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Can a REALTOR® Buy Your Home?

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The short answer is yes, you can sell your home to anyone at any price that you agree to. HOWEVER licensed agents are bound by law to disclose this  to you prior to the execution of any  contract of sale. Why?  It may be assumed that a licensed agent  has more knowledge of the market […] [Read More]
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Spotlight on Trumbull

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One of the many fine qualities the town of Trumbull has to offer is a very well planned mix of old and new, of residential and commercial, and of town and city. One particular sentiment about the town is that you can feel like you’re in the country, but everything is really only five minutes […] [Read More]
beforeyoubuy

Before You Make an Offer on ANY House!

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It’s such an exciting time! You have found a home that “speaks to you”,  has either  met or exceeded your expectations, and it’s time to make an offer! Before you take out your checkbook, make sure you (and your agent) have done ALL of your homework. You should have already spoken to a bank or […] [Read More]
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Perform Your Own Due Diligence When Selling a Fixer-Upper

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We all know that buyers will hire a company to perform a building inspection prior to purchasing a home. However, if you are selling a home that you know needs work, it is highly advisable to obtain your own report. As a seller, it is important to understand what the buyers see when they look […] [Read More]
problemswithahomesale

Buying or Selling? A LOT Could go Wrong…

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Although we don’t go into a transaction thinking something could go awry, that’s not to say that something cannot go wrong in the process. The majority of agents will not leave your transaction in a mess, and will do their best to ensure a smooth transaction for their client, but there are many people involved, […] [Read More]
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Did You Just Buy or Just Sell a Home? Shhhh!

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If you have just sold or just purchased a home, your first instinct  might be to tell your friends and family that you just got a sale for “x” amount of dollars, or  that the  seller accepted your offer of $$$ on a home  DON’T DO IT. Don’t share it in person, over the phone, […] [Read More]
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Four Levels of Home Staging Every Seller Should Know.

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Over the last decade, “home staging” has begun to gain tremendous popularity, and has since evolved into quite the novelty  in the past few years. Staging is not a gimmick and it does work quite well, as long as you have the time, assistance,  and/or budget to  implement the techniques. Most sellers, and agents (for […] [Read More]
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Negotiating? – Don’t Let Your Deal Fly South.

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How much should you negotiate from the asking price of your home? The short answer is that the amount of negotiating will be different for everyone,  given the home and/or seller circumstances.  While this may seem initially vague, there are four factors that will play an essential part in the ultimate selling price of your […] [Read More]