People obviously do not always appear as they truly are. What profession are you involved with? Are you secure in knowing what you’re doing or do you just BS your way through your day?
I am a Professional Realtor, one who is experienced, honest, ethical, educated and fun to work with. What I’d like you to know is that there are so many agents with their license who have no clue what they are doing OR don’t care. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve met someone and they said to me, I wish I would have known you when we were buying our house. Our Realtor SUCKED, Our Realtor was horrible. I would be retired by now.
Let me please implement the importance of interviewing your agent. Do NOT feel guilty by not choosing them. Move on until you find the right match. Call me, I’d love to help you with your Realtor Needs, I’m not a fake it till you make it. I know what I’m doing. Let me handle all the stress of the transaction cause there is stress but my buyers and sellers seldom now because I don’t pull them into it.
Don’t hire someone who does this profession part-time. Unless, that’s what you want someone who’s going to perform 1/2 of the time.
I can not implement the importance of this matter. You will be very disappointed with when one the best times that generally happens in our lives, buying and selling a home.
I represent my clients throughout the whole transaction with care and professionalism.
Call, text or email me anytime, Penny O’Brien with RE/MAX Excellence
I am using caps because this concept is so amazing. Watch the video and see for yourself.
GENSMART LAS VEGAS HOMES
As life evolves as things always continue to change this is something a little bit new to the market. It’s called the GenSmart Suite. Many times people chose a casita for extra guest/rooming space. Maybe people like the idea of renting out the casita and making a little income. Perhaps they have family members who are visiting for a long stay. Maybe they have a family member who needs a place to live. As we mature we need less space and actually don’t want the responsibility of having or owning a big home anymore.
How about the college student that needs a little more privacy? Or, the newlywed couple who needs to save up a little money before they can buy their own place.
A GEN Smart Suite is perfect. As you can see in the video it’s all a person really needs. There’s a double sink, very nice kitchen area, a spacious living area and wonderful bedroom area. I was almost ready to just move into this place. Of course I couldn’t because it’s a model home and the new home builder may wonder what I’m doing.
I just really love the idea of the GEN SMART SUITE. If you’d like more information about it please give me a call or text anytime. Take care and Happy House Hunting to all of us.
This is a very serious blog. I can not begin to tell you how many stories I’ve heard about people being scammed by someone acting as a Realtor, is a Realtor or homeowner who’s gonna rent their place out. There are some really horrible people scamming others. Here’s a couple of examples:
One Licensed NV Realtor was managing rentals for many landlords. What he was doing was receiving the rent monies and not paying the landlords saying that the renters were late on payments etc. He got away with this for months. Taking the rent checks and putting the money in his pockets. He did eventually get caught and return to his country never to be found. He was fined by the NV Real Estate Division, but I’m quite sure non of the landlords and the RE Division will never be paid back. The payments in fines were over $100,000. I can’t remember the exact amount. Heck maybe it was near $300,000. Seriously, How can someone do that to others?
How about all the people who scam people off of CL and lots of other websites. I have heard stories of People posing as Real Estate Agents. Sending the lease agreement and collecting money, NEVER to be heard from again… YOU CAN NOT trust all Realtors. Please read below:
Here’s a list of thing you can do to protect yourself.
Go to the website: Realtor.com, look up the agent
Google the agent, www.http://SunnyLasVegashomes.com or
Call their office number, check to make sure there is an agent by that name affiliated with them.
Call GLVAR and see if they have a Realtor by that name
Keep Checking, DO NOT STOP until you know in your gut that you are dealing with someone you can trust.
call me, I’m trustworthy, I have so many clients who can testify and share their experience while we worked together and time after. I have happy clients. You’ll be taken care of with me. I’ve been helping people for over 17 years full time. I love helping others.
Enjoy your day/night/weekend and times to come. Penny
Once again, thank you for your time and checking out my blog. This is a short and sweet blog, just like me, short and sweet. I’ve been in the Las Vegas Real Estate Market for over 16 years full-time. I’m honest, trustworthy, fun, professional, experienced, educated, patient and fun to work with. I always answer my phone, I am respected by my peers. I know what the heck I’m doing, I don’t fake it until I make it. If you’d like you can speak with any of my clients, they will be honest and share with you their buying or selling experiences with me. I love my clients. They are totally amazing people.
