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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Ede Bailey Realty, Oakhurst CA - BRE 01479711
What is a “Top Producer” Real Estate Agent? It is an agent with credit for selling lots of properties. Actually, many, if not most of those sales are made by other agents. To be a “top producer,” an agent needs lots of listings for lots of other agents to sell for them. The selling agent finds a ...
 It is an agent with credit for selling lots of properties.  Actually, most of those sales are made by other agents.  To be a “top producer,” an agent needs lots of listings for lots of other agents to sell for them. The selling agent finds a buyer, and writes an offer which is submitted to the l...
Should a seller negotiate a lower than the normal competitive commission, when listing a home with an agent?  For an answer to that question I looked at all the homes sold at a 6 percent listing, and a 5 percent listing, sold through Yosemite Gateway Association of REALTORS®  MLS, for Oakhurst a...
The Oakhurst Elks Lodge would like to thank the Sierra Star for their support in publishing the activities of our community. We appreciate your cooperation in getting the word out to everyone. If it wasn't for the Star, no one would know what's going on around town. You make sure school activitie...
March Home MarketA Lion and a Lamb By Ed Bailey March 2014 was like both a “Lion” and a “lamb,” for our local real estate market. Our dollar volume in sales of single family residential properties (excluding mobile homes, condos, etc.) was up 19% at $12,288,520 compared to $10,298,349 in March 20...
      Answer: That depends on two factors: If the primary focus is on making as much money as possible, the sky is the limit.  Just list it, and some agent is likely to sell it for you, providing it is priced competitively.  The more you list, the more you earn, and the more likely you are to bec...
If You're Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home in our mountain area, there is a valuable free report that can be useful.  It tracks all sales through our local MLS for the most recent 1, 3, and 6 months periods, plus year-to-date data.  The report is updated on the first of each month. It shows m...
(This is a mythical story about mythical people -- but it happens in the real world) Homer Hockputh is a “Do it yourself” kind of guy. So, to sell his house he ran a local ad under the FSBO (For Sale by Owner) heading, and put a sign on his lawn. He got some offers right away and decided, “hey, t...
The median purchase price of single family homes sold through the Yosemite Gateway MLS has increased every month since July 09.  For a complete market report spanning the past six months compared to the same periods last year send an e-mail request to edbailey@sti.net.
by Beverly Scott, President YOSEMITE GATEWAY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® I attended the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) business meeting this past week in San Jose. Prior to the business meeting, C.A.R. held a conference and expo where they released the housing market forecast for 2010....

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