Scenario: A young couple moves into a new home. With the nice weather, they decide to work that old yard over and transform their just purchased nest into their little oasis in the city. They plan to plant a few trees which in turn will provide shade, equaling energy savings. A nice picket fence would add magic. That makes the list. A sand pit for the kid on the way...the list grows.
But...Are your clients down with the 811?
Let your new home buying clients know that new yards have hidden underground cables, pipes, wires and who knows what. Blind digging is dangerous and costly.
TheNational Dig-Safely Hotlinecan be reached simply by dialing811. The hotline will contact your local utilities who will then visit the new home, often within a day or two. They'll flag any hidden dangers and your new friends will avoid costly repairs.
The bottom line? It's a free service, keeps them safe,you look like a genius, and they will avoid fines... in many states, it's the law to call 811 before digging begins.
In any case, it's a wise move and I hope it helps~
J Steven Opp
Lead Manager for Ion Real Estate, Ion Mortgage
Author:J Steven Opp Phone: 720-556-1717 Dated: January 10th 2015 Views: 1,209 About J Steven: J Steven is a proud native Coloradoan born and raised here in Denver. His love for this city is refl...
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"When I decided to sell my home and look for a new place, my first call was to Jim and Ion Real Estate. He listed my condo and in two short weeks my place was under contract. Now, the real fun began, looking for a new place! The Ion Real Estate website was great. I loved the map function and the emails it sent with new listings that matched my previous searches. On Saturday, Jim and I headed out to look at several places I had picked to see. At the time I didn’t really notice how he listened carefully to everything I said about each place from the lighting to the layout. I was even a little sad that I didn’t find anything that day but Jim reassured me not to worry and a week later he had set up some more appointments. I still remember walking into my new place and just knowing. I had only taken two steps into it and I knew I wanted it.
Next came the easy part for me, but this is where having the right realtor and mortgage broker is essential. They make it seem easy! Jim guided me through all the aspects of my sale and purchase. I appreciated how simple each step seemed from making an offer to dealing with inspections. Even the loan seemed easy. I asked a ton of questions, I think it’s the teacher in me. I wanted to understand all the moving parts. Jim explained everything so clearly that I joked that he missed his calling and should have been a teacher, but he didn’t, I’m glad he is helping people find their homes!
Recently one of my close friends mentioned she wanted to stop renting and buy. I immediately referred her to Ion Real Estate. This time I was able to watch with an outsider perspective at the way Jim cued in on my friend’s preferences. Stephanie kept talking about the charm of old houses, a far cry from the sleek modern condo I chose. By the second house-hunting excursion, Jim knew just which home she would pick. As we walked up to the front porch, I saw Stephanie with the same excitement I had felt just a few months earlier. I watched her mentally move in her furniture and this time I saw the smile that crossed over Jim’s face when he knew Stephanie had found her home.
Throughout both experiences, it was clear Jim understands what people want in their homes and how to structure the entire buying experience to be a positive one. I have heard so many crazy stories from people that didn’t chose the right realtor or mortgage broker. They always start by saying, “I didn’t think a realtor made any difference.” It makes a difference! It made a difference for me and for Stephanie. Owning is better than renting; and, it is even better when Jim and Ion Real Estate are guiding you through the process!