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CAROL PARKER
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March, 2016
CAROL PARKER'S Tips for Homebuyers in a Hot Seller's Market 

This may be a really good time to be in the housing market - if you are a seller, that is. There just aren't enough homes on the market, so if you are selling right now, you may find yourself in a more favorable position. Multiple offers and bids over list price for some properties aren't unusual these days. 

But what if you're a buyer - one of many out there in the trenches looking right now? With lots of competition from other buyers, how do you "survive" the house-hunting wars and, hopefully, land that home you're after? While there are no guaranteed ways to succeed, here are a number of tips to help increase your chances of getting into a home of your own before long: 

• Work with a real estate professional. There's a myth among some novice homebuyers that it's only the sellers who need a real estate professional. But that couldn't be further from the truth, especially in a seller's market. Having someone who knows the local market well, has experience in evaluating homes, knows how to successfully negotiate, and will be your advocate through the entire process from start to finish, is important. Take the time to interview several real estate professionals so that you can select the person that you believe is the most qualified to help you through the home buying process.
• Get prequalified for a mortgage. Getting prequalified lets you know how much home you can afford and it also shows sellers that you're a serious buyer who is much more likely to be able to close escrow.
• Do your research. Although your real estate professional will provide lots of help in your home search, it's important to do a little homework on your own up front. It will help the home-buying process if you know which areas you'd like to live in, what you can realistically afford, the type and size of home you're after, the features you'd like, etc. Nearly all buyers start their search online, and a great place to begin is ColdwellBankerHomes.com.
• Be prepared to compromise. Everyone wants that big, gorgeous home in the best neighborhood but you may have to compromise a bit - especially when the market is competitive. This doesn't mean settling for a home you dislike; it just means going after homes with the features that you really need rather than what you simply want. For example, if your preference is to be in a community with great schools you might take a smaller home, or perhaps one without a pool or a formal living room. Or you might decide to commute a little longer to work so as to find the right house at the right price.
• Make a strong offer. Work with your real estate professional to put together a strong offer for the home you're after. You may also want to work with the seller on closing date and contingencies. Sellers often have their own preferences regarding when to close and if you're flexible that may help put you in a better position as a buyer.
• Don't wait too long. In a competitive real estate market, time is of the essence. If you spend too long making an offer on a home you like, it can give another buyer a chance to come in first with a strong offer. Sellers are usually motivated and want to act as quickly as possible. So when you find the right property, don't waste time.
• Connect with the seller. If two offers are close, it may help your chances to try to personally connect with the seller. We're not talking about becoming their BFF. Consider writing a sincere letter explaining how much you love their home including your hopes and dreams about living there one day - holiday gatherings, cooking meals together in the kitchen, or having barbecues in the yard with friends. Anything that helps personalize you and your offer may make a difference.
Although a seller's market can be challenging for homebuyers, there are still opportunities out there for qualified buyers. I'd love to help you get into your next home. I'm ready to answer any of your questions about either buying or selling a home in our beautiful community. Please give me a call 801.610.6737 or email me Carol.Parker@utahhomes.com and we'll get started today.  
Carol Parker, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 
801.434.5100 / 801.610.6737
Carol.Parker@utahhomes.com 
CarolParker.cbintouch.com    
 
