Sellers-Don’t chase the market!

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Let’s face it-we all want as much money for our house as possible when the decision to sell has been made, including me.  Many sellers think they can always start high and adjust their asking price accordingly, depending on interest/activity level from potential buyers.  Not a wrong way to think, but sellers need to be a little cautious here.  With …

Do Open Houses Work?

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Years ago, before the internet, open houses were an important part of marketing a home.  Allowing the general public to come on in and take a look at a house for sale generated some success for home sellers and listing agents.  Fast forward several years with all of the advances in technology, internet, IDX (Internet Data Exchange), virtual tours, high …

Why Real Estate Flat Fees Just Makes Sense

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Joe sells his house for $500,000 and Mary, a home owner in a nearby neighborhood, sells hers for $250,000.  Both had listing agreements with reputable real estate agents who did great jobs marketing and ultimately selling the homes.  Both Joe and Mary agreed to pay 6% in real estate commissions upon the successful sale of their homes. While sitting at …

Flat Fee’s are the future of real estate!

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Let’s be honest…with all of the real estate online portals, free flowing information (homes for sale, comps, values, photos, virtual tours, demographic data, school rankings, etc.) and advances in technology, the process for buying and selling houses has changed big time. Technology has streamlined the real estate industry so much that buyers are now doing their own searches online and …

Does the size of your Realtor’s office really matter?

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I have a question for anyone considering selling their home: What is more important to you: the size of your agent’s office or the sales price and bottom line equity back into your pocket at closing? In today’s tech-driven world w/ automation, primarily through the internet, does a seller really care that their agent offices in a big, sometimes, fancy/expensive …

Should I Rent or Buy a Home?

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Choosing whether to rent or own a home is not an easy decision. It requires you to carefully examine the factors and costs associated with each option. Which is better? That depends. Your unique economic situation, lifestyle and goals play the largest part in deciding what is better for you. It’s important to go into your calculations with open eyes. …

Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying a Home

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The last thing in the world you would ever want is to spend a bunch of time searching for a home, finding that perfect place and then not being approved for your mortgage. There are also many common mistakes homebuyers make that could make the process much more painful than it has to be. We’re writing this article because we …