Buying a home is serious business, and it’s not easy. Many people bask in the idea of owning their own home without realizing all of the details that come with it. This includes in the early stages when someone is looking to purchase a home. There are a number of details that can either positively or negatively impact buying a home and being informed about them is the best defense.
Members of the Forbes Real Estate Council offered some information that first-time homebuyers may not know about. Here’s what our own Thomas McCormack had to say:
HGTV and other programming have done a tremendous disservice to both homebuyers and sellers, but no one group is quite so enthralled by the fiction that has been produced as first homebuyers. Reality TV makes homebuyers think the process is easy, is stress-free and happens like clockwork. What’s missing is the real stress of the search for the right house, the emotional wave of the negotiation process, the heartbreak of losing a house to another buyer and the surprises found during an inspection. The result: too many buyers who think they “know better” and come into the process unprepared and with very unrealistic expectations. Working with an experienced professional will help. Sometimes, a solid dose of reality (i.e. losing out in a multiple bid situation) is the best teacher of all. – Thomas McCormack, Resources Real Estate
Resources Real Estate is proud to announce the opening of our new corporate office and training center.
Located at 457 Broad Street in Shrewsbury, the new state-of-the-art facility opened on February 6th, 2018, and will serve as the new corporate office, training center for the Resources sales associates and a marketing hub featuring a new video production studio. Much of the company’s agent-branded marketing, video market reports, property advertising and social media marketing campaigns will be generated here.
The corporate office now will be the home base for the company’s two owners, the operations manager, bookkeeper and support staff.
“We place a strong emphasis on proper, professional training and have outgrown our current space,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker. “Opening this new facility accommodates our expanded training needs as well as frees up more space for agents within our sales offices. Our agent talent pool of experienced agents from other firms, as well as new recruits, has grown because of the support and superior training we provide.”
“Agent business development is our focus for 2018,” said Tom McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker. “Our marketing muscle will be further strengthened by this move as we expand our online, print and video capabilities. All of this will be a direct benefit to both our clients and our agents and we’re confident the positive impact on sales will be significant.”
This expansion will also provide the company with a presence along the Route 35 corridor.
Join us on Sunday, March 11th at 1:00 PM as Resources rocks the shamrock during the 6th Annual Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Be on the lookout for the Resources Bus carrying friends, family, agents and clients both big and small! Resources will be rallying in the streets of Rumson with Bailey, the dog, showing their local pride, love for the town and a passion for their Company.
Throughout the years, the parade has provided financial support to over 22 local organizations that believe in the spirit of giving. This fun, festive, family event brings the community together as local businesses shine brightly in support of those in need.
Come out and give! Celebrate your Irish heritage, your community, or just your right to have a great time amongst the thousands that will be in green – joining for this event.
If you have a luxury home to sell, you may want to consider some updates for the newly minted Affluent.
Average age around 37, according to Luxury Portfolio report, they consider Luxury differently than their parents. Although many of them may have inherited their wealth and are accustomed to living “the lifestyle”; they want to use their own brands, they want their own real estate with their own needs met.
Primarily looking for an urban lifestyle or at the very least close to urban areas. They appear to want the “specialty room” whether that be a media room or a large formal dining room. That might come as a surprise to home builders and Realtors alike, as our local luxury homes have had a more open feeling. These younger buyers expect to entertain family members for special occasions and holidays. Traditional values coming back? Of course, privacy and security are run of the mill requirements. Smartphone technology and home amenities go hand in hand for pretty much any savvy home buyer today. Control, locks, lights, music, security systems including security cameras all from a smart phone.
Home gyms and pools are a welcome addition as this generation really understands the need to stay fit and healthy. A pool might be harder to come by with limited urban space – that’s where the suburbs will shine again. Room to grow their families and perhaps be able to take care of elderly parents under the same roof. The suburbs that will remain popular are the ones with easy access to the urban areas. Train and drive time will be a large consideration. For the local area the NYC fast ferry is a large factor.
Don’t expect the luxury buyer to disappear any time soon despite the nay sayers of real estate and the economy. According to the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report Personal wealth in the U.S. grew by $8.5 trillion in 2017.
Carolynn Ozar-Diakon and Thomas McCormack have been accepted into the Forbes Real Estate Council, an invitation-only community for executives in the real estate industry, hand-selected to become part of a curated network of successful peers.
Come out and support your local community! Join us on April 15, 2018 and participate in the Ridge Road Run. This 5K run for Suicide Prevention will benefit the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County.
Students from Red Bank Regional, Rumson Fair Haven and Red Bank Catholic have placed their school rivalries aside and organized the run to raise awareness in the community. All funds raised from the event will go to programs locally and nationally.
Resources Manager of our Rumson office , Irene Zitzner, has put together Team Resources Real Estate to rally in support. Thank you Irene for your support and dedication to this great cause. Resources agents and clients who are participating will be walking in support of Monmouth County Mental Health Association. Not only is Carolynn a board member, but the MCMHA was a huge presence during the aftermath of the tragic suicide of one of our own local kids. Sign up today to run…walk…or even just volunteer. We are #ResourcesProud to be a part of this great event.
Oceanport is HOT. Single-Family home unit sales are up +37.5%. The median sale price is up +18.8% and new listings are down. We need homes to sell and NOW is the time. Contact our Monmouth Beach office at 732-212-0440 / firstname.lastname@example.org for a market analysis of your home.