Jackie Ellis Home Selling Programs: “Love it or List it”

screen-shot-2016-05-17-at-6-00-25-pmAt The Jackie Ellis Team, we understand that your investment in real estate is one of the most important lifetime financial investments you will ever make.  With that in mind, our Buyer Guarantee or “Love it or List it” program is sufficiently designed to give you some much needed peace of mind during the home buying process.  Our “Love it or List it” reality programming is tailored to meet our client’s needs, guaranteeing incomparable satisfaction.  So, what does this program consist of, exactly?  A 10 year selling discount!

That’s right!  Our 10 year selling discount is a generous offer, but one that we have not taken lightly.  You may be thinking, “Okay, so what’s the catch?”  Well, there is none!  We make this generous offer to all of our clients because we are so confident that our team of handpicked professionals is dedicated to finding the “perfect home” for you.  And if your home is not everything you expected, or if circumstances, such as job change or job loss does occur, you’re still covered.

Here are the details…..

The First 6 Months after Closing:  Should something happen within the first six months of purchasing your new home, we will sell it for FREE!  Of course, “FREE” can only be applied to the seller side of the commission.  The buyer’s agent will expect their share of the commission.  It is also applied after any other costs such as referral fees.

6 Month to 2 Years after Closing:  If something happens during the first 2 years, we will sell your home for a .3% reduction of the selling side of the commission.  Simply ask your agent for a full outline of our commission structure for complete details.

2 Years to 10 Years after Closing:  Even after 10 years, we will sell your home for a .2% reduction of the selling side commission. This is our unwavering guarantee!

We know there are not many real estate teams with the level of dedication and commitment that The Jackie Ellis Team has for our clients.  We truly want the best for our customers!  To hear more about our “Love it or List it” program, call 561-965-1225 or visit us at www.JackieEllis.com.

Jackie Ellis Programs: Premiere Preview Package

9points-p3-1In a hurry to sell?  Then The Premiere Preview Package is perfect for you!  We call it P3, and our clients love it!  It’s an aggressive and unique program designed only for the highly motivated!  Yes, it’s extreme but can be very effective when used the right way.

This intense home selling program includes an extensive 10-day home showing plan that consists of 3 open houses combined with local advertising to generate a “buzz.”  Yes, you read that correctly!  3 open houses in only 10 short days.  Needless to say, this is not a program for the faint of heart, and it may not be for everyone.  But if you are on a mission to get your property sold “fast and furious,” we will be happy to implement this program for you!

Of course, along with the P3 package, you will also receive all of the other benefits of listing with The Jackie Ellis Team such as Seller Connection Videos, the 3D & Walking Home Tour, Interactive Home Showcase, and Moving Made Easy, just to list a few.  But the Premiere Preview Package is something you can choose if you are an impatient seller and want the ball rolling as quickly as possible.

To learn more about P3 as well as all of our other Unique Selling Tools and Programs, call 561-965-1225 or visit us at www.JackieEllis.com. One of our experienced and dedicated agents will be happy to share our concepts with you and assist you in creating a personalized plan to help you meet your individual real estate goals.

Jackie Ellis Featured Programs: Builder Trade-In

btipIt’s undeniable that part of living the American dream is trading up, no matter the commodity.  Exchanging cars, motorcycles, boats and, yes, even houses is what continuously makes “the market go around” in the good ol’ U.S. of A!  We’ve all been there, “This is my dream home, and I will never want to move!”  Fast forward two, five, or even ten years, and the story may slightly change.   Evolving lifestyles, changing careers, and growing families always come in to play.  This is where we come in!  When your “once upon a time dream home” no longer fits your needs, you’ll be relieved to hear about The Jackie Ellis Team’s Builder Trade-In Program.

So, you may have to eat your words, but we’ve all been there.   Maybe you’ve decided that a new construction home is the only way that you will be able to get everything you need out of a home.  There’s something to be said for being able to select all of the details and customize your living space to best fit your personal needs.  The Builder Trade-In Program is designed for clients exactly like you.  The Jackie Ellis Team can help you get into your new, upgraded home, all the while helping you sell your old home.

Our team has developed relationships with local builders so that we are able to provide discounts to you for selling your home so that upgrading to a new construction home is simple and uncomplicated.  If you’re concerned because you’ve never worked with a new home builder before, there’s no need to worry.  We have plenty of experience, and we will be there to assist  you each step of the way.

