Cleveland Ohio Real Estate Blog

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Olsen Ziegler Realty
What's really important for a real estate buyer and/or seller?

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2008 

When a listing agent goes on a listing appointment to meet with a prospective home seller, the actual "selling" that goes on here is absolutely insane, illogical, contains hype, spin, and is so focused on how wonderful the real estate company and the agent are, and focuses so much on "marketing" ...
12/06/2008
Newspapers around the country have seen their advertising revenue plummet this past decade, thanks in large part to the Internet, no surprise there. But if buyer's are looking in the Sunday paper for open houses to attend, shouldn't my agent advertise my home there?  I receive this question all t...
12/06/2008
  Okay...we just listened to three Greater Cleveland real estate agents who all came up with different asking prices for our home.  One recommended 300K, another 315K and the 3rd agent said 350K.  What should we do?  I think we should go for 350K, this extra money will al...
12/06/2008
Selling a vacant homes is enough of a challenge in a healthy market, let alone in this strong buyers' market.  Add to this, selling in the winter just adds insult to injury. Many home sellers will either winterize the home to avoid the risk of pipes freezing or breaking when no one is home to kee...
12/06/2008
So, you are a buyer, and you have just acheived a valid purchase agreement on a home.  Should you or should you not obtain a radon inspection?  The short answer is: YES. You should, period. Why?  Because the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that radon is the second leading cau...
12/06/2008
While my previous blog post discussed selling your greater Cleveland home in the dead of winter, the flip side is: should a buyer purchase a home in the dead of winter, or perhaps wait until more homes come on the market in the Spring? The answer also lies in the individual buyer's motiviation to...
12/06/2008
Should a home seller sell their home in the dead of winter?  Keep their home on the market over the holidays? Wait until the spring market in March or April? The answer lies in an individual seller's motivation to sell.  Ask yourself a question: How badly do I want to sell my home?  If the answer...
12/06/2008
From an insiders point of view, there is a long-time slogan or saying: "The 4 Ps" when it comes to selling a home: Put the home in the local MLS Put a sign in the yard Put an open house ad in the paper Pray that it sells In my opinion, the industry and the overwhelming majority of real estate age...
12/06/2008
Did you know?  Real estate agents are NOT employees of the real estate company, but are, in fact, Independent Contractors (IC).  This is a designation by the Internal Revenue Service and means they are truly independent in how they go about carrying about their business, the hours they keep, and ...
12/06/2008
REALTOR Roulette -- Okay, it's not an official saying.  In fact, it just popped into my head.  But what is real is the fact that when real estate agents decide to switch companies, they usually do so near the end of the calendar year.  Why is that you might ask?  Good question...because it is the...
12/06/2008
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