About Collier Swecker

Collier Swecker is a licensed real estate broker, attorney, blogger, speaker and entrepreneur. He is the founding partner of the Mega Agent Real Estate Team at RE/MAX Advantage which ranks as one of the top selling real estate teams in Alabama. Collier also acts as a business and marketing consultant for small business start-ups.

Collier graduated from Auburn University (B.A., 1998), Cumberland School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2002) and Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (Masters of Law in Taxation, 2003). Collier was the principal partner of the law firm Swecker and Sparks LLC for 3 years before leaving the law practice for real estate development and sales.

Collier is a native of Yorktown, Virginia and currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Amanda Capps Swecker. Collier & Amanda are the proud parents to a beautiful daughter, Julia Abigayle. They have one dog named Kramer.

Fall is Awesome Time to Sell Your Home

Collier Swecker video blogs about how the fall can be a great time to sell your home. Conventional wisdom has often said that the fall and early winter were bad times to sell because there are no buyers that time a year. This new economy and world we live in has changed all of that and no longer are people only getting new jobs and relocating in the spring or summer. Also there are many potential home buyers that have already sold their home and are just waiting for the perfect home for them to come on the market. (Maybe it’s yours!). If your worried about the fact that people with children aren’t buying in the fall because of school, think again! Many parents have just moved into apartments within their chosen school district and are waiting for the right home to come to market. Fall is a great time for College Football and Selling Your Home! If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com or at my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

Putting Response Deadlines on Home Sellers and Home Buyers

Collier Swecker video blogs the pros and cons of putting response deadlines in home purchase offers and counter-offers. While I have never met a home purchaser or home seller that was not somewhat anxious to hear a response from the other side, many buyers and sellers are frequently putting 12 hour to 18 hour deadlines in offers and counter-offers. Home sellers and home buyers should be cautioned to use response deadlines only when absolutely necessary or when they and/or their agent is sure that it is a smart strategic move that will assist them in achieving the negotiated outcome they desire. If you have any questions or comments about response deadlines for home buyers and home sellers, email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com or visit my website at www.MegaAgents.com.


Delays in the Home Closing Process

Collier Swecker video blogs about how buyers and sellers in a real estate transaction need to understand that closing delays often happen, whether they are a few days or just a few hours.  Most home closings happen on time or even early, but with so many different people & companies involved delays do happen. We find that most delays are related to the lender / borrower working on clearing up lender’s underwriters conditions.  Very rarely are delays intentional by any party to a transaction, as everyone involved has an incentive to get to closing as soon as possible. We find that many real estate agents are not explaining to their buyers or seller that delays are possible and ensuring that buyers and sellers have contingency plans in place should there be a delay. If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com, visit my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

Home Sellers You Need to Stage those Awkward Places in Your Home

Collier Swecker video blogs about home sellers need to show potential home buyers how they will be able use those awkward spaces in their home. If you have a room beneath the stairs or a nook / alcove anywhere in your home, you need to fund a unique way to show it off. By setting up a small work station, a home command center with a bulletin board, kids play area, or even built in shelving / seating. Really buyers will want to see that there is some purpose to the space. I would suggest using apps / websites like Houzz and Pinterest to get ideas. When you show the buyer the potential of the space then your awkward spot becomes another selling point. If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com or visit my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

Home Buyers Bring Your Best Offer Quickly

Collier Swecker video blogs about how home buyers in a competitive real estate market need to bring there best offers early in the negotiation process or they may find out that the Sellers have used their offer to get a higher offer that they have turned into a contract. One thing that many home buyers and sellers don’t know (and for that matter many agents) is that home sellers are under no duty to disclose multiple offers and is legally and ethically permissible to use one offer to generate other higher offers from other buyers. At the end of the day a good Seller’s Realtor should be trying to get the most money possible for their Seller and they should do everything they can that is both legal and ethical to maximize their clients investment. When home buyers bring low offers with bad terms in hopes of starting a negotiation along with their knowledge that it is a weak offer, they are opening themselves not only for rejection but to the Seller’s agent using that offer to generate other interested Buyers to write a contract on the same property, since obviously the home is popular if it is getting shown and also has an offer. Basically, it is creating emotional urgency. On top of the foregoing, most home sellers in todays market cannot afford to just give away their home and most need to get market value in order to be able to sell. If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com, visit my website at www.MegaAgents.com.