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5 Sellers Saved Over $63,000

Still wondering if Flat Fee will put more money in your pocket when you sell your home? Find out how these 5 sellers saved over $63,000 with ListWell’s flat fee real estate services vs. traditional 5% commission based fees. What would you do with this kind of money? Go on vacation? Buy a car? Buy a houseful of new furniture?

9 Lancewood Way, Irvine
Sold $805,000
Seller saved $16,650!!!
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4700 Ventana, Oceanside
Sold $520,000
Seller saved $8,100
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24359 Mira Verde, Laguna Niguel
Sold $675,000
Seller saved $12,750
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2 Mondrian, Aliso Viejo
Sold $565,000
Seller saved $9,700
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15 Dusk Way, Aliso Viejo
Sold $795,000
Seller saved $16,350
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Want more information about ListWell’s Flat Fee savings? CONTACT US!

3 First Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid

Ready to take the plunge from renting to owning a home? Before you dive in, here are 3 first time home buyer mistakes to avoid.

Don’t blow all your savings on the down payment.

Its very common in this day and age to run into consumers experiencing financial distress, and more often than not these problems arise because of a recent home purchase. Many save for a big down payment or have acquired a loan that didn’t require a big down payment and were approved based only on debt to income ratio and credit score. After the purchase, there’s no savings left for furnishings, home repairs, or insurance deductibles when claims are made. That means they’re either left using credit to cover these necessary expenses. Before they know it they find they can’t afford their home anymore.

The best advice in this low interest rate environment is to make a smaller down payment. It can be beneficial to the first time buyer to lock in the low rate and still have cash savings for emergencies and other expenses. Look for loans that allow the buyer(s) to remove PMI when their equity is greater than 20% without refinancing.

Don’t buy the most expensive home based on your pre-approval and decorate slowly. You don’t have to keep up with everyone else on the block.

Take it One Step at a Time

Another common mistake first-time buyers make is thinking that the first step is to start looking at houses.

In reality, the first step should be to start saving money for down-payment and closing costs. Once you have a small nest egg, it’s time to get pre-qualified by a reputable lender so you know what you can afford. Your ListWell Realtor will be happy to connect you with a lender they know and trust to perform. THEN, once you are pre-qualified, it’s time for the fun part: looking at houses

Your Flat-fee ListWell Realtor focuses on resonating with you and saving you money with your first home buying experience. The purchase process can be drawn out, frustrating, and confusing – especially if you, the Buyer, don’t know where things stand throughout the process. Our brokers are ambitious, accessible, and communicative. Pair a motivated Buyer with a strong lender, and a communicative Realtor, and you’ve got a winning team. Team work makes the dream work!

Be Aware of Home Values and What You Commit To

Buying a house is a huge thing! Do not take it lightly and assume everyone you work with knows what is best for you. No one knows the best decisions except the buyer! You must be proactive and educated. For example:

Don’t assuming houses will always go up in value. Yes, houses historically do go up in value, but that does not mean they will go up in value every year and make you rich. There will always be fluxuation in the market. Houses may go up in value for two years and then decline, or vice versa. When you buy a home, do not count on it going up in value 10 or 20 percent the first couple of years so you can refinance the home or sell it. Be prepared to stay in the home more than 2 years. If you have to move quickly, you may be losing money when you buy a home for full retail value.

Shop your loan! Some lenders may suggest an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) or an FHA loan to help buyers qualify for a higher amount. These are not always bad loans, but they have drawbacks. FHA loans have mortgage insurance that is paid every month and cannot be removed from the loan. This can add $100’s a month to your house payment. Most conventional loans have mortgage insurance as well, but it can sometimes be removed in a few years. ARMs have lower payments in the beginning of the loan, but they can increase in the future. An ARM is only suggested if you can afford the payments when they increase. Do not assume your house value will go up to bail you out.

Looking for more guidance when shopping for your first home? Contact ListWell today, we’ll be glad to help!

1 Tuolumne Way, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Immaculate detached home in the highly sought after gated community of “The Point” located at 1 Tuolumne Way, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 features two master bedrooms plus a desk area with an open airy floor plan and an abundance of natural light.

