Real Estate Is Local, But How Do You Use That Information?

Real estate is local, and using that knowledge to help you means hiring a local expert
when selling your home.

We all know that real estate is local, but how do you use that information?

If you’re selling your home, you use it by hiring a local expert to help you. Go with the people who
know the marketplace here in the Midlands of South Carolina. They know the area, they know the
process, and they know the people.

When picking out a local expert, there are three criteria you need to remember:

  1. They must have been in the industry for a long time.
  2. They must have performed many transactions year after year, in both good markets and bad.
  3. They must have a successful home-selling system.

To that last point, we at the Lance Woodley Team have a home selling system that’s both proven
and duplicatable. We can apply it to your home the same way we’ve applied it to thousands of others.
It’s backed by market research, and more importantly, it gets results.

So if you’re thinking about selling or you’d just like to know your home’s value, don’t hesitate to reach
out to us. We’d love to help you.

As always, if you have any other real estate questions, feel free to get in touch with us as well.
We look forward to speaking with you.

How Do We Use Merchandising to Sell Our Homes?

Merchandising is one part of a successful home selling strategy. Here’s how our team does it.

Today we want to talk about something that we think is very important when you’re trying to sell
your house: merchandising.

A lot of times, people don’t understand the art of making your house look great. It will take
cleaning, decluttering, depersonalizing, upgrading, updating, and more. Merchandising is one of the
things we do for our clients to help them sell fast and for top dollar.

We can make it even easier for you because we have the contractors necessary. A lot of times,
all that is needed is a little furniture adjustment.

If you’re interested in selling your house quickly and for top dollar, give us a call today. We’ll take
a look at your house, give you our opinion on its value and let you know what you can do in
order to sell it for top dollar.

If you have any questions for me in the meantime, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an
email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

The Tax Benefits & Deductions You Only Get as a Homeowner

Tax season is here, so today we've got a quick guide on how to reduce your taxable income if you're a homeowner.

It's that time of year again—tax time.

One of the biggest advantages of being a homeowner is that you can use part of what you pay for your home to reduce your taxable income. This holds true for first-time homebuyers or anyone who owns a home.

If you bought a home in 2018, there's a one-time deduction you can take for the costs incurred when buying the house. This includes closing costs, banking fees, and interim interest to name a few. There are also ongoing deductions you can deduct year after year as long as you own the house. These include mortgage interest and property taxes.

We recently had a client who saved $2,400 a year by becoming a homeowner.

These deductions can combine with your other deductions to decrease your overall tax burden. In fact, a recent client of ours saved $2,400 a year in taxes by being a homeowner that he wouldn't have been able to take advantage of as a renter. 

If you're thinking about buying a home, we would love to help you reap all the benefits of home ownership. Just give us a call or send us an email and we can discuss your unique situation.