Let Me Help You, Help Your Buyers

Have you ever had someone start the home buying process with you, only to end up choosing another agent in the end? This can certainly hurt financially, but there is also a sense of betrayal that comes from the client choosing another real estate professional to work with, over you. I believe I can help you to alleviate this, by marketing to customers in a co-branded manner; while they are shopping for a home. When it comes to winning a client’s business, it all comes back to the value you can add to their real estate experience. Equipping yourself with as much valuable information as possible is a surefire way to get the attention of prospective buyers and sellers. Our marketing tool kit includes a lot of beneficial information that your clients might not find elsewhere. These are not just moving tips or gardening secrets; they are highly engaging pieces of information that will help your clients see the financial opportunity in purchasing a home and using us to do it. Tools such as Real Estate Report Cards, Home Appreciation Data, Buy vs Rent Comparisons, Cost of Waiting Analysis, and many others can help position us as true advisors for our clients. The co-branded marketing kit can be sent out in varying intervals and timeframes. From email marketing to open house flyers, these tools can allow you to add real value to your client’s real estate experience. A big mistake many agents make is bombarding their audience with random information. This can be ineffective. Users can simply unsubscribe from you. Emailing them with valuable information that pertains to their situation can help set you apart from other agents who are being sent straight to the spam box. Our digital tools also grant you full transparency throughout the entire loan process with real-time loan tracking. Which in turn will help you provide elite customer service from contract to closing! If you would like to talk more about these tools and what ALV Mortgage can offer your business, let’s set up a call. I would love to connect and see if I can help you, assist your buyers to better navigate this highly competitive market!

Get the Loan, Skip the Appraisal

We are always looking for ways to save you money when it comes to your home purchase or refinance. One of the ways we do this is to check whether your property is eligible for an appraisal waiver – which could save you hundreds in appraisal fees! Also known as a property inspection waiver, an appraisal waiver allows a homeowner to forgo hiring (and paying for) an appraiser to perform an appraisal on their current or prospective home. Instead of someone coming out to walk through the property, we will use automated information based on data such as recent home sales in your neighborhood, to get the appraised value. Appraisals can cost anywhere from $500 to $1000, so having it waived can save you a lot of out-of-pocket money. It also helps to alleviate the stress of an appraisal potentially coming in low. When an appraisal does come in low, buyers typically have to bring additional funds to the closing table to cover the difference. An appraisal waiver immediately removes this stress from this part of the transaction for both the buyer and seller. No more having to wait weeks to find out if you are going to be able to close. In fact, with an appraisal waiver it’s possible to close in 15 days or less! An appraisal waiver does require a 20% down payment to qualify, and I have to run the address through a system called DU prior to submitting any offers. Not all homes are qualified for an appraisal waiver but checking to see if a property is qualified is easy, just reach out to me with an address! Appraisal waivers can save you money and time, which is crucial in today’s market. Reach out to me today see if you qualify for and let me show you how great working with ALV Mortgage can be.