Your nine minute showing drill

Occasionally, you will receive a call to schedule a showing to take place within the next few minutes.  THE FOLLOWING IS A CHECKLIST FOR THIS TYPE OF PANIC: SOUND:  Turn off the television and radio. SIGHT:  Turn on every light in the house and open all drapes and blinds during the day. ODORS:  Heat some […]

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December 3, 2012

Preparing for showings

Contemporary Living Room

The following are some friendly tips to help you home welcome the buyers: First impressions are lasting impressions. An inviting exterior insures inspection of the interior. Keep your lawn mowed and edged, the flower beds cultivated and the yard clear of refuse. Wash the siding on your home. Cleanliness is next to Godliness. Bright, cheery windows and […]

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December 3, 2012

So you want to sell your home…

Types of Listings Open Listing Gives a real estate agent the right to bring buyers to view your home. If their client buys the home, the agent earns a commission. There is nothing exclusive about an open listing and a seller can give such listings to every agent who comes around. For this reason, no agent is going […]

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December 3, 2012

Why Pay a Commission?

realtor disclosures

Homeowners attempting to sell their home without the assistance of a real estate professional generally do so for one and one reason only. It’s to avoid paying a commission fee. Is it worth it? Only the homeowner can answer that, but experience has shown that many for-sale-by-owners find that it’s not. Before making a costly […]

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December 3, 2012

Deciding what to offer

Houses have lots of different prices and values Listing or asking price – Price seller would like to get Buyer’s price range – What buyer can afford. Sale price – Price the house actually sells for. Market Value/ Appraised Value – Established by a certified appraiser. Balance what you can afford and best guess of […]

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November 23, 2012