Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Pamela Madore Group at Keller Williams Realty Announces A Move To Keller Williams New Building

Pamela Madore
Keller Williams Realty

The Pamela Madore Group at Keller Williams Realty Announces A Move To Keller Williams New Building

Keller Williams has completed it's new building at 3955 S. Soncy.  The move in date is September 25-28.  

It is a state-of-the-art building with many amenties and upgrades that you won't find in a tradtional real estate office.

The building is over 20,000 square feet with more than 50 offices.  It has 5 conference rooms, 2 internet cafe's, and a training room that is nearly 1500 sq ft.  Since not all agents have offices in the building there is a 10 person work station complete with white boards and a wide screen TV.  The room will comfortably hold 20 people working at one time.

"We are thrilled to be a part of this great move," says Madore of The Pamela Madore Group. "Currently it is total chaos but as more and more things get put in their place, this is one magnificent building, We will have a very comfortable place for our clients to come and meet with us," continues Madore.

This move is the 3rd move in 10 years as more and more agents are attracted to the many benefits Keller Williams Realty provides.

If you would like more information about becoming a part of Keller Williams, please contact Pamela Madore at 806-290-1920.

Pamela Madore
Keller Williams Realty
3955 S. Soncy
Amarillo, TX 79119

Monday, September 7, 2015

What Should A Seller Expect When A Buyer Has A Home Inspection?

Pamela Madore
Keller Williams Realty

What Should A Seller Expect When My Buyer Has A Home Inspection?

There is rarely a home purchase that takes place without a home inspection.  Often there are other types of inspections as well but the home inspection is the most common.

The Dreaded Home Inspection
They buyer pays for the inspection.  They usually cost around $300 or so.  They hire a licensed inspector to come and inspect your house.  Here are some things that they look for.


Grading and draining
Roof Structure and Attic
Walls Interior and Exterior
Ceilings and Floors
Interior and Exterior Doors
Stairways interior and exterior
Porches, Decks, Balconies, and Carports

Electrical Systems
Service Entrance and Panels
Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioner Systems
Heating Equipment
Cooling Equipment
Duct System, Chases and Vents

Plumbing System
Water Supply System and Fixtures
Drains, Wastes, and Vents
Water Heating Equipment

Food Waste Disposal
Range Hood and Exhaust Systems
Ranges, cooktops, and Ovens
Microwave Oven

Mechanical Exhaust Vents and Bathroom Heaters

Garage Door Opener (s)

Dryer Exhaust System

That is quite an exhaustive list. Some inspectors go deeper than others.  Knowing that the inspector will be looking at these things it might be a good idea to take care of any  things that you know might need fixing.

Once the buyer and buyer's agent receives the report they look it over and decide what things, if any, they are going to ask you to fix.  I will tell you that the inspectors generally put "deficiencies" in red ink.  Therefore, especially for a first time homebuyer, most of the pages are covered with red.  Inspectors need to cover themselves so they leave no rock unturned.
Tear the house down!

A good buyer's agent will counsel the buyer into asking for the most important things.  For instance if the AC isn't working you can depend on the fact that they will asked for it fixed.  But if there is a GFE missing in the bathroom they most likely will overlook that.  I counsel my buyers to look for big things and don't nit-pick.   I will say that one of my buyer's agent, despite counsel, had a buyer that asked for 47 things to be done.  She pared it down to 29.  The seller fixed the 29 things.

One thing I always do for my sellers is to put a home warranty on the property before the inspection is done.  That way if any really big things show up, the home warranty will cover it.

You as seller should never receive a copy of the inspection report.  Should the buyer opt out of the contract you would then be obligated to disclose any deficiencies that were reported.  A good buyer's agent will know this.  

Don't be alarmed with the extensiveness of the report.  Rarely has a transaction been lost because of the inspection report, with the exception of very major things.

There are many other inspections available to a buyer.
Contact us for a list.  

Pamela Madore
The Pamela Madore Group
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121


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