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Should a Seller Ever Respond to a Verbal Offer?

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Every area has its own customs as to how to respond to a verbal offer. In our part of southwestern Connecticut, these offers are not considered bona-fide offers, but that isn’t necessarily true in all parts of the state, or the country for that matter. Generally speaking, if a buyers agent presents a verbal offer […] [Read More]
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The New Risks To Selling Your Home FSBO (For Sale By Owner)

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There are risks for sellers going it alone without a Realtor®, and make no mistake- the risks are for both the seller and buyer. What appears to initially be a grand savings more often turns out to be a net loss when all is said and done. There are many statistics available on a variety […] [Read More]
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How to Steer Clear of the Buyer Agents Who Can Cost You Money

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Shopping for a home? Interview a few buyer representatives before you sign an agreement for an agent to represent you. The difference between the negotiating skills can save you thousands of dollars, and it’s worth the effort on your part in the very beginning to make sure you have the best agent. Before you sign […] [Read More]
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Buying or Renting, and Need to Know Your Credit Score?

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It should not be a stressful or costly experience to find out what your credit score is, and whether or not you are “marketable” to either banks or Landlords.  Obtaining your credit score   should not be difficult either, however you just have to be really diligent about it, because one wrong move can actually cost […] [Read More]
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No Worries. Learn How You Can Save Money on Closing Costs.

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Oh, no! You get your estimated settlement cost statement from the bank and it says your closing costs are WHAT???? Yes, that piece of paper can certainly be a shocker, but here are a few ways that savvy homebuyers can save thousands on closing costs, so try to relax, that number is intentionally high. There […] [Read More]
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The Smartest Pricing Strategy for Selling Your Home in 2015

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Preparing your home for sale involves a lot of research, and the majority of it comes with strategic price positioning, as well as marketing. After all, they do go hand in hand with each other. When it comes to setting an asking price for your home, it’s time to get into the digital age, and […] [Read More]
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What To Do When You Get a “Low-Ball” Offer.

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Getting a call from your agent that you have an offer is exciting, but it’s every seller’s nightmare to get one that seems to be ridiculously low, especially if you have added a little wiggle room to the asking price. First, try not to be insulted.  The buyers objective is to obtain an agreement on […] [Read More]
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How Market Time Impacts Your Home Sale.

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Whether you are buying or selling, “Days on Market” affects a sale. Depending what side of the transaction you are on, and how much time has lapsed from the initial offering of the home, it could be a positive or a negative. When you are selling,  you may have already heard from your Realtor that […] [Read More]