1 Tuolumne Way, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Everyone loves this floor plan where the living room, dinning room and kitchen are all wide open creating a perfect space to thrive. The kitchen has all stainless appliances, a breakfast counter and plenty of counter and cabinet space with a nice size pantry. The entire ground floor has easy maintenance neutral ceramic tile. Gorgeous brand new natural wood grain laminate has just been added on the stairway and throughout the upper level. The main master has vaulted ceilings, a walk in closet with organizers, a dual sink vanity and a textured glass shower enclosure. The second bedroom is also a en suite and has a walk-in closet and vaulted ceilings. The entire A/C and heating system has been replaced in 2016. The homes exterior was just repainted in the past year as well. Upgraded fixtures and lighting throughout. Recessed lighting, 4″ baseboards, security system, a “Nest” smart thermostat and additional garage storage are a few additional items that make this home special. The gorgeous and private back yard (only one neighbor) is one of the largest in the tract with lush landscaping, stone and paver accents and a dog run on the side yard. Walk to award winning schools and a wonderful park with cool kid equipment. Shopping, Theaters, Restaurants, Toll Road minutes away. BONUS: LOW HOA Dues! 

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE HOME

IMMACULATE!!! This gorgeous detached home is an end unit that show model perfect. Loads of little touches that make it have that “designer” feel and having a brand new heating and A/C system makes it super efficient and cool as a cucumber!!

Want a private viewing of this home? Contact us TODAY!

2 More Sellers Saved Over $26,000

Still wondering if Flat Fee will put more money in your pocket when you sell your home? The proof is in the pudding! 2 More Sellers saved over $26,000 with ListWell’s flat fee real estate services vs. traditional 5% commission based fees. What would you do with this kind of money? Go on vacation? Buy a car? or maybe buy a houseful of new furniture?

24 Birdie Lane, Coto de Caza
Sold $735,000
Seller saved $14,550!!!
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27836 Cummins, Laguna Niguel
Sold $650,000
Highest price for this model and sold first 5 days!!
Seller saved $12,000
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2 More ListWell Sellers Saved Over $20,000

We know it sounds incredible, but 2 more ListWell sellers saved over $20,000 with Flat Fee vs. 5% standard agent fees. Who should be enjoying the equity in YOUR home? You? or your real estate agent?

32 Kalmia Avenue

$470,000 Sold in first weekend.

Seller saved $ 6,600 vs 5% standard Agent Fee
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2322 Poinsettia
Sold for $700,000 (high sale for the area in 2017 for it’s size)
Seller Saved $13,500 vs 5% Standard Agent Fee
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Find out more about ListWell Flat Fee Real Estate Services today, and how we can put more money into YOUR pocket.
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2322 Poinsettia St, Santa Ana 92706 – SOLD!

Sold!!!
Seller Saved $13,500 vs 5% Standard Agent Fee

Immaculate 1951 single level custom home located on the highly sought after tree lined streets of Park Santiago. This home located at 2322 Poinsettia St, Santa Ana 92706 shows so much care and love was put into every corner inside & out.

2322 Poinsettia Street Santa Ana, CA 92706

 

Gorgeous hardwood floors greet you in the foyer and extend into the formal dining room, hallway and the large third bedroom / office. Bay window, crown molding, craftsman woodwork fireplace and built in bookshelves give the spacious formal living a classic feel only a mid century home can give. The eat in kitchen has been redone with warm cherrywood cabinets, loads of counter space and recessed lighting and lots of windows to brighten up your morning coffee. The sun room is wonderful for reading, crafts, homework or kids playroom. The custom Rogers Gardens English garden design make your private oversized yard an amazing place to relax and entertain. The finished garage has loads of storage, extra lighting fixtures and a separate 220V wiring and electric panel for possible car charging station or specialty tools. Like new heating and A/C units. A special neighborhood that gives you the feel of small town USA, yet you are still just moments away from great shopping at Main Place Mall and excellent restaurants and entertainment in Old Towne Orange and DTSA (Downtown Santa Ana). This property may qualify for the MILLS ACT tax relief program. Close to 5, 55, 57 and 22 FWYS as well as the Metrolink Station make for easy commuting. Walk, jog or bike to the park. Must See!! 

Commonly Asked Questions About Flat Fee

What are ListWell’s flat fee broker services all about? It’s a new concept in the world of real estate commission fees and services. We understand…you have questions, and we have answers. Here are a few of our most commonly asked questions about flat fee.

 

If I am paying less, what am I not receiving?

Simply put…you get it all.  ListWell performs professional full service residential brokerage  for a flat fee paid at closing.  The flat fee has been calculated to ensure we are providing an excellent service level at an affordable price to the client.  So to put it simply, you are paying for only the services you need.

Remember, the price of your home has no bearing on the steps it takes to sell it.   Common sense dictates that a flat fee for the service of selling a home, no matter what the sales price, is the right thing to do. While this does not make our competitors very happy, it is still fundamentally correct, that the consumer should not be punished for having the ability to own or purchase a more expensive home.