To hear more about our Builder Trade-In Program, call 561-965-1225 or visit us at www.JackieEllis.com.  We look forward to working with you to help you realize all of your real estate dreams!

Jackie Ellis Featured Programs: Hassle Free Home Selling Program

sellinghasslefreeWith the Jackie Ellis Hassle Free Home Selling Program, the biggest advantage to our clients is simple; reduced stress!  This plan is based on three components: Cancel at any time, be free of all advance fees, and agent presentations with “no pressure” attitudes.

Cancel Any Time:  That’s right!  If you’re not happy, at any time, for any reason, you can walk away.  If you don’t feel that we are working for you, you have every right to cancel your contract with us and move on.  But we are certain this won’t be the case.  That’s how committed we are to your real estate goals.  We work harder than most to prove our loyalty and keep our promise to you.  We guarantee a professional working relationship with all of our clients, and this is what keeps them with us and coming back time after time…..not a binding contract.

No Advance Fees:   We, here at The Jackie Ellis Team, will never ask you to pay any advance fees.  Buyer’s agents will never require a “retainer fee” to help you find your dream home.  Likewise, as selling agents, we would never consider asking you to pay any costs or commissions up front.  Any and all fees associated with the marketing and selling of your home will be covered by our team.  We don’t get paid until the transaction has closed!

“No Pressure” Presentations:  We love sharing our proven track record with anyone who will listen.  That’s because we are truly passionate about what we do.  Needless to say, we are enthusiastic about our unique selling tools for sellers as well as our exciting opportunities and programs for buyers.  Developing and perfecting these strategies over time, we enjoy sharing our knowledge and success with potential clients in a relaxed and casual environment with the highest respect and regard for you.  High pressure sales tactics just aren’t our style!

For more information on our programs, specifically designed with you in mind, call 561-965-1225 or visit us at www.JackieEllis.com.

Should I Update My House Before Selling?

construire une maisonYou’ve made the decision to sell your home, which was probably a tough one to begin with.  Now, you’re faced with the decision of staging it and listing it “as is,” or updating it before putting it on the market.  The answer to the question, “Should I update my house before selling?” is not a “yes or no” question.  Instead, it’s a “maybe,” or “it depends.”  We’ve come up with a few qualifying questions to help you decide.  And, if you do elect to update, we’ve included a list of the best home renovations you may want to complete to get your money back on your investment.  To answer the question of whether you should update your home before selling, you first need to ask yourself (or your real estate agent) the following questions:

  • How is the market in your area?

Is the market hot or cold?  How quickly are comparable homes selling? Are they selling near the asking price, or for thousands less? If the competition is tough, it may be better to update in certain areas.

  • What is the condition of comparable homes?

Attend a few open houses, and look at pictures online of homes in your area.  Do most of them have new hard-wood floors or updated kitchens, etc.?  If so, you might want to consider updating.

  • How fast do you want/need to sell?

If you need to move quickly, you may want to do everything possible to get the highest price in the least amount of time.  Updating may be necessary.

  • How much is your listing price affected?

If you decide to sell “as is,” and your home is a “fixer-upper,” buyers will be looking for a steep discount.  This is something you will need to consider when deciding whether to update or not.

Let’s say you’ve done your research, and you’ve decided to tackle some home repairs or updates.  You’ll want to spend your time and money wisely.  The following upgrades are ones that have proven to be worth both…

The Kitchen

Some people might even say, “You’re not selling your home, you’re selling your kitchen!”  That’s how important the kitchen is.  So, it’s no wonder that it is, without a doubt, the upgrade that pays off.  Of course, don’t go crazy.  Pick and choose which updates you think are most important.  If your appliances are still in good working condition, focus on the countertops and flooring, and vice versa.

Flooring

One of the first things a buyer notices when they walk into a house is the flooring.  Is it dated or worn?  If so, all they see is dollar signs.  Large and airy ceramic or travertine tile and hard wood floors seem to be big sellers at present.  Do your research to see if the investment would be worth it in your case.

The Master Ensuite

Buyers are looking for luxury and a spa-like experience in their master bath.  Wooing them is easy when you do the work for them.  Jetted tubs and double headed showers may be in order.  Recouping the money on this project has proven to be fairly easy in the right markets.

