myers-Duren Harley Davidson, Quiktrip.
1554 S Yorktown Place, Tulsa, OK
You’ll step back into Tulsa’s history with this 1930 Tudor styled home with modern features, classic style, and plenty of space for your lifestyle needs. The home has a total of 5 bedrooms and 5,769 square feet. The main level is a traditional layout with a wide door and passage opening, which gives it an open feel. The kitchen has been remodeled and features an island and bar with a breakfast area as well as a small living space.
The upper level offers extraordinarily large bedrooms, and a fireplace in the master suite. Additionally, the master suite has an optional connection to an adjacent bedroom should a nursery, reading room, or extended master suite be preferred. Downstairs is a full basement with two enormous living spaces, two fireplaces, and the main laundry room, which accommodates two sets of washers and dryers, if desired.
Contact The Baskin Real Estate Specialists of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or darrylbaskin.com
If you have ever wondered why real estate appraisers don’t give credit for square footage in certain areas, what they can and can’t give value to, how values are calculated, what happens when real estate prices are improving or declining? Listen to these appraisal experts as they explain the latest rules and how they affect home buyers and sellers.
This presentation took place at the Home Builder’s Association of Metro Tulsa and was sponsored by Gateway Mortgage. OKLiveevents.com stream made possible by Gateway Mortgage andThe Baskin Real Estate Specialists at eXp Realty.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
1203 W Austin St, Broken Arrow, OK
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Affordable home that’s in south Broken Arrow. This home features several updates including granite countertops, stainless Frigidaire appliances, and laminate wood flooring. You’ll be in a quiet area that’s close to shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and only one block away from grade school.
Contact The Baskin Real Estate Specialists of eXp Realty at 918-732-9732 or darrylbaskin.com.