Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From The Korn Team

The Korn Team would like to wish all of our family, friends, and clients (past & future) a very safe and Merry Christmas this year!

We appreciate those of you who have supported The Korn Team. We look forward to helping more families in 2008 while providing them with the knowledge and personal service they deserve!

God Bless,
Jason Korn & The Korn Team

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hear What A Recent Client Had to Say...

Once my husband and I decided it was time to put our house on the market we interviewed two realtors. These two realtors were very experienced and had been in the business for a long time. Through a friend, we found out about Jason Korn. Our friend said, "you have to at least listen to what he has to say, he has an amazing marketing plan." Really, I was thinking why? We had already pretty much decided to go with one of the first two realtors, and she was coming the next afternoon. Jason called, and he was able to come that morning.

Neither my husband nor I really knew what to expect. Jason came in, very professional but personable. As we are not fancy people, this was a difference we could see already. Jason had done his research, had statistics for us to see ON PAPER and the confidence he had in the marketing plan was easy to see. Jason Korn helped us sell our house in seven days, we were anticipating it would take at least two months if not longer. So, this was a pleasant surprise. Due to the fact that neither my husband or myself had sold a home, we hammered Jason with questions.

The nice thing was, if Jason didn't know, he didn't make something up. He called someone that did and found out the answer to our questions and/or concerns. He made the whole process very painless for us, if we ever move back to Lincoln I would definitely use Jason Korn again and recommend his services to anyone.Honestly we thought that we would go with someone that had been in the business for a long time. After working with Jason, we found that his optimism and fresh approach is what made our sale a success.

Wendy Gleason

Friday, December 7, 2007

Homes Features That Are Big Buyer Turnoffs

Daily Real Estate News December 4, 2007

Old homes can be quaint, but there’s a difference between old and outdated. Unless home owners periodically invest in upgrades, their homes will fall so far below the standards of current buyers that they become obsolete and hard to sell.

What’s obsolete? Here’s a list of relics, many of them courtesy of Nick Kuhn, an associate with McEnearney Associates in Washington DC.

A house with only one full bathroom. Even a house with one full bath and a toilet/sink powder room is going to turn buyers off.

A house without air conditioning.

Electrical systems protected by a fuse box instead of a circuit breaker.
Spiral staircases. They’re relatively rare, and for good reason — they're often unsafe.

Basements with only an outside entrance. Home owners expect convenient access to that valuable space.

Ceilings that look like they’ve been stuccoed, dropped ceilings with fluorescent lights, and dark beams cutting across the ceiling.

The split-level floor plan. Want to go from kitchen to family room? Go down half a flight of stairs. From living room to bedroom? Up half a flight. Most folks would rather not.

Source: The Washington Post, Elizabeth Razzi (12/02/07)