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“I’ve known Kevin for over 35 years. We were very pleased with the communications and how he handled this deal. He was very concerned about our feelings and needs and of course getting the deal. The result was my wife and I have a new home in a great location in Newport Beach.” — Alan Howarth, Film Composer
“Kevin’s book levels the playing field for real estate buyers and sellers. It’s an easy read, fun and very informative, whether you’re a first time buyer or an investor.” —Jeff Gibson, First American Title
About Kevin A. Kent, Author/Realtor
It’s an honor to be part of the McMonigle Group. The McMonigle Group has been named the world’s top-selling real estate group for more than five years and has been recognized by Lore Magazine and The Wall Street Journal as the number-one real estate team in the nation. I love sharing business opportunities with like-minded agents who are as dedicated as I am. Nowhere else have I felt the sense of excitement in marketing real estate. John McMonigle’s marketing acumen speaks louder than all the billions in sales he has sold in this market.
At The McMonigle Group, we pride ourselves in providing our clients with superior support, sales strategies and state-of-the-art marketing, spending millions of dollars annually to promote exceptional properties of the highest caliber. Our respected team includes the industry’s most talented agents, database experts and marketing professionals—all of whom work together to ensure every property represented garners the utmost in market attention and the optimum sales price.
I hope you enjoy this fourth edition and put it to good use for you and your family. Special thanks to my long time friend, C.J. Land, who made it all look its best. Thanks to John for inspiring the rewrite, 2018 is going to be a very good year. And of course thanks to my family for indulging me in this great adventure.
Kevin A. Kent – Senior Associate, The McMonigle Group Corp
Here's a look at the Table of Contents so you can see the breadth of knowledge inside this great little book. About Kevin Kent, Author Foreword by John McMonigle Selling Your House Reasons to Sell Now Get the Most from the Sale Equity Looking for a Luxury Home? Great News About Rising Prices Home Appraisals - Rising Prices Move Up to the Home You Want Why Not “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO)? Is Now the Right Time? A Buyer in Hand is Worth Two in the Bush Boomer Freedom in Retirement Divorce and Probate Price - Timetable - Challenges Curb Appeal Seller Tips - The Kitchen Seller Tips on Prepping your Home for Sale Seller Staging Tips Feng Shui Staging Digital Video and Imagery Mutual Goals When Listings Expire Options for the Seller Taxes and 1031 Exchange Prop 60 & 90 Q & A – Prop 60 & 90 “Gifting” - Prop 58 & 193 What is a 1031 Exchange? FSBO’s and Agents Here is a Little Story Reasons to Buy Now Home Ownership is a Good Investment Getting Your Mortgage Why Do You Want a Professional? Pre-Approval is Always the First Step Top Reasons to Buy Now You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a House. Building Wealth The Mortgage Process Mortgages! Why so much Paperwork? Help! Saving for a Down Payment Loan Approval Veterans Loans What to Expect From Your Agent Real Estate as an Investment Chinese Investors Buyer Tips - Be Careful - What Not To Do Home Warranty New Homes Escrow - the Process Duties - Overview FIRPTA Planning the Move - An Eight Week Plan Contact & Social Media Social Media Links