homes for sale scranton pa: Scranton Pa Homes For Sale - What Happens If A Seller Does Not Disclose A Home Defect? - 03/11/12 10:34 AM
In Pennsylvania seller disclosure is the law.  A seller is required to put in writing everything they know about the home during their occupancy. 

When a roof was replaced.  If water issues have been present.  If there are known hazards on the property.

The form is extensive and often homeowners would prefer not to "tattle" on their house. 

Fellow Realtor Doug Rogers, in a recent article reminds sellers failure to disclose is a potential lawsuit.  The disclosure requirement is not unique to Pennsylvania.

Sellers are reminded to be honest and truthful when completing a Sellers … (4 comments)

homes for sale scranton pa: Clarks Summit Pa Homes For Sale - Don't Worry We'll Handle It - 03/09/12 09:37 AM
As Realtors we are called upon every day to handle difficult situations.  It's what we do best for our buyers and sellers.

Our job is to make the buying or selling process stress free for our clients.  We are experienced with every aspect of the transaction.  There is really nothing in a transaction we can't handle.
RELAX we'll handle it.

Here is a great article from Real Estate professional Karen Fiddler about how we as Realtors take care of all your needs.

 
Most consumers realize that this is a very complicated real estate environment. Any buyer who … (6 comments)

homes for sale scranton pa: Scranton Pa Homes For Sale - Sellers Attend To Those Little Details - 03/09/12 09:13 AM
Here is an interesting article posted by Real Estate professional Gene Mundt with some great advice. When preparing your home for sale in Scranton Pa staging is critical before your first showing.
 
Pay attention to little details. One area most sellers over look is odor. Cooking, pets, smoking, and some room deodorizers create an unpleasant atmosphere.
 
If a buyer is turned off by an unusual odor it could be the difference between sale and NO SALE.
 
 
 
Is that the smell of sweet success in your home ...
Or ???
 
 
     I'm an advocate … (0 comments)

homes for sale scranton pa: Top 5 Mistakes Home Sellers Make - 01/31/10 07:11 AM
 
When you decide to sell your home there are several common mistakes you may wish to avoid. This timely article may help you identify the top 5.
 
Top 5 Mistakes Home Sellers Make
1. Setting the Wrong Price.
Every seller wants to get the most money for their property. However, the best way to do this is not to list your house at an excessive price, either too high or too low. When figuring out the correct price, don't rely on national statistics, Nassau County assessments or internet site estimates instead focus on Wantagh's true statistics. Wantagh properties have … (2 comments)

homes for sale scranton pa: Who Pays the Transfer Tax? - 01/27/10 01:22 AM
 
Transfer tax is unavoidable in Pennsylvania.  Who pays what?  How much is it?  Transfer tax and how it impacts your closing costs will be explained to you by your Real Estate professional.  It is very important to rely on local resources to assure a smooth closing. Select a Realtor, home inspector, mortgage source and closing agent who is an expert in the area where your new home is located.
 
Part of the paperwork I provide my buyer clients when making an offer is a Buyer's Estimate of Closing Costs worksheet.  This sheet is preliminary and is only an estimate, … (1 comments)

homes for sale scranton pa: Protect your credit score! - 12/16/09 11:08 AM
 
Keep a watchful eye on your credit score. Your purchasing habits have a huge effect on your FICO score.  If you are considering purchasing a home examine your credit reports from all 3 bureaus before you apply.
 
Protect your credit score!
Your credit score is one of the most important things to protect when thinking of buying a home. There are major factors that can lower your score.
Don't max-out your credit cards. You should always have available credit open. Never make a large purchase (ex: a car) before getting a mortgage. Never pay your mortgage or credit card … (4 comments)

homes for sale scranton pa: Buyers - Focus on the TERMS not the PRICE - 12/16/09 10:37 AM
 
Price is not your only consideration when buying a home.  Timing and terms are critical to a good financial outcome long term.
 
The vast majority of buyers in the Gettysburg, pa real estate market will tell you one thing and one thing only.  "I WANT A GOOD PRICE." 
Lets take this statement a bit further... Do you want a good PRICE or a GOOD DEAL or potentially BOTH.
There are a lot more factors than price when buying a home.  Typically the only thing a buyer will be sure of is that they want a great price on … (1 comments)

 
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