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How do I use social media to sell my home?

By | 2015-04-16T03:29:48+00:00 April 16th, 2015|What is Needed to be Listed|

Answer: Sharing links to your MLS listing with your network increases exposure. You already know that listing on the MLS is a great way to market your home but you may be overlooking another powerful tool that can help you get your home in front of buyers in your area. Do you have Twitter, Facebook,

What is the seller’s disclosure form?

By | 2018-01-18T19:30:06+00:00 April 16th, 2015|What is Needed to be Listed|

Answer: A seller's disclosure form is used to notify buyers about any issues that may adversely affect the value of the property in question. Not only is it required by state law, but failing to inform buyers of problems can lead to lawsuits after the sale. If a home seller knows that there are problems

What is a CMA?

By | 2015-04-16T03:21:12+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Pricing Questions, What is Needed to be Listed|

Answer: A CMA, also known as a Comparative Market Analysis, is an estimate of a home's current market value based on the sale prices of other, comparable homes in a given radius. An accurate CMA can be extremely helpful in setting a realistic market value. Any licensed real estate agent can pull a CMA for

What is a listing agreement?

By | 2015-04-16T03:17:44+00:00 April 16th, 2015|What is Needed to be Listed|

Answer: A listing agreement is a contract that spells out the specific rights and responsibility of both the broker and the client in a real estate transaction. A listing agreement gives us (Creekview Realty) the right to represent you and to list your property on your local MLS (Multiple Listing Service). When you list with

Will my home buyer rebate be taxed by the IRS?

By | 2018-03-21T15:51:27+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Buyer Questions|

Answer: No, our 2% buyer's rebate is not taxable. There had been some discussion when we began our 2% home buyer rebate in 2002 whether it would be declared as taxable income by the IRS. Remember: A rebate is essentially a refund of a percentage of the buyer's agent commission fee. In traditional real estate,

What should I look for during my final walk through?

By | 2015-04-16T00:23:27+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Buyer Questions|

Answer: The final walk-through is your last opportunity to inspect the property before finalizing the sale. Typically, a final walk through is done 24 hours before closing. A walk through should take anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour to complete. Factoring all the time and money you have already invested, consider it well spent.

Why doesn’t the 2% rebate work on Creekview Listings?

By | 2015-04-16T00:17:42+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Buyer Questions|

When we represent you as a buyer, we keep 1/3 of the buyer's agent commission (from the seller) and give you the lion's share, or 2/3 of the commission. It only works on homes where we don't represent the seller. This is because Creekview listings only include a 3% buyer's agent commission if there's an

Get you Home Buyer Rebate

By | 2015-04-15T23:53:28+00:00 April 15th, 2015|Buyer Questions|

Our Backstory Creekview began from a single idea back in the late 1990’s. That idea, which seems to be a no-brainer, is actually quite revolutionary. You see, John Prell had a vision. He wanted to make real estate affordable. He wanted to help families by letting them keep more of the money from the sale