What’s the Best Way to Choose Your Real Estate Agent?

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What’s the Best Way to Choose Your Real Estate Agent? Choosing the best real estate agent to help you in the purchase or sale of your home can be a daunting task.  Most agents are spending thousands of dollars advertising to attract your attention.  In many cases, all that gets for you is someone that needs to churn out as many transactions as possible in order to cover the cost of all that advertising. So what about online reviews on an agent’s website, Yelp, Google…

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Your House Is Ready to Show, Where are the Buyers?

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Your House Is Ready to Show, Where are the Buyers? You’ve done all the right things: taken care of deferred maintenance, spruced up the paint, super cleaned and decluttered.  Advertising is in place, agents have visited to preview, but you haven’t had any showings.  What’s the problem? Ideally, every seller hopes that they will have the house ready to sell and immediately get a call for a showing that then turns into the new owner of the home in 45 days.  One and done!  What…

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Is an Open House a Good Idea for Getting Your House Sold?

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Should You Have an Open House? Is an open house a good idea when it comes to getting your house sold?  Truthfully, the answer is usually not.  Here’s why…. NAR (National Association of REALTORS®) statistics show that only about 1% of the time does a buyer for a property appear as the result of having viewed it at an Open House.  Certainly, we could easily make the argument that having that 1% chance alone is enough to justify having an Open House but there are…

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Is Your House Show Ready?

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You’ve done the initial decluttering and you’ve touched up the paint, repaired the obvious deferred maintenance and your house is on the market and ready for showings.  That’s an exciting feeling because now you know all your hard work will pay off!  You believe that now agents will want to schedule showings for their clients and multiple offers will be yours to sort through. Before we get quite there, let’s review best practices to be ready for a showing.  First and foremost, you really need…

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