THE BOBBY DEAN TEAM BLOG

July 15, 2017

Selling your home

Listing your home without marketing is like winking in the dark. You know you did it but no one else does. The Bobby Dean Team tells more people your home is for sale. Last month our website was viewed by over 100,000 people searching on Google. Last week over 38,000 viewed our website on Facebook. Craigslist does not have a measuring tool, however we advertise there and find several people a month searching for a home in the Dothan area. Give us a call today and let us show you how we market your home.

Posted in Home Sellers
March 15, 2017

4 Reasons You Shouldn't For Sale By Owner

 

1.) There are too many people to negotiate with!

Let us do all the back and forth for you, we want to keep the process as less stressful for you as possible.

2.) Exposure to prospective Purchasers 

As Realtors, we are equipped with some of the best marketing tools and are able to use those to our advantage for YOU! Not only that, but have have access to all the for sale properties on the market and can pull comparable to amke sure you are pricing your home at the right value.

3.) Results come from the Internet 

80% of home buyers for 2016 searched online for their future home. We have a wonderful marketing specialist specifically trained to help market your home like no other. 

4.) FSBOing has become more and more difficult.

The Bobby Dean Team is waiting to hear from YOU! Give us a call today! 334- 701-1102

 

We tell more people your home is for sale! 

Bobby Dean

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Showcase Properties

334-701-1102

Bobby@DothanRealEstate.us

Posted in Home Sellers
March 10, 2017

Closing's with our clients

 

We love putting smiles on our clients faces, especially at the closing when they finally are able to call the property their home! This is a very rewarding job, we are happy when you are happy. We put our clients first and foremost! 

We've enjoyed Bruce and Lisa and being able to help them move here to Dothan, AL.

Posted in Home Buyer's
March 2, 2017

We Love Testimonials #2

 

"Bobby is the best! We worked with him for months before purchasing. He never treated us any different, not knowing if we would purchase or stay in Florida! He was great!" - Henry and Shelia 

 

Check out our listings here: www.dothanrealestate.us

Posted in Home Buyer's
Feb. 23, 2017

We Love Testimonials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We recently sold a property to Rachael, who has a unique story. Rachael actually never stepped foot in the home before purchasing because she had been stationed in Hawaii at the time. We ended up taking tours of different homes for her by sending videos, pictures, and feedback! We had a huge time zone difference of five hours so we had to be considerate of when she was able to communicate. She was able to put all her trust in us in finding that perfect home for her. 

We absolutely love going the extra mile for our clients and will continue to do so! Rachael had some really sweet things to say about us: "Chelsea and Bobby went above and beyond to make this purchase possible. They picked up a friend to look at a house for me, when he left the area, they took videos so I could look at the houses while still living in Hawaii. They were flexible and supportive throughout the process. I will be recommending them to anyone looking for a home in the area."   

 

 

 

Posted in Home Buyer's
Nov. 29, 2016

Check Before You Buy

My last appointment yesterday called while I was en route and cancelled. I had packed my computer before leaving the office and decided to head on home.

After arriving home I received a phone call from Amanda asking about a home our system had sent them. They were at the location and it appeared to be a vacant lot.

The home was advertised to be auctioned off.

I live close to the location and decided to drive over before dark and check it out.

Here is what I found.

Here is a copy of the ad.

 Listing Tools    Request showing  Select This Listing :  
 
Main Photo
STYLE: Traditional
# STORIES: 1 Story
BEDROOMS: 3
FULL BATHS: 2
HALF BATHS: 0
APX YEAR BUILT: 1965
APX H/C SQFT: 1431
SOURCE SQFT:    
PRICE PER SQFT: $31.34
COUNTY: Houston
SUBDIVISION: WOODLAND
AREA: 5 SW-Inside Circle
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Selma
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Honeysuckl
HIGH SCHOOL: Dothan
WATERFRONT PROPERTY: No Waterfront
APX ACREAGE: 0.3 LOT SIZE: 110X120 LATITUDE (USER ENTERED):     LONGITUDE (USER ENTERED):    
TOTAL TAXES: 200 TAX YEAR: 2015 PARCEL #: 0907263004017000 NEW CONSTRUCTION: No
HOME WARRANTY: No APX AGE: 10+ yrs
AVG MONTHLY UTILITIES:     HOA DUES: 0
 

 

FOYER:     FAMILY ROOM:     MASTER BEDROOM DOWNSTAIRS:    
GRAND ROOM:     LIVING ROOM:     EAT-IN KITCHEN:    

Posted in Home Buyer's
Sept. 12, 2016

Should I Get Pre approved Before Looking At Homes

Many people just want to start looking at homes without meeting with a Realtor or a loan originator. They can be setting themselves up for heart break. In the Dothan area a difference in price of $10,000 can make a huge difference in the appeal of the homes you might be looking at. Looking at homes in a price range above your purchase ability can be very disappointing. Meeting with a mortgage originator to determine which homes are in your budget before you even begin to look online will be a time saver. Give us a call and we can recommend loan officers who can probably give you a ball park estimate via phone. Good Luck!

Posted in Home Buyer's
Sept. 8, 2016

Do you need a 20% down payment?

Paying 20% down when buying a home will eliminate a buyer from having to pay mortgage insurance. However, there are programs available with down payment  of zero, 3%, 3.5%, 5%,  and 10% depending upon location of home, your history, and lender. We are here to guide you and suggest lenders for you to shop with. Feel free to give us a call 334-701-1102. You will find us convenient to your schedule.

Posted in Home Buyer's
Sept. 7, 2016

Should Schools Matter If You Don't Have Kids?

More than one time when showing homes, I have had clients say schools do not matter to them because they do not have kids or their kids are grown. We should think beyond the present when shopping. 

We bought lots and built our dream home on the lake. We thought that would be where we would die. Five years later we moved. 

Not giving consideration about schools could make a difference when your life changes and you must sell. Schools often play the entire role on decision making for people with children buying a home. Being in a low rated school zone could make a difference in whether your home will sell and if you can get your money back. Best advice is to take school zones into consideration whether you have children or not.

Posted in Home Buyer's
Sept. 5, 2016

Missing Water Heater Valve Extension

Quite often during the sale, home inspection, and/or appraisal we find the water heater relief valve extension is missing. To obtain an FHA loan to purchase a home, as a minimum the extension needs to be within six inches of the floor. Some codes require the extension to be through the exterior wall. 

Correcting this issue before the appraisal can save a re inspection fee of $100 or more.

Posted in Home Sellers