With 2011 just a few minutes away, I'm working on my annual list of projects: visiting with the CPA, scheduling the annual doctor's appointment and getting my teeth cleaned. I have one more item to add to your list: Meet with your Realtor.
An annual meeting with your Realtor? Even if you aren't planning on selling or buying? The short answer is yes.
I'll come to your home and do a quick walk through. At that time, I'll point out what maintenance you may not have noticed, or items you've forgotten from the inspection report. We'll work together to create a list of projects that should be done to maintain your investment and the comfort of your home. I'll help you prioritize these projects to make the most of your money and time.
I'll also give you an overview of your neighborhood and specific market value - which way is real estate in general, trending? And your specific neighborhood? We can discuss the projections for the future, as well.
I'll update you on any law changes that pertain to real estate, such as updates in tax codes, disclosure and inspection trends, and new landlord/tenant laws, to give a few examples. This will help you be better prepared when you do eventually decide to sell.
Of course, if you are considering selling or buying, I will guide you step by step through that process.
Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, or planning on staying put another ten years, take the proactive step of keeping updated about your home now--it will pay off in the future. I'll make sure you have the information you need so you can meet and exceed your real estate goals.