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August Content 2021

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August 1

 

CMC Tip: Use this link to find your local market update. https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics/research-reports/local-market-reports

 

August (YOUR CITY) Market Update! 🏠

 

✔ UPDATE

 UPDATE

 UPDATE

 UPDATE

 

What do you see happening in your neck of the woods?

 

Thinking of buying or selling this year? Let’s connect!

August 2

 

Buying a home for the first time can feel financially overwhelming. But here’s the good news…when it comes to income taxes, homeowners have multiple opportunities to save money in the forms of credits and deductions. 🏠

 

👉  Here are some of the financial tax benefits that first-time homebuyers can take advantage of

 

First-time homebuyer tax credit

Mortgage interest deduction

Points and loan origination fee deduction

Residential energy credit

Local benefits

 

Why do you want to own your own piece of real estate?

August 3

 

CMC Tip: Check out a variety of testimonial templates you can use, here.

 

I love what I do because of you! I am always so thankful for the opportunity to be able to work with each of my clients ❤️

August 4

 

🛠 Time for 5 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in August!

 

👉  Check your washing machine connections

👉  Prune dead wood from your lawn and garden and clear the gutters

👉  Deal with wasps, mosquitos and other insects

👉  Clean your natural stone

👉  Get your furnace prepped for winter

 

What’s on your checklist?

August 5

 

🚨 RED FLAGS To Look For When Working With A Realtor

 

👉🏼 When they tell you to WAIVE the inspection and repairs and it’s NOT a new build home.

👉🏼 Telling you to offer thousands over asking price (especially if it’s not in your budget).

👉🏼 Advising you put an offer on a house sight unseen (there are exceptions to this).

👉🏼 When you ask them about specific areas and they don’t know area stats.

 

🏃🏼‍♀️ RUN. Unless you are a well versed investor or flip homes, there is no scenario that should push you into any of these situations.

August 6

 

CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by creating a voiceover and sharing pictures from your favorite breweries/restaurants and sharing in a 15-20 second video. Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Suggested Audio Choice: Stuck In The Middle by Tai Verdes 

 

I may not be a big beer drinker, but I know a good brewery & restaurant when I see one! 🙌

 

🍺  CHOICE 1 | what you like

🍺  CHOICE 2 | what you like

🍺  CHOICE 3 | what you like

 

What are some of your favorite spots?

August 7

 

CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by creating a voiceover and sharing pictures/videos of your favorite things in town in a 15-20 second video. Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Suggested Audio Choice: SUNNY DAY by Matteo Rossanese OR FEEL THE GROOVE by Queens Road, Fabian Graetz

 

🏙️ (YOUR CITY) is known for (FUN FACT). Here are my favorite things about (YOUR CITY):

 

🎇  REASON 1

🎇  REASON 2

🎇  REASON 3

🎇  REASON 4

🎇  REASON 5

 

What are your favorite things about (YOUR CITY)?

August 8

 

It’s that time of year again…it’s time to get ready for back to school! 🏫

 

☀️ Summer has a way of flying by so what can you do to get ready for a smooth sailing for the first day of school?

August 9

 

Option #1

 

You might love the idea of a backyard pool but not everyone else always will. So will a swimming pool help or hurt your property value? 🏊

 

It depends on what part of the country you are located in!

 

👉 If buyers expect a pool, and you’re the only one on the block without one, then your property value could take a hit.

 

👉 If you’re in a market where a pool isn’t seen as an added bonus but as a safety liability and a money pit.

 

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get a pool if you want one. It is your home! It is important to go into the project knowing that there’s a decent chance you won’t recoup your investment.

 


Option #2

 

 A day for all those who love to read – National Book Lovers Day! 📚

 


Option #3

 

That’s the thing about books…they let you travel without moving your feet 📚 #NationalBookLoversDay

August 10

 

CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by recording a selfie video sharing this info or going into depth on each one in individual videos (part 1, 2, etc). Keep it concise and to the point within the first 1-2 seconds so people stay. Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Suggested Audio Choice: Beggin’ by Måneskin 

 

➡️📱 DID YOU KNOW? 47% of millennials don’t know what a good interest rate is.

 

When it comes to purchasing a home, here are a few things you need to know more about:

 

👉 Down payment and closing costs

👉 How much you can afford (it may be more than you think!)

