August 28, 2015

RE/MAX PLATINUM Realty's Grand Opening In Omaha, NE Show Support For Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha During August’s Month of Miracles - Heeran Workman Broker/Owner


Omaha Real Estate Brokerage and its Realtors® Show Support for Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha During August’s Month of Miracles
RE/MAX PLATINUM Realty Agents Help Fund Local Pediatric Treatment, Equipment, Programs



Omaha, NE Aug. 12, 2015 – As the fourth annual RE/MAX Month of Miracles kicks off this month, newly opened RE/MAX PLATINUM Realty will take part in the national celebration by having a fundraising event for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during their grand opening open house on Saturday, August 29, from noon to 2 p.m. in the south parking lot of the US Bank Building at 138th and Q Streets. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 for a chance to win a ride on the RE/MAX hot air balloon. RE/MAX Affiliates across the U.S. and Canada have raised over $138 million for 170 member hospitals, and RE/MAX PLATINUM Realty is excited to increase awareness for Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals®).

“It’s a priority for our agents to give back to the community in which we live and work,” said Heeran Workman, designated broker and owner of RE/MAX PLATINUM Realty. “As the newest RE/MAX office in the Omaha Metro area, the ‘Miracle Agents’ at RE/MAX PLATINUM Realty pledge to make a donation after each property sale. In addition, 100 percent of the raffle ticket money raised now through our grand opening on Aug. 29 will go toward life-saving treatments, medical equipment and valuable research. It will directly impact the lives of our friends and neighbors.”

RE/MAX PLATINUM Realty will offer children’s activities and snacks, in addition to the raffle, at its grand opening open house.  Goody bags filled with promotional items, a children’s t-shirt, list of “Miracle Sponsors,” and more will be handed out at the event. The winner of the raffle will be announced Aug. 30.  

Homebuyers and sellers also are able to participate in the celebration. A RE/MAX Miracle Home is identifiable by a rider on the RE/MAX yard sign. For more information about the Miracle Home program,  call (402) 292-HOME ext. 2 to speak with a Miracle Agent today or visit www.RemaxPlatinumNE.com. For business owners interested in sponsoring the grand opening event with either $100 cash sponsorships or by providing children’s activities (bouncy house, balloon artist, face painting, etc.), call Heeran Workman at (402) 707-7878.  Miracle Sponsors will be listed on the RE/MAX PLATINUM Realty website, on the back of the children’s t-shirts, and printed on flyers distributed at the event.

  
About RE/MAX PLATINUM Realty:
RE/MAX PLATINUM Realty is a locally owned and operated full-service real estate brokerage located in Omaha, and specializes in residential real estate. RE/MAX PLATINUM Realty is a proud supporter of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other charities, and is located at (5332 S 138th Street Ste. 210, Omaha, NE 68137). To learn more, please visit www.RemaxPlatinumNE.com.

Contact: Heeran Workman, MBA
Designated Broker/Owner
RE/MAX PLATINUM Realty
(402) 707-7878, Heeran@RemaxPlatinumNE.com  

By: Heeran Workman, MBA, Realtor - REMAX PLATINUM Omaha NE

February 28, 2015

What's My Home Worth? Real-Time Data More Accurate Than Zillow's Zestimate or Trulia

Home Values in Omaha, NE Metro Area

Thinking of selling your home?  If you're wondering, "How much is my house worth?" then you will want the most accurate data - not outdated home sales data.  If you want the most accurate recently sold home prices in Omaha, NE Click Here and we will give it to you directly from the Omaha Area Board of Realtor's MLS data  This will help you with determining the value of your home.
1.  Not every real estate website gets direct feeds from the Multiple Listing Service.  Many of these websites also rely on Realtors to manually update the pending and sold status - but guess what?  Realtors are busy.  They are out selling houses and too busy to fill these out.
2. Zillow Zestimates does not give you accurate home sales values.  There are many consumer complaints regarding Zillow's Zestimates.
Heeran's Home Team sells over 150 houses each year.  Whether you are looking to sell your house or just want to stay up to date on neighborhood values, Click Here and we will give you the most accurate comparable home sales for your neighborhood and also set you up to receive instant email notifications when a home in your neighborhood is listed for sale or the price changes on an active listing.
By: Heeran Workman, MBA, Realtor - REMAX PLATINUM Omaha 



February 9, 2015

Why Homebuyers Need To Act Now - National Association Of Realtors

Why Homebuyers Need to Act Now

Home buyers need to move fast if they want to spend less, notes Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at realtor.com® in commentary at the site.
“Delayed purchases will only result in higher monthly mortgage payments as prices and rates rise,” Smoke writes. Realtor.com® is forecasting that affordability may decline as much as 10 percent over the year.
The Federal Reserve continues to remind the financial markets that it plans to raise its target federal funds rate this year, which will cause mortgage rates to rise. Many economists are predicting 30-year fixed-rate mortgages to average near 5 percent by the end of the year.  
For now, mortgage rates are near historical lows for homebuyers and home owners who can take advantage. Freddie Mac reported last week that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.66 percent (last year at this time it averaged 4.32 percent), and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 2.98 percent (a year ago, it averaged 3.40 percent). 
“Right now, the Fed is using the word ‘patient’ to describe its approach to picking the time to raise the target rate,” Smoke notes. “However, when the Fed ‘loses patience,’ rates will go up at least 20 to 40 basis points in anticipation of the target rate officially going up. … So, buyers beware: The clock on these low mortgage rates may be ticking.”
Source: “2015: Buy Now, Before the Fed’s Patience Ends,” realtor.com® (Jan. 30, 2015)

By: Heeran Workman, MBA, Realtor - REMAX PLATINUM Omaha 

January 23, 2015

Pocket Listings - Homes That Are For Sale But Not Available On The Market

What is a Pocket Listing?
Pocket listings exist when:
1.  A Realtor has signed up the listing paperwork to sell a home but the home is not on the market yet. For example, a seller may decide to hire Heeran's Home Team to sell their home and sign all of the listing paperwork, but the home is not on the market yet.  Those homes are in "Pre-Marketing" status and when we come across buyers who would be a right fit for those pocket listings, we let them know about it now but it's not available to the public yet.
2.  Sometimes a homeowner may hire an agent to sell their home privately.  They may not want their neighbors to know that their home is for sale or they may have other personal reasons.  They will ask their agent to refrain from listing the home on the Omaha MLS.
3.  A homeowner may be interested in selling their home in the upcoming months but not quite ready to pull the trigger to hire an agent.  They will ask Realtors that in the meantime if they come across a buyer who would be a great fit to sell their home to, to let them know.
How Do I Find Pocket Listings For Sale?
1.  Call every Omaha Metro Area Realtor and ask if they have Pocket Listings that fit your needs.
2.  Call Heeran's Home Team at (402) 707-7878 and let us know the type of home you are looking for and we will send out an email blast to the entire agent community looking for your perfect home!  This is by far the EASIEST option.  This is a FREE service to you!


By: Heeran Workman, MBA, Realtor - REMAX PLATINUM Omaha NE