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Keller Williams / Metro Center / Arlington’s 8th Annual Bridging The Gap Gala Rocked!

Keller Williams / Metro Center / Arlington’s 8th Annual Bridging The Gap Gala Rocked!

We had an incredible time last night and raised a ton of money (numbers on the way) for Doorways for Women and Families and A-SPAN, Arlington Street people’s Assistance Network.

Thank you to all who attended. We hope you had a delightful time.

Thanks to Clarendon Ballroom for catering and hosting our event again this year. You never fail to deliver in wonderful style.

RED CARPET

RED CARPET

If you would like to contribute financially yet, please contact me. We are still taking donations!

Cheers!
Ken

11th Annual Westover Halloween

Come join us for our 11th Annual Westover Halloween!

Where?
5933 N. 16th St.

When?
October 31st, Halloween Night
530pm-730pm

As in previous years, there will be many scary sights and sounds, and lots of great candy and toys. Think goody bags! That’s what we have for you, as usual.

We will see you soon!

11th Annual Westover Halloween

11th Annual Westover Halloween

Cheers,
Ken & Team Yes I Ken!

Questions Open House Hosts Ask You as a Guest and Why – Number Three of Three

Questions Open House Hosts Ask You as a Guest and Why – Number Three of Three

Question number three:
Are you working with a real estate agent? OR (Have you signed a representation agreement with a Realtor?)
Why they are asking: Agents respect boundaries out of courtesy to other agents. If you are represented by an agent already and the agent knows it, the open house agent is not allowed by the National Association Code of Ethics to ask if you would like them to represent you.

Open house sign

Open house sign

The natural next or follow-up question is who the agent is who is representing you. Many agents who do a good amount business in a particular neighborhood or area know other equally busy agents. The agent can follow up with your Realtor to find out what you thought about the home and if you are interested in buying it – because the other agent REPRESENTS you. So, yes, provide your agent’s name. Your agent, in their pre-buying consultation with you, should will hopefully have prepared you for this to very likely happen if you are going to open houses without them, which is VERY COMMON.

Have fun going to great prospective homes to see them – OPEN HOUSES ROCK!

Cheers!
Ken

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Questions Open House Hosts Ask You as a Guest and Why – Number Two of Three

Hi!

Questions Open House Hosts Ask You as a Guest and Why – Number Two of Three

Time for the second question that you might have had asked by a Realtor hosting an open house, and why they might have asked it.

Open House

Number Two:
How does this house compare to other homes that you’ve seen at open houses?
Why the agent is asking: They want to know if the other homes are comparable – or offer you more or less – than this house. To get your independent input on how this house compares and can win in the game of selling first. And know if possibly you might be the one buying it. If you are, they can answer more questions for you on the house, or be helpful in other ways. Be open with your answer because what you tell the agent can be helpful to the Seller to get it sold – no matter if you or someone else buys it!

Cheers!
Ken

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Questions Open House Hosts Ask You as a Guest and Why – Number One of Three

Hi!

Recall all the open houses you have been to and when the host asked you questions…You might wonder what are the most often-asked questions open house hosts ask you and why they ask them?

Number One:
How long have you been looking for a house?

Why host is asking: The agent wants to see how far along in your search you are, how many homes you have seen, how motivated you are to buy and what your general experience has been. They want to be of help to you and, of course, they are there to help sell the house you are at.
If you allow the Realtor, they can give you helpful information to aid with your search such as additional neighborhoods that might fit your criteria or they may know of homes coming on the market – ones that are not listed yet. Just to name a couple of MANY great ways that they can be of assistance.

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Watch for question number two – upcoming!

Cheers!
Ken

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