We are pleased to announce we are now offering property management and rentals! We have a licensed Realtor on staff who is experienced and active in this area and happy to help! If you have a property that is vacant and you want help finding a tenant, we can help! If you have a property you would like help with managing day to day operations, repairs, collect payments, etc., we can help with that too! We have had a lot of questions and requests for these services over the years and we are happy we are now able to provide this service in our community! Feel free to give us a call anytime with questions or stop by to hear about what options are available. The best time to reach our property manager in person is Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Or call, anytime, 218-263-4411 Johnson Hometown Realty!
Phoenix, Arizona – Joe Jump and Jill Barrett with Johnson Hometown Realty were both recently recognized by Broker★Agent Advisor with the highest honor as 7 Star Agents.
“Joe Jump and Jill Barrett have met or exceeded criteria established by Broker Agent Advisor relevant to experience, reputation, and achievement and having demonstrated every quality characteristic of a superior real estate professional are hereby recognized and honored for exemplary service to their community and as a credit to the real estate profession,” said Chad Golloday of Broker Agent Advisors.
Joe Jump is receiving his 2nd recognition at this level and recently earned his Broker’s license in real estate.
Jill Barrett is a 3-time 7 Star Award recipient and also holds the highly regarded GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) recognition in real estate.
“We are truly honored to work with these two agents who excel not only in how much business they each do, but more importantly in the quality and care they provide for each of their clients. They truly are top notch experienced agents that are very knowledgeable, dependable and professional. Congratulations to Joe Jump and Jill Barrett and thank you for being a part of our team at Johnson Hometown Realty and for providing such great service to our community,” said Marcy Johnson, from Johnson Hometown Realty.
Joe Jump and Jill Barrett are Minnesota licensed Realtors with Johnson Hometown Realty in Hibbing, serving the Iron Range area and beyond.
Joe can be reached at 218-929-0198 or email@example.com
Jill can be reached at 218-969-5780 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe & Jill can also both be found on Facebook!
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The deal is our office is showing homes, many homes, on a daily basis to good, solid, qualified buyers. In addition to these buyers, over just the past week we have been contacted by a flurry of new people eager to start the buying process.
What we need now is for some new sellers to step up and get in on this action by providing some new home listings for all these buyers to see. Call our office anytime (218-263-4411) with any questions about the process.
As always, our consultation and/or market analysis is free, confidential, and carries no obligation.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Rena Freeman to our team at Johnson Hometown Realty. Rena is a MN licensed real estate agent specializing in property management and
Rena was born and raised in Chisholm, MN and is a graduate of the University of MN, Duluth
with a double major in Mathematics and Teaching Mathematics. She also has her Master’s
Degree in Differentiated Instruction from Concordia St. Paul. After teaching for 7 years in the
Twin Cities and 3 years at Greenway High School, Rena earned her MN real estate license in
Rena and her husband moved back to the Iron Range to raise their two girls and currently reside in Hibbing. She enjoys running the Mesabi Trail, fishing, playing pickle ball with her husband and crafting and baking with her children.
“We are excited with the services we can now offer our community by adding a property management division,” said Marcy Johnson Broker of Johnson Hometown Realty. “Rena is experienced, intelligent and very people and detail oriented. Anyone looking for someone to help lease their rental properties or who would like someone to help take the pressure off of the day-to-day management of a property they own should give Rena a call.” Rena Freeman 218-969-3561.
Congratulations to Realtors Jill Barrett and Joe Jump for being honored as 7 Star Real Estate Agents.
They have both “exceeded the criteria in the areas of experience, reputation, and achievement…. having demonstrated every quality characteristic of a superior real estate professional and are recognized and honored for exemplary service to their community and are a credit to the real estate profession.”
We are truly honored to have them on our team at Johnson Hometown Realty and know that they both go way above and beyond in providing excellent service and care to their clients and their client’s need.
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We are thankful we can continue to work and to meet the needs of our clients. We have quite a few houses pending and closing in the next couple months. And, we know many more of you need to buy or sell real estate, even during this “Stay at Home” order.
Let us know how we can help! We are available and have many options utilizing current technology that allows us to do 90+% of what you need online or virtually. We can still show many listings in person and can do a Market Analysis for you on a property you are thinking about selling.
Feel free to reach out to us whatever way works best for you – phone call, text, Facebook message, email, etc. We are happy to discuss options, provide information, answer questions and show you property. We have photos, videos, virtual tours and Facetime/WhatsApp to help show houses virtually if needed!