  
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DONATE your rarely used motorhome/RV to an excellent non-profit cause. Looking for a 24-26 ft., Class C motorhome in good running condition and good interior condition to use as a home-base while doing research for the a series of books on America’s Enterprising Women. Women have taken active roles in building America from the beginning. They have operated both large and small businesses from the beginning of America’s history to the present in order to provide for themselves and their families. Enterprising Women have made, and continue to make a critical difference in America’s success. 
The donation has the possibility of being tax deductible through the non-profit educational institute that is sponsoring this research, Pacific Womens College Inc. Please contact Dr. Carol Parker at profcabparker@gmail.com for additional information. Or you can private message Dr. Parker
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DONATE your rarely used motorhome/RV to an excellent cause. Looking for a 24-26 ft., Class C motorhome in good running condition and good interior condition to use as a home-base while doing  research for the a series of books on America’s Enterprising Women. Women have taken active roles in building America from the beginning. They have operated both large and small businesses from the beginning of America’s history to the present in order to provide for themselves and their families. Enterprising Women have made, and continue to make a critical difference in America’s success. 
The donation has the possibility of being tax deductible through the non-profit educational institute that is sponsoring this research, Pacific Womens College Inc. Please contact Dr. Carol Parker at profcabparker@gmail.com for additional information. Or you can private message Dr. Parker
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NEED AN EVENT SPEAKER? Dr. Carol Parker is a naturally inspiring and enthusiastic presenter, speaker and trainer, and has spoken to large and small audiences, at women’s conferences and taught at several top universities. She is a direct and genuine presenter who simplifies the complicated. Whether it’s a room of successful entrepreneurs, energetic young people, or active seniors, Carol will motivate, captivate and inspire. Carol is available for breakout sessions, panel discussions, keynote speeches, and full day training workshops. Her range of topics include business, personal development, enterprising women, goal setting, leadership and educating women.
An author of self-help, motivational and historical works, Carol loves to share her passion for enterprise. She has had an entrepreneur’s heart all her life, starting with folding laundry for a family of 7 at the tender age of 11 yrs old. She has started multiple small businesses throughout her life – some moderately successful and a few great learning experiences. 
Dr. Carol Parker has earned a Bachelors in Home Economics General Business, her Masters in Administration, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration. 
Carol has been an avid member of Toastmasters International, earning several awards. 
Most often invited to speak on Entrepreneurship, America’s Enterprising Women, and her workshop - The 4-hour Business Plan. 
To schedule a presentation or to contact Carol, email her at carolparker.pge@gmail.com or call her at 808-277-6510. 
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COME JOIN THE FUN!!! BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/super-saturday-christmas-edition-tickets-19582971194
SUPER Saturday --Christmas edition Come join us and Lisa Bearnson and create some simple and adorable DIY home decor and get those last minute neighbor & office gifts done! Whether you want to come for all 3 days or stop in for 30 minutes, we’d love to see you there! When: December 10, 11 & 12 Thursday from 3:00pm-8:00pm Friday 10:00pam-2:00pm Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm Where: Lisa Bearnsons’ home! (6091 Dry Creek Cir. Highland, Ut 84003) How it w...
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CAROL PARKER - Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agent. Experienced, honest, client oriented real estate agent with knowledge of Utah, Hawaii, Georgia, Arizona & California markets. Contact me for a free sellers’ market analysis or buyers pre-qualification. You can contact me at 801-610-6737 or carol.parker@utahhomes.com
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CAROL PARKER - Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agent. Experienced, honest, client oriented real estate agent with knowledge of Utah, Hawaii, Georgia, Arizona & California markets. Contact me for a free sellers’ market analysis or buyers pre-qualification. You can contact me at 801-610-6737 or carol.parker@utahhomes.com
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Something like this would definitely make me incredibly happy!!  Know of anyone who wants to get rid of one? 
http://www.rvtrader.com/dealers/Camper-Corral%2C-Inc.-MS-3009230/listing/2003-Jayco-Greyhawk-27-DS-Motor-Home-116591751
Check out this 2003 Jayco Greyhawk 27 DS Motor Home listing in Madison, MS 39110 on RVtrader.com. It is a Class C and is for sale at $29995.
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A reminder for 2016!!! Pursue you mission in life.
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CAROL PARKER - Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agent. Experienced, honest, client oriented real estate agent with knowledge of Utah, Hawaii, Georgia, Arizona & California markets. Contact me for a free sellers’ market analysis or buyers pre-qualification. You can contact me at 801-610-6737 or carol.parker@utahhomes.com
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    REAL ESTATE AGENT, 2016 - present
    CAROL PARKER - Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agent. Experienced, honest, client oriented real estate agent with knowledge of Utah, Hawaii, Georgia, Arizona & California markets. Contact me for a free sellers’ market analysis or buyers pre-qualification. You can contact me at 801-610-6737 or carol.parker@utahhomes.com
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CAROL PARKER - Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agent. Experienced, honest, client oriented real estate agent with knowledge of Utah, Hawaii, Georgia, Arizona & California markets. Contact me for a free sellers’ market analysis or buyers pre-qualification. You can contact me at 801-610-6737 or carol.parker@utahhomes.com
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OVER 10 YEARS AS Experienced, honest, client oriented real estate agent with knowledge of Utah, Hawaii, Georgia, Arizona & California markets.
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