The Savvy Realtor

with Angie Cole

Savvy Realtor With Angie Cole

The Savvy Realtor with Angie Cole

The weekly show teaching you the ins and outs of buying or selling a home in the Triangle of NC with A Cole Realty

We’d all love to have a “surefire” way to spark a bidding war on the home we’re selling, but you have to be careful about using certain tricks to try to make that happen. Angie will tell us some of the proper ways to position a home to inspire multiple offers. Plus, we’ll answer your questions about what happens when your Realtor flips companies, how fast you can complete a sale, and we’ll see if mortgage application requirements have loosened over the past few years.

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Posted: June 16, 2017, 3:13 pm

Sometimes buyers get too clever for their own good. We’ll tell you about some of the mistakes buyers commit when they try to make their offers more competitive. Plus, is it always better to get a conventional loan?

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Posted: June 8, 2017, 2:14 pm

We’ll discuss appreciation and what makes a property go up in value. We’ll also take your listener questions on short sales and foreclosures as well as buying a home with a pool.

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Posted: June 1, 2017, 3:27 pm

We’ll cover 5 suggested tips that are supposed to make you a more competitive buyer. We’ll see if Angie agrees with them. We’ll also talk about the proper way to “shop” for a mortgage and answer your questions about downpayments, income properties and home selling paranoia.

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Posted: May 25, 2017, 1:55 pm

We’ll discuss the universal truths of the real estate world. We’ll also take your listener questions on homebuying for senior citizens and finding a home in low crime rate areas.

Author: savvyrealtorangiecole
Posted: May 18, 2017, 1:25 pm

Vacant homes, off-the-wall neighbors, smelly homes… Sometimes there are a lot of random challenges you have to overcome when trying to sell or buy a home. Angie will walk you through creative ways to solve these problems. We’ll also take your questions about contracts falling through, nailing the right asking price and what to do if you have a low credit score but want to buy a home.

Author: savvyrealtorangiecole
Posted: May 11, 2017, 4:07 pm

We’ll talk about some of the major mistakes we see people make when it comes to getting a mortgage. We’ll also talk about what it looks like to buy a house from someone flipping a home. Finally, we’ll take your listener questions on making home renovations and choosing a school system.

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Posted: May 4, 2017, 2:11 pm

Realtor.com recently published a survey identifying some of the top things homebuyers wish they would have done differently during their purchasing process. We’ll examine what we can learn from these findings. We’ll also answer your listener questions on the tax consequences of homebuying and whether location or size is more important in a house. 

Author: savvyrealtorangiecole
Posted: April 27, 2017, 1:44 pm

What would buyers do differently if they could go through the home buying process again? We’ll look at a recent study’s findings to see what we can learn from the regrets of others. We’ll also answer your questions about homes that seem too good to be true, tax savings with homes, and how to value location vs. size in your home search.

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Posted: April 20, 2017, 1:22 pm

We all make mistakes. This week, Angie will tell us about some of the mistakes she made when starting out in the real estate business and how she’s become a better agent today by learning from those missteps. We’ll also answer your questions about buying older vs. newer homes, auctions, and the first steps to take when selling a home.

Author: savvyrealtorangiecole
Posted: April 13, 2017, 3:40 pm

Earnest money is a small but important part of the home-buying process. On this week’s show, we’ll break down some of the mistakes people make when it comes to negotiating things like earnest money and due diligence periods and teach you how to avoid them. We’ll answer your questions about agent contracts and buying a home in the midst of losing a job. Finally, we’ll breakdown pre-qualification and pre-approval on this week’s “Mortgage Moment.”

Author: savvyrealtorangiecole
Posted: April 6, 2017, 1:25 pm

Since it’s April Fool’s weekend, we’ll talk about some of the foolishness we see that often messes up the sale of a home. Make sure you’re not making these kinds of mistakes. We’ll also feature an awesome home for sale in Raleigh and answer your questions about the timing of home upgrades, quick resales, and what to do if you’re just not clicking with the real estate agents you’ve tried to work with.

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Posted: March 30, 2017, 1:45 pm

Getting a mortgage is one of the most important steps when it comes to buying a home. Unfortunately, it’s also the part of the process when people make a lot of mistakes. We’ll cover some of the top mortgage mistakes on this show and find out what it’s like to buy a home from someone who’s flipping the property.

Author: savvyrealtorangiecole
Posted: March 23, 2017, 1:47 pm

Regardless of who you are, how much money you have or when and where you’re going to buy or sell a home, there are some universal truths of real estate we can all embrace. We’ll cover those truths on this show and answer some of your questions about active senior communities, crime stats, and renting vs. buying.

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Posted: March 16, 2017, 2:44 pm

The first steps you take when thinking about buying a home are important. Angie will break down how you should go about those first couple of decisions on this week’s show.

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Posted: March 9, 2017, 6:05 pm

If you think it’s time to sell your home, it’s important to start making the right decisons out of the gate. On this week’s show we’ll cover some of the first steps you should take when selling a home. We’ll also answer your questions about buying outside the city limits and whether now is a good time to buy or if you should wait for more homes to hit the market.

Author: savvyrealtorangiecole
Posted: March 2, 2017, 3:48 pm

We’ll ask Angie what some of her top pet peeves are in the real estate world and how these things impact her buyers and sellers. We’ll also answer your questions about HOA’s, new constructions vs. older homes, and what it means to be a Realtor instead of just a real estate agent.

Author: savvyrealtorangiecole
Posted: February 16, 2017, 2:46 pm

When buying a home, it’s easy to overlook some of the expenses that go into the process. You don’t want to plan for a certain down payment only to realize some of these costs are going to eat away at that potential. So, we’ll cover the “hidden” costs of buying a home. We’ll also highlight some of the top renovation regrets folks have had in the past and tell you how to avoid costly renovation mistakes as you prep to sell your home.

Author: savvyrealtorangiecole
Posted: February 9, 2017, 2:49 pm

Have you thought about trying to sell your home on your own? On this week’s show, we’ll tell you some of the pitfalls to be aware of when trying to do a FSBO and why you might want to re-think that strategy. We’ll also answer your questions about low credit scores, leasing your sold home back after the sale, whether “price reduced” is a red flag, and much more. We’ll also debut a new segment, the “Neighborhood Spotlight.”

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Posted: February 2, 2017, 3:22 pm

This week’s show is all about lending. We’ll hear from a special guest and mortgage consultant Ned Liggon, of On Q Financial. We’ll answer lots of your questions about how much mortgage rates might increase, what’s the right amount of money for a down payment, and many more. Lastly, we’ll discuss some of the most important terms to know in the lending world.

Author: savvyrealtorangiecole
Posted: January 26, 2017, 3:18 pm