Rob Pellegrini

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You’ve probably seen signs around the area for Open Houses. You may
have even attended a few. These are open invitations for potential buyers to
drop by on a certain day and time, to check out the property and get more
information.

 

When you’re listing your home for sale, you might wonder whether you’ll
need to have an Open House.

 

To answer that question, you’ll need to consider the pros and cons. Here are a few…

 

Planning and hosting an open house isn’t as easy as it may seem. There’s a
lot of preparation involved. In addition, you’ll likely spend hours making your
property look its best and you’ll need to be away from your home for a good
part of that day.

 

That being said, an Open House has many advantages.

 

• It helps showcase features of your property that may not come

across well in advertisements and listing descriptions.

 

• It attracts potential buyers who, for any number of reasons, might not
otherwise call to view the home.

 

• It generates a buzz and publicity about your listing.

 

However, an Open House might not be necessary if there is high demand for properties like yours.

 

An open house is just one tool in the marketing plan of a home for a successful sale. All tools need to be deployed at strategic times to obtain maximum exposure to all potential buyers. With the right REALTOR hosting, the benefits of your home will be showcased and explained to the potential buyers that may make the difference in an offer or not.

 

Timing, is everything and hiring the experience of a marketing specialist like a REALTOR can deliver you results.

 

Just make sure the person you hire has the experience and every tool available to maximize your dollars.

 

It”s your move…I’ll help you make it!

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There’s no more important time to work on your credit score than when you’re about to apply for a mortgage. Improving your credit can save you a ton of money—we’re talking about thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. Here are the actions you can take that will have a notable impact on your score.

 

Pay down your credit card balances Credit utilization is one of the biggest factors in determining your credit score. Your credit utilization should at least be less than 30 percent of your limit, and it’s even better if you can get it below 15 percent. This rule applies to both individual cards and your overall credit limit.
It may even be worthwhile to use some of the cash funds you were planning to use for a down payment to pay off credit card balances.

 

Do no harm While you certainly want to improve your score if possible, at the very least you’ll want to keep it steady. Avoid opening new lines of credit if you’re applying for a mortgage in the very near future. This will cause a hard inquiry to show up on your credit report.

 

Take care of negative items It’s good practice to check your credit report for negative items a few times a year—you can get one free report from each of the three major bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) per year.

 

If you find any negative items (collections, late payments, etc.), write a letter to the original creditor. Explain the circumstances that led to the negative item, and request that it be removed from your report. It can be surprisingly effective, and removing a negative item will improve your credit score in a hurry. You can find some good templates for a request letter online.

 

If you feel you are ready to find out how much mortgage you qualify for, click the Free Mortgage approval tab on this website and I will get your approval in place.

 

If you think you still need some credit advice on how to repair previously crappy credit (PCC) call Rob and find out the options available to you.

 

It’s your move…I’ll help you make it!

 

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