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By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 20
Everything is marketing . . . Everything is marketing . . . That's a frequent saying in my office, and the truth is, everything is marketing. Think about it. When you call a business and the person answering the phone is rude or friendly, you take note and you either keep them on your radar, or y...

By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 48
When you hire us to help you buy a home, we typically explain that our commission is being paid by the listing agent's company, as compensation for bringing you, the buyer, to the transaction. And that commission is generally a portion of the commission negotiated between the seller and the listi...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 35
 Step 1Great customer service is not a technique that you can mimic.  It can best be learned through you own direct personal experience. To run circles around your competition with superlative customer service requires a complete shift in attitude and also a shift in your fundamental ground of be...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 44
How your furniture is arranged greatly impacts the impression buyers will have of your house. If you are preparing your house for sale and feel overwhelmed by the process, you are not alone. Preparing your house for sale is a lot of work.  Once you have done the obvious...removed all the excess s...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 29
 Preparing Your Home for Sale- Step 1 If you’re serious about selling your home, there are steps you can take to make the whole process go smoothly, help to lower the time on market and protect the investment you have.  Even though it’s a seller’s market, you’ll still want to make sure that your ...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 23
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~Full width mobile FB ads are now here as is tighter scrutiny for click-bait targeting at the post level. Both are changes I have been waiting for as I believe they will improve the Facebook experience for all users. However, I am curious how FB will be able to decipher ...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 46
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate - Do you know when you need a survey?Buying a home in Pennsylvania and in Tredyffrin Easttown School District does not require the buyer to obtain a survey. it is a choice unlike some other states around us.However, there are circumstances whenyou should definitely...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 39
     As agents who work in both the niches of short sales and divorce, we are very often keenly and confidentially aware of the credit card debt that has been accumulated.   To compound  the TOTAL of the debt...the couple may not always have a sterling credit rating which means the interest rate ...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 43
How do Solar Panels Affect my Home Sale? It's time to sell your home and you've added solar panels to the roof.  Your first thought is, "They have to be worth something to a buyer, right?!"  After all solar panels are all the rage and buyers must want them, right?!  Let's examine the different wa...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 14
You might think selling a home is pretty simple.  A buyer offers a certain amount of money for the home, the seller agrees or doesn't, rinse lather repeat until they come to an agreement on price, dates and other critical aspects.But the reality is it's not quite that simple, not even close.  The...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 45
You can't be the market expert if nobody knows you exist.You can't be the real estate market expert if nobody knows you exist. In a case like that, you may be a really smart person with a head full of knowledge that benefits very few, if any. I love helping people learn about my real estate marke...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 45
Not enough showings * No offers * Someone left lights on * Did someone use the toilet? * The back door was left open * The pictures on my refrigerator were moved * The cat seems traumatized * I can see footprints in my carpeting * There are smudges on my storm door * They arrived four minutes ear...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 29
How To Avoid Killing Your Home SaleCongratulations! Your home is under contract! While it may seem like you’ve already run a marathon to get to get to where you are there are still pitfalls to avoid. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel and you don’t want to do anything to make it go dark. Su...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 111
"You'll be Here When I Get Back...Right?""My Agent's on Vacation - Can you PLEASE HELP US?"I received a call this spring with that very comment and question - "My agent's on vacation - can you PLEASE help us?"  My initial response was, "I'm sure your agent has someone covering for him/her while t...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 46
What Can I Do If I Can’t Stage My Vacant Home? In a perfect world, all sellers would be able to stage their vacant property. But, as you know, that’s not always the case. Your budget or schedule may not allow for it. If there is no stager nearby, you may not have the resources for this.  So...wha...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
Comments 33
 Prove to Sellers You're Serious:  Be Pre-Qualified! Be Pre-Qualified for your Mortgage before you go and view homes!There, I've said it.  First thing.  Right out of the box.  So it can't be missed.I place that advice right at the top of this post in bright colors so it's not overlooked.  And bec...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 64
Will a Lowball Offer Offend the Seller?Buyers want to feel like they are getting a deal and have negotiated the best price possible. Many buyers want to offer so low that there is a strong possibility that the seller will be offended and refuse to negotiate.No matter how much counseling we do wit...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 58
Santa Monica Bay-View From AboveSocial media is fine. But, as many of us have learned since its inception it is limited in terms of return on time invested. What does works without fail is meeting people face to face in your community. All you have to do is follow your interests and passions outs...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 60
 Going Off the Grid is fantastic!  I honestly hadn't intended on doing so this past weekend  but on Friday night our power went out for a few hours so that kind of forced me to just STOP!  We took out lots of candles (which we haven't done in quite a while) and listened to music off an ipod and o...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 37
Your Neighbor’s House SOLD in One Day! Yours Is About to Expire..WHY..HOW?Remember the day you made the decision of selling your house? Based on what you read and heard, home prices have increased with high demand from the buyers in the area where your house is located in. Next step was to find a...
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