realtors: credit scores, how to improve b4 buying homes for sale, Gray Maine - 05/10/08 10:56 PM
Improving your credit can be a long process, but it doesn't always have to be. Beware of programs or people who claim they can make drastic improvements in a short period of time. I have done a lot of research, and there are some things that can help. First, did you know that your credit scores, the actual numbers are not figured by the three major credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion, Equifax). The scores you receive are derived from companies that banks or lenders use to pull the information from the major credit bureaus, like Landsafe, or Birchwood Credit. These companies take … (0 comments)

realtors: Houses for sale Gray Maine, buying homes gray maine, buyers agency? - 05/03/08 03:02 AM
Should you have a realtor working for you as a Buyers Agent when buying a home for sale? 
I won't give you the answer, but I will give you something very simple to think about.
Who pays the commission to the realtors involved in a transaction?  The seller right?
Not if you ask me, because when everyone shows up at the closing, the buyer is the only one who brings money to the table.  After all the paper work is signed, the seller and the realtor(s) walk out with checks.
The seller may set up some of the terms under which the … (0 comments)

realtors: Houses for sale Gray Maine, selling a home in Gray ME - 05/01/08 11:34 PM
Thinking about listing your home for sale? There are many things to consider before selecting a realtor to assist with this process. WAIT, thinking of selling your house on your own without using a realtor. Check out my blog, "For Sale By Owner- the pros and cons" of being a FSBO (For Sale By Owner).
HOME VALUES or what your home is worth, is a big part of the equation. Realtors generally use what is called a CMA, Comparative Market Analysis. Similar in some ways to getting an appraisal done, but we are not liscensed as appraisers and there are no set … (0 comments)

realtors: Homes for sale, Gray ME; for sale by owner or list with Five Star Realty - 04/28/08 07:26 AM
For many people the option of selling their house own their own is not really an option due to circumstances, such as being transferred through work or just the time needed to sell your own property is not available. The Pros, or upside of selling your home yourself. More Money in your pocket if you are not paying a realtor's commission. You know your house the best, so who better to point out all the ammenties.You have complete control over the entire transaction, from setting the price, to showings, to all negotiations and prequalifing buyers (just to name a few).The Cons, … (1 comments)

realtors: Home values, Gray, Maine - 04/27/08 03:43 AM
HOME VALUES or what your home is worth, is a big part of the equation. Realtors generally use what is called a CMA, Comparative Market Analysis. Similar in some ways to getting an appraisal done, but we are not liscensed as appraisers and there are no set guidelines for us to follow. Basically, it is just an opinion of value, and like all opinions, two people can have some very different ideas. You had BETTER BE INVOLVED AND INFORMED when you have a CMA done to help determine what your property value is. There are realtors out there who, in my … (4 comments)

realtors: Homes for sale Gray Maine, listing your home. - 04/27/08 03:39 AM
There is a lot to consider when selling your home.
click here to search for Homes For Sale Gray, ME and other areas in Maine.
 Call several real estate agents before listing with anyone. 
Be sure to call me as well, and get an honest overview of your home and where the market is.
 I am not opposed to listing your home for more than I tell you it is worth, as long as we discuss how we are going to go about it.
IT DOES ME NO GOOD TO TELL YOU YOUR HOUSE IS WORTH MORE THAN IT IS, OTHER THAN MAYBE GET ME … (2 comments)

 

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