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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
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Most sellers ask the question, "How can I help to sell my home in today's challenging real estate market?". At different times in history, homes have flown off the market quickly. In today's market, which is made up of REOs (bank owned properties) and short sales, how can homeowners best position their homes to compete?
An important action step is to bring in an expert to help. Finding the best Realtor to guide you through the real estate transaction can be the difference between a real estate dream or nightmare.
Another important step is to make your home stand out. In a challenging market you have to highlight and advertise what makes your home stand out. The upgrades, the location, the amenities, the curb appeal, the well-maintained landscape and the outdoor living space you've created. Take a pad of paper and do a walk through of your home. Look for all the things that buyers would see as a benefit and list them. When you meet with your Realtor share these details.
You have to be competitive on pricing. This step is among the most important. Let your Realtor guide you. In the past I've written blogs about how pricing a home too high is a painful and humbling lesson. An over priced home will sit on the market. A qualified Realtor studies the market and understands realistic pricing for your home. The Realtor isn't emotionally vested in the home and therefore can help you compare to others that have sold so that you can see how the property should be priced.
Unclutter. Realize when you're selling your home, that buyers want to see the home as theirs. That's really hard to do when it's cluttered. Buyers need to see their own items in the home and that is hard to do if it is cluttered. Unclutter so that the true value of your home can be seen. The rooms will look larger. Buyers will appreciate being able to see each room without getting lost in your nick knacks, memorabilia, and other stuff.
When offers come in be sure to give careful consideration even the low ones. If the home is priced right, you will see offers come in and you must be ready to take action. Respond to all offers, even the low ones. A little inconvenience in preparation to facilitate a faster sale is really worth it. Take the action steps needed, make your home stand out, unclutter and sell your home faster.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.