I work with First time homebuyers.
Single Family Home Buyers
Single Family Home Sellers
Cash, conventional, FHA, VA, 184 HUD program, down payment programs, you name it I can help you with your financial information you may have questions with. I am here with you through the whole process.
And, Sellers, there is no BS when it comes to selling your home. I’ve heard agents for years tell sellers what they want to hear whether it is the truth or not and you know what they have no problem lying to the seller/sellers. I’m not that kind of agent just so you know. I have Integrity, and lots of it.
Call Me, Penny O’Brien: 702.321.9383
Testimonials: Here’s just a few words from some amazing clients:
Penny O’Brien has been my real estate agent for the past three months and just closed the deal on my Summerlin home. Penny has been a pleasure to work with, earning my respect and admiration for getting my family through the stressful task of selling a house. The time spent with Penny has given me the opportunity to observe a true professional at work. Her ability to get the job done, and done right has certainly paid off.
I am also a real stickler for well-documented paperwork and Penny certainly showed her ability to perform this task. Her paperwork was flawless, leaving absolutely no loose ends behind. Penny was also available at the most inconvenient times and frequently made trips to my home at all hours of the day and night. Simply put, I would recommend Penny to assist all of my friends and family when their real estate needs.” – Warren Hensman, Summerlin
“Penny made the selling of my house easier than I ever imagined. She not only brought in a lot of traffic into my property, but she sold it quickly… at full price. I highly recommend her.” – Michael, Summerlin, LV
Penny is the greatest. She was a great help in helping me understand all the paper work. I left it in her hands, I trusted her, and my house sold
within a week! I got every penny I asked for. If I ever move back to
Vegas, and am in the market for another house, she would be the first
person I called. – Deb,Valpariso, Indiana
Here’s what I see happening in the Las Vegas housing market, grant you this is my opinion formed from selling Real Estate full-time in the Vegas Valley for over 16 years.
Things are kinda sideways and a few people are scrathing their heads saying hey what’s going on with the FIRTA clause when buying and selling in Vegas. First of all, like any industry there tends to be trends. You know a flow, prices go up then they drop. Well, I’ve seen something escalating and that is sellers selling their property with the FIRTA clause. What is FIRTA? Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax.
FIRTA is the disposition of a United States Real property interest by a foreign person (the transferor) is subject to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) income tax withholding. FIRPTA authorized the United States to tax foreign persons on dispositions of U.S. real property interests.
A disposition means “disposition” for any purpose of the Internal Revenue Code. The meaning of disposition is similar to the action of distributing or transferring property or money to someone, in particular which may include but is not limited to a sale or exchange, liquidation, redemption, gift, transfers,. So buyers purchasing United States real property interests (transferees) from foreign persons, certain purchasers’ agents, and settlement officers are required to withhold 15% (10% for dispositions before February 17, 2016) of the amount realized on the disposition (special rules for foreign corporations).
In a majority of cases: the transferee/buyer is the withholding agent. If you are the transferee/buyer you must find out if the transferor is a foreign person. If the transferor is a foreign person/persons and you fail to withhold, you may be held liable for the tax. For cases in which a United States business entity such as a corporation or partnership disposes of a United States real property interest, the business entity itself is the withholding agent. I know this gets a little bit confusing and or complicated.
Here in Las Vegas it’s handled through the title company. Thank goodness they are on top of the changing Las Vegas market.
FIRTA in Las Vegas is on the rise. I am guessing it is throughout the U.S. I have had several buyers buy from FIRTA sellers. The buyer in most cases is required to sign a form stating they will live in the home for 2 years.
This means a big deal when it comes to investors purchasing properties. Cause in my understanding , they can’t buy these properties. So, they are limited to what’s out there for sale that aren’t FIRTA sales and our INVENTORY is so Low. How low can it go?.
Just another learning curve for the general public and everyone involved in the Housing market knowledge department.
Enjoy your day and life, it’s the only one we get here. Dance, sing and have fun.
I CAN SHOW YOU ANY PROPERTY YOU FIND OF INTEREST. I have access to all available properties in the Las Vegas Valley. Call me today!
I work at no cost to you!
Provide detailed listing information not always available to the general public.
