Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sellers Ready To Sell Your House--Please Read. Buyers Please Don't Read

Pamela Madore
Keller Wiliams Realty

Sellers Ready To Sell Your House--Please Read.  No Buyers To Read Please

This is a secret communication for seller's only.  If you are a buyer please stop here.

Selling Secrets and Buying Signs

Sellers, this is a great time to take advantage of selling your house.  This time of year you can decorate it for the Holidays
and attract buyers like never before. This can apply to any season if you use your imagination.

Six senses:
  • Hear
  • Touch
  • Smell
  • See
  • Taste
If you want to make the biggest impact on buyers the you must "subtly" touch on all senses.  Remember, too, that buyers may be in a hurry so these all need to happen fast.  First impressions.

Sound--Soft (very soft) soothing music.  That excludes blaring TV's, dogs barking and dishwashers running.  What you want to accomplish is an immediate relaxtion.  The longer a buyer stays in your house the better.

Touch--We all have a tendency to touch things as we walk by them.  A satin blanket draped over a chair you walk by.  A squeaky clean kitchen countertop.   Everything must be pleasant to the touch.  This would exclude sticky light switches,  soap scummed shower curtains, and  cactuses.  (I made that one up).  The point is that we as a people are tempted to touch.  Make sure that your buyer has pleasant things to touch.

Smell--Many people light candles (dangerous), have plug-ins, potpourri, or a Scentsy type apparatus.  First let me say that we aren't in the business or causing me to have to plug their nose or have an allergy attack.  You also don't want smells that argue with each other.  Don't make ever room smell different.  As a matter of fact, a sutble pleasant scent when your buyer walks in the door is enough.  That fragrance registers in their brain and stays throughout the experience.

See--What your buyer sees is the most important thing.  If all of the lights are off and the blinds are drawn so that you need a flashlight to see the house, that is not making a very good impression.  Remember this needs to be a pleasant experience.  That would exclude overflowing garage, dirty windows and your family tree going back 3 generations hanging in the hall to the bedrooms.  We don't want them looking at pictures.  We want them looking at your house.     

Taste--This may seem like an odd thing to add to our list but it really isn't.  A bowl of candy, a
baskey of apples or a few homemade cookies with a neatly written note inviting your buyer to partake will set you apart from seller B.  

In my experience, the most apparent buying sign is if your buyer feels comfortable enough to sit on the living room sofa and discuss/think about your house.  Without blatantly putting a sign on the sofa saying "please sit" it will be your job to find other ways  to make that happen.  If your buyer has had a pleasant experience on all the above listed things they are more apt to want to stay longer.  I will say as an aside that sometimes I sit down first just to see if they follow suit.

As a Realtor there are many things that I can do to help get your house sold.  However, it has to be a partnership.  You have to be willing to go one step beyond where you may normally go to see that your buyer warms
up quickly and wants to stay!

Contact me and let me come by help you get your senses ready!

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

Friday, November 10, 2017

What Do I Need To Do To Buy A House?

Pamela Madore
Keller Williams Realty

Buying a house is a big decision.  There are many things to think about.  Is it the right time?  Can I/we afford a house?   How much money to we need?  Can I find the right house for my family?

These are all questions that go through our heads.  These questions can bounce around in your head and you can act on them or just let them bounce.  So STEP NUMBER 1.....

DECIDE   You have to decide whether or not you really want to buy a house.  There are great joys in owning your own home.  You can decorate how you want.  Your back yard can be full of things that you want.  Once you DECIDE that you want to buy a house probably the first thing you will do is start to notice houses that you are interested in.  When that starts happening STEP NUMBER 2......

DOWNLOAD MY SEARCH APP   My search app has real time information on houses that you may be interested in.  You can search by address, price, number of bedrooms and a myriad of other ways. 
One of my favorite ways to to do a map search by simply using your finger to draw a circle around the area that you are interested in and all of the houses just pop up!  You can contact me directly from my search app for specialized information.  It doesn't matter whose sign is on the lawn, I can help.  Now that you are getting serious and have are getting more and more interested STEP NUMBER 3

GET PRE-QUALIFIED  This step really should come before step number 2 but my experience is that most people do number 2 before number 3.  That is perfectly OK.  You will need to get pre-qualified before you are able to make an offer on a house.  The seller will want to know that you can qualify in order to seriously look at your office.  There are many local lenders that can help.  I may also be able to help.  Visit me at  Pamela Madore Mortgage and contact me from there.  Often I can do things to help you get qualified that the Big Boys can't.  Now you and prequalified so you can move to STEP NUMBER 4

FIND A GREAT REALTOR  This is going to be a small paragraph. 
Contact me and I will represent you to the very best of my ability to be sure you get the best deal on the best house.  Which brings us to STEP NUMBER 5.....

