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Buying and Selling Real Estate – 2018

The 2018 handbook is available for FREE as a PDF.

“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
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
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 
Planning the Move - An Eight Week Plan
Contact & Social Media 
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