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Six Selling Myths That Cost Sellers Money - 11/26/10 10:24 PM
This blog is so appropriate for our market in the Tidewater area of Virginia and VERY much worth re-posting. I have a similar video on my website, but wanted to repeat via my blog. Sellers: You KNOW who you are and the blog is TRUE and worth your consideration. Via Jared Wangsgard (Urban Utah Homes and Estates): One of the most popular posts on my site, LiveInUtah.com is Six Selling Myths. Sellers make these mistakes all the time, and sometimes their Realtors are to blame! Avoid these myths and net more when your home sells. Myth #1: You should always price your home high (1 comments)
I always feel empathy for families that are selling or buying homes this time of year. It is or can be painful! You sellers can't really let your guard down and enjoy the season of holidays and family fun! Your home needs to look perfect and not overly done for the holidays. All of those yard decorations just aren't going to happen this year! You buyers are feeling likewise. You can't really decorate for the season because you don't want to unpack and repack up the decorations....assuming you have the time to even think about decorating. I've always recognized that the (3 comments)
NOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooo - 11/21/10 09:40 AM
This is put in a way that I think we all can appreciate. I couldn't agree more and think we all need to 'buck up' and let's get this show on the road. If folks are calling you this time of year to see your home, they aren't tire kickers! They are serious and well qualified buyers. Don't deny letting them in to see your home! Via J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY: OK, perhaps I'm being a tad dramatic, but this is a plea to all you anxious home sellers out there: Stop declining showings. I have been (2 comments)
Don't Turn On The Furnace - 11/21/10 09:32 AM
I have always told my clients to insist on a home inspection, even if it is new construction. In regards to new construction, some of the new home agents tell my clients...'don't worry, you have a one year warranty and can get corrections done at the anniversary of your home." Unfortunately, you can read below on why that might be too late! No builder is perfect, no city inspector is perfect!!! Via Jay Markanich (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC): On a recent new construction inspection I arrived much earlier than my clients. I like to do that. When they arrive I can (2 comments)
Short Sale Housing Assistance in Hampton Roads - 11/16/10 10:34 AM
If you are upside down in your mortgage and are even a month or two behind in your payments, please don't stress out! Give me a call and we can discuss a strategy to help you sale your home, make your lender happy enough to forgive you of the remaining mortgage owed and get you into a wonderful rental home. Let me explain how this could work. You owe more money than you can sell your home for and that balloon payment notice just came in the mail. Perhaps you are in the military and have just received orders and must move. You need (0 comments)
An Agent's Best Friend....His/Her Dog! - 11/14/10 02:19 PM
I've been in the real estate business for nearly 18 years and I'm still confused about agents who take a photo with their dog(s) for their business card or website. Let me state immediately that I'm not a dog hater. I've been accused of such when I dare complain about my girlfriends who bring their dogs to the tennis courts and don't understand why the dog wants to chase the ball in the middle of the point/game/match! In fact, I feel the same way about dogs that I do children. They are wonderful and wanted when their parents teach them right from (11 comments)
It just ain't right, naw'sir, it just ain't right! - 11/10/10 04:53 PM
Would someone please turn off the TV????? Better yet, block the HGTV channel!!! I'm like most folks...I like to watch HGTV. I enjoy the couple searching for homes internationally. I like Holmes on Homes. I even enjoyed the show on another cable station called Million Dollar Listing. I laughed myself silly over that one. But if I hear another twenty something couple acting like the brats on the show 'First Time Homebuyers' or beating up a seller for $5,000 off the purchase price(equates to roughly $20 a month/two Starbucks lattes) I think I will have to personally pay a visit to the programming director of (3 comments)
Why Tons of Buyers Are Screwing Up - 11/09/10 10:41 AM
This is a good example of being what my grandmother use to say was being " Penny wise and Pound foolish'. With 4% mortgage money availble, why would you beat up a seller over $5,000 in price? That equates to $20 a month. Instead, ask for other consessions....like closing costs, HOA fees for a year, etc. Better yet, treat folks by the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would want done unto you. Via J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY: Price and Terms. Price. Terms. I will bet you a 6-pack of Old Milwaukee that if you ask first-time buyers (2 comments)
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