Think of it this way…If you were to hire a painter to paint the ceiling in a 10×10 room of a $100,000 condo and he charged $300 to do the work, would you expect him to charge you $1200 in a 400,000 home? or $3000 in a $1,000,000 home?  No.  You would expect to pay the same amount, because the value of the home has nothing to do with the work being performed. You would call that painter a crook if he were to do that.

 

How can ListWell provide full service brokerage so affordably?

We keep our overhead low. ListWell is broker owned and operated with a focus on streamlining the real estate transaction process.  By making use of the latest mobile devices, application software and third party service vendors we free up our time to perform the work you’ve hired us to do…sell your home.  ListWell is not a web based company,  we work directly with you in your home to ensure the process moves forward.  Our brokers take you through the process from market valuation, home preparation, marketing, showings, offer negotiation, transaction management and closing.

 

What does ListWell not have?

Storefronts, bricks and mortar, front desk attendants, electric bills, maintenance bills, rubbish removal bills, cleaning bills, cubicles, and no water cooler.  We do not have what you do not need and the savings we generate are past directly to our home seller.

 

Why would ListWell do this when you could charge so much more?

What is good for our clients is also good for us.  ListWell’s customers are savvy with their investments, research the best way to to make critical choices, and often share their findings with others.  Home seller’s who have experienced the quality of service combined with keeping more of their equity are delighted.  Our business volume from referrals is astounding.

This kind of word of mouth promotion allows us to build our business without paying for expensive marketing campaigns that other companies are forced to pay. We are working with the volume of many and not from the “now empty” pockets of the few.

 

Other realtors told me “You get what you pay for”.

We could not agree more. you should get what you pay for, you should not have to pay more than what you need to pay to get the job done right…period.

 

Bottom line:

Working directly with the broker and owner, getting full service, having the benefit of our knowledge and years of experience, make ListWell a fantastic choice. Paying a flat fee and saving thousands make us the only choice.

Common sense real estate fees are here at last…and you can and should take advantage of it.

Call us today, and be prepared to be amazed. 888.665.5478

Perfect Storm

If you are even considering selling your home in the next two years…you need to do it now!!! Interest rates are rising, job enthusiasm is currently high, economic forecast is strong. Industry experts say this is the perfect storm to put your home on the market now while these factors are still in your favor.

The perfect storm:

  • With rates rising…buyer affordability is lowering. In other words, a three bedroom home purchase in 2017 may turn into a two bedroom home in 2018. That will change a lot of possibilities for move up or move down buyers and sellers in the next couple of years. Even for many folks planning on moving out of area or retiring.
  • When an election is over, typically the job market heightens with corporate belief that the economy will strengthen with the promised changes.
  • In general the economy will blossom after a president is elected with the thought that these changes will move things along.

Waiting can cost sellers big time if they don’t take advantage of today’s unique conditions.

Let ListWell’s Flat Fee commission seller and buyer programs put you in the best possible position to maximize your home investment dollars.

Call us today to learn more!!! 949-636-2050

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Happy Listwell Sellers

At ListWell, excellent customer service and superior savings are more than just words to us, it is our entire business model. Your 100% satisfaction is our highest priority. We’ve had the honor of helping home buyers and sellers for over 18 years, and we’re proud to share some of their experiences here on our blog. These new testimonials from these happy ListWell sellers tell the whole story about our full service flat fee brokers:

“We got an offer in 4 days! This was mainly due to Tom’s expertise. He advised us on the best price to ask, guided us through home staging to make our home more appealing and aggressively marketed our home utilizing on-line options, flyers and open house events. Once we were in contract, Tom was efficient and knowledgeable in helping us close the sale. We’ll definitely work with him again!” ~ Richard P.

Tom took our “complicated” RE listing/transaction and made it effortless for us. He guided us and assisted us every step of the way. He represented our “multiple seller” listing transaction like a pro keeping “all” involved & up to date on every aspect. His stress free attitude was greatly appreciated. He was there for us by recommending the best ways to get the best price on our property. If he couldn’t take our call immediately, he always returned the call quickly. He emailed to us immediately all 14 (!) written offers we received the first week on the market! He explained all the offers thoroughly and helped us make the best choice on our buyer. Lastly, I am so happy to report he got us $20,000.00 over asking. He is a master at marketing! Highly recommend!” ~Celeste C.

If you are considering selling or buying a home in 2017, contact us today for more information about ListWell’s flat fee services, and how we can put THOUSANDS of dollars BACK into your pocket!

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