Curb Appeal

Landscaping speaks volumes to homebuyers who do not have the know-how or desire to put in the hard work of planning and planting.  Everyone wants a lush lawn, and maintaining a garden-like front yard is much easier when the work is already done.  Plus, there’s a bonus to this one!  Creating curb appeal makes more buyers want to come inside and take a look!

Again, before you decide to go through with any renovations, research the market in your area; specifically in your neighborhood.  If homes are flying off the market without upgrades, spend your time and money on cleaning and sprucing the house up with fresh interior and exterior paint, and stage, stage, stage! As always if you need help selling your home or for more staging tips the Jackie Ellis Team is always one call or click away! Call us at 561-965-1225 or visit JackieEllis.com

How Much do I Need for a Down Payment?

“How much money do I need for a down payment?” is a question asked by every first- time home buyer.  The answer to this question is not as straight forward as one might think.  There are quite a few variables to consider.  However, we can give you some information to help you determine a “ball park figure,” and it all depends on your credit rating, your income, your income to debt ratio, and the type of loan you will be securing.

FHA Loans

FHA loans are mortgages which are insured by the Federal Housing Administration.  The FHA mortgage insurance program is under the management of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD.)  These FHA loans, typically, require at least 3.5% of the amount of the purchase price as a down payment.  Depending on your credit rating, the down payment percentage could go up, requiring a larger amount of up to 20 percent.

VA Loans

The VA loan is offered by the Department of Veteran Affairs, and is for use by military service members and veterans.  Like the FHA loans, these loans are insured by the federal government.  Most of the time, the VA loan requires no down payment at all, allowing the borrower to finance the entire purchase.

USDA/RHS Loans

This loan program is offered and backed by The United States Department of Agriculture, and is specifically for borrowers in rural areas who meet the criteria such as having a steady, but low to moderate, income.  Managed by the Rural Housing Service (RHS,) these loans usually do not require a down payment.

Conventional Loans

Conventional loans are not backed, in any way, by the federal government.  These loans require at least 3% of the purchase price of the property.  Again, depending on your credit rating, the down payment can go up to 20%.  Putting less than 20% down usually requires PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) to be added to your monthly payments.

4 Advantages of Selling your Home during the Holidays

The majority of home sellers resist putting their home on the market during the holidays.  The list of reasons is many, but among the most popular excuses is the fact that they are busy and will be having guests.  However, if you’re serious about selling your home and you want to get an edge up on the competition, you may want to reconsider.  Here is a list of the reasons why:

  1. Reduced Competition

As previously mentioned, most people do not want to list their homes during the holidays.  In fact, most people simply refuse to do so.  For the small number of homeowners who decide to bite the bullet, the reward can be significant.  Fewer homes on the market always works in favor of the seller.  “The early bird gets the worm.”  If you know you are planning to sell your home after the holidays, why wait?  It’s a good idea to seriously consider moving forward as soon as possible, even during the holidays.

  1. Only Serious Buyers are Looking during the Holidays!

While most are busy shopping, cooking, decorating, and socializing, there will be a number of buyers who are serious about purchasing a home during this time.  No one is out “kicking tires” during this time, so if a buyer is actively looking at homes, this means they are probably ready to make an offer!

  1. Your Home Looks Amazing during the Holidays!

You spend a lot of time decorating and preparing for the holidays.  Your home is a show place that you want to share with family and friends. It’s warm and cozy.  It’s inviting, and it smells fabulous!  Why not take advantage of this, and list your home when it’s actually all dressed up for an open house? Decorate the exterior as well.  Just don’t overdo it!

  1. Buyers Make Decisions Based on their Emotions.

While sellers employ logic and reason, buyers tend to make decisions based on their emotions.  What better time of year, to play on that, than the holidays?  The cozy, inviting atmosphere you’ve created in your home enables the buyer to see what the holidays will look like in their future home.

So, if you’re planning to put your home on the market as soon as the holidays come screeching to a halt, rethink your decision.  Your willingness to take on a little extra during one of the busiest times of year could really pay off!

Still have questions about selling your home?  Visit WhatIsMyHomeProfit.com for a free home value report.

To schedule a no-hassle consultation with one of our Seller Experts call us at 561-965-1225 or visit JackieEllis.com

7481 Kingsley Court for Sale in Lake Worth, FL 33467

The Jackie Ellis Team at Keller Williams Realty in Boynton Beach just listed 7481 Kingsley Court, a Lake Worth Single Family Home. This home went on the market on July 30 and was listed for $275,000.