👉 Mortgage rates right now

 

If you want to learn more to see what you can qualify for or have questions about purchasing a home, give me a call.

August 11

 

What’s happening in (YOUR CITY)? 🏙

 

EVENT

EVENT

EVENT

 

What are you looking forward to this month?

August 12

 

Option#1

 

“Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.” -Sarah Ban Breathnach 🏠

 


Option #2

 

“Home sweet home. This is the place to find happiness. If one doesn’t find it here, one doesn’t find it anywhere.” -M.K. Soni 🏠

August 13

 

Frequently Asked Myths and Truths About Selling Your Home

 

🏠 I need to redo my kitchen and bathroom before selling.

👉 TRUTH: Kitchens and bathrooms can increase the value of a home, but you don’t always need to redo the entire space.

 

🏠 My home’s exterior isn’t as important as the interior.

👉 MYTH: Home buyers often make snap judgments based simply on a home’s exterior, so curb appeal is very important.

 

🏠 Granite and stainless steel appliances are old news.

👉 MYTH: The majority of home shoppers still want granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Quartz, marble and concrete counters also have wide appeal.

August 14

 

Thinking about selling this summer? Here are four reasons you SHOULD sell:

 

☀️ Homes are selling within 17 days of being on the market.

☀️ On average, a home sold has five offers.

☀️ Home prices are expected to increase more than 5% from one year ago in the next three months.

☀️  Maximize your purchasing power with low interest rates and leveraging your equity.

 

Take advantage of current market conditions and let’s connect today to see what your options are if you’re thinking about selling.

 

*Stats via NAR

August 15

 

Option #1

 

CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by creating a series of photos and videos sharing your day in a 15-20 second video. Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Suggested Audio Choice: Blue Blood by Heinz Kiessling & Various Artists 

 

A day in the life of (YOUR NAME) ☀️

 


Option #2

 

National Relaxation Day gives you a chance to just say no. It’s your time to avoid doing anything stressful. ☀️

 

What will you do today?

August 16

 

CMC Tip: Switch out the Spotify Playlists with your own favorites or keep them as is.

 

🏠 Did you know staging changes from season to season?

 

The concept of staging homes continues to evolve – and it can be much more complicated and elaborate than simply creating a cozy conversation area in a living room. For instance, it’s better to use shorter furniture during summer months because it makes the room feel bigger and longer.

 

👉 BONUS: Another staging secret is to play soft background music during showings to make a home seem cozier. We love the “Calming Classical” or “This is Frank” Playlist on Spotify.

August 17

 

CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by creating a voiceover and sharing screenshots of your favorite nonprofit organizations you love to support. Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Suggested Audio Choice: Home by Edith Whiskers 

 

Nonprofit organizations not only have an impact on our local communities, but they impact the world.

 

In 2017, charitable giving reached an all-time high as Americans gave more than $400 billion to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. So, what can you do to recognize those causes close to your heart?

 

✨ Become a volunteer. Nonprofit organizations can’t accomplish what they need to do without the help and support from their volunteers!

✨ Share a post about the nonprofit, its goals and why the cause is important to you.

✨ Launch a fundraising campaign!

 

#NationalNonprofitDay

August 18

 

CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by creating a selfie video sharing some a personal accomplishment or goal from this year. Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Suggested Audio Choice: baby slowed by ۫ 𝐚 𝐢 𝐫 𝐞 𝐞 𝐧⋄  

 

📅 It’s only August, but it’s also ALREADY August! 2021 will be over before you know it so how can we finish the year off strong? Ask yourself this:

 

👉  What have you learned about yourself so far this year?

👉  Is your family as strong as you want it to be?

👉  What are the big and little things in your life that create stress? How can you eliminate them?

👉  What do YOU want personally?

August 19

 

Investing in smart home technology is worth it! According to a survey by Venturebeat, 63% of individuals want smart home security and climate controls, while 58% would appreciate smart lighting options. 🏠

August 20

 CMC Tip: Article for Reference – https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2021/07/09/top-states-for-retirement-in-2021?

 

👉🏼 Frequently Asked Friday: We are looking to retire, what are the best cities to retire in?

 

As people look to retire, where are they likely to move to? 🏠

 

Bankrate ranked the best places for retirement by factoring in affordability, wellness, culture, weather and crime.