CHOOSE A HOUSE  At this point you are Pre-Qualified so you know how much you can spend.  You have a great Realtor and an amazing Search App to find houses.  That is when we meet and start making a list of houses that you are interested in and then start eliminating for one reason or another and then maybe add some.  We make appointments and go look at the houses you are interested in.  Then comes STEP NUMBER 6......

MAKE AN OFFER   This is a place that your amazing Realtor can really help.  It is important to know what else is for sale in the area you are interested in order to see the competition.  It is important to know how fast houses are selling in your area.....should you make an offer quickly?  Do you need to make a full price offer?  These are things I can help you with.  This leads us to STEP NUMBER 7.........

NEGOTIATE   This is another place that you need a great Realtor.  A great Realtor will make sure that it is a win/win for everyone.  This is a place want you want great joy!  Your job is to tell me what works for you and then my job is to try to make that happen.  Once we have the last initial we move to STEP NUMBER 8.......

THE CLOCK IS TICKING  This is the time when everyone jumps into action to help you get your dream home in a timely and as stress free a process as possible.  I am not going to lie to you.  There will be stress.  At this point you will probably have an emotional connection and worry sets in.  My job is to
make it run smoothyly.  There are many things that are happening "behind the scenes".   My experience has been that most people don't care about those issues.  They just want them fixed.  These jobs belong to all of the other people that are working on your behalf.  STEP NUMBER 9.....

CLOSE AND YOUR NEW HOME What that means is that all of the paperwork (and there is a ton of it!) is done and it is time to bring your one check to the title company and sign all of the papers that say you are now a homeowner!   You get the keys and the last step is STEP NUMBER 10......

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!  You now own your own home.  You put on a smile.  Get your furniture moved in and open a bottle of champange!

Does that sound hard?  There are a lot of aspects to it but that is why you hire professionals to do the work.  And the great part for you as a buyer---99% (new construction makes that 1%) of the time the seller pays for all of these trained people to work on your behalf.  Sound like a good deal?


Through email, phone (806-290-1920, text (806-290-1920), FB (Pamela Pickering Madore). website or set an appt on my calendar!

Ready?  Let's do this!

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

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Start Your Retirement Plan Today With Profit Share

Pamela Madore
Keller Williams Realty

Start Your Retirement Plan Today With Profit Share

It doesn't matter how old you are.  This opportunity is available for every agent and staff at Keller WiIlliams Realty worldwide.  It is passive income.  Free money on the 21st day of every month.

A few years ago I realized that I did not have a retirement plan and that I was not going to be happy with what I was going to receive on social security.  I had been an agent at Keller Williams Realty for 7 or so years and had never taken advantage of their incredible profit share plan.
Profit Share Tree

Robert Kyosaki in Rich Dad Poor Dad talks about how rich are you?  If you stopped earning income today and had to live on your savings, 401K or CD's how long before you would be homeless.  That is how rich you are.

The only way to be really "rich" is to have an income that is ongoing.  Social security is like that.  But is it enough?

My husband and I have/had rental properties.  That is considered passive income.  Mailbox money.  The problem that we began to see with this was that it was a little more hands on than we wanted.  We wanted something that would allow us to travel or just not have to worry about not having enough money.

That is when I really started examining Keller Williams Realty's profit share plan.  Some people think that it is a pyramid scheme of some sort or that you take money from other people's commissions to get it.  That couldn't be further from the truth.

Profit Share on the 21st
The fact is that profit share is simply sharing in the profit of your Market Center (what each franchise is called).  It is money that the OWNERS of the Market Center give back to the agents that have helped grow the company by inviting people to join us.  That is it.  Simple as that.

So now in my early 60's (wish I had known this when I was 30) I am working on my retirement plan.  It is coming along nicely.  When I do decide to retire (if ever) my husband and I will have the freedom to enjoy our lives.

Want to find out how this can work for you?  Contact me directly or complete the form on my website and I will contact you.

Think of the future for yourself and your family.

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

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