real estate agent: Turning Back the Clock on the Older Home - Part II - 05/08/08 07:24 AM
It's Crunch Time - You just got orders, are buying a bigger house or just need to sell and move on.  You've dealt, as much as possible, with the major items (see Part I of this post) but what final adjustments should you make to your older home just before putting it on the market?  Some cost effective suggestions:
Grab Your Agent - What the heck, you're paying him anyhow so why not put her years of experience to work for you.  One thing though - please don't ask for an unvarnished opinion of what needs to be done and then get … (0 comments)

real estate agent: Turning Back the Clock on The Older Home - Part I - 04/15/08 09:05 AM
The clock starts running on a new home when the Mountain Home, Idaho Building Department signs the building permit. Advances in building science and changing economic conditions work together to cause our homes to rapidly become something less than "state of the art" and worth less than the "next new thing". This is true of every home in the community, but 30+ year old homes need special attention to ensure that value lost by obsolescence doesn't negate value gained through other factors.
It's important to recognize that older homes, in particular, are competing not only with other homes for sale but … (0 comments)

real estate agent: Keeping Secrets from Our Clients - 01/09/08 10:52 AM
Every Day we hear about how today's home buyers are fixated on value.  They're smarter, more sophisticated and have access to tools and information that makes them more informed and astute buyers.  That may all be true but, after reading the engagement agreements of more than a few relocation/referral companies, I've got a few questions about the decisions some of them (and we) are making.
How Come buyers let themselves get mauled by various relocation/referral companies that promise endless "Buyer Benefits" but who deliver only a fraction of the referral fees paid to them by agents who agree to work for huge … (0 comments)

real estate agent: 253 NE Cicso Court Mountain Home, ID $234,900 - 01/02/08 06:43 PM
More Than Just a Pretty FaceLocation: Mountain Home, IDLocated just one block from beautiful Legacy Park this nearly new 2-story was designed simply to be enjoyed. Watch the world go by from the wraparound porch or take turns chasing the dog around the huge back yard. The custom kitchen will excite even the fussiest cook with easy to clean solid surface countertops, large pantry and honey colored cabinets. Escape to the spacious master suite for a few minutes of "me time". While one of you is soaking in the deep tub, the other can tinker in the 900 square foot, finished … (2 comments)

real estate agent: 1435 Rosewood Mountain Home, ID 83647 $155,000 - 11/06/07 08:44 PM
A Touch of ClassLocation: Mountain Home, IDPerfection Plus. Sparkling new 3 bedroom with upgrades throughout and just a short distance to a City park and elementary school. Pretty and Pristine. Siding, windows, roofing, flooring and nearly everything else is less than 18 months old. Warm cherry cabinets and Pergo flooring invite you to spend maybe too much time in the huge kitchen Fit for a Feast. The expanded dining area provides plenty of room for those family and social gatherings. Enjoy the outdoors from inside the screened patio. The yard also includes full sprinklers, fencing and shed.InformationContact InformationJan DeGiorgio(208) 890-6416jan@mtnhomejan.comContact Reply … (1 comments)

real estate agent: It Isn't Easy Being Green (Yet!) - Energy Efficiency - Mountain Home, ID - 10/18/07 08:58 AM
I just completed a year long (well, it took ME a year) program leading to certification under the ECOBroker program.  The primary goal of ECOBroker is to train real estate professionals about residential energy efficiency and home environmental issues (e.g. indoor air quality) so that we can can then provide knowledgeable advice to our clients.
Unfortunately, it appears that I'm all dressed up but have no place to go.  Despite consumer interest in hybrid cars, synfuels and such; commitment to residential energy efficiency appears to be hovering at the lip service stage.  Nationally, 80% of home buyers claim that energy efficiency is … (2 comments)

real estate agent: Greatest Real Estate Myths #1 - Real Estate - Mountain Home, ID - 08/13/07 10:57 AM
Myth #1 - A Listing Agent Who Doesn't Show Your Home to a Boatload of People is a Bum!
I recently acquired a listing from homeowners unhappy with their listing agent because "he never showed our home".  Treading gently, I tried to communicate that the primary job of the listing agent is not to sell the home but to get it sold!  In fact, it's entirely possible that a first-rate agent will never personally usher a prospect through the home.
When a nervous family, with 60 days to get out of Dodge, entrusts me with the sale of their home, do you think they'd … (1 comments)


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