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  • SubGenre:Real Estate / Buying & Selling Homes
  • Language:English
  • Pages:228
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543926217

Straight from the Kitchen Table: Every Day Real Estate

Simple, Practical, Real-World Insight

by Melissa Rolland

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Nothing quite says "home" like the kitchen table, the center of it all, where families gather, to talk, to reconnect. It's the place where meals are served, homework is completed, games are played, and where all of the executive family conversations and decisions are made. When it comes time, buying or selling a house is one of those important family decisions. Probably several conversations about a pending move will take place gathered around the kitchen table, with questions about the process, uncertainties about the future, and "what to do next" in the home selling, or buying, journey. Many a family "meeting" has taken place between a realtor and a family at a kitchen table, as they seek guidance in what, for most, will be the biggest financial investment that they will make. While it isn't every day that families buy or sell a house, it is every day that the similar questions about real estate are asked at kitchen tables all over the world about the topic. For these conversations, just like the genuine-humble meeting place of the kitchen table, people deserve an open and direct conversation, and for someone to "give it to them straight". Without the fluff, without the hype. Sharing real-world experiences, educating consumers about real estate market in their area, and offering options based on their individual circumstances is something that happens every day, at kitchen tables, just like yours. If you're thinking about buying or selling a house or if you're getting ready to meet with your realtor (or maybe you've met or are meeting with several) and have a list of questions, this book is for you. These are the types of topics you may already be thinking about and are seeking more information about. Or maybe, you haven't thought of them yet. No worries, someone else has, and a simple point-of-view follows. After all, isn't that the type of dialogue that happens at the kitchen table? And all the while, your kitchen table will be there, silently standing by.

When it comes time to buy or sell a house, many people will seek the advice of a family member or friend on how to go about the process. "Where to start?" "What to expect?" "How long will it take?" are just a sampling of the questions that people ask when they begin the home selling, buying or investing process.  And why do they seek the advice of someone that they know, like and trust? Generally it's because they'll tend to get an open and honest opinion and discussion to follow about the advice that's being asked. Also, if that person has been through the process before, they've had some experience that they can share.

In a conversational tone, organized by topic, Straight from the Kitchen Table: Every Day Real Estate offers a point of view on the various questions home buyers and sellers ask every day. "Should I rent or buy?" "How's the Market?" "What do I need to do to get my house ready to sell?" Even if there are questions not thought of yet, that's ok, because probably someone else has. 

About the author
Melissa Rolland is a real estate salesperson and realtor, and an accredited home stager. She lives in Tolland, CT, along with her husband Todd, an associate broker and realtor. Together they manage the Rolland Realty Group powered by eXp Realty of CT, LLC. She's the Mom of three boys, Troy, Kyle and Dylan, and two dogs, Maya and Miley. As a licensed realtor, she's personally talked with hundreds of home sellers and would-be homebuyers, and while they may all come from different walks of life, backgrounds and financial situations, what is consistent are the types of questions they have about the buying and selling of real estate. Combine that with a perspective of someone who has personally (along with her life-and-business partner, her husband Todd) bought and sold dozens of investment properties, and what you have is a unique point of view, aside from the one as a REALTOR. When you’re the one who is buying and selling, everything is on the line. She gets it. She's been there. She knows how you’re feeling, and what she's found is being better informed, with different perspectives, makes all the difference in taking your next step in the process. If you are interested in buying or have a house you would like help selling, anywhere in the nation, you can connect with Melissa and Todd at www.RollandRealtyGroup.com or (866) 408-8059 to speak with a great buyer’s agent or listing agent. The statements and opinions contained in this book are solely those of the individual author and do not necessarily reflect the positions or opinions of EXP REALTY INTERNATIONAL, INC. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (the “Company”). The Company does not assume any responsibility for, nor does it warrant the accuracy, completeness, or quality of the information provided.

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