With owners’ or local authority’s permissions granted, consider taking shots and videos of parks, golf courses, local restaurants and other amenities in the area. These creative works will almost certainly enhance your website and social media postings.
Whether you choose to fly your drone at first with the functions on your smartphone or whether you use a remote, the left joystick typically controls up and down motions as well as left and right turns. The more you press the joystick, the faster your drone will go in your chosen direction.
When you take drone shots, you are marketing a new perspective of a property, and showing a new type of beauty in its surroundings. These unique and beautiful shots cannot be captured any other way, unless you hire an expensive airplane or helicopter. You can pan, zoom, and do other cinematic effects.
Many middle market homes listed by others now routinely have drone shots because all real estate agents know that old adage: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” While all real estate professionals try to show listings as favorably and as accurately as possible, using drone shots gives them an advantage that few other new technologies can offer.
The use of drones in real estate sales is no longer limited to mansions and estates. Your competitors are already using drones or hiring drone pilots to provide aerial photos and videos of properties, and you should, too. Just check their listings; if they have more and better ones than you do, it may be that a drone will help you compete.
“Being a single mom of three and starting over wasn’t on my agenda, but my ultimate goal was to have my own house. My mortgage lender told me ‘no’ for three years due to credit issues. Finally Lynn told me to go look! Purchasing MY home was the best feeling ever. It discounted all negative thoughts from myself and others. Get what's yours. Home is where the heart is!” --Mary Thoreson
This is the exciting part! Now you know for sure that the underwriter has approved you, based on meeting the conditions listed on the approval. Work quickly with your lender and processor to get those conditions in as soon as possible. Be aware that when you send conditions in, the underwriter may need further clarification, so be ready to send more until you hear that everything has been signed off.
The sales price will be higher in a major city versus in the suburbs. Good schools and access to major stores and attractions also raise desirability. Many are finding they need to stretch their search to find homes in their price range. Get the best home you can afford, in the best location, at a price you can comfortably manage.
If there are any concerns with your loan approval, I highly advise that you ask your lender to submit your file for a fully underwritten credit approval. This gives everyone peace of mind that both the loan consultant and underwriter have reviewed your information. If you are self-employed, have multiple streams of income or have had a few job gaps in the last few years, definitely get the full credit approval.
Getting a mortgage can change lives. I see it over and over. I remember how much my husband and I wanted to own our own home, and I bring that feeling with me to every loan I handle. I hope these 100 Lessons inspire you and take the fear out of mortgages, whether it’s your first home, or the first home on your own!