Vintage Market Showcasing in Moberly, MO

On Saturday Sept. 29 from 10 am till 3 pm in downtown Moberly, our community is showcasing its first ever Vintage Market called Junk Junktion!  It will be in the 400 block of W. Reed Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There promises to be some interesting vintage pieces you might want to pick up, so come on out early!  I know the Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce has some lockers from the old Jr. High building plus other memorabilia that will be available.  There plans to be at least 20 vendors present with their wares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your spouse wonders what you’re up to tell him:

“I’m not shopping, I’m helping the economy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s so much history deep in the veins of this community called Moberly and the surrounding areas in Huntsville, Cairo, Higbee, Clark, and beyond!  There are buildings in the downtown district needing creative minds to invest and bring more restaurants, shops, and apartments to the area.  Perhaps a creative thinker could transform an old church building into a retreat or haven of some sort.  Call Advantage Real Estate and let’s put our heads together!  660-263-3393.  #ShowMeMoberly

 

 

Found the Perfect home? Act quickly!

You’ve found “the one.”  It’s perfect.  Then someone comes along to spoil it.  Suddenly you’re in a multiple offer situation.

Sound familiar?  These days we’re seeing more and more multiple offer situations.  It’s a supply and demand that in many price ranges is favoring the seller.  So what should you do it you’ve found “the one?”   You don’t want to lose another…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offer your best price first.  We sometimes are seeing higher than list price too.  Of course, you want to make sure that if there’s financing involved, you have an appraisal contingency to protect you.  Your buyer’s agent should be able to guide you with comparables to support the pricing.

 

Make sure you’re pre-approved (and not just pre-qualified).  The difference is verifications.  Have you filled out an application?  Has the lender asked for your pay stubs and bank statements?  Those are good clues that you’re on the right path to a true pre-approval.  The lender will verify before issuing a letter stating how much house you can afford.  A pre-qualification is often a verbal interview without the supporting documentation.  Providing this letter with your offer removes a lot of concerns when evaluating and offer.

PRE-APPROVED red stamp text on red circle on a white background and star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contingencies.  Make sure your inspection contingencies are tight, meaning not an excessive amount of time.  Once your offer is accepted, you need to get right on the inspection process so that part can be checked off the list.

Write a letter to the owner.  I’ve helped many people through the years, and I can tell you that a sincere letter from a buyer sharing how their family is going to LOVE your home simply tugs at the seller’s heart.  All things being the same, they will most likely lean toward your offer.

 

Why do I need a Realtor if I’m “just looking”?

We meet a lot of people in this business.  Some on their way to new towns, and some arriving in Moberly to make a new start.  I’ve observed that MANY people simply do not understand the role the real estate licensee plays when helping a buyer in the process of buying a home.  The real estate licensee may offer buyer agency, which allows the licensee to advocate for YOU, the buyer, and hold your information confidential during negotiations.  Or the licensee may simply be in a neutral position and simply assist with the paperwork.  If you call the listing agent, they are representing the seller’s best interest, not yours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What we’re finding is that many of our loyal buyers don’t understand what happens when they click on Zillow, Trulia or Realtor.com to find out more information about a property.  This inquiry is broadcast to multiple real estate licensees who hopefully are quick to respond.  If you are a buyer and have a favorite agent you want to help you purchase your next home, if you go to look at any houses with another agent, your agent cannot help you with that property because of procuring cause rules; it’s unlikely they will get paid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My recommendation is to search Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com and then call or text your favorite (preferred) agent to find out more information or to schedule a visit to see it in person.  That’s what we do!  We can show properties from ANY agency, so please keep that in mind!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Advantage Real Estate, we’re more than happy to have a quick visit and explain the process if you have any questions!  We like our clients to be as informed as they can be!