I Can Help You Buy & Sell A Home Anywhere (in the U.S.)

A few weeks ago, we were visiting family and friends back on the East Coast, and we drove by a familiar sight. It was a Coldwell Banker sign in front of a home.

A welcome sight!

A welcome sight!

Seeing my company’s logo 1,500 miles from home reminded me of something important — the fact that I can help home buyers, home sellers and renters anywhere in the United States.

How Can I Help You?

Although I can’t be your actual REALTOR® if you’re not in Texas, I can do a variety of things to help you buy, sell or rent throughout the country:

  • I can refer you to one of my fellow Realtors from a Coldwell Banker office close to you

  • I will consult with my colleague to make sure that he/she is providing you with the same level of service you would expect if you were working directly with me

  • I can answer questions if you can’t reach them for some reason

  • I will help to make sure that you get a fair price

  • I will stay in touch with you and my colleague every step of the way

It’s like you get two Realtors for the price of one — and one of them is me!

From Alaska to Washington, D.C., I can help clients like you throughout our great country.

Whether you’re moving a few blocks, a few cities, or a few states away — call me at 267.566.3448 or email me at shannon.rubin1@gmail.com today!

© 2013 by Shannon Rubin.

Building Your Own Home: A Good Idea?


Maybe you found some inexpensive land in a great location. Maybe you’ve looked at dozens of homes, but none of them are the dream home you’re looking to buy.

So maybe building your own home is the right option for you. Yes, it requires a great deal of work and lots of hard decisions, but the ultimate reward is having the home you’ve always wanted and imagined!

Build Your Own Home

Build Your Own Home

A few of the most important things to consider when building your own home:

1) HOME WARRANTIES
People love the idea of buying a home with a warranty that covers everything for up to 20 years. And the warranty on a brand-new home starts immediately on your closing date. But remember — your warranty doesn’t cover normal “wear and tear” or improper use of home components.

2) OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS
Many home builders offer incentives to get you to sign on the dotted line. Sometimes they’ll even throw in upgrades and bonus money that can be used for closing costs. However, now that we’re in a “seller’s market,” there are less reasons for builders to offer additional incentives. So in the current housing market, you might have to pay for that stainless steel fridge upgrade as an out-of-pocket expense.

3) CUSTOMIZATION
This might be the best part of building your own home — getting to pick the style of home, layout, square footage and room size, paint colors, even the building materials. And you can choose low maintenance options, energy-efficient appliances and other things that can save you money over the long run. But the initial costs can be high.

These are just three of the things to keep in mind if building your own home is the right choice for you.

I’d be happy to discuss your home options — contact me at 267.566.3448 or email me at shannon.rubin1@gmail.com today!

 

© 2013 by Shannon Rubin.