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Negotiating? – Don’t Let Your Deal Fly South.

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]

Security Systems and Selling Your Home

If you have a security system for your home and have decided to sell, you have two choices. “Arm” it as usual, or discontinue enabling your home’s security system  for the most part while it is for sale. It is my firm belief that if you are accustomed to arming your home on a daily […] [Read More]
Categories: General, selling

That Ugly House is Bound to be a Great Deal!

While scouting for your next home, have you ever driven by a house with little or no curb appeal, and refused to go in?  Well, you are not the only one, but do yourself a favor- go inside the next one. You may be pleasantly surprised. Sometimes, homeowners concentrate on the interior decor rather than […] [Read More]

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]