Spotting an up and coming neighborhood – one that will become more valuable
Katie Severance, a top producing full-time realtor with Brown, Harris & Stevens based in Montclair, New Jersey and the author of the new book titled The Brilliant Home Buyer: 101 Tips for Buying a Home in the New Economy joins Enterprise Radio.
This episode of Enterprise Radio is in association with the Real Estate Channel.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Katie Severance discuss the following:
- What are the biggest changes in real estate in the new economy?
- How can you spot an up and coming neighborhood – one that will become more valuable?
- Why is owning a home long term the best path to personal wealth for most people?
- How can you know when to buy?
- How can you “read the market” and make a really smart buy?
Katie Severance is a top-producing, full-time realtor with based in Montclair, New Jersey for the last 20 years and works with buyers and sellers in several communities including Montclair, Glen Ridge, Verona, West Orange, Bloomfield, Essex Fells and the Caldwell’s.
She has sold nearly $200 Million in residential real estate and has been voted a Five Star Agent by New Jersey Monthly Magazine every year for the last 8 years.
She is the Author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Selling Your Home (Penguin 2010) and her new book for buyers called The Brilliant Home Buyer: 101 Tips For Buying a Home in the New Economy. (2020) Her guiding principle, whether working with buyers or sellers, is to make clients keenly aware of the local marketplace and current values.
For buyers, that means not just educating them to the process but exposing them to as much inventory as possible and specifically demonstrating how to determine value. A strong understanding of the market leads to sound investment decisions especially when considering the re-sale of a property many years down the road.
As a very successful and highly respected listing agent, she is known for her ability to price, stage and powerfully market a home so that it sells on the very top side of the current market, and swiftly. Deftly managing transactions all the way to the closing table, with as little stress as possible for her clients, is a hallmark of her reputation.
Born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, Katie attended Montclair High school and graduated from Fairfield University, in CT, with a BA in Political Science. Before getting into real estate in 2000, she was an Emmy Award winning Television Producer and Writer. She currently resides in Montclair with her husband and son. She is very involved in the public school district, local charities and has been an active volunteer, supporter and fundraiser for many causes.
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