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Utah Home Seller Specialist - 08/22/06 07:17 PM
When it's time to sell your home, your biggest investment in your life, who do you want representing you? In today's modern world, everyone is looking for a specialist when they need something done right the first time. If you have a car accident, you look for an attorney who specializes in auto accidents. If you need surgery you look for a specialist. In real estate the same is true. If you are selling a home, you need to be working with a Home Seller Specialist. A Home Seller Specialist represents you the seller and not the buyer. The Home Seller Specialist's (0 comments)
How Many Photos Make A Tour - 08/22/06 07:13 PM
I'm always amazed when I click on the tour button of an MLS listing and find a photo of the front, back, and side of a home. I may be wrong, but I thought to be a tour, there should be some photos of the inside of the house. Also, I thought that having a picture of the kitchen, living room, dining area, family room, and possible a bedroom or two was enough. That's probably true, but let's talk about those rooms for a minute. Kitchen - Does a picture of the kitchen make sense when all you can see is the (4 comments)
Curb Appeal Can Kill - 08/22/06 07:09 PM
The curb appeal of your house can kill the sale. After having driven all over the town in my real estate career, I am still amazed at the people who don't seem to think curb appeal matters when they are selling their house. I've seen cars parked in the yard, dead flowers in the flowerbeds, weeds above the knee, and many other things that tell the buyer the seller isn't ready to sell. That's right; buyers sometimes don't even go into a house if the curb appeal is bad. The buyers feel if the curb appeal is that bad; I wonder (2 comments)
24 Hours A Day 7 Days A Week - 08/19/06 12:41 PM
If you want your home to sell it has to be advertised to potential buyers 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Information on your home has to be available to potential buyers all the time, not just when you're having an open house or when there is an ad in the paper. Our Audio Open House allows prospective buyers to listen to a recorded message about you home any time they want to. There is an 800 number that they call and enter the three-digit extension for you home. The buyer can listen to a recorded message that tells (2 comments)
What Month Is It Anyway? - 08/19/06 12:39 PM
Does the photo of your house on the MLS have people asking themselves this question? When you list your home for sale in the winter the MLS photographer takes the picture of your house with snow on the ground. Why is it that in April when we are looking at your house on the MLS it still has snow on the ground? We make it a point to monitor this and many other things about the marketing of a home. When the weather gets nice and the grass turns green and the snow is gone, we get a new picture put (0 comments)
Where In The World Is It? - 08/18/06 03:12 PM
You have your home up for sale and it's on the Internet; the only thing is you can't find it. If you home on the Internet and the only way you can find it is to type in a web address like - http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/HomeListing.asp?frm=byxmls&xlid=1065394613&fh=on&lnksrc=feathome&poe=realtor just to find it. Well, let me tell you something that you probably already know. No one will see your home until they find it and they will probably see a bunch of other homes on the way to finding it. Why not have your home on it's own private web site with an address like www.americanhomeinfo.com/ut716. Wouldn't that (0 comments)
Sellers, Are You Getting Any Lately? - 08/18/06 03:10 PM
Are you getting any lately? Buyer feedback that is; when an agent has shown your home do you get any feedback on what the potential buyers felt about your home? If you're not, then ask yourself why not. Getting feedback from the buyer and their agent is as easy as falling off a log. It's just something that has to be done at the right time. When the buyer's agent calls to set up the appointment, he/she should be put on an automatic feedback program that will request feedback from then even before they go to show the house. There are many (1 comments)
Photos Make A Big Difference - 08/18/06 03:08 PM
Today, homebuyers surfing the Internet looking at homes want to see photos of the interior, exterior, and neighborhood. When a homebuyer goes to Realtor Dot Com, the highest used real estate web site in the nation, they want to see photos to help them find a home. Realtor Dot Com has even put a radio button on their search page; that give you two choices "Sort results by 1. Photos or 2 Featured Tours". They do this because that's what the buyers want. So why do so many homes for sale on the market only have one and sometimes not even (0 comments)
Where Did The Termites Come From - 08/15/06 11:53 PM
I listed a home in one of our rural areas, when the buyer had it inspected they did a termite inspection. The inspection revealed that there were termites in the home. The seller said they had the home inspected when they bought it and there were not signs of termites at that time. Well, here's what happen. The owner had finished the basement and had installed a wood-burning stove. Him and some of his friends had gone up in the mountains to an area where they could cut down trees and take them for firewood. Well, to make a long story short, the wood (2 comments)
Home Warranties Aren’t Just For Homebuyers - 08/15/06 11:52 PM
Home warranties aren't just for homebuyers and here's why. When one of our agents bought his home he got a home warranty on it for one year. The seller bought it and he thought nothing of it until it was time to renew it. He renewed it and got a discount since it was his second year. This was in the spring and when winter came he was glad he had renewed it. One day, his home felt a little cold, so he went to the basement to check the furnace and to his surprise, it wasn't working. He was about (0 comments)
Home Inspections - 08/15/06 11:50 PM
I don't think I have ever sold a home where the buyer didn't have the home inspected. I've had a few homes that even had the contract cancelled due to the inspection. If you're a buyer and aren't sure if you should have the home inspected or not, then definitely have it inspected. If you're thinking you might not need one because it's a new home, just listen to this story. A young couple bought a brand spanking new home. We closed; they got the keys and moved in on a Friday morning. The husband had to go to work on the swing (5 comments)
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