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The Cramer Team

Paula Cramer-Listing Specialist-423-237-3356

paulacramer@thecramerteam.com

Dan Cramer-Large Parcel Specialist-423-237-3334

dancramer@thecramerteam.com

Randy White-Buyer's Specialist-423-237-4956

randywhite@thecramerteam.com 

Becky Miller-Team Assistant-423-532-7156

rebeccamiller@thecramerteam.com

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Charity Deduction Faces Same Tax Reform Risk as MID

Of all the itemized deductions, the one for charitable contributions might seem to come out the best under tax reform. That’s because it’s the only deduction under both the House and the Senate versions of the bill that is largely undiminished. And yet charities complain donations will dry up under tax reform. What gives?

b“Provisions in the tax bill the House and Senate are considering would make the situation worse” for charities, Ray Madoff, director of the Boston College Law School Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good, says in a Nov. 27 New York Times opinion piece.

The problem, Madoff says, is the near doubling of the standard deduction. With all of the other itemized deductions either going away or constrained by new caps, most households will opt for the standard deduction rather than continue to itemize. That renders the tax deduction for charitable giving nearly meaningless. As Madoff puts it, “A vast majority of American taxpayers would no longer itemize and therefore would receive no benefits for their charitable giving.”

That argument might sound familiar. It’s the same one NAR is making about homeownership. Under the Senate bill, the mortgage interest deduction would be left intact, but the deduction for state and local taxes would go away. In the House, MID would be limited to mortgages of $500,000 and the deductions for property taxes would be capped at $10,000, while the deduction for state and local income and sales taxes would be entirely repealed. So, while MID is preserved, either entirely or in part, very few households that itemize today would continue to do so. As a result, MID would continue to be a benefit only for the wealthiest households.

Given the structural changes to the tax code lawmakers have before them, preserving the deduction for charitable contributions is mostly meaningless. This is exactly the same thing REALTORS® are saying about tax incentives for homeownership. They’re meaningless for most households if tax reform passes in its current form in both the House and the Senate.

More on tax reform’s impact on homeowners in The Voice for Real Estate.

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Don’t Just Sell a Home; Market a Lifestyle

Kevin Tengan told attendees at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo to remember that home buyers are looking for "a place for their life to happen."

Kevin Tengan told attendees at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo to remember that home buyers are looking for “a place for their life to happen.”

To help your listing stand out from the competition, focus on the lifestyle the property will help buyers achieve, in addition to common details such as square footage and number of bedrooms.

That’s the advice of visual effects specialist Kevin Tengan, who has turned his experience working on Hollywood productions into the foundation for a real estate business that reflects his love for imagery and storytelling. A buyer might say they want a four-bedroom, three-bath house with a sunny kitchen and a backyard, but what they’re really looking for is “a place for their life to happen,” he said during a session at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago earlier this month.

“A lot of what we communicate is ‘what’ and ‘how,’ but few talk about ‘why,’” said Tengan, CRS, chief operating officer of RE/MAX Prestige in Honolulu. “Start with the why.”

As you develop marketing campaigns, remember that saying a home is in a great neighborhood isn’t as powerful as showing why that is the case, said Tengan. For example, if you produce a video property tour, include footage of nearby attractions such as beaches, museums, shopping districts, and other aspects of a community that can inspire a buyer to want to live in the area—not just in the home. Anything you can do to tie your listing to the lifestyle buyers want will attract more traffic, Tengan said.

One of the keys to developing marketing materials that will resonate with buyers looking for a certain lifestyle is understanding the trends that characterize the people you are trying to reach, said Emily Line, vice president of commercial services for Realtors Property Resource®. As a real estate professional, you have access to an enormous amount of data about what consumers are looking for. There are services that can sift through the information and create reports to help you develop an effective pitch, Line said.

The data can help you tune in to trends that reflect the kind of buyers you want to reach. You can identify people in certain kinds of occupations, where they like to shop, and what they like to do for entertainment, Line said. This information can help you connect with buyers in your area, as well as investors who want to purchase commercial or residential properties that will attract certain types of tenants, she said.

Turn the information you collect into a marketing tool by incorporating it into a story that connects the property to the goals and lifestyle of those who would buy it, Tengan said. “At the end of the day, the story is all that matters. A great story evokes a reaction.”

‘This is Our Moment. Own it.’

“Are you ready to own it with me?”  asked Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation REALTOR® and the sixth woman to become president of the National Association of REALTORS® in the past 110 years. “We absolutely have the power to make a difference.”

Mendenhall was sworn into office by her father Richard Mendenhall, who was 2001 NAR president. “There is nothing more powerful in this journey than sharing it with others,” she said addressing thousands of REALTORS® at the Inaugural gala during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago.

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Mendenhall ended her inaugural festivities with a group rendition of “REALTORS® Own It”—the vibrant tune that she co-wrote for her presidency. The song evokes the pride and power embodied in dedicated real estate pros who strive each day to meet the complex needs of their clients and keep the industry strong.

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Over my eleven year experience of buying and selling property Paula Cramer was top notch. Very knowledgeable and professional. I will highly recommend her and use her again. Carmen C.
We had our cabin for sale for some time and used several different companies but Paula & Century 21 Four Seasons were the only ones that came through with a sale for us. Great job. She ALWAYS made herself available by phone. WE really liked Paula. Jeff & Mary S.
Paula, I just wanted to take a minute to let you know I have already received a wire transfer into my account. In fact, it came in yesterday! Thank-you so much for all your help. You and your team made this process so easy! I have been involved in a few real estate transactions in my day, but never one this easy! You and your team are the best ever! Thanks again JM
"Paula was extremely efficient and helpful in all aspects of the sale of my property. I would highly recommend her to anyone as the realtor for the sale of their property. Very knowledgeable in her profession plus honest and helpful through the sales process!! " Mary B.
Paula is an excellent and very knowledgeable real estate agent whether buying or selling property in the Smoky Mountains area. She is delightful to work with, very communicative, responsive, patient, and not pushy or overly aggressive. Had I not enjoyed working with her on the purchasing side, I would not have called her to also list our property for sale several years later. I would highly recommend Paula to any friends looking for a vacation home in the area." Phyllis H.
"We were comparing properties. As we were considering a move and were investigating what our property may be worth. Paula made contact with us and her professionalism stood out. We have dealt with many real estate agents and were very impressed by Paula. Thanks again Paula We never dreamed we would sell our home In Such record time... Any questions we had were always answered by Paula in a timely manner Again her professional manner showed through and we were very happy with her. She was very easy to talk to and would call me back quickly even when on vacation. She respected our opinions and would always let us know hers without making us feel like we didn't have any other options. Allowing us to make informed decisions. We would and have recommended her to anyone smile emoticon Keep up the good work" -Glen and Susan G. Glen and Susan G.
"Paula Cramer was very professional and we were pleased with how well she communicated with us and how quickly she followed up on our questions and concerns." Dennis and Anita C.
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