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William James Walton's blog gives sage advice to people selling their home: "Sellers, if you are serious about selling your home, only you, based on the actions that you take, can determine whether your home sells or not. Your actions during the selling process must be consistent with your need t...
OK, I'm kidding here.  I'm not kidding about the free house, but I am kidding about getting a gift for opening a checking account with Bank of America. Bank of America is offering free homes to 150 select people in Chicago.  In her article on, Marcie Geffner writes about Bank of Amer...
The US Federal Government reached their debt limits tonight.  The Federal Government's budget is more complex than a standard household budget, but the same concepts remain: Do you spend more than you earn? Do you consider personal budgets when you work with buyers? Do you discuss with buyers wh...
I treat home inspections as sacred.  This is the buyer's chance to research the physical health and safety of the home they intend to buy.  I encourage my clients to hire a professional inspector and review any areas that are of concern. Over the past few months, I've found customers who ignored ...
I work with many buyers who are relocating to the New Haven CT area.  I was working with some clients today who have their heart set on moving to a certain neighborhood where there are currently three homes for sale.  All of the homes are roughly the same age, size and condition, yet my clients a...
James Tate, a senior at Shelton High School in Shelton, CT, is a hero.  James became famous this week for being suspended and banned from attending the school's Senior Prom.  When you think of his punishment, keep in mind that this is a a day and age when schools have increased violence, cheating...
  Today I had my first featured post!  The blog, "I Sell Homes For Fun, I Don't Need To Get Paid" was first published last night as a Member's Only Post.  When I found my post staring at me on ActiveRain's main page, I decided it was time to open it up to a wider audience.  My inspiration for thi...
I'm a big fan of Skype.  I work with a number of clients who travel internationally and have vacation homes on the CT Shoreline.  Skype makes it easier to call people in other countries.  I'll frequently have video conference calls with customers and friends alike who live overseas.  As long as ...
I had a deal fall apart yesterday due to inspection issues.  The house was in a good location, and it fit my buyer's needs, but my clients couldn't deal with the problems discovered found during the home inspection.  Since the Seller refused to make any repairs prior to closing, my clients decide...
I've read many articles on how to handle prospects once guests arrive at an open house.  Very few of these tips for open houses touched on how to build traffic for an open house.  Generating traffic is key - the extra interest will help sell the home, and open houses are a perfect opportunity to ...

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