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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Realty - 0458038
What's happening in the Morris County NJ real estate market? Sales data for Boonton Township, Denville, Kinnelon, Mountain Lakes, Jefferson Township, Rockaway Twp., Montville real estate and other Morris and Sussex County NJ markets.

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2007 

Care and patience makes the difference between a healthy lawn and a horrid gray eyesore, especially when rain is rare.  If you will check your moisture regularly, you can alter your schedule to better meet your lawns needs.  According to the Oregon State University Extension Service, many people ...
06/24/2007
Here are the top 10 school districts as rated by New Jersey Monthly for 2006.McNair Academic (Jersey City - Hudson County)Tenafy (Bergen County)Millburn (Essex County)Montgomery (Someset County)Mountain Lakes (Morris County)Glen Rock (Bergen County)Northern Highlands Regional (Allendale - Bergen ...
06/21/2007
Say that fast 5 times!I've come across the "finder's fee" offer from FSBOs a few times for "bringing a buyer."  So, once I bring this buyer, what will I do?  Drop them there on the stoop and walk?  No, that's where the ignorance of the general public of the entire buying process comes to light.If...
06/16/2007
A letter arrived the other day that really made my day.  I had contacted a FSBO back in January and got an appointment to see the house.  Great house, not so great attitude... Anyway, back to the letter.  I won't bore you with the entire contents but one paragraph got my attention..."I have been ...
06/16/2007
Maintaining your home can be an overwhelming task, but not if you break down the maintenance into monthly, seasonal projects.  Here's a practical list to tackle in June...Clean & seal wood decks during a sunny stretch. When the deck is dry, apply deck cleaner and scrub. Next day, apply deck seale...
06/13/2007
You're considering a move to a new area...wouldn't it be great to access community, school and area reports on ONE website? Are you visiting one website after another looking for demographics, crime rates and school information?  Consider all the time you'd save if you could find everything you n...
06/13/2007
Everyone has their own style of showing a home.  I developed mine over time and have definitely scaled back in the verbiage while walking through the house.I think that there's nothing more annoying than constant background chatter pointing out the obvious.  The customer can SEE this is an eat in...
06/10/2007
Please provide your feedback and opinions on the following scenario:I've decided that it would be a wise marketing move, a viable sale incentive, and a self-protective measure, to provide home warranties for each of my listings.  The listing is protected by a home warranty for the term of the lis...
06/10/2007
Of course you perform a comparative market analysis when it's time to determine a competitive listing price for the prospective client.However, in order to prepare a competitive and fair offering price, you need to run a comparative market analysis for your buyer as well.  That's the only way to ...
06/09/2007
If they are, why are they still being offered up so boldly?  I showed a home where the bonus offered was listed as 25% IF THE OFFER WAS A CERTAIN DOLLAR AMOUNT.Ok, so as a fiduciary agent, I am now being asked to defer my client's best interest to my own monetary gain. I REALLY DON'T THINK SO.  I...
06/09/2007
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