RE/MAX Realtor Shane Ray Advises Buyers and Sellers in a Low-Inventory Market

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) April 28, 2017

April through August are usually the hottest months of the year to buy or sell a home. Although there are more houses on the market in the spring, there are typically more buyers than inventory. “Colorado Springs is a military town with four Air Force bases and an Army post, which means there’s a lot of moving in and out of the city,” said Realtor Shane Ray, founder of the Shane Ray Team and a recent recipient of the distinguished RE/MAX LLC Platinum Club award for 2016.

For buyers and sellers in a competitive low-inventory market, Ray, who has been selling homes in the Colorado Springs area for eleven years, lists the following four tips:

No. 1: Add an escalation clause. When there are multiple offers on the table, it is important for the buyer to consider adding an escalation clause to their contract. In essence, the escalation clause states, “In the event of a competing offer higher than the buyer’s offer, buyer agrees to pay $500 – $1,000 over the highest competing offer’s net, not to exceed a certain maximum purchase price.” “The escalation clause definitely gives the buyer an edge in a competitive market,” added Ray.

No. 2: Add an appraisal clause. Similarly, the buyer ought to consider adding an appraisal clause when submitting an offer on a house. This clause states that if the appraised value is lower than the sales price but at least as high as the list price, the buyer agrees to pay the difference between the appraised value and the sales price in cash. “It will cost the buyer more money out of pocket promising to pay higher than the appraised value of the house, but it will give them a better chance at standing out amongst other offers,” noted Ray.

No. 3: For the seller, timing is key. In a low-inventory market where buyers instantly flock to a new house when it hits the market, it is important for the seller to allow 3-4 days for showings before making a decision on which offer they’d like to select. "This timeframe will give the seller the ability to obtain the best possible offer and have options while staying in-step with the fast-moving market,” said Ray.

No. 4: Start the home search early. “Get pre-approved through a lender and consider location, budget and the type of financing that is best suited for your needs. It could take time to find the perfect house in the right price range on which to place a serious offer,” concluded Ray. “Buyers should spend some time observing what happens when homes that match their criteria hit the market so they can be prepared to act quickly.”

About Shane Ray, RE/MAX Properties, Inc.

Shane Ray has lived in Colorado Springs since 1983 and has been helping people in the Springs area buy and sell homes since 2006. He has achieved Quality Service Certified Platinum status, which is the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry. For more information, please call (719) 447-7915, or visit http://www.realtorshaneray.com. His office is located at 1740 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920.

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Attorney Joe Stanley Helping Construction Workers Stay Safe on the Job

Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2017

Attorney Joe Stanley, in honor of Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28, an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work, is educating construction workers on how to stay safe on the job. “Laws concerning construction regulation do not place an undue burden on the owner or contractor financially, but exist for the safety of the workers performing the dangerous work,” said Stanley, founder of The Stanley Law Offices, LLP, which regularly handles construction accident cases. “Serious accidents that happen on the job are almost always preventable. Injuries and accidents are oftentimes caused by a work environment that values completion over safe practices.”

New York Section 241(6) is a law that is supposed to hold contractors and owners accountable to safety regulations, but these regulations haven’t been changed or modified by the New York Board of Industrial Appeals since the 1970s. “As a result, the safety regulations are out-of-date and no one can agree on changing them for the protection of current construction workers,” added Stanley.

In order to better ensure construction workers stay safe on the job, Stanley lists the following three tips:

No. 1: Never work on an incomplete scaffold. Scaffolds are found on most construction sites, and are also the cause of numerous injuries. “Always ensure the scaffold you are working on is complete and sturdy, and has been inspected before you begin working on it,” stressed Stanley.

No. 2: Lift heavy objects properly. Back injuries on job sites are also common, due to improperly lifting heavy objects and loads. “Proper lifting can greatly reduce back injuries,” added Stanley. For more information about proper lifting, visit http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/proper-lifting-technique.

No. 3: Always use personal protective equipment. This can include, depending on one’s specific job, a back brace, gloves, climbing harness, safety goggles, breathing mask, reflective vest and hard hat.

“Keep in mind that workers’ compensation, in the long run, does not always help construction workers who are seriously injured,” concluded Stanley. “The job sites need to be safer places with clear regulations in order to prevent these serious accidents and injuries in the first place.”

About The Stanley Law Offices, LLP

The Stanley Law Offices, LLP has five offices located in central New York and northern Pennsylvania, including Syracuse, Binghamton, Watertown and Rochester, NY, as well as Montrose, PA. The firm focuses on construction accident law, personal injury law, workers’ compensation and accident-related law. For more information, please call 1-800-608-3333, or visit http://www.stanleylawoffices.com.

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Optomi Honored as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle®

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Optomi Honored as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle®

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ATLANTA, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Optomi was honored yesterday with the 2017 Pacesetter Award® for the second consecutive year. As one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in Atlanta, Optomi continues to disrupt the tech staffing industry with its unique approach. “The Pacesetter Award® honors Atlanta’s top fastest-growing privately held companies that are taking business to the next level. Their methods are unconventional and their growth is top speed,” according to The Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Optomi makes a practice of implementing strategies that stand out from the competition as the most leading-edge and successful. Michael Winwood, CEO commented, “We are grateful to be recognized as one of the fastest growing privately held firms in Atlanta. This is entirely due to the efforts and dedication of our team. Optomi’s people, core values, culture and strategy are disrupting the tech staffing industry. We are raising the bar by using unique recruiting processes combined with innovative technology to offer both our candidates and clients a better experience.”

This is the second consecutive year Optomi has been recognized with the Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter Award®.

ABOUT OPTOMI

Optomi is a market-leading tech staffing firm with a unique approach. By developing industry leading recruitment processes and utilizing innovative technologies, we are able to deploy the best project managers, business analysts and technologists in the ever-evolving spaces of mobile technology, network/system engineering, information security, data warehousing, cloud and application development… making us a leader in the IT staffing world.

Our philosophies are as cutting-edge as the technology we represent. Optomi dominates the technology sector by placing high-level consultants on leading technology projects under short-term and long-term contracts. We have placed technologists on advanced projects such as advanced vehicle programming, cloud system integration and high-level security development. Optomi has been recognized with several prestigious awards. Most notable is the Staffing Industry Analysts’ BEST STAFFING FIRMS TO WORK FOR® award in 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014… accomplishments never before achieved by a company in its first four consecutive years of business.

Optomi is well-positioned to serve Fortune 500 clients as well as mid-sized clients through its skill-set focused strategy and genuine approach to engaging with consultants & clients.

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