 

*via Realtor Magazine

August 21

 

🏠 Real Estate Tip: Do NOT exaggerate in listings as it can only lead to disappointment. It’s like people on dating sites that make them seem like something they’re not.

 

👉 Take what you have and describe the best features of it!

August 22

 

⏰ 4 Ways to Manage Time

 

👉 Set a time limit

👉 Take breaks between tasks

👉 Plan ahead

👉 Remove non-essential tasks

 

Any tips that work for you when managing time?

August 23

 

Neighbors come in all shapes and forms. Some become your best friends, and others simply wave from afar. Everyone once in a while may get a neighbor who is at best odd and at worst a downright nuisance.

 

What tips do you have to deal with those neighbors that may be rude or noisy?

August 24

 

CMC Tip: Check out more listing templates here.

 

We dare you…we dare you to not fall in love with the [description] kitchen, the [description] bedroom, the [description of one other feature].

August 25

 

While the real estate market may favor sellers right now, there are still pitfalls for those thinking of selling their homes – which is why it’s more important than ever to have the right realtor. 🏠

 

The right agent will be able to spot factors like whether the buyer used a local appraisal company or went with the best mortgage lender, and will be able to ensure sellers make it to closing.

 

Ready to sell your home? Let’s connect! ✉️

August 26

 

Option #1

 

CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by creating a voiceover and sharing a screenshots of reviews. Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Suggested Audio Choice: Stromae Alors on Danse by ᴍᴇɢᴜᴍɪ & ᴋʏᴏ 🦋 OR Bills, Bills, Bills by Destiny’s Child 

 

Client reviews mean the world to me! Thank you for allowing me to guide you in one of the largest purchases or sales of your life!❤️

 


Option #2

 

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. 🐕  #NationalDogDay

August 27

 

🤔 Frequently Asked Friday: Should you buy in an HOA?

 

Are you considering joining an HOA? Here are some things to consider in finding the best one for you!

 

🏠 Read the association’s rules and standards (CC&Rs)

🏠 Attend a board meeting

🏠 Make note of any obvious deferred maintenance.

🏠 Ask about the history of special assessments.

 

Depending on where you live, you may have limitations on the exterior appearance of your home, making residual income as a rental, and more.

August 28

 

Option #1

 

Real Estate Term to Know: Property Lien 🏠

 

A property lien is unpaid debt on a piece of property. It’s a legal notice and denotes legal action taken by a lender to recover the debt they are owed.

 


Option #2:

 

Answer: National Power Rangers Day

 

“It’s Morphin’ time!” 💪

 

Do you know what 1993 (to 1996) original television series that quote is from?

August 29

 

🏠  The Refinance Process in 6 Steps 🏠

 

📝  Set your refinance goals

📝  Get refinance rates from several lenders

📝  Compare rates and fees

📝  Submit your documents

📝  Appraisal and underwriting

📝  Closing Day

If you’re looking for the right lender, let me know and I would be happy to connect you to one that would work for you.

August 30

 

CMC Video Tip: Easily transfer this caption into a video, like an IG Reel, by creating a voiceover and sharing a screenshot of your bucket list items and sharing why in a 15-20 second video. Check out the top trending songs to see what you can use for this video.

 

Suggested Audio Choice: You want me by 𝓗𝓮𝓵𝓵𝓸 𝓦𝓸𝓻𝓵𝓭 

 

🎉  Having a bucket list is like planning all the highlights for your life. Here are some of my things I’m ready to cross off my bucket list:

 

🎊  BUCKET LIST ITEM #1

🎊  BUCKET LIST ITEM #2

🎊  BUCKET LIST ITEM #3

 

What have you always wanted to do but have not done yet?

 


Option #2

 

“To escape and sit quietly on the beach — that’s my idea of paradise.” — Emilia Wickstead 🏖️ #NationalBeachDay

August 31

 

The cost of buying a home is on the rise, but don’t give up! Here are four strategies to help keep things within budget:

 

🏠  Shop around for your mortgage

🏠  Apply for down payment and cost assistance

🏠  Choose your location carefully

🏠  Buy a fixer-upper

 

I always recommend looking into all of the options above. That way, you have more opportunities to see what you are and are not willing to compromise on.