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Monday, March 14, 2016

Multiple Offer Situations are Tricky

First of all, this kind of market is one of my least favorites.  A seller's market in Columbus, Ohio has been around for over 2 years now.  As always, it will swing the other way at some point, but if you are in the market for a home, this can be a very stressful time.

Sellers truly are in a good spot when it comes to selling at this time.  However, there are lots of things to consider when accepting an offer.  Is it the highest price? Not always.  Sometimes, it comes down to terms.  One of the most clever offers came this weekend; allowing the seller to fill in dates and times of closing & possession within 3 days of acceptance.  If you know anything about moving from one home to another, you know that is where things can get sticky.  Avoiding a double move can save a home owner approximately $5-8,000 in rent, storage and moving expenses.

The "acceleration clause" is where you will beat any other offer by a dollar amount.  Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't.  Recently, an agent will submitted such an offer without any letter of pre-approval  on a buyer.  Why risk taking an offer when you do not have solid evidence that they have gone to a lender to sit down and be pre-qualified.  Alway, always, always have your agent provide the letter of opinion that you are qualified. You would not believe how many agents will tell you "we have 2 days to get that to you".  No joke. However, your competitor just aced it and sent one with his offer. Please tell your clients you lost because you didn't have one on file in your drop box and you didn't have time to  "run back to the office to get it".  All the energy expended to show the home on a dime, rushing to get an offer together, and then not having your paperwork in order lends itself to a frustrating experience for the buyers.

One of our clients wrote an offer $50,000 over the list price, only to lose to a cash offer.  The sellers were worried about the appraisal clause stating that it had to appraise.  My clients would not remove that clause which is understandable.  But, they still lament losing this home.  So, as you can see, there are no black and white answers. Cash is the one term that remains king in this business.  Hard to overlook that there will be no appraisal issues when prices are rising.

There are lots of ways to improve your chance of securing your home.  Each transaction is different. What I can tell you, is that in order to play in this arena, you need a professional to guide you ever step of the way.  Happy House Hunting!

Susan Wainfor, Partner Agent and owner of the Wainfor Advantage Group 4087 Trueman Blvd.  
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Carrington Open House. Sunday February 21, 2016 2-4pm

Welcome to this striking two story that has been lovingly updated and maintained.  We will be holding an open house  so that you may come visit and see the gorgeous granite that makes a statement on the island, the hardwood floors and discover expansive rooms.  The family room will become the hub for all gatherings. Click HERE for more detailed information.

Striking two story on the corner of Glanstonbury and Carrington!
Much admired, totally updated home in Hilliard!
Family room with berber carpeting and new french doors tot the deck. 
Island kitchen with gorgeous hardwood floors, designer granite
and so much more!  First floor den and laundry room. 
Updated owner's suite bath with marble counter tops, walk in closet
garden tub and all new shower. 

4679 Glanstonbury Drive Hilliard Ohio #Carrington #hilliardopenhouse

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Dublin Open house today Sunday January 17, 2016 2-4pm Over 3100 sq ft

Come see us at the Open house located in the meandering streets of Brandon.   The kitchen is absolutely gorgeous with granite, new cabinets, and stainless steel appliances.   Fall in love with the sun room and beautifully landscaped yard.
 Asking $344,900.  Come visit today and stay for a lifetime!  Click HERE for more detailed information.

Beautifully landscaped home in Dublin's Brandon neighborhood.
Granite inspired kitchen with ceramic tile and newer appliances.

Open to the family room, this kitchen invites people to gather round the oversize island.
First floor office/den with hardwood floors.

South of Lane First Open House Sunday January 17, 2016 2-4pm

This one will make you smile! Gleaming honey hued hardwood floors throughout lends a warmth to this home.  A maple kitchen with plentiful cabinetry and newer appliances.  The covered patio will make a wonderful spot to hang out this summer overlooking the completely fenced and private yard that had a storage shed as well.  There is a first floor utility room, family room, and 2 car side load garage. Don't miss this one!  Come visit today and stay for a lifetime!  Asking: $409,900. #uaopenhouse #uasol #uasouthoflane #uacharm  Click HERE for more detailed information!

Charming two story home South of Lane.

View of living room and fireplace.

Maple kitchen has been updated with plentiful cabinetry and

Fenced private yard with storage shed and gardens!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Open House in Upper Arlington Sunday January 17, 2015 2-4pm.

Welcome to 2033 Chardon Road in Upper Arlington where you will fall in love with this ranch home located near Thompson Park, Windermere Elementary, and more.  If you are visual, you will be able to see that this is truly a three bedroom home, but will require a little drywall work in order to move a door and put doors on the closet again.  This would take less than $2000 to commit to this project!  The kitchen has just been remodeled with new chestnut colored cabinetry, granite and all new stainless steel appliances.  The yard is awesome with a fence, privacy provided by mature trees and lovely patio.  There is a family room that makes for a heart warming place to gather around the brick hearth fireplace during a snowy night.  Asking $394,900.00.  Click HERE for more detailed information. 

Beautiful ranch located in Upper Arlington.
Patio offers a wonderful spot to enjoy barbeques.
New Kitchen with granite, stainless steel, and chestnut cabinetry.

Eating area in the kitchen shows the lovely hardwood floors.

Honey hued hardwood floors glisten and provide charm and ambience.

Updated bathrooms are aesthetically appealing.