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New opportunities to serve our clients

by Adam Watkins

Spring is in the air! Hints of warmer temperatures have teased us a few times in the last few weeks. Warm weather lovers have been jolted into reality a few times as well, as another cold front sweeps away the warmth and reminds us that winter hasn’t yet had her final say! In spite of this, your real estate team has kicked off 2015 with more pending sales for January and February when compared to the same time in 2014. How this movement will translate into the coming months remains to be seen, but we are encouraged by what we hope is a trend that will continue in the months ahead.

We welcome the opportunity to serve and build lasting relationships with our clients! And, we’re adding new technologies to help support our efforts to enhance our services to you and those you care about. Our newest technology enhancement brings cutting edge 3D imagery and virtual tours to our premium listings, where the owners have committed to staging and presenting their homes in a way that the technology can truly enhance the online appeal of their home. Delivering this technology required the investment in special equipment, and it is a first for our state. Visit www.allstarteam.com/3Dwalkthrough to enjoy this new feature. We are happy to discuss if the 3D Walkthrough is a good fit for your property.

New inventory is hitting the market at an increasing pace. The best possible selection of property will be on the market over the next 90 days or so, and our Buyer’s Agent team is ready to assist. They possess the highest level of concentrated training in our marketplace and are excited to put their skills to work for you. They are a resource not only for homes that are listed in the MLS, but also new constructions and homes about to come on the market, and they can even help protect our clients from costly mistakes by representing them in the purchase of an unlisted property.

Speaking of the spring buyers market, USDA Rural Housing loans (which provide 100% financing for purchasers who meet relatively generous income requirements) have expanded their availability areas to include most all of Oak Grove and the City of Petal. This opens up more homes to qualifying purchasers. The new boundaries went into effect February 5th. Visit http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility to see the updated boundaries. Then call, click, or text one of our team members to take the next steps.

As always we are always committed and honored to bringing you, and those you care about, home again and again!


Adam & Team

Think again before attempting FSBO

by DeLois Smith

Spring Marches In

by Brenda Blackwell

Spring makes me happy! I have never known anyone to say that they wish Spring would hold off for a few more weeks! I found a quote from Virgil A. Kraft that sums it up for me… “Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.”

Spring in the real estate world is our busiest time of the year. I’m sure every Realtor tells you that Spring is the optimum time to put homes on the market. All of us here at The DeLois Smith All Star Team are geared up and ready for the busy days ahead, but our stagers and marketing specialists are living up to our motto… “The All Star Difference” with new and exciting inspiration.

We have just purchased a new cutting-edge product that sets us apart from other agencies in our area. Our new 3D Walkthrough Camera is truly awesome and has the ability to do virtual tours of our listings with high-definition images in 3D. You must check out these amazing tours on our website, www.allstarteam.com/3DWalkthrough.

Another All Star difference is our staging service in which a free consultation from one of our professional stagers, Vickie Iverson and Kim Moore, is offered at the time of listing. As a matter of fact, the two have just returned from the International Real Estate Staging Convention in Las Vegas and are full of new knowledge and creative ways to make your home sell FAST!! Statistics prove that a staged home sells 50% faster and at a 6% higher selling price than one not staged. Believe it or not I have had many agents from other agencies tell me that they love to show a DeLois Smith listing because they know they will walk into a beautifully staged and clean home. As I was talking to one of my listing referrals while standing in line at Corner Market recently, I asked him what he thought about how fast his home sold. He said that he just did everything DeLois and Vickie told him to do and it sold in 3 weeks! Oh how we love sellers like him!

Another interesting fact for sellers is that for every dollar one spends for improving the condition of their home, they can expect to get $3 back! Improvements could be simple things like renting a storage unit to declutter your home while it is on the market or neutralizing some walls. Paint is cheap and makes a huge difference in the way your home shows. I know sellers are crunching numbers so maybe these statistics will ease your mind a bit when having to pay for improvements.

Remember, we want your home to sell just as much as you do, and that is why The DeLois Smith All Star Team thinks these investments are worthwhile and do make the “All Star Difference!”

Happy Spring!

Brenda

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The All-Star Team, REALTORS®
Bringing you home...again and again!
4 Willow Bend, Suite 2A
Hattiesburg MS 39402
601.545.3900
800.335.6477

The All-Star Team, REALTORS brings you over 200 years of accumulated experience along with the most innovative marketing strategies in the real estate industry. We specialize in the real estate properties located in Hattiesburg, Oak Grove, Petal, Sumrall, Purvis, Columbia, and the entire Pine Belt region. Put The All-Star Team, REALTORS® to work for you as you consider your next home sale or purchase. Experience the team approach to real estate and make us your REALTOR® for life! See how The All-Star Team, REALTORS® really is bringing the Pine Belt home again and again.