If you are interested in 7481 Kingsley Court Call Larry at the Jackie Ellis Team – 561-880-5844

The home features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one half-bath. The home has CBS construction on both floors. The first floor of the home boasts beautiful wood flooring, and each bedroom has soft carpeted floors.

The kitchen is a chef’s dream, featuring stainless steel appliances and a cozy breakfast nook. The backyard is the most stunning feature of the home, fully screened-in overlooking a open swimming pool with paved deck. The stunning and spacious backyard leaves plenty of room to play in the South Florida sun!

7481 Kingsley Court in Smith Farm is measured at 1,737 square feet, making the price per square foot approximately $158. Smith Farm is a highly desired & gated neighborhood, situated in one of South Florida’s best school districts.

The Jackie Ellis Team is excited to help sell this Lake Worth listing in Smith Farm. Jackie Ellis  has a reputation for providing exceptional customer service to clients in Palm Beach County for over 25 years. The Jackie Ellis Team‘s real estate agents get homes in the Boynton Beach area sold on average for $10 per square foot more.

If you are interested in 7481 Kingsley Court or in other Palm Beach County real estate listings, Call Larry at the Jackie Ellis Team – 561-880-5844

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5652 Lake Shore Village Circle for Sale in Lake Worth, FL 33467

The Jackie Ellis Team at Keller Williams Realty in Boynton Beach just listed 5652 Lake Shore Village Circle, a Lake Worth Single Family Home. This home went on the market on July 8 and was listed for $375,000.

The home features a unique three car garage, six spacious bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The fist floor of the home has tile flooring, and each bedroom has carpeted floors. The master bedroom is possible one of the biggest in Winston Trails! With room for a sitting area and a  master bath with dual sinks, and a separated shower & bathtub!

The kitchen is a chef’s dream, boasting stainless steel appliances and gorgeous granite countertops. The island has a sink making meal prep so much easier! The patio is a great backyard oasis! The patio area is tiled, screened-in, and has a hard top roof! Beyond the patio is an oversized tropical backyard, great for your favorite outdoor activities!

5652 Lake Shore Village Circle in Winston Trails is measured at 3,136 square feet, making the price per square foot approximately $120. Winston Trails is a highly desired neighborhood with a public golf course, and if that wasn’t enough it’s situated in one of South Florida’s best school districts.

The Jackie Ellis Team is excited to help sell this Lake Worth listing in Winston Trails. Jackie Ellis  has a reputation for providing exceptional customer service to clients in Palm Beach County for over 25 years. The Jackie Ellis Team‘s real estate agents get homes in the Boynton Beach area sold on average for $10 per square foot more.

If you are interested in 5652 Lake Shore Village Circle or in other Palm Beach County real estate listings, Call The Jackie Ellis Team at 561-965-1225 or Visit JackieEllis.com.

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6748 Blue Bay Circle for Sale in Lake Worth, FL 33467

6748 Blue Bay CircleThe Jackie Ellis Team at Keller Williams Realty in Boynton Beach just listed 6748 Blue Bay Circle, a Lake Worth Single Family Home. This home went on the market on July 2 and was listed for $350,000.

The home features a two car garage, three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The home boasts pristine tile floors throughout. Featuring a split bedroom floorpan, one of the most highly desired floor plans on single story homes. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and the master bath has dual sinks, so you never have to share!

The patio and backyard are what really make this home shine! An ideal South Florida backyard! The patio area is partially covered patio and fully screened in, providing optimal coverage to enjoy the gorgeous free-form pool. If that wasn’t enough there’s extra yard space for outdoor activities such as gardening!

6748 Blue Bay Circle in Lakeview Estates is measured at 2,214 square feet, making the price per square foot approximately $158. Lakeview Estates is a beautiful little neighborhood nestled in near Smith Farm and within an excellent school district.

The Jackie Ellis Team is excited to help sell this Lake Worth listing in Lakeview Estates. Jackie Ellis  has a reputation for providing exceptional customer service to clients in Palm Beach County for over 25 years. The Jackie Ellis Team‘s real estate agents get homes in the Boynton Beach area sold on average for $10 per square foot more.

If you are interested in 6748 Blue Bay Circle or in other Palm Beach County real estate listings, Call The Jackie Ellis Team at 561-965-1225 or Visit JackieEllis.com.

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