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The Difference Between Selling and Dwelling - 05/26/09 02:28 PM
There is a special mindset associated with "staging" your home to sell in a soft market. Staging refers simply to the act of improving your home's appearance in order to appeal to the widest segment of potential buyers. The approach you must adopt is to see your home with an objective eye. Stop looking at your home as your "home," and start visualizing it as the "product" it becomes when it enters the market. Both a real estate agent and a professional home stager can help to market your product successfully by highlighting positive features and downplaying less attractive aspects. Since (0 comments)
An Offer They Can't Refuse! - 05/18/09 01:06 PM
In real estate investment, one person's misfortune is another's opportunity. Indeed, with so many foreclosed properties on the market, buyers are poised to take advantage of a literally once-in-a-lifetime chance at investment or ownership. Every opportunity presents some challenges, however, and you'll need more than luck to effectively buy a distressed property. These transactions are more complex than traditional sales, and you are strongly advised to seek the advice and representation of a real estate professional well versed in this new marketplace. While a bank-owned home may look like a great deal, don't assume that any offer will be accepted. Most (0 comments)
Launch an Offensive... - 05/12/09 09:41 AM
When buyers become scarce, sellers have to step up and make their offering stand out to attract attention. Without spending a fortune, sellers can easily highlight several of their home's features. First, beat buyers to the punch with a pre-listing home inspection. By discovering and fixing problems before buyers ever see the home, you can impress them with a worry-free, move-in-now opportunity. Leave your repair receipts out during showings, so that buyers can see all the improvements you've made just for them! Once the mechanical and structural features of your home have been addressed, move on to the aesthetic details. First (0 comments)
A Portfolio of Commodities - 05/05/09 10:43 AM
Have you ever thought of a home as a commodity? A commodity can be defined as a raw material or product that can be bought and sold. A home is not a raw material, but it is certainly built out of many, like a box full of wood, steel, cement, glass and copper. Over the long term, home prices usually rise along with the cost of the commodities it takes for construction. While high inventories of housing may be keeping prices lower right now, the cost of the raw materials that are intrinsically tied to a home's value are rising, and (0 comments)
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