Making the Most of the Montgomery Real Estate Market:

The Economy, Your Home, Our Commitment

We’ll continue with what some consider our strict requirement that buyers be preapproved before we even show them a house, and that sellers take the front-end steps to prepare for a sale by discovering all infrastructure areas that need to be addressed before an offer ever comes to your table. We call it a “smooth move,” and it’s saved scores of sellers from a
delayed closing or even a canceled offer, which the buyer can legally opt out of when something unexpected is discovered. We’ll encourage sellers to make their houses more saleable by addressing curb appeal and recommending actions which stage the house to appeal to the largest number of prospective buyers.

In short, we’re in this for the long haul. We’ve faced up and down markets before. We’ve worked hard to earn the trust of our clients. And we’re not going to sit back and expect someone else to bail us out. If you’re tired of real estate agents telling you there’s nothing they can do about it; if you’re fed up with those who simply list your house and sit back and wait for someone else to sell it; or if you’re not going to let the media scare you from pursuing your dream of selling or
buying your home, then perhaps it’s time to sit down for a visit to discuss what The Hat Team will do for you. When you first meet with us, know we’re not going to force you to do anything. If you sign a contract to hire us to act as your agent and you don’t like the way we’re handling
your property, you can fire us. After all, you hire us to represent your best interests in buying or selling your most important investment—your home, and you’d expect us to complete the job and keep you well informed. Our goal is your goal because we don’t get paid until you get paid.
So don’t sit around waiting for change. You’ll likely be disappointed and miss out on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. You can move in a down market, saving much more on your new larger home than you’d ever lose on the sale of your current smaller one. And great builders are willing to talk trade-in on your current home to make the process even easier! Ask us about trading
up to a brand-new Prestige-built home in Crenshaw Close; or any one of TH Taylor’s four new homes in Grove Park and Beauvoir. Those who wait will be sadly mistaken. Those who do nothing will be missing out on a great opportunity to own a home at reasonable prices, or
sell their existing one. It’ll be a rough marketplace for some time yet and we, the Realtors, the lenders and the dozens of people who participate in the process of preparing your home for sale
and getting it to the table for a completed sale, have to work very hard to re-earn the trust of the American homebuyer. That we will do!

So, give us a call and let’s talk. You’ll find our knowledge about the housing market is superb, and you’ll learn that we work as a true team unlike any other Realtor group in this area. Don’t sit around and fret. Call now to set up a time to meet at your convenience. We’ll give you our best view of the current situation based on our extensive network of experts. It may not be as bad as you imagine. When the time comes to sell or buy, we’ll be honored to interview for the job. You’ve got enough stress in life not to worry about the many details of selling or buying your home.

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The Economy, Your Home, Our CommitmentEveryone knows the economy has taken a big hit, the availability of money has been tightened and the government has stepped in to take a number of poor mortgage loan decisions off the books of major lenders. But, what you may not know is that if you have decent credit, mortgage
money is available, interest rates are low and there are opportunities to take advantage of great home prices.

The inventory of available homes, almost everywhere, is abundant. In the greater Montgomery area, it’s larger than what’s needed for more than 10 months. Normally, the inventory of available homes turns over in about six months. Simply put, too many speculative homes were built at too high a price point. Some people bought homes beyond their needs and ability to pay for them. Some of the folks who got into those homes simply stopped paying for their mortgages and the lenders foreclosed on them. Some—mostly out-ofstate investors—had speculated on investment properties, didn’t “flip” them successfully and just walked away.

Despite the negative headlines, homes are selling and being purchased. People are moving in and out of them for all kinds of reasons: career moves, changing household size, marriages, divorces, moving up or sizing down, or simply looking for greener pastures. That is true even in the worst economic situations.

The Hat Team’s Response

So what are we going to do? The Hat Team Realtors will continue working to make sure our clients become raving fans. We’ll work to continue earning your confidence. We’ll help you know where to look for available funds to purchase your home. We’ll match our buyers and seek
others who will find your current home right for them.