I have been meaning to do this video for years; the question of title insurance always seems to be a surprise at the closing table, and buyers - particularly first time homebuyers - are frequently confused, surprised, curious as to what title insurance is, why they have to pay for lender's title insurance and whether they need to buy owner's title insurance for themselves. So ... this is another video in my "real estate questions" series that I will send to my buyer clients as they approach closing. Better informed, better educated clients … [Read more...] about Buying a Home in Charlottesville – Title Insurance
Why not to get credit cards in the time leading up to buying a home. … [Read more...] about When Buying a Home, Manage your Credit Wisely
I'm doing a video test ... Youtube: Viddler: 4 Ubertor: Transcription: Hey, it's Jim Duncan with Nest Realty and RealCentralVA.com here finishing up an afternoon of showing houses in Charlottesville, in western Albemarle County. A couple of thoughts after looking at a number of houses and trying to look at a number more: if you're a seller and your house is on the market now, be as accommodating as possible to let buyers/agents in because if I'm calling one, two, three times and you keep either not returning my call … [Read more...] about Feedback on Showing Homes – Video
Update February 2017. This used to be a video, which was hosted on a now-defunct video platform. Darn it. Thank goodness I had the video transcribed! The more I think about it, if a house is not priced right from Day One, and under contract in the first thirty days, that seller's prospects of selling are greatly diminished. Transcription: Hey, Jim Duncan, Nest Realty, RealCentralVA.com here. Clearly, desperately in need of a hair cut. Talking about price. It's all about price in the Charlottesville market, in any market, … [Read more...] about It’s About PRICE
Michael at FlexMLS wrote a few months ago that: 70% of consumers would be more likely to list with an agent if they used video as part of their marketing effort. In contrast, only .33% (that's one-third of one percent) of agents use video. Transcription: When looking at Property Videos, What do you see? Hey Jim Duncan with Nest Realty and RealCentralVA.com here. I have a question for people who are searching for homes on the Internet. What do you want to see? We have the point of diminishing returns with photographs. Our … [Read more...] about Property Videos – What do Buyers Want?
Reflecting on last night's First Wednesdays gathering at South Street Brewery in downtown Charlottesville. If you were there last night, leave a comment at First Wednesdays' site. If you're an entrepreneur, technologist, blogger, designer, marketer, think about coming next month. It's about community and building friendships, not self-serving extraction of something from others. … [Read more...] about First Wednesdays – Video