Monday, November 29, 2010

When it’s time to buy a home, it’s also time to select a buyer’s agent

When it’s time to buy a home, it’s also time to select a buyer’s agent. This is so critical to be represented with your interests in this all important transaction. But how do you choose one? First and foremost not all buyers’ agents have gone through the extensive training, or hold the credentials of a REBAC agent. Here are some of the most significant issues to consider and questions to ask when interviewing your Accredited Buyer’s Representative or for any agent you may be talking with. As my motto says “Not all agents are equal” and this is so true. If you ask agents that right off the top of their head can’t answer these simple questions below then you should run! If I had to add some other questions it would be "how much is your agent investing in their own business'? Visit the Kaiser Team Web Site and you decide how to answer the above question. Choosing a Buyer’s Representative Questions to ask: Experience and Credentials How long have you been a buyer’s agent? How long have you been an Accredited Buyer’s Representative? What other real estate designations or credentials do you hold? References Can you share the names and contact details for three past buyer clients who can provide references? Knowledge What are your areas of specialized knowledge? Which types of housing or neighborhoods do you know best? Representation Please explain what representation choices I have as a buyer. What is meant by fiduciary duties? Do you practice dual representation? Services Provided Please explain how you will assist me at each stage of the transaction. Do you have a written buyer representation agreement that details our obligations to each other? Compensation How will you be compensated? If I hire you as my buyer’s agent will I be subjected to any additional costs in my transaction? Finding Properties Do you have full access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)? Will you try to find suitable properties beyond the MLS? Personal Support Will you handle all aspects of my transaction, or will I be working with assistants? Who will be explaining the various forms, agreements and steps required to reach closing? Negotiating Will you counsel me on a negotiating strategy and appropriate contingencies? How will you package my offer to the seller? Will you personally present my offer? Financing Will you provide guidance on affordability, mortgage options and how to choose a lender? Why should I consider becoming pre-qualified or pre-approved on a mortgage? Related Service-Providers Can you provide referrals to providers of other services related to my transaction, including home inspectors, surveyors, movers, etc.? The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), a subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). To learn more about REBAC and access various homebuyer resources, please visit To learn more about Brevard, Hendersonville, Asheville and surrounding areas visit our web site and our blog to find out the latest in Real Estate updates, tips, tricks and what to ask, When is it best to buy NC Real Estate as well as do a Real Estate Search. Better yet just give me a call at 828-421-0375, Jewell and I look forward to hearing from you and taking care of all your Rentals and North Carolina Real Estate Needs!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to all and after the Holidays come see us in Brevard NC

Jewell and I want to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving! I can’t tell you to not to eat too much, and you propbably won’t take my advice, nor will I take my own. But when it comes to advice in the Western North Carolina Region about homes and land that is for sale, and more particularly the Brevard, Hendersonville and parts of the Asheville market areas, we are here to assist you with your next North Carolina Real Estate Transaction. This advice is good advice and one you can take! It has been a wonderful year, even with all the challeges of Real Estate market, the economy has not effected any of us or our families, but I want you to think of all the positive events of this year, and ponder a moment on what could have happened this year in your life or your families lives. We have much to be thankful for, and Jewll and I are thankful for all of you touching our lives and I must admit all in a positive way! Here is the passage of Psalms 100 that is a psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is he that has made us, and not we ourselves: we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into the gates with thanksgiving, and unto his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good: his mercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth to all generations. Gods word is so wonderful, and I could not have expressed what is truely in my heart wishing all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving but, Psalms 100 says it all! Visit and for all your Real Estate updates in the Brevard NC area. God Bless all of you! Jay & Jewell Kaiser
Happy Thanksgiving to all! And it could not have been better expressed thank by Psalms 100. Visit and for all your Real Estate updates in the Brevard area.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Brevard College Tornado Club Holds its Semi Annual Meeting and welcomes Jack Daniels

Brevard College Tornado Club welcomes New coaches and Coach DR. Jack Daniels at their Semi Annual Meeting last night

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Owner Says Sell eveb at a 45K loss on one of the best lots in Chasewood Subdivision in Brevard, NC 28712

Why one would ask why take such a huge price reduction, well investors today and this is an investor lot have started to move properties in order to move into other types of investments. This is just the case. Lot 49 on New Castle Road in Chasewood Community of the Cathy's Creek area of Brevard and Transylvania County is by far the bet priced lot in the area with some lots in the same community going for as much as over $400,000.

Here is a detailed information site on the lot as well as almost 40 photos of mot only the property but of the type of construction and homes surrounding this beautiful lot with a potential for a year round view. Visit jay and Jewell Kaiser's web site and this link here  of lot 49 in Chasewood, that will take you directly to the property detailed sheet. This detailed listing page includes the restrictive covenants, information about the community, the Brevard NC area as well as the County itself. I made sure to include the important aspects of what you as a buyer need when determining the facts and figures in order to find the best property for your needs.

Brevard North Carolina's Real Estate Market of homes, land townhomes, that are for sale as well as condominiums are all available in the one stop shopping site. Feel free to browse around the site, take time to look at the Real Estate Search area, the you tube video's of not only our county, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the mountains, music of the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as areas like Asheville and a few of the areas finest communities with more showing up daily.

Feel free to visit my blog at the Kaiser Team Blog where yesterday’s topic was the outstanding event at the Brevard Colleges Porter Center featuring the talents of Charles Pettee & Folk Psalm with Brittany Whitmire and Elizabeth Bahnson a former member of the Steep Canyon Rangers. I included the next 3 performances of which one is with the Steep Canyon Rangers, Greg Brown and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Last nights performance was benefiting NIUM, NC's Rise & Shine CDF Freedom Schools Program.

Be watching for 2 more of the finest lots in Burlingame in the Sapphire area by the same seller in the next few days. These lots are at an equal loss to the seller so now is the time to take advantage. For those of you that don't know much about Burlingame is just outside of Brevard yet only a 12 minute drive to Highlands NC. Here is a web site for information on the community as well as those properties, homes, villas’ and land that is currently on the market. Burlingame community and golf course

Jewell and I look forward to hearing from you soon and feel free to call us at any time at 828-883-9895 or Jay's cell 828-421-0375 or email





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