She is INCREDIBLE!!! Suman made our first time home buying experience so easy (hard to believe, I know) that we knew from the start we were in good hands. She has phenomenal work ethic, she’s honest and very, very knowledgeable. I can’t say that enough. Anytime we had a question or a doubt about something she would quickly respond to put us at ease. She really does go above and beyond for her clients. Suman has been such a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend her!!!
Suman took the process of selling our home to a most professional level. Call it a sign of today’s times or the market where we sold, but it was smoother and faster than we could have ever anticipated. Aside from all of her helpful suggestions, she brought in “staging” to the property like something we could have only imagined and Wow! What a difference! Folks would come in and get the ideal feel of what the house had to offer them as a future investment. We were so happy to be counted in as one of those sellers who contributed to some one else’s “Happily Ever After”. Thanks again Suman!
Suman did a great job with our selling and buying process, she’s very professional, detail and responsive. We highly recommend Suman for any real state needs.
Suman is really helpful person. One of my friend recommends me after he brought the house in Tracy and she helped us a lot for buying house in Tracy . She has good knowledge about local areas.
She is the best real state agent I have known.
I will be pleased to recommend her for all of my friends and families.
She helped me recently to buy my house and She made all process extremely nice and smooth.
Suman is a true Blessing! We started looking at property back in May, so that our daughter who has autism could be closer to her horse. Not only did she find us property but our dream home as well. The whole family loves our new home. Suman was able to sell our home and get us into our new place. She was on top of the process the entire time. Suman is everything someone is looking for in a real estate agent. She is honest, hard working and truly cares about the needs of your family. We could never thank her enough for what she has done for us!
Excellent for first time home buyer, helpful and always kept in contact every step of the way. Made things as easy as possible and knows the local market.
Selling your home can seem a daunting task. When you close that deal, you want to make sure that your home goes to the best buyer for the best price. It may seem cheaper to sell your home yourself, and many do; however, there are a lot of details to work through.
“Selling your home through a REALTOR® can help you make sure you get the best value overall,” says Kimberly Nicole, a REALTOR® based in The Woodlands/Houston, Texas metro area who caters to luxury homes and their clientele.
Nicole offers seven reasons why you should use a REALTOR® instead of selling your home yourself:
- REALTORS® Know How to Navigate the Process – A REALTOR® is the manager of your home buying process. Nicole explains that you and your REALTOR® will begin with extensive discussions to head off any road blocks later on. Your REALTOR® is aware of your concerns, needs and priorities. They are there from the beginning to end, navigating each step of the way with you. Selling real estate can be a tricky business, full of regulations and involved steps. Your REALTOR® works for you, staying on top of the latest regulations and helping you meet them.
- REALTORS® Know How to Professionally List the Property – In the age of Web 2.0, it’s not enough to upload your phone photos to a few random sites. Buyers expect professional photos, videos and flawless online presentation. To get the most exposure, you also need to manage your listing across multiple channels. REALTORS® will do all this for you, including coordinating with photographers and videographers to make sure your listing is top-notch. “Hitting the right emotional and responsive chords with buyers is the goal,” says Nicole. “Determine who the likely audience is, and market directly to that audience.”
- REALTORS® Know How to Prepare Sellers – Before you sell, your home must be in the best condition possible. Your REALTOR® can advise you on what repairs need to be done, and they frequently know good contractors. You may have to have inspections done before you sell, and will probably have to do repairs. A REALTOR® can set up any required inspections and instruct you on how to prepare. Sometimes homeowners will take out a loan against the house to finance costly repairs, but this can’t be done while the house is on the market. A REALTOR® may help assess the situation, and then wait to list it until the repairs are completed.
Buying your first home can be very exciting. Among all the decisions you’ll have to make when you seek that home is whether you want to buy one that’s ready to move into and live in as is, or one that needs a little work. Many people buy fixer-uppers because of the lower cost, but sometimes those kinds of homes can end up costing you a lot more in the long run. Here are some things to consider when you’re trying to decide whether it’s smart for you to buy a fixer-upper or not.
1. What can you get in your price range?
Many first-time homebuyers are on tight budgets. They don’t have a lot of money to spend, and they want to live in a good area. Overall, location is more important than the house, because the house can be changed. If you can’t get into a good area without buying a fixer-upper, it may be worth considering. Just be sure you’re really buying in a location you like and one that you want to remain in for a while so you can get the best deal and turn your house into a solid investment. Look at several houses, both fixer-uppers and finished, before deciding.
2. How handy are you, really?
There’s a big difference between painting a room and fixing that plumbing leak. When you’re considering a fixer-upper for your first home, make sure you’re honest about your skill level. Don’t buy into more than you can fix, or than you can afford to have fixed. By getting a good, thorough home inspection, you’ll have a better idea of what kinds of improvements really need to be made. That can help you make the right decision based on the work you’re able to do on the home.
3. How much savings do you have to use for repairs?
Repair budgets rarely get adjusted downward. Typically, it will cost more than you expect to repair a home. Even if you have plenty of savings, it’s a good idea to get some repair estimates before committing to buying. That way, you’ll have realistic numbers you can look at when you’re trying to decide if that home is the right one for you. Surprise expenses can still crop up, but there will be fewer of them to contend with.