Are You Working with a Real Estate Agent?

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“Why does every Realtor always ask me if I’m working with someone? It makes me feel like they don’t want to talk to me!” Of course they want to talk to you!  There’s two great reasons agents ask this question. One: Ethics!  An ethical Real Estate Agent doesn’t want to “steal” another agent’s client.  Realtors […]

Twelve Steps: A Guide to Buying a Home

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Step One: Determine what’s on your list for your dream home. A location close to schools, work, recreation? What features are important to you, such as a garage, fireplace, roomy back yard, number of bedrooms? Does the home need to be on a bus route, or in a certain school district? Step Two: Select the […]

The Art of the Deal

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Recently, I was discussing a buyer who selected a Realtor based on her assertion that she “aggressively pursued the best possible price” on a home. I wondered whatever happened to the art of the deal? Sure, we all want the best price, and no one wants to feel they overpaid for their home, especially these […]

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out what it means to REALTORS!

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What you want Baby, I got What you need Do you know I got it? All I’m askin’ Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit) Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home Good REALTORS® take their responsibilities seriously, love their work, take Continuing Education classes, abide […]

Sellers- How Important Are Photos of your House?

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Photos are vital to your sale! When you sell your home, you must be aware of how your home shows…and these days, that includes how its showing on the internet! The majority of buyers shop online before they even approach a Realtor, and Realtors encourage their buyers to search online to get a feel for […]

Home Staging – Why Should I Do It?

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Yes! Many buyers shop online first, and they eliminate homes based on photos alone. The first impression of your home could be the ONLY impression it makes! Buyers tell Realtors all the time that they don’t like the photos, or that the house in question looks too dated, cluttered, small, or messy to bother to […]

Twelve Steps: The Path to Selling Your Home

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Step One: Choose a Realtor. Talk to several agents, and listen carefully. Does the agent understand what’s important to you? Do they listen to you? Do they communicate clearly and in a way that makes you feel comfortable? Step Two: Sign a Listing Agreement with your chosen Realtor. Step Three: Listen to your Realtor’s advice […]