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2022 

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Weekly, there is this recurring question. Do you have a home to rent with an option to buy? Many agents answer, no, I don't deal with rentals. Rent To Own or Lease With An Option To PurchaseDoes it benefit the owner more than the buyer? Or is the opposite true?Maybe there are benefits for both. W...
01/30/2022
Recently a Realtor® stated that 60 percent of home purchasers have  'buyers remorse' and feel they have not made the right decision. That figure sounds way too high!  Buyers do feel rushed with the threats of multiple offers and bidding wars.Buyer's remorse can surface after the offer, before and...
01/29/2022
As a Realtor®, one may say that I sell houses. But what I do is give out information and educate. Our contact info is on just about anything: websites, blogs, signs, business cards, flyers, a park bench, grocery carts, billboards, car wraps, magnets, for sale signs, and some have the info on thei...
01/27/2022
An ActiveRain First  When we started blogging on ActiveRain, many were motivated by POINTS and that elusive gold star that announced your post was featured. Today, I see that one member has hit 1000 featured posts! That is not a number that one can achieve without some fanfare.Congratulations, Ka...
01/25/2022
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More and more, I am hearing from buyers, and some tell me they are giving up. They have a fear of buying a house.  One couple visiting my open house said they stopped looking more than six months ago after five rejected offers. They were strongly encouraged to waive inspections and appraisal cont...
01/25/2022
  When working with a real estate agent, you want to see only the homes that meet your needs. Time is one thing we cannot get back. Research with your Realtor® to rule out the properties that will not work, whether it is style, location, or proximity to work. Questions about finding that right ho...
01/24/2022
.So what does one do when something works? You, of course, REPEAT! Since I have a scheduled showing on 8502 Tema  Court in Stevenson at two today, I am doing an Open from 2:30-3:30.Yesterday I did the same only from 12-1. Since I already had a scheduled appointment, I turned it into a one-hour op...
01/23/2022
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  How Not to Show the Wrong House  Showing the wrong house to a buyer wastes time for everyone. Knowing your buyer's parameters is very important.When working with buyers, I have them make out a wish list. You can narrow down the showings when you know your buyer's preferences.Research and Ask Qu...
01/22/2022
Open House 1-23-2022 This  3000’  all brick and stone rancher is a contemporary gem with one entire floor of gracious living…one level with no steps.Click To See The Slideshow Photos8205 Tama CtStevenson 21208MLS #MDBC2011878Check out this  Stevenson move-in-ready rancher with five bedrooms, two ...
01/21/2022
7520 Seven Mile LaneBaltimore County 21208MLS# MDBC2003390 Seven Mile and Smith Ave Desirable location!7520 Seven Mile Lane Too LateOne lucky buyer has found an excellent opportunity to own this single-family home set up as two living units. The second floor has a private entrance from the large ...
01/18/2022
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