Welcome to Sarah Bailey Realtor.com
Buying a home is not easy; some say it is one of the most difficult decisions one will ever make. Please if you have any questions feel free to contact me by using any of the various means below. I will be more than happy to assist you in any way I can. I want to make your home buying experience a pleasant one. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.......
Service Area Information:
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Office areas of service include Louisville, St. Matthews, Middletown, Jeffersontown, Fern Creek, Pleasure Ridge Park, Valley Station, Okolona, Hi-View, Mt. Washington, Shepherdsville.
Additional service areas include: Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Spencer, Shelby Counties. Professional & Personal Distinctions:
Accredited Buyer Representative,
Certified Residential Specialist, and
Graduate Realtor Institute.
Awards/Clubs include 3 straight years of Executive Club.
Hobbies include Gardening, Photography, Walking / Running.
Civic Activities: Coach Volunteer
What is the difference between a real estate agent and a real estate broker?
Most states require real estate sales professionals to be licensed by the state, so that they can control education and experience requirements and have a central authority to resolve consumer problems.
The terminology used to identify real estate professionals varies a little from state to state. Brokers are generally required to have more education and experience than real estate salespersons or agents.
The person you normally deal with is a real estate agent or salesperson. The salesperson is licensed by the state, but must work for a broker. All listings are placed in the broker's name, not the salesperson's.
A broker can deal directly with home buyers and sellers, or can have a staff of salespersons or agents working for him or her. I have to make a choice between an updated home in an older neighborhood or a newer home in a more modern neighborhood. The home in the older neighborhood has almost everything I want and is much larger, but which makes the most sense as an investment?
If your goal is to buy a home for it's resale value and the one you are thinking of buying in the older neighborhood is at the upper end of values for that neighborhood, then it may not be the wisest choice. If it is similar or lower in price to the others, then there should be no problem, because pricing should be considered in relation to the local neighborhood and not compared to homes in other neighborhoods (for the most part)
Plus, is it a neighborhood on the decline, or are others going to be fixing things up, too, so that it is a neighborhood that is improving? It could turn out to be a very good deal as long as you don't "overpay" because of the recent improvements.
Remember that you also buy a home for it's value to you as a "home," and that is something else you should consider. Which neighborhood would you AND your family feel most comfortable in? Can you negotiate the price of a bank owned home?
Everything in real estate is negotiable. However, banks are more sophisticated about pricing than they were years ago. So those "Get a great deal on a foreclosure!" days aren't what they used to be. Lowball offers generally don't go very far.