We are always looking to work with like-minded people who are looking to network and grow long term wealth. We specialize in all types of transactions and would be more than happy to work with you in regards to accomplishing your investment needs.
For instance, if you like the idea of being a property investor but are not sure where that fits into your current schedule we have developed a great team of people to help achieve your goals.
-Equity to stay in the property for a minimum of 7 years
-Return from loan payoff and increased value in the property rather than return on equity
-Personally guarantee loan along with other partners
-Investors will be passively involved in the management of the property
-Initial equity to equal 20-25% of the property purchase price
If you would like to give us a better understanding of what you may be looking to accomplish in your investment goals please fill out our risk-free contact form located below or feel free to call our team. We can be reached directly at (314-472-3684). We look forward to hearing from you and creating a positive, prosperous, working relationship with you.
Keller Williams Realty St. Louis Southwest is Painting the Town Red with open houses on November 20 from 1-4pm while we collect can goods for for “Feed My People.” Contact us at 314-966-4700 for more details or check out: Paint The Town Red Open House
We will pick up or accept the donations at the open houses.
Local home inspector, Erich Faulstich, from House to Homes Inspection, gives $1 off of a home inspection for each can of food donated.
About Feed My People
Feed My People was founded in 1982 by Carol and John DeGuire
Provides nearly $4 Million worth of food and other assistance each year.
Feed My People is supported by donations from individuals, schools, churches, businesses, foundations and community groups.
Feed My people has grown to an organization helping over 80,000 people each year.
About Keller Williams
Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is an international real estate company with more than over 600 offices located across the U.S. and Canada. The company began franchising in 1991, and following years of phenomenal growth and success. They became the fourth-largest U.S. residential real estate firm in North America in 2006. The company has succeeded by treating its associates as partners to a business of success. Keller Williams shares its knowledge, policy control, and company profits on a system-wide basis.
Why Use a KW associate?
Because Keller Williams Realty St. Louis SW has grown from the ground up within St. Louis, our agents have unparalleled knowledge of our local real estate market and a deep appreciation for our community. Buying or selling a home does not have to be a stressful process – let us be your guide.
Powerful curriculum through Keller Williams University keeps our associates ahead of trends, tools and advancements in the real estate industry.
Unlike other real estate companies, Keller Williams Realty was designed to reward agents forworking together, to serve our clients better.
Keller Williams Realty was founded on the principles of trust and honesty, emphasizing the importance of having the integrity to do the right thing and always putting our clients needs first.
Leading-edge technology solutions accelerate our associates efficiency and productivity.
Real Estate can be a tricky process. As we get older moving doesn’t sound as fun as when we bought our first house. Now you have accumulated “stuff”, let the purging begin! What makes the move as a senior citizen even more challenging is how to handle the buying of your next home and selling of your current one.
Here are the benefits of Buying or Moving First before Selling:
1. You are in control of when you move into your new home.
2. This is a less stressful situation as you have the opportunity to get settled in your new home before you have to vacate your existing home for the new owner.
3. Moving out first allows you to stage your home to appeal to potential buyers, so it is likely to sell faster and for more money.
4. REALTORS® and buyers will have easy access to view your home without disruption to you.
Of course, not everyone is in the position to take the risk of buying or committing to a retirement community prior to selling.
The drawbacks of Selling First before Buying or Moving:
1. The main benefit to selling first is that you are in a strong negotiating position. You know how much money you have received from your sale, so you won’t have that unknown.
2. Another benefit is that you will avoid the situation where you may be carrying the cost of two homes while you are waiting for your home to sell or for the transaction to close.
3. A drawback is that you will have the uncertainty of what home you will be moving to and how the timing will work. Typical time for possession would be approximately 60 days. In most markets, this would allow you enough time to find another home you will be happy in.
4. You may also have the added expense of temporary accommodation and having to store your belongings until you can move into your new home.
A third option is to buy your new home Subject to the Sale of your existing home:
1. This is a common practice that helps resolve some of the drawbacks above, but it puts you in a weaker position for negotiating purchase price.
2. A Subject to the Sale of contract would include a time clause, which allows the seller to continue marketing their home for sale. If a buyer comes along who is ready, willing and able to purchase the home, you would have about 48 hours to remove your Subject to the Sale of condition or let the home go to a subsequent buyer, which can be very disappointing.
3. Consult with your bank or Mortgage Broker regarding finance options such as a Line of Credit or Bridge Financing, so you can make a decision at that time whether to take on extra financing or let the home go.
As you can see, there is not one right answer; it all depends on your personal situation and comfort level. Talk to your real estate and financial advisors to help determine what strategy would be best for you.
When selling your home, choosing the Realtor who will represent your best interests is one of the most important and one of the first steps in the process. Unfortunately, many sellers do not understand how important this is or believe that to be the case.
A piece of advice if you are thinking about selling your home, do not hire a Realtor because they are just your friend or because they are a colleagues spouse. Every Realtor is different, period. There are many consumers who believe every Realtor is the same and they all do the same things to sell homes, which is the farthest from the truth! Each Realtor runs their business differently, advertises in different places, and utilizes different sales techniques.
Here are some common questions you should ask when interviewing a Realtor to sell your home.
Most first time home sellers have no idea where or how to start the home selling process.
It’s very important that first time home sellers understand what the home sale process entails, what costs are associated with selling a home, and many other very important aspects of the home selling process.
Real estate investing is not a “get rich quick” scheme. Just as any home needs a solid foundation so does your real estate education. This is key to your long term investing success.
First ask yourself a few questions:
Do we have a clear understanding of what type of real estate properties are best suited for our specific investment objectives and time lines? (Ex: Cash Flow, Location, Tax-Advantages, Time)
Do we have a written criteria for selecting our investment property?
Have we figured out the strengths and weaknesses of each person?
Do we have a checklist to evaluate a property to help communicate our expectations and minimize surprises?
Do we as individuals understand the potential pitfalls of investement property?
Does our real estate model include carrying costs? (Ex: Utilities, Taxes, Maintenance)
Do we have unbiased mentors to help provide guidance on our real estate decisions?
If Yes to these questions….Then Celebrate you are ahead of the game! If not, consider meeting with Doug Haldeman to address these potential issues. You can call or email 314-472.3684 or email@example.com.
Merle Schneider, Co- Owner Broker with Schneider Real Estate, joins Doug and Tammie to talk about the negotiation strategies in work and in personal life.
As we may already know conflict adds to one’s tensions and anxiety. It is better to discuss things and reach to an alternative benefitting all. Issues must not be dragged unnecessarily and efforts must be made to come to a conclusion involving the interests of all. No point in being adamant and rigid. One should strive hard to negotiate with each other and consider the needs, interests and expectations of all.
Negotiation is essential everywhere. It is not only the corporates where negotiation is important but also in our daily life. We all must try our level best to adopt negotiation skills to avoid misunderstandings and lead a peaceful and a stress free life.
Merle teaches continuing education classes to Realtors. Be sure to contact him to find out when his next class is scheduled.
Merle Schneider Co Owner Broker/ Vice President of Operations/ New Construction Consultant
Office: (636) 946-5553 ext. 237
Cell: (314) 422-8040
Fax: 1 (866) 730-5961 Email Me MerleSchneider.com