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Are You on the Same Page as Your REALTOR®? - 08/31/11 11:05 AM
One of the perks of choosing to work with a great buyer’s agent is that they have the chance to get to know you and find out all of the little things that make you swoon when you see a house. Finding a home for you that has everything you were searching for and more is what they do, day in and day out….watching the market, checking out the hot new listings, previewing homes that might work for you and suggesting properties that might not seem to work on paper but have the right stuff.
The kitchen features updated cabinets including deep pot drawers, tile counters and a custom tile back splash. A full suite of appliances is included in the sale: dishwasher, range/oven, microwave and refrigerator. The layout is just right to add your kitchen table and still have plenty of work space. Designed to take advantage of (7 comments)
Don't Take New Orleans Real Estate Advice from a National Real Estate Site - 08/17/11 06:50 PM
There is a recent article at CNN discussing the merits of buying vs renting in different parts of the country. In some places, rental properties are in high demand, so the price of renting can be higher than the cost of owning. In other places, not so much. It's some fairly good information about what you should consider when determining if it's a good time for you to buy instead of renting. Here's a bit of the article: Should you rent or buy? The buy-rent calculation is just one part of the decision-making process. Other factors include: How long (5 comments)
If You Don't Want It, What Makes You Think The Buyer Does? - 08/11/11 09:05 AM
I know that moving is hard work. After our last move, I informed my husband that I'd rather burn down the house than have to pack up and then unpack all of our belongings ever again. I can't imagine how much harder that would have been if we were forced to deal with items left behind by the previous owner, but I see this happen all of the time.
If you don't want something that's too big, heavy, bulky, old...whatever...chances are the buyer doesn't want you to leave it behind in your home or garage or shed either. We (8 comments)
Expect Good Customer Service - 08/10/11 09:56 AM
Real estate is a customer service business. Yes, there's a lot more to it than that, but the bottom line when you choose a REALTOR®, a home inspector, a lender or a title company is that they should not only provide you with expert guidance in their field, but excellent customer service as well.
Recently, I had an experience with a West Bank closing attorney that left a horrible taste in the mouth of a home buyer....and it never should have happened. The attorney, in an effort to drum up business, had donated a free closing as a door prize (5 comments)
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