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Value Proposition Ron Buck Group

Value Proposition Ron Buck Group

Open Letter to Buyers and Sellers My Value Proposition in my Real Estate Business, Ron Buck Real Estate Group I am committed to providing you solid guidance and advice, with total honesty and professionalism. We are entering a Fiduciary Relationship, do you know what this means? That means that I will put your needs above all others, including my own. This is possibly the largest purchase you will ever make and your best interests are of utmost importance! Don’t you agree? Excellent… because that’s what you deserve. When I help you find the right property we will write a solid Contract with every possible protection for you. I will not only negotiate for you the best possible price; I will also protect you with all terms including financing, property inspections, funding, closing and occupancy. This is my full time career and I have a strong team of experts behind me. By the way, isn’t this what you want? Are you aware that there may be up to twenty different parties, people and entities involved in the purchase or selling process as we close your deal? I will be your advocate and coordinate with all of them. You will be in good hands with Ron Buck and his team at Keller Williams Realty. Buyer / Seller / Seller’s agent / Listing agent / Transition Coordinator buyer side and seller side / Mortgage Broker / Mortgage Processor / Mortgage Underwriter / Home Inspector / Pest Control Inspector / Various trade inspectors (plumber, roof, electrical) / Appraiser / Handyman or Retrofit Company / Home Warranty Company / Escrow Officer / Title Officer....

Community Garage Sale – Rancho Niguel June 25th

Rancho Niguel Community Garage Sale Saturday June 25th, 2016 In Laguna Niugel CA Where? Rancho Niguel Subs 3 & 4, Windrose, Sea Country, Reggio and Tampico. Time? 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM.  (early-bird buyers are out at around 6:30) Preregistration is not mandatory but it helps us plan for the proper signs and treats. Just open your garage and the buyers will come. We provide all the advertising and signs. Sponsored by the Ron Buck Group 949-456-0505 (text or call) or email garagesale@ronbuckgroup.com Realtor bre#01364665  KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY www.RonBuckGroup.com   Click HERE for homes in Rancho Niguel Buyers, the garage sales are mostly on the west side of Moulton this year. No sales are at the club above. Just follow the signage and you will be...

Steven Thomas says, Call your REALTOR® – Zillow is not the answer

Orange County Housing Report: Get Home Values Online… SCARY! October 25, 2015 Steven’s insights provided by the RON BUCK GROUP Good Afternoon! Today’s sellers and buyers turn to the Internet to determine their home’s value but forget to look at the fine print. Online Home Valuation Tools: even though sellers and buyers turn to Internet sites to establish the property value of a home, it’s not even close to being accurate. Everything is on the Internet. Recipes, comparison shopping, product ratings, music, dating, news, financial tips, economic analysis, entertainment, medical information, every business and every person is now on the Internet. With access to so much information, sellers and buyers now feel empowered with the ability to go online to learn as much about the home selling and home buying process as they wish. They can search to their hearts content as everything is now seemingly at their fingertips. With this access comes the sense that sellers and buyers can control the process. They feel like they are in the driver’s seat. From home searches, to researching about the skillset of a REALTOR®, to looking at payment calculators, they can do a tremendous amount of research from the comfort of their homes. Zillow.com, REALTOR.com, Trulia.com, OCRegister.com, LATimes.com, YahooRealEstate.com, CNN.com, CNBC.com, etcetera, there are plenty of choices to learn more about the local, regional, and national real estate markets. There is a lot of great information available to real estate consumers to help in the process. Unfortunately, there is plenty of misinformation too. The number one real estate website is Zillow.com. The main purpose of the site is to determine...

Ron Buck, Realtor Has Home Seller’s Secret Weapon

Ron Buck, Realtor Has Home Seller’s Secret Weapon I have always said that sellers should NOT spend a DOLLAR unless it will make them TWO DOLLARS. This is a good rule of thumb. In other words be vary careful WHERE you spend your money as you prepare to place your home on the market. Search Laguna Niguel and Dana Point HOMES. FIX THE OBVIOUS – You know those items that you have been procrastinating about. The leaky faucet, old water heater, cracked window, missing screens, sticky door or lock, overgrown landscaping, etc. etc. etc. Yes we all have some of those items and it will cost you in terms of a lower selling price or a longer time on market and believe me the inspector will find them. REPLACE CERTAIN LARGE ITEMS –  This is where it gets tricky. My expertise will help you make those decisions. Many of my clients have thanked me for coming by ahead of time, before the actual market date, to help them with those decisions. Now that the prices are UP the buyers are VERY PICKY. You can always discount your price dramatically or offer concessions but that will cost you MORE in the long run than properly preparing your home for sale. Example:  A neighbor in Laguna Niguel, called me over to get advice on preparation and pricing. They did not take my advice or list with me. After eight months on the market and about six price drops the neighbor did sell at a price much less than I could have gotten for them. They neighbor said, “Ron, you were right about...

“Pricing a home to sell is NOT an exact science!”

“Pricing a home to sell is NOT and exact science”, were the words uttered by a frustrated home seller in the luxury market. I don’t understand it. This week I met with a frustrated seller in south Orange County CA. He has been through two agents, one on the low end “do nothing” but MLS and the other on the high end with “all the bells and whistles”.  NO SALE so far. He could not understand why his home had not sold and could not figure out what the right price was. I was interviewed by him a year ago and I gave him a price and some suggestions. He chose to list his home 700K over what I advised with a different company. By careful evaluation of the high end market I was able to inform the home owner that the supply of homes in his price bracket was equal to over a year and a half. In other words, if NO other listings came on the market (which is unlikely) it would take a year and a half to sell all of the existing homes in his price range. Pricing correctly is quite complicated for many reasons. What most people do not realize is that there IS A REAL MARKET VALUE which we call fair market value. The closer a homeowner prices his home to this fair market value the faster the sale will occur. The higher you price ABOVE the market value, the longer the sale time and the lower the final price will be. The real market value of your home can be improved or...

2015 Proxio Global Real Estate Outlook

2015 Proxio Global Real Estate Outlook       Interest rates are almost certain to rise in 2015. What will drive interest rates higher? The Fed is signaling that the third round of quantitative easing is coming to a close and that a short-term fund rate hike is inevitable. Chief Economist for N.A.R., Mr. Lawrence Yun believes interest rates for 30-year fixed mortgages will increase to 5%, possibly as early as the spring. He also thinks interest rates will rise another 1% by the end of 2016 to a 6% level. Both Freddie Mac and the Mortgage Banker’s Association forecast the 30-year fixed rate to reach 5% by the end of 2015. Dr. Bill Conerly, a well-known economist, sees interest rates climbing even further, to perhaps as much as 6% by the end of 2015. U.S. Home prices level off as more inventory hits the market. Price gains are expected to moderate in 2015 as more inventory hits the market. This should create a more normalized environment between buyers and sellers. With the buying frenzy fading, most forecasts call for a 4 to 6% gain in home prices in 2015. . Residential resale units are expected to increase by 7%, but new development sales are expected to increase by 30%. The resale market will continue to plug along, but new development sales are expected to be very strong in 2015. There is a pent-up demand for new housing, following the precipitous decline of new construction during the housing recession. Builders are coming back strong, but the McMansion style of new homes built in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s...