Shiloh Trace, Indian Trail NC Homes For Sale in Union County

Wendy Richards
Indian Trail NC/SC Realtor
704-604-6115

Shiloh Trace in Indian Trail, NC 28079

Brookhaven, Indian Trail NC Homes For Sale in Union County

(Matthews NC 28104 Mailing Address)

Wendy Richards
Indian Trail NC/SC Realtor
704-604-6115

Brookhaven in Indian Trail, NC (Matthews NC 28104 Mailing Address)

Providence Heights, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale in Mecklenburg County

Wendy Richards
Charlotte NC/SC Realtor
704-604-6115

Providence Heights in Charlotte, NC

Foxcroft East, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale in Mecklenburg County

Wendy Richards
Charlotte NC/SC Realtor
704-604-6115

Foxcroft East in Charlotte, NC

Foxcroft, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale in Mecklenburg County

Wendy Richards
Charlotte NC/SC Realtor
704-604-6115

Foxcroft in Charlotte, NC

Barclay Downs, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale in Mecklenburg County

Wendy Richards
Charlotte NC/SC Realtor
704-604-6115

Barclay Downs in Charlotte, NC

Homeowner’s Insurance in North Carolina


Here Are The Facts About Homeowner’s Insurance In North Carolina and some points to consider when you buy your homeowner’s policy.

How Much Do You Need To Carry?

Your lender requires that the amount of insurance you carry should cover the amount of the loan you have outstanding with them.  That is a extremely minimal amount when you consider the true cost of rebuilding and replacing.  The amount of the mortgage is adequate for the mortgage company, but how about your interests?

What you paid for your home should not be the only determining factor for computing the amount of coverage you will actually require in the event of a catastrophic event.  This is especially true in today’s downgraded market where homes are often selling for less than it cost to build them.  Replacement cost is the true gauge.  Replacement costs include not just the cost of rebuilding, but also the cost of replacing your home’s contents.

Once you purchase a policy, your insurance agent should be able to calculate the cost of inflation and any increases in construction costs that have a bearing on true replacement value of your home.  These figures should be reviewed periodically and adjusted if necessary.

Does Insurance Cover Natural Disasters?

That is a popular misconception that many homeowners have.  Floods and earthquakes are not covered.  They need separate policies.  Earthquakes are rare, but if your home lies within a flood zone or it is near a small creek, flood insurance should be purchased.  ou need not be near a large body of water so don’t be fooled into complacency on this issue.  A flash flood is not out of the questions in many areas of North Carolina.

Do Homeowners Need To Shop For The Best Rates?

Insurance coverage is regulated and set by the Insurance Services Office (ISO).  That’s the good news.  The bad news is that the rates for similar coverages can vary considerably from one company to the next even though coverages are identical. It pays to shop for the best price.

Wendy Richards, Charlotte NC/SC Realtor® can give you a reference for an insurance agent that you can be trust and rely on.  You only need to ask for a referral.  Agents I recommend will offer truly competitive rates and the best coverage plans.

Wendy Richards
Charlotte NC/SC Realtor®
704-604-6115

The “Big Six” Charlotte Home Selling Factors


Selling your home requires that YOU, The MARKET, and the REALTOR® come to an agreement on how the process will work.  The following are the “Big Six” factors that come into play.

You Are In The Driver’s Seat. These 3 Steps Are Your Responsibility.

1. Price – The price you specify must be in line with the realities of the Housing Market.  Emotion should be set aside, and your home should be priced competitively

.  If not, buyers will move on to other properties.  A Realtor has market comps and experience to help you put a price on your home that will produce results.

2. Terms – If you can demonstrate to the buyer that you are willing to work with him on some of his requirements, you can come to agreements and compromises that will benefit both of you.  A little give and take often results in price and terms that are acceptable to both parties.  Be prepared to give in to the small things in order to complete the big deal.

3. Condition – The condition of your house can have a major impact on the sale.  Most buyers prefer to move into a home with no repair issues to deal with.  A well maintained home will attract serious buyers much faster than a home with issues.

The Market Controls These Steps:

4. Timing – Homes sell at a much slower pace in times of economic uncertainty.  Home shoppers are scarce during inclement weather cycles and during holiday seasons.  Don’t expect much traffic during Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter holidays.

5. Competition – If the market is flooded with homes, it may take time for the market to adjust.  Buyers take their time to sort through these homes even though the process is often difficult to work with.

Your Realtor is Responsible For:

6. Promotion – Your Realtor will put your home in the Multiple Listing System to ensure your home gets full exposure to every Realtor.  The agent may also promote your property on the internet (which is huge!) or in local newspapers.  Promotion gets Charlotte NC home buyers to visit your home for a showing!

IN CONCLUSION…

As you can see, there are a number of elements that must come together smoothly and seamlessly to successfully market your home.  The Realtor’s duties don’t end with the signing of the listing documents.  Other responsibilities include providing you with feedback from prospective buyers and changes in market conditions that may affect your home’s sale.  Consider making adjustments if the Realtor’s® recommendations suggest that doing so would be in your best interest.

Please contact Wendy Richards, Realtor® with any questions you may have.  I look forward to the opportunity of helping you sell your home!  🙂

Wendy Richards
Charlotte NC Realtor®
704-604-6115

Kensington Forest, Harrisburg NC Homes For Sale in Cabarrus County

Wendy Richards
Charlotte NC/SC Realtor
704-604-6115

Kensington Forest in Harrisburg, NC 28075

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