You want results … we deliver !

Buying, Selling 

You want results … we deliver !

          Unless you have actually been involved in the sale or purchase of a home this year, you may not understand what in the world is going on in real estate.  Interest rates remain low, apparently home prices have dropped significantly and yet, the news media keeps sharing dismal results.  You want results, we deliver.

         “The reality is that the well-documented contraction of mortgage credit, including larger down payment requirements, has actually put homeownership beyond the reach of many otherwise qualified homebuyers. Unfortunately, a steady drumbeat of headlines regarding this credit tightening has persuaded millions of potential homebuyers to abandon their dreams of home ownership.”  source http://www.workforce-resource.com

          If home prices dropped another 50%, the vast majority of buyers could not purchase them without a mortgage loan. If interest rates dropped to zero, it would not change the market if lenders do not make loans.  The access to mortgage money is the current roadblock to revival of the real estate market.

 You want results, we deliver.

          If you are considering selling your home, we will offer a full service listing for a rate between 5% and 6% (this does not apply to sellers that are in a “short sale status”).  If the home is priced right (based on local market, condition and location) it will sell!  Our fee is lower than most and you keep the difference. Money in your pocket, results, we deliver.

          If you are considering making a purchase, we will do everything possible to make sure you are aware of down payment assistance that is available to you (Everyone’s situation is different…don’t assume their is no help for you). Should you be successful in finding and purchasing a home, we will make sure you receive a rebate on the purchase price (this offer is not available if you were referred to us by a Broker that has to be paid a referral fee).

          A successful real estate transaction is possible today. You just have to exercise your right and choose an agent that will deliver.  You want results … we deliver !

Contact us now

John MacArthur

Lourdes Tudela

Century 21 New Millennium

301-509-5111

4.5% Listing Feedback…Still think you need to pay 5 or 6%?

Sure, there will always be naysayers.  There will always be those that refuse to accept that you could possibly receive a full service listing of your home for only 4.5%.

This is an unedited note from one of our recent clients. (Oh, the house sold in about two weeks!)

Hi John and Lourdes,

Sorry not to have written sooner.  It is just today that we’ve gotten our internet service in our house in Cambridge.

We are writing to thank you again and to express our appreciation for your help with the recent sale of our house in Derwood.  We’re very happy with the results.

You helped us work out the right price and get a solid contract in less than 3 weeks.  From start to finish, the whole process was uncomplicated and your advice helped us make good choices.  It seems to us that one special way you made our sale happen is by how well you leveraged the internet.

Recently, when searching for our new home in Cambridge, Barbara and I learned how important it is to have good internet presence.  We looked long and hard on-line and had a pretty good idea of what we were interested in before we ever contacted an agent for help.  That’s a big reason why, when it came time to get an agency’s help with listing and selling our Derwood house, we felt you were the right team to help us.   We think your detailed on-line listings – with great photos – and the articles and blogs you wrote got us sold quickly.  And, that this had a lot to do with our receiving two offers – with one being from out of state.

We’re very fortunate to have had such good guidance.

Many, many thanks,

Scott and Barbara Yann

If you are preparing to sell your home, you just might want to contact us.  

Charity? Charity begins at home

I can not be the only person that has seen real estate agents promote their business with statements like “we donate a percentage of every commission check to (fill in the name of any charity).  I suppose they are hoping to bond with folks that support the same charity.  Some of them use the old stand by catch all…”we will make a donation to the charity of your choice”.  Really?  Charity begins at home.

Let me get this straight, if you are hired to perform a job, when you are paid you will donate some of your hard earned money to a charity. Does that sound about right?  I think it is admirable to donate a portion of your income to charities. God knows, I have done so all of my adult life.  Now that is about as much as I would share.  Those of you that know me personally know that I have continued to support the efforts to rebuild following Hurricane Katrina. That is my choice and other than this note, I keep it to myself. I do offer rebates to buyers and sellers.

Charity begins at home. I do not believe that your choice of a real estate agent should be a factor in which charity you support and how much you want to support them.  While my personal giving is impacted by my income, it really doesn’t have much to do with one individual transaction and it certainly doesn’t make me any more or less qualified to represent clients. I think my clients deserve the right to pick and choose how they spend their money.  If they want to support a particular charity, I think they should be free to do so, with their own money.

I suppose this is yet another reason starting with contracts signed after April 15, 2011, we offer a rebate of a portion of the commission earned on sales to our clients. It is a much better system to allow them the freedom to do what they want with the money.  If they want to send it all to the “Rebuild Tibetan Monasteries Fund”, then they should be free to do so.  Our goal is to put money back in their pocket.  Charity begins at home.  If you are considering the purchase or sale of a home, we make sure our clients receive a rebate.  If you would like to know more, just click on this CONTACT US,  we will follow up with you.

My name is John MacArthur. I work with Remax Realty Centre. My partner Lourdes Tudela and I encourage you to Experience the Difference.