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Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home. - 03/21/12 07:27 AM
Right on Herb! I totally agree with this message. A home is not worth what you need out of it and I am SORRY that it is not what you thought it was worth. Telling sellers every day that their home lost value is a frequent occurence in our jobs lately. The following post is an accurate explanation of that. Via Herb Johnson Northern Kentucky Realtor, Remax (NKYRealty/ REMAX Affiliates): The US real estate market peaked in 2006. Since 2007 prices have declined, yet many sellers are still in denial about the market value of their homes. Some sellers still struggle to accept the reality of today's real (0 comments)
If It's Just the Carpet That You Find Dated, Why Don't You Make An Offer? - 03/21/12 07:22 AM
Carol says it best! I get this comment a lot also "home needs too much work". What does that mean? Usually, the seller and I know that is the case and we price the home accordingly! No wonder we are getting a ton of showings. But does outdated carpet and/ or appliances warrant " too much work" in the feedback?? Via Al and Cal Realty Group Al Mussi Carol Ann Palmieri (RE/MAX Executive Realty): If It's Just the Carpet That You Find Dated, Why Don't You Make An Offer? Lately I've seen buyers looking at homes for a second peek. "The second showing." (4 comments)
5 Things Appraiser's Look For When Analyzing A Purchase Agreement - 03/18/12 01:09 PM
Wonderful points brought up from Michael about what the appraisers are looking for in valueing your home under contract. Every appraiser is different and subjective, but this is a great list to remember when accepting an offer. Via Michael S. Bolton-MN Appraiser (Michael S. Bolton,Inc.): Every appraisal for a purchase that is done on the Fannie Mae 1004 form, the appraiser is required to analyze the purchase agreement. Some say that the only thing that appraiser's look for is the sales price so they know what number to hit (or some would say what number not to hit). While it is true that (2 comments)
Breeze Through the Mortgage Process By Following These Suggestions - - 03/13/12 02:38 PM
What a great list of things NOT to do after you apply for a mortgage loan on the purchase of your home. Banks are looking for any reason to deny loans these days and some of these are big red flags. So don't go putting that new refrigerator on your credit card before the closing. Via Kathy Sheehan (MiLEND, Inc.): Earlier this year I wrote a post about the do's and don'ts during the mortgage process. Little did I know that a mere 90 days later I would be talking about this again. Keep in mind that while your application and documentation (3 comments)
You Have Been Misinformed about a Realtor's Commission. - 03/13/12 02:36 PM
Sherry wrote this fantastic post that I thought I would share about how agents earn their dommission monies! So next time, think hard about how much some agents work and the "behind the scenes" stuff we pay for! Via Sherry Scales, REALTOR - Austin TX Real Estate (HomeNet Realty): You Have Been Misinformed about a Realtor's Commission. Real Estate agents get a bad rap. Everyone thinks we are the only professional that works on commission. Sellers try to sell homes themselves just so they don’t have to pay a commission. But unless you happen to be riding down that street and see that home, (0 comments)
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