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Camp Hill - Carlisle - Dillsburg
Elizabethtown - Enola - Hershey - Hummelstown
Lemoyne - New Cumberland - Lewisberry - Perry County
Mechanicsburg - Boiling Springs - Middletown - Palmyra - Harrisburg

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How This Amazing Program Provides Housing Assistance for Heroes

Today I’m excited to share some information with you about the Homes for Heroes program. This amazing program rewards local heroes for what they do every day.
There are a variety of opportunities in the Central Pennsylvania real estate market for both buyers and sellers.
If you're a prospective buyer click here for a full home search, or if you're considering placing your home on the market, get a free home value report, right here.

Today I’m excited to tell you about the Homes for Heroes program, which is now available in Central Pennsylvania through the Joy Daniels Real Estate Group. To help me explain this great news I’m joined by George Kunzweiler, an affiliate with the program. So, what is Homes for Heroes? Shortly after 9/11, the program was established to give back and thank local heroes for all they do. Homes for Heroes provides Hero Rewards, which help to make it easier for heroes to save when buying or selling homes. The jobs of our local heroes is to help others, and Homes for Heroes wants to show them that same kindness. Homes for Heroes has the goal of giving back much-deserved help to those who spend so much time giving help themselves. When a hero buys, sells, or refinances a home, it helps the program to help even more heroes. It is the mission of the program to assist heroes like firefighters, law enforcement, military, healthcare and EMS workers, and teachers. All of these people qualify to receive Hero Rewards. So, what are Hero Rewards? Actually, they’re the savings that the program is able to provide to local heroes who work with Homes for Heroes. When a hero buys a home, they receive a check directly from the program. When they sell a home, they receive reduced real estate service fees. Also, when they refinance, they receive reduced lending fees.
The jobs of our local heroes is to help others, and Homes for Heroes wants to show them that same kindness.
Qualifying for these rewards is easy. People who fall under the list of heroes I mentioned earlier just need to register at www.HomesForHeroes.com

Homes for Heroes Incorporated works closely with the Homes for Heroes Foundation, which is a charitable non-profit with the goal of helping heroes in need. Every time a hero buys or sells a home with this program, a portion of the proceeds goes towards the foundation. 

The foundation awards grants to local non-profits nominated by Homes for Heroes affiliates. Since 2009, the foundation has awarded $400,000 toward helping heroes. 

The Hero Rewards vary between every transaction, so the easiest way to determine what you qualify for is by using the estimation tool on the website.

If you have any further questions for George about Homes for Heroes, you can reach him or another affiliate by calling (717) 695-3177 or send George an email at George@JoyDaniels.com

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Don’t Miss Our October Seller Seminar

If you’re thinking of selling your home, join us this October for our seller’s seminar! We’ll go over everything you need to know about selling your home this fall.
There are a variety of opportunities in the Central Pennsylvania real estate market for both buyers and sellers.
If you're a prospective buyer click here for a full home search, or if you're considering placing your home on the market, get a free home value report, right here.

Fall is a good time to prepare your home for the market, and I would love to help you meet your real estate goals. That’s why we’re hosting a seller seminar in October at the Linglestown Giant Foods Community Center at 2300 Linglestown Road in Harrisburg. The seminar will run from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Click here to register, and join us at the Giant Community Foods Center on October 3rd from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  I want to help you navigate our current market. Most local areas are in a seller’s market, which can be very complex. If you are looking to sell your home in the future, this is the seminar for you. During our seminar, I will give you the tools, resources, and information you need to make the best decisions for your biggest investment. I’ll also go over important steps to help you achieve your real estate goals, identify your role and your agent's role, and help you make the sale. I’ll also go over everything you need to know about our current market, proven marketing strategies, and the steps you need to take to prepare your home for the market. There will be a home inspector and a stager available to give you some pointers as well.
Now is the time to put your home on the market.
Most people put their homes on the market in the spring, but sometimes it pays to go against the crowd. By fall, the bulk of spring listings are sold or expired. Fall and winter buyers tend to be more serious as they are eager to conclude their home search and move in before the holiday season begins. 

The hot summer months cause buyers to look for wide open, airy spaces, but the fall and winter months call for a different feel. People are looking for festive, homey properties, which makes it much easier (and more fun!) to stage a home this time of year. 

If you’ve been thinking of selling your home, now is the time to put it on the market. This seminar will help you get off to the right start. 

So, join us on October 3, 2017 for our seminar. In the meantime, if you have any questions, just give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to talking with you soon!

Why Overpricing Doesn't Work


In today’s hot seller’s market, many people are wondering if they should overprice their homes. The answer is no.
There are a variety of opportunities in the Central Pennsylvania real estate market for both buyers and sellers. If you're a prospective buyer click here for a full home search, or if you're considering placing your home on the market, get a free home value report, right here.

A question I want to address today is: “Do buyers make offers on overpriced homes?” The market is sizzling hot right now. Many of our local areas are experiencing low inventory with high demand. This means we’re absolutely in a seller’s market. With conditions like these, it can be tempting for sellers to want to list above fair market value in the hopes that buyers will make an offer anyway. However, this isn’t a good idea. Despite the lack of inventory and the high demand we’re seeing in the market, buyers simply will not make offers on an overpriced listing. Buyers, just like sellers, study the market and are often working with knowledgeable Realtors to ensure they’re making the best decisions. Not only that, but most buyers’ search criteria will fall within their pre-approved price range for their mortgage. Buyers who are approved to purchase homes up to $250,000 won’t even look at homes in the $300,000 price range. They aren’t going to waste time on homes they can’t afford. Homes that are priced correctly, however, are flying off the market.

Buyers simply will not make offers on an overpriced listing.


So what happens if your Realtor suggests you list above market value, anyway? An agent who does this may not necessarily understand the market and could simply be trying to earn your business. 

At Joy Daniels Real Estate, we list homes to sell, and listing your home to sell means doing everything right from day one. If you’re going to list to sell, you should make sure your home is in show-ready condition, you should work with the right Realtor for the right reasons, and, most importantly, you need to price your listing correctly.

As a professional real estate agent, I’ve seen a lot of overpriced homes. Typically what will happen is that they will either undergo a major price reduction after sitting for too long on the market or they’ll just expire. 

Real estate is local. What happens elsewhere won’t be the case everywhere. Pricing your home correctly for your local market will not only help it sell, but it could help you to generate multiple offers above list price. 

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.