Negotiate the deal to help save you money.
Guide you through the avalanche of paperwork.
Commit my time and energy to finding you the right property.
As your Real Estate Agent I will lead you through every single step of the exciting home buying process. I will help you define your “wish list” of features you want in your home.
I will walk you through the mind-boggling financial details associated with buying a home. I do monitor all new listings and alert you to new listings as soon as they are put on the market. I help to eliminate the stress involved with buying a home by putting my years of real estate Knowledge to work for you. Finding the right property for you is my business.
It’s Penny here to help answer any questions you may have related to buying a home. First of all, Let’s have fun with this new adventure. I will try my best to make your purchase as fun and drama free as possible.
We just had another successful closing of a wonderful 2 bedroom home here in Las Vegas. It is in a gated community that has a playground. It was almost completely remodeled. Paint from the floor to ceiling. Brand new flooring throughout. Pretty decent sized backyard. Very close to the gym, grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations and the 215. It sold for $150K Very nice price for a home here in Sunny Las Vegas.
Call or text me @ 702.321.9383 if you ‘d like me to help you find your dream home. I also enjoy helping my clients sell their homes too I am a buyers and sellers agent. I am really fun to work with, just ask my clients.
It’s been a couple of days since my last blog. I really have no excuses. Happy Mother’s Day to all the women and or men that play the mom roll in children’s lives.
Once again, it is an amazing day here in Las Vegas. The weather is fantastic. The air is cool, the sun so very warm. Almost hard to explain how wonderful the day is.
Today I chose to work a few hours here at Starbucks. I am sharing today with you the shortage of inventory we have here in Las Vegas as far as homes for sale go.
A simple example of a search for my cash buyer:
At least 2 bedroom
Single Family Home
Any part of the valley
priced at or under $135K
Built in 1989 and newer
See, it’s a simple search. Take a guess at how houses there are for sale? Ready for the answer? 29 , Yes, only 29 homes. Some are short sales, some are foreclosures, and some are Traditional sales.
This is why I need to get some more listings. Our Las Vegas housing market is lacking homes for sale. If you know of anyone who is needing a fantastic Realtor with years of experience and has helped wonderful clients who have become friends.
thank you for your time, enjoy your life and keep me in mind when your talking Las Vegas Real Estate or any Real Estate. I’m Excited to hear from you, Penny
Of course you recognize the balloon, if you haven’t taken a ride I highly recommend doing so. It is so peaceful and quite when you’re up floating over the earth.
Let’s discuss the importance of choosing the right Realtor for you. I know everyone you know knows a Realtor, I’d be totally surprised if it wasn’t that way for you. But, let’s talk experience. Let’s talk about negotiation, let’s talk about reputation, let’s talk about the simple damn truth. NOT everyone who has a Real Estate license is good. Not even close to it. I have been working with Realtors for over 2 decades. Yes, there are some good ones out there and yes, the opposite is true. Now, does that mean that every RE/MAX agent is a firecracker and knows what the heck they’re doing? Nope, there are no perfect offices, no perfect brokers, but at least with a RE/MAX agent you get more than some of these K-Mart/Walmart Real Estate offices. Listen, in my career I’ve worked both sides and hands down RE/MAX ROCKS.
When you are Deciding to sell or buy a home you want to make sure you’re moving in the right direction. Call me, I can help you get started and I will be there with you the whole way. That’s how I run my business. I don’t just go get the listings and pass them off to a team. I am there for you. And, if you talk to my clients I answer my phone most day, night and in the middle of the night. I know that sounds a bit much but I have clients who work grave yard shifts etc. I am there for them when needed.
Did you know? RE/MAX agents average three times the production and more advanced industry education than other agents, RE/MAX Associates are truly “The Real Estate Leaders®” in quality customer service.
Have I convinced you to give me a call? RE/MAX are professionals who do not charge any more to work with you than any other company. Here’s my number: 702.321.9383. When are you moving? Enjoy your day/evening, Penny
My office is located in Summerlin, but like always I sell the WHOLE WONDERFUL VALLEY.
P.S. I could go on and on: One more wonderful perk RE/MAX is International, I can reach out to an agent in San Diego or England, it’s an endless greatness knowing we have a BIG family of Agents all working for the better.
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