Where do I start looking for a REALTOR?

If you are thinking of buying of selling a home that has to be one of the first questions that you ask yourself. Do you ask a neighbor or a relative? Do you call an agent that has a sign in the yard? Do you look in the Yellow Pages? Where do you start? Just like all professions REALTORS come in all shapes and sizes. Some specialize in Waterfront homes, bank owned properties or historical homes. Some REALTORS are specific to a zip code or a particular neighborhood inside of that zip code. Picking a REALTOR is no different than picking an attorney, a CPA or a Dentist. You want to make sure that that person is competint, trust worthy, and that there is a connection since you may be working with them for an extended amount of time and spending time in the same car. With over 93% of home buyers in the United States starting their home search on a major search portal like Realtor.com, Zillow and Trulia most buyers contact the first agent through the internet. Even though that is where they find an agent most buyers and sellers are doing their homework on the REALTOR that they want to use and do not always work with the first agent that they talk to. Some buyers may first meet an agent at an Open House that they walk through but may or may not decide for that person to represent them in their home search.Prospective buyers and sellers are doing a few of the following to start their REALTOR search.

1. Checking the online profile of the REALTOR

2. Asking for friend, relative and neighbor referrals

3. Looking for online reviews and ratings for the REALTOR

4. Talking to some of their past clients

5. Asking the local or state board if the agent has any complaints against them

6. What is their involvement and/or experience in your community

These are just a few of the ways to make sure that you are comfortable with your choice of who to work with. In the end your gut feeling is still going to go along way. No matter how you find an agent it is always a good idea to find representation no matter what side of the transaction that you are on. Also you need to know the agency laws for your state and know who is representing you.

New Signal Mountain Break Ins

On November 10th the Signal Mountain Police Department was called to two residential burglaries in the Birnum Woods / Hidden Brook area.  At one of the locations the resident returned home to find a vehicle in the driveway.  As she sat in her vehicle, at the roadway, she observed two African American males exit the residence and get into their vehicle. They drove across the yard to avoid the homeowner’s vehicle at the end of the driveway. She was unable to see a license plate.

The vehicle is believed to be similar to a 1985 – 1990 Honda Accord or Toyota Corolla and is white in color.

Both suspects had dreadlocks and are believed to be in their late teens or early 20’s.

If you have any information or observe any suspicious activity please contact the police department at 886-2123.

 

New Listing In Hixson

BUYER TO VERIFY SQUARE FOOTAGE. This large 4 Bedroom home features a main floor that is perfect for entertaining. The large open Kitchen and Breakfast area open to the screened in porch and fenced in Back Yard. All of the large Bedrooms are located on the second floor and the master features an over sized jetted tub and a custom tile shower. This house has tons of storage and is a must see in this great neighborhood. There are sidewalks that run through the community and the pool and ponds are in walking distance from this great house. You will love the convenience of this home in a great, friendly neighborhood.

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Signal Mountain Leaf Pickup

Leaf season is nearly upon us. The Town will begin thefirst round of leaf pickup thefirst week of November. This year we will begin in Area 3, the northeast quadrant of town and work in a clockwise direction as we normally do.Signs will be posted that read “Leaf pickup in this area next” to let you know when your area will be picked up Leaf pickup signs are typically posted in the latter part of the first round, approximately one week before pickup begins in that area. Please place loose leaves at the curbside before your area is scheduled for the next pick-up to ensure they are notmissed. A map of the pickup areas will be posted on the Town’s web site.

Each area takes approximately two weekto complete. However, issues such as weather, equipment problems and labor force may prolong pickup times. You may see leaf trucks out in various locations over the next few weeks. Thiswill be training for new employees. The first official round will begin November 1. The crews collecting leaves are the samecrews that are responsible for maintaining the Town rights-of-way. The faster we can get the leaves collected, the sooner these crews can return to their normal duties. Brush pick up will be kept at a minimum during leaf season.

Consider backyard composting and mulching as itis great for the lawn and the environment.

Loose leaves should be placed at the curb in a pile, separate frombrush and other yard waste. (This could damage the leaf machine.) All leavesmust be away fromutility poles, mailboxes, or other structures, and must not block drainage ditches or curbside drainage. For safety reasons, leaves must not hinder traffic nor block travel lanes.Also, if you live at an intersection, keep leaves away fromthe intersecting street. Wet or frozen leaves are slick and can make it difficult to stop.

Please call the Public Works Department at 423-886-2177 (option 2) for questions and comments.

Do Not Reply-Address any questions or comments to info@signalmountaintn.gov

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For Sale 3 acre wooded building lotzoned for Signal Mountain schools, 2824 Kell Rd, Signal Mountain TN 37377

 

3 acre wooded building lotzoned for Signal Mountain schools. This land is the perfect spot for your new home. This lot zoned for Nolan Elementary school on Signal Mountain. This is a great price for a large wooded lot to build your dream home. If you have been looking on Signal Mountain for land then you need to check this one out. It is sloped towards the back that makes it great for a home with a basement. Call for more information and Topo maps.

For more information:http://travisclosehomes.com

39 Carriage Hills, Signal Mountain TN 37377

BUYER TO VERIFY SQUARE FOOTAGE. Classic Carriage Hill 5-Bedroom, 3.5-bath home is living at its best. Spacious foyer with slate flooring, banquet-sized Dining Room for the largest gatherings, elegant Living Room opens to a large firelit Great Room with bookcases and wet bar, sunny Sunroom with Mexican tile opens from the den. Lovely powder room, State-of-the-art new Cherry Kitchen has granite counter tops, Thermador refrigerator, convection ovens, Bosch dishwasher, ice maker and custom limestone splash. Main-level Master or Mother-in-law Suite has vaulted ceiling, Palladium window and well appointed bath with marble counter top and His/Her closet. Extensive hardwood flooring, crown molding, architectural roof, ample closets and storage and Laundry Room. You will feel like you are in a treehouse sitting on the customized tiered deck with a covered porch and hot tub. Upstairs has second Master Suite plus three large bedrooms and two well-appointed tile baths with granite counter tops. The basement has a Rec Room, TV Room perfect for a home theater, additional storage, and utility room. Property includes half of Lot 12 and Lot 13, Carriage Hill. Many custom updates in move-in condition.

For more information: http://travisclosehomes.com

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