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Smart Real Estate Choices: Buyers Agent, Sellers Agent? or Both?

If you want to buy or sell a house and wish to obtain the best representation available to you, I am of the opinion that you should work with an agent who represents both buyers and sellers on a regular basis. Although there is a level of expertise that comes with an agent who just […] [Read More]
Categories: General
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Having Trouble Selling Your Home?

If it seems that your home is languishing on the market while others around it are selling, it’s time to change the marketing approach. The longer your home is on the market, the more likely it is to sell at a lower price than originally anticipated. And worse yet, it costs you money every day […] [Read More]

Ten Rules of Etiquette Every Home Buyer Should Know

If you are in the market to purchase a home, keep in mind that there are some unwritten rules of etiquette.  Not adhering to simple courtesies could actually cost you thousands in negotiating, if you offend the homeowner whose house you want to buy. It all really boils down to just common courtesy, as in […] [Read More]
Categories: buying, General, negotiate

Selling Your Home: Lessons From a Supermarket

What does a supermarket possibly have in common with the home selling process? In short, supermarkets implement and artfully execute strategic marketing,  or what is also called “positioning”. The big  supermarket chains are amazingly adept in marketing their products.  They know how to position their items,  have an in-depth understanding of the various ways to […] [Read More]

Your Home is Overpriced?

Not looking forward to having that “Just Reduced” phrase attached to your home?  You’re not alone. Hearing those dreaded four words that no seller wants to hear- as in, “Your home is overpriced” makes sellers cringe. Unfortunately, the market changes, inventory changes, and circumstances occur that are beyond yours or your agents control, which would […] [Read More]

What’s Wrong With the Neighborhood?

Two weeks ago there was one house for sale, and then another one came on the market, and now…. another For Sale sign just went up! There are not all that many houses on the street, so what gives? When one home goes up for sale on a street, and then a few others pop […] [Read More]
Categories: General

The Building Inspection- Seller’s Bane or Buyers Boon?

The dreaded building inspection. Most every seller and buyer tend to get a little apprehensive about the outcome of this customary practice after an offer has been accepted. Building inspection reports are an important aspect of every transaction, as any educated buyer would want a professional to review the home’s mechanicals and structure prior to […] [Read More]

Buying or Selling a Home On or Near the Water? Take Note…

Oh, the beautiful. peaceful and serene water views…. One of the greatest things about living in Fairfield County, Connecticut is that there are a variety of waterfront properties that you could make your home, whether it be on Long Island sound, a lake or a pond. The potential downside? Even when you live within close […] [Read More]