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Every Door Real Estate Blog

Tuesday, January 14, 2020   /   by Lindsey Gudger

Behind the Scenes of Every Door Real Estate

I’m sharing a look behind the scenes at what we do at Every Door Real Estate.

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Today I’m talking about some of what happens behind the scenes of Every Door Real Estate, how we’re able to operate at a high level, and why we may be a little different than some of the other brokerages out there.

We pride ourselves in working as a team, and our mission statement is to simplify the real estate process for every client at every price point. We are a technology and data-driven company. We can break down and specialize so that the agent is able to focus directly on their buyers and sellers, whether it’s to find a home or sell their home and market it appropriately.

We have an in-house contract specialist and a valuation expert. They take some of the load off the agent so the agent can focus in a more impactful way on our clients. This provides even ...

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Thursday, January 2, 2020   /   by Lindsey Gudger

3 Reasons to Purchase a Home Right Now

There are three reasons why now is a great time to buy a home.


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If you’re thinking of buying a home, there are three reasons why now is a great time to purchase. First, interest rates are very low, which means you can buy more home for less. Interest rates are very unpredictable, but we know that they’re low right now, so you can take advantage of that. Second, we’re not seeing many multiple-offer situations—this gives you a better chance to buy the home you’re looking for. Lastly, rents only have one place to go, and that’s up. Why pay 100% interest in rent to your landlord when you can use that money for equity in your future home? If you have any questions about this or any other real estate topic, or you’re thinking of selling a home soon, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be happy to help you.
 
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Monday, December 16, 2019   /   by Lindsey Gudger

4 Things to Never Do When Buying a Home

If you’re a homebuyer, there are four things you must never do while in the middle of your home purchase.


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Here are four things you must never do when purchasing a home:
 
1. Quit your job or become self-employed. Lenders need two years’ worth of employment history to give you a pre-approval for your home loan. 
 
2. Create more debt or make any purchases that affect your debt-to-income ratio. This means don’t buy a new car, use your credit card excessively, or sign up for a new timeshare or any other loan that could harm your home purchase. Lenders look at your debt-to-income ratio to determine how much you can afford. The more debt you have, the less purchasing power you’ll have. 
 
3. Spend money you have set aside for closing costs before closing on the home. Closing costs typically account for about 2% of the ov ...

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Monday, December 2, 2019   /   by Lindsey Gudger

3 Things to Expect From an Agent

I’m sharing my three things every real estate agent should tell you.


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Today I want to share three things every real estate agent should be telling you:

1. “There’s more.” An agent should tell you about the numerous, non-traditional methods of searching for listings. With Redfin, Zillow, and other internet sites, it’s likely easy for you to find a property yourself, but a great agent will create possibilities and opportunities for you that may not be traditional. That may mean off-market homes, homes yet to come to the market, or houses still under construction. An excellent agent will point you in the right direction.

2. “Wait.” Your agent should be going to bat for you on every offer you write, but sometimes you may need someone to help you step back from your emotional attachment to a house. Many times I’ve talked client ...

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Monday, November 18, 2019   /   by Lindsey Gudger

The Importance of a Buyer’s Consultation

Do you really need a buyer’s consultation? Yes, and here’s why.


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Have you ever gone on a trip to somewhere you’ve never been, only to come home and realize you’ve should have done more research before striking out? Buying a home is a lot like that, except there’s a lot more on the line.

Even if you’ve bought a home in the past, the market is always changing and there are always new pieces of technology in the mix. That said, no two home purchases are alike.

So, going back to the idea of vacations, imagine how much easier taking trips would be if you had a local to guide you. We’d all love to go globetrotting with someone with insider knowledge of all the hidden gems that we would otherwise miss—someone who could also make our travels a lot less expensive by pointing out ways to save we never considered. This is exactly wha ...

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