Regina P. Brown

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Regina P. Brown
Ms. Regina Brown - Motivational Speaker

iAcademy, inc.

The Best is Yet to Come!

Bring Real Value -- Bring Regina Brown to Your Organization Today

Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500
Travels from San Diego, CA

Affiliations:
  • Toastmasters International
Regina P. Brown - Motivational Speaker

Regina P. Brown

iAcademy, inc.

The Best is Yet to Come!

Bring Real Value -- Bring Regina Brown to Your Organization Today

Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500
Travels from: San Diego, CA

Affiliations:
  • Toastmasters International

For more information about booking Regina P. Brown,
Visit http://www.speakermatch.com/profile/ReginaBrown/
Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

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Discuss the Price and Terms of the Offer

Let's talk about what is going to be in your purchase contract.  Every contract has 2 parts:  The first part is the price, and the second part is the terms, which is everything else besides the price.  So remember that price is only PART of the offer.  When you and the seller don’t agree on price, you can always change the terms to get them to agree to your price.  And they can always give you “concessions” such as a credit (money allowance) for the closing costs.  Remember, it’s all negotiable!Discuss the following with your REALTOR®:What price do you think is fair?Which appliances or per...

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Writing Your Offer: What Price Do You Think Is Fair?

Discuss with your REALTOR®, what price you think is fair.  You want to make sure that you are going to get a good deal on the price, so you do not want to offer more than you have to.  On the other hand, there may be competing offers from other buyers, so you want your price to be high enough to beat out the other buyers. You want facts AND an honest opinion.  This is where your REALTOR® can shine as your trusted advisor and consultant.  Ask him  for an opinion.  How much would your real estate advisor offer for this house, if he or she were in your shoes?  Yes, your REALTOR® is going to run a c...

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Which Title or Escrow Company Do You Prefer?

Do you have a specific title or escrow/settlement company that you prefer to use?  If so, be sure to let your REALTOR® know.  Most buyers will defer to their agent’s recommendation of an escrow company with whom she has developed a good working relationship.  In some states, the escrow/settlement company is known as a settlement company.  In other states, an attorney’s office handles all the closing funds and paperwork, instead of an escrow/settlement company.Your REALTOR® may recommend that you use the seller’s choice of escrow/settlement and title company.  The seller may have already starte...

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Want a FREE home warranty?

As we discussed earlier, everything is negotiable!  One thing you always want is a home warranty.  Why not get one FREE from the seller?  After all, the sellers do not want you to have any problems with the house after you buy it.  It is to their advantage to pay for your new home warranty!  Ask the seller to pay for a 1 year home warranty policy.  Your agent can request this warranty in your offer.After it expires, you can pay the annual fee to renew it each year.  You will find a home warranty very handy and, most importantly, it eliminates the stress that happens when things break around the house.  I recommend renewing your home warranty every year. ...

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Buy Your First Home: Tips on Writing an Offer

Return to the REALTOR®”s office or stop at a coffee shop to write your offer.The office may be a long distance away, so may stop at a coffee shop or diner instead.  Besides, all this house hunting has made everyone hungry so maybe you’ll get a bite to eat while writing up your offer.Or you can go back to your top property if it’s vacantInstead of stopping at the office, you can just go back to your top #1 property if it is vacant, and write the offer there.  It’s a great feeling to be sitting inside your new home while you write the offer on it; and, while you are there, you may see appliances or items that you need to include in your offer....

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Are you already receiving house listings from a REALTOR®?

If so, then she has already been providing you with a great service at no charge!  If you are lucky enough to already have a REALTOR® who has kept you updated with the current listings, then you should strongly consider working with this real estate agent.  After all, she has taken the time to help you get started in the hopes that you would become his client.  Give this agent the first opportunity to be your real estate agent of choice by working exclusively with him.Please give that REALTOR® the first opportunity to serve you.Interview the REALTOR® and consider him as your first choice for your agent.  He has already proven himself to you by ...

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Swimming Pool and Spa Lingo

Photos at https://www.pinterest.com/realtyproadvisr/spas-pools/Warm weather makes sparkling backyard pools attractive to buyers.  A home with a swimming pool and spa is attractive because it is perceived as success, envisioned as family fun, and desired as the home ownership dream of many buyers.  Depending upon the regional weather and the community expectations of the neighborhood, a pool may even be expected as a necessary amenity.Parents may purposely seek a house with a pool because it gives the children something fun and healthy to do, but also it attracts the neighborhood children too.  The kid with the swimming pool becomes popular...

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Learn the Lingo: Plumbing Fixtures (Part 2 of 2)

Photos at https://www.pinterest.com/realtyproadvisr/plumbing/Delving Deeper into Pipes, with Inspections and Solutions Trap A curved plumbing pipe required to be installed in drains to avoid toxic sewer odors from seeping into the home.  Sinks have a “P” trap underneath, while toilets have an “S” trap built into its base.  Items that fall down a sink drain (such as a ring) will generally be found and recovered in the P trap.

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Taking Care of Your Home

Neighborhoods with high rates of ownership are more stable, have less crime and better schools.  Why?  Because home owners CARE.  They have a vested interest in their community.Important things you can do to take care of your new home include: Regular preventive maintenance to avoid things from breaking Repair things immediately when they break Get electrical and plumbing done by a professional Keep it clean and organized This home is your children’s future.You want to keep your home in great condition.  It is where you live now and where your family can live for many future generations.  It is your family’s biggest investment, so treasur...

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Risks that can Jeopardize your Home Purchase

Do NOT purchase an automobile or make any other major purchases on credit.When you apply for credit before your loan is funded, you risk your loan being denied and therefore jeopardize your home purchase.  Remember, the lender is going to pull your credit again shortly before closing, and examine it to verify if it is still the same as when you initially applied for your loan.I once had a friend who was so excited to buy her first home.  I was helping her with the purchase and giving her guidance on the home-buying process.  The day before escrow was scheduled to close, I got a call from the escrow officer.  “Nina’s loan has been withdrawn by ...

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