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Friday, January 12, 2024   /   by Jiselle Bersabe

What Homebuyers Need To Know About Credit Scores

Considering the prospect of becoming a homeowner? It's crucial to recognize that your credit score plays a pivotal role in the homebuying process, particularly in securing a favorable home loan. Lenders scrutinize your credit to evaluate your repayment reliability, debt management, and other financial aspects. Moreover, your credit score significantly influences the mortgage rate you may qualify for, as elucidated by a Bankrate article:
“Your credit score is one of the most important factors lenders consider when you apply for a mortgage. Not just to qualify for the loan itself, but for the conditions: Typically, the higher your score, the lower the interest rates and better terms you’ll qualify for.”

Given the current emphasis on mortgage rates as a key element of affordability, your credit score holds even greater significance. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the median credit score for U.S. individuals obtaining a mortgage stands at 765. Ho! ...

Thursday, January 11, 2024   /   by Jiselle Bersabe

Navigating the Journey of Buying a New Construction Home

Purchasing a new home can be an exciting experience. There are a lot of advantages, from being the first owner to choosing the features of your home, but this process can also be a little overwhelming. This is where a skilled real estate agent can make all the difference. In this blog, we'll go into the complexities of purchasing a new construction property, providing light on the process, its pros and cons, and why the Trisha Cook Team specializes in guiding you through this exciting venture.

Understanding the Timeline:
One of the unique aspects of purchasing a new construction home is the time it takes to bring your vision to life. Patience is key, as the process can span up to 8 or 9 months. This timeline encompasses various stages, including planning, permitting, construction, and finalizing details. While it requires a bit more time than purchasing an existing home, the payoff is a space crafted to your specifications.

Pros of Buying a New Construction Home:

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023   /   by Jiselle Bersabe

Why Agents Should Join a Real Estate Team

Embarking on a career as a real estate agent presents a promising path to success. Yet, for those commencing their journey as independent agents, navigating the highly competitive industry can pose challenges. Fortunately, a valuable solution is to become part of a real estate team. Such teams consist of collaborative agents engaged in various aspects, including lead generation, listing management, client acquisition, and commission earning. Working within a team fosters a sense of unity, enabling everyone to share experiences and enjoy the collective advantages.


By joining a real estate team, you get to work with and learn from already-successful agents and veterans in the industry. This means you can quickly improve your knowledge and gain first-hand lessons from their experiences.

You’ll be exposed to different ways of thinking and unique approaches ...

Friday, December 22, 2023   /   by Jiselle Bersabe

Take Your Business To New Heights and Kick Off 2024 With A BANG!

Your Opportunity
Begin your journey as a REALTOR® with The Trisha Cook Team, brokered by Keller Williams Realty. Here you'll have the chance to grow, learn, and
thrive. Our well-established roadmap guarantees your progress, offering proven models, systems, tools, coaching, and training to support your success. Your determination and dedication will be your greatest assets as you watch your achievements unfold. And by joining our team at Keller Williams Realty, you'll unlock possibilities for agent equity revenue sharing, discounted purchases, and other agent awards.
We offer a comprehensive support package for your success, including:
Lead Opportunities, CRM, and a Dedicated Website
Training, Coaching, and Mentoring
Weekly Team Meetings
Personalized On-Boarding for a Quick Start
Transaction Coordinator Services
Professional Photography for Your Listings
Signs, Riders, and Business Cards

You're a self-driven sales expert with a competitive edge. Build ...

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023   /   by Jiselle Bersabe

47 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Sell Faster

Preparing your home for sale can be a daunting task, but with these 47 easy tips, you can enhance its appeal and attract potential buyers faster. From maximizing natural light to maintaining a tidy exterior, these suggestions cover every aspect of your home.

Throughout the House
1. Open the draperies, pull up the shades, or better yet, flatten them, and let the most sunlight in that you can.
2. Create a positive mood. Turn on all lights, day or night, and install higher wattage light bulbs to show off your home brightly.
3. Remove clutter from each room to visually enlarge the room.
4. If you have a fireplace, highlight it in your decorating.
5. Keep your home dusted and vacuumed at all times.
6. Replace the carpet if it does not clean up well.
7. Air out your home for one-half hour before showings, weather permitting.
8. Have a family “game plan” to get the home in order quickly if necessary,
9. Lightly spray the house with an air freshener so that it has a! ...

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