Call the office any time at 218-263-4411
Find us on Facebook: Johnson Hometown Realty
Check out our website: www.JohnsonHometownRealty.com (contact button on the bottom of the home page.)
Or reach out to one of our agent’s directly.
We are looking forward to hearing from you and helping you with your real estate needs!
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Minnesota REALTOR® Jill Barrett was recently awarded the highly acclaimed national Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. In completing the required curriculum, Jill Barrett, of Johnson Hometown Realty in Hibbing, MN joins other top REALTORS® in the residential real estate industry from across the nation who hold this designation.
“I am a proponent of lifelong learning, and I am always searching for more information and methods to do things better, so spending the time to get the GRI designation was a great decision,” said Jill Barrett. “Real Estate is not “sales” to me, it is all about relationships and making the process of buying or selling real estate as smooth as possible for my clients; helping them to achieve their goals. The GRI will help me to achieve mine!”
Jill earned the GRI designation by attending a specific, intensive series of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including professional standards, legal issues, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction, technology and social media.
With this achievement, Jill has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional service by securing a strong educational foundation of knowledge and skills to better navigate the real estate market and serve prospective clients and customers.
The Institute is designed to educate practitioners about local, state and national real estate practices that affect them, their clients and customers. Only members of the REALTOR® Association may earn the GRI designation. The REALTOR® Institute is more than twenty-five years old and has graduated thousands of REALTORS® nationally.
The GRI designation indicates to the public that the designation holders are members of the National Association of REALTORS® who have obtained a professional educational foundation on which to base their services.
Obtaining the GRI designation is a beneficial way for a REALTOR® to advance their professional image. The extra measure of knowledge and prestige achieved by completing this course work is a tool that will advance a career in real estate in attracting and building new business.
“Jill has been an amazing addition to our team at Johnson Hometown Realty,” said Jill’s broker, Marcy Johnson. “She goes above and beyond to provide excellent service and care to her clients. You really are not going to find a better agent to take care of your real estate needs. This designation, which is rare, is an example of the hard work and dedication Jill is committed to in making transactions go smoothly for her clients.”
Additional information about the Institute and other educational opportunities for professional real estate agents may be obtained by contacting the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® at 800/862-6097 or www.mnrealtor.com/mn-education-information under “Designations.”
Everybody knows lake shore homes never sell in the winter…Or do they??? Our office has put together 4 deals on nice lake homes in the past 3 weeks, and we have some other buyers currently looking. If you are interested in checking out any lake homes listed through the Range or Itasca MLS, call our office at 218-263-4411 anytime, and we will get you the information you need and set the showing appointments you want!
FYI The Range MLS currently has 14 Residential Lake homes/cabins listed under $100,000, 16 more between $100,000 and $150,000, 32 more between $150,000 and $200,000, as well as 139 more listed over $200,000. Don’t miss out!! Call today!!
Johnson Hometown Realty www.JohnsonHometownRealty.com 218-263-4411.
P.S. Lake shore owners who are thinking about selling may want to consider getting in on this early activity as well….
Home financing translated into English that a normal person can understand…Part Five.
Thus far in our series about home financing options we have blogged about FHA, DVA, Conventional, and USDA loan options. (Go to johnsonhometownrealty.com to review any of these blogs…) Today we are taking a look at the 203K Home Improvement Loan program. These are definitely “niche” loans, but the borrower looking to buy and immediately remodel a property may find this to be an ideal option. As always, this blog is an effort to give you just enough information to make you aware that this program exists and to get you in to see a good, experienced lender who can answer all of your questions and to help you ascertain if the 203K program is the best answer for you.
The main “pros” that 203K loans offer include: No current equity is necessary, only a 3.5% down payment is required, the buyer ends up with one mortgage, one payment, and one deduction, and finally, the borrower can finance all desired home improvements as well as the replacement of any missing appliances such as a furnace, refrigerator etc.
The “cons” of these loans include: Do-it-yourself work is not allowed, borrowers must work with contractors for written bids, contractors must be vetted and approved by lenders, many lenders either do not understand or even offer these programs, loans are only available for primary residences (not open to investors), and more paperwork is generally involved and closing often takes longer than with other mortgages.
As has been discussed in this series of blogs, there are many different home mortgage programs available. Do not become confused and do not become intimidated. Work closely with a good lender, and find the financing option that works best for your situation!! Thanks very much to Julie Rigstad of Union Home Mortgage for her expertise and input for this blog.
Coming next, AEOA and KOOTASCA Homebuyer Assistance Programs…