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An Overpriced Home is a Buyer’s Dilemma, Too.

If you are in the market to buy a home, you’ve seen them. Probably a lot of them. Overpriced houses for sale. But what if you like that overpriced home? How do you know if the seller will ever negotiate to a reasonable price? Unfortunately, you are just not going to know unless you try- […] [Read More]

Still Relevant: Mark Twain’s Solid Advice for Home Buyers

No matter how many homes you have purchased in the past, the anticipation and excitement when it comes time to negotiate is like no other feeling. For some, it’s positively nerve-wracking, for others it’s the most exciting part. Getting to that part means you need to look at a number of homes. It can be […] [Read More]

The Top Ten Questions from Home Sellers

If you have sold a home at one point in your lifetime, you already know that the selling process is a complex transaction that requires a number of individuals to work together to produce a favorable end result. If it’s your first time selling a home, you are bound to have a number of questions […] [Read More]

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]