Archives for February 2013

Enid Real Estate Tips – How to Pick a Real Estate Agent!

Advice on Choosing a Real Estate Agent!

According to the website Zillow, here are some suggested “Do’s and Don’ts” of picking a Real Estate agent that I thought were very helpful. I have added some of my own thoughts in Bold.

Do:

  • Ask people you trust for agent recommendations, but take what they say with a grain of salt. Did they recently buy a home in your same price range?  Have they had a successful time selling their home? Just because this agent worked out well for them does not guarantee the same experience for you.
  • Look for an Agent that is up to date with Technology. Make sure He/She uses all the latest gadgets to get your home sold. The Internet has replaced traditional selling and informational tools used by Buyers. Make sure that your Agent is “State of the Art” when it comes to representing you on the internet.
  • Find an agent that specializes in what you’re trying to do. Don’t select an agent who sells $2 million homes to help you find a $200,000 home. Check out current home listings. Do you like the photos, the description? Try contacting the agent to see if they’re available for you.
  • Interview the agent. What is their specific marketing plan for your home? How will they negotiate so that you can be the winning bidder on your dream home? Why are they the best option for you? Can you call some of their past clients? Are Their Commissions Negotiable!
  • Set up expectations. What do you want from them? Outline your needs from the get-go so there won’t be any surprises down the road.
  • Make sure you get along with the agent. You don’t need to be best friends, but ultimately there should be some sort of rapport that allows for a successful business relationship.

Don’t:

  • Pick friends or family. You don’t want to jeopardize a friendship if the buying or selling process gets difficult. Also, be wary of hiring even a friend of a friend, or someone recommended. If you’re serious about real estate, find someone that you can be honest and professional with. Unfortunately, that may not include your cousin or your best friend’s spouse.
  • Pick someone who dually represents the buyer and the seller of the property you’re looking at. They may not be able to fully transparent with you. In Oklahoma, a Transaction Broker can represent both the Buyer and Seller with complete Confidentiality. This is your best bet  for achieving an “Arms Length Transaction”.
  • Be afraid to break up with your agent. Be honest and simply tell the agent it’s not working out. List your reasons and be respectful. Remember, you are the employer. 
  • If you’re not quite ready to be tied down to a particular agent, it’s better not to engage one until you’ve made a formal decision. You can communicate with an agent and ask for advice, but be clear upfront where you stand.

As always, if you have any Real Estate Questions, please call me anytime at 580-231-0992.
Happy House Hunting,

Greg Winkeljohn: Realtor-Broker for United Country Real Estate in Enid

Greg

Enid Real Estate Market – 2013 YTD Statistics

Enid Real Estate Market – 2013 YTD

According to statistics provided by the Enid Metro Association of Realtors, January 2013 saw a jump of closed transactions up nearly 17%  over same time last year. It is a great time to be a seller in Enid, Ok with average prices increasing 23.53% year over year.

With the Enid Real Estate market solid, and with interest rates at historically low levels, now may be the perfect time to begin your search for your dream home. If you are interested in starting your home search, EnidHomes.com will provide you with an on-line search of  every home and property on the market in Enid and surrounding areas.

If your looking to sell your home, please call anytime to receive a “Free and Confidential Market Analysis” of your home. Now may be the perfect time to trade up!

Happy House Hunting,

 

Greg

Greg Winkeljohn: Realtor-Broker for United Country Real Estate in Enid

2002 Daybreak Lane – Brand New Construction

2002 Daybreak Lane

New Home construction in Skyview Estates! Completion set for June 15th, 2013. 2002 Daybreak Lane offers approx. 2350′ of living space, a split floor plan,  4 bedrooms, 3 Full baths,  a formal dining room, a Gorgeous Kitchen w/extra large pantry and a 3 car garage.  2002 Daybreak Lane features: granite throughout, stainless steel appliances w/ a gas stove, 2 large guest bedrooms with a “Jack-N-Jill” bathroom and is located in  Enid’s Newest Grade School district!

You can still pick many of the custom features  you desire, if you hurry!

Happy House Hunting,

 

Greg

916 E. Robertson Road – Open House – Feb 17th, 2-4PM

916 E. Robertson Road – Custom Home on 1.54 Acres offer every Luxury!

Custom Built and completed in 2006, 916 E. Robertson Road, offers 6000 +/- sq. feet of living space, 5 very large bedrooms, 4 3/4 baths, a formal dining room, huge gourmet kitchen w/center island, stunning entry and staircase, beautiful hardwood floors and a theater room all on 1.54 acres of land. An Absolute Bargain at this Price!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1702 Buckboard Lane – Open House – February 10th

1702 Buckboard Lane

1702 Buckboard Lane rests on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Heritage Hills Subdivision. It has been beautifully updated and offers approx 1950′ of living space, 3 and could be 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and 1 or 2 living areas. This home has been nicely updated with: new carpet and wood flooring, kitchen appliances and counter tops, fresh paint inside and out and two updated tiled baths.

1702 Buckboard Lane sits on one of the larger lots in Heritage Hills and is partially fenced. This home also offers a carport your extra parking and a 1 Year Buyers Warranty!

1222 Indian Drive – Enid, Oklahoma – Open House – Sunday Feb 10th

1222 Indian Drive – Open House Sunday 2-4 PM – February 10th

Located in Indian Hills, 1222 Indian Drive offers approx 5000 +/- of  living space (3600 on 2 main floors and 1280 in a finished basement), 5 very large bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths and 5 living areas.

 The main floor features beautiful wood floors, a formal dining room, a formal living room(with gas fireplace), the updated kitchen, a sunroom, an office, a full bath and a very large family room with another fireplace. 

Upstairs features 5 very large bedrooms and 3 Full Baths. The Master Suite offers a 5 piece bath and his and her closets and its own fireplace. The Basement offers a large living room, a half bath and a huge storage room.

 

#40 Wilderness – Beautiful Wooded Acreage

#40 Wilderness – Custom Home on Wooded 2 Acre lot!

Privacy and Luxury! Located in the Northwood addition of Enid, #40 Wilderness is situated on the crest of an elevated 2.16 acre wooded lot. This custom home offers: 3600′ (mol) of living space, 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 2 dining areas, 4 living areas, a finished walk-out basement and a detached 2 car garage/workshop and carport.

The Main floor features the lovely kitchen, formal dining room, formal living room, extra-large utility, powder room and master bedroom. The kitchen opens into the family room and formal dining room. The family room is very cozy with hardwood floors and a woodburning fireplace that looks out onto the beautiful back porch shaded by mature Oak and Blackjack trees.

The Master Suite is located on the main floor and is very spacious. It offers all the amenities you desire including a large 5 piece bathroom, 6′ Jacuzzi tub, separate tiled shower, his/hers closets and heated floors!

 

 

3514 E. Willow – 47 Acre Hobby Farm

 

3514 E. Willow – 47 Acre Hobby Farm

Located east of Enid, Just minutes from everything, this 47 Acre parcel is prefect for the Horse Lover or 4H family. It offers a 2009 mobile home-3 bed, 2 bath, 2 living areas and the property includes a large barn and a metal workshop.