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Great, great list! A few to add: 31: Get your best friend over for the "smell test"! We need someone else's nose to notice the odors we live with every day (pets, smoke, bed linens that need washing etc) that prospects are sure to notice. 32: Wipe/wash light switches...they can get grimy over tim...
08/15/2012
Make your name the ONE name they all know!  1. Be THE expert - The are loads of ways to do this....Have a blog where you post great info for consumers. Write articles for your local paper or local style magazine. Get "in" with the local TV and radio stations by providing them with a steady stream...
06/06/2012
How many times have you wanted to say that about a house? Either one you are hoping to list or one you show to buyers? Or maybe it's "oh my, doesn't your house smell.....er, interesting!" Or "Oh look, deer heads! And on every wall!! Wow!"  Or....well, you get the idea and I am sure you've seen so...
06/01/2012
This is such a great post! Not only can NOT doing inexpensive repairs cost you thousands in the long run...but DOING them now (paint, etc) can actually GAIN you thousands in the end...so the question is: why on earth not? Great post!   Many times I go to a listing appointment and I have to have t...
05/23/2012
I am launching my new service, Real Estate Client Prep, and want to give it away to Rainmakers around the country. Of course, I cannot give it away to everyone, but if you'd be willing to give me feedback on your successes with the service, I'd love to give you free lifetime access. Check it out ...
03/23/2012
Have you ever had a client with serious buyer's remorse? They move in and realize the house/neighborhood/location isn't for them... I know of such a case in my neighborhood and they are already considering selling it. I am interested to see how it will play out. What do you think they should do? ...
03/13/2012
Many, if not most, homeowners make one or more of these mistakes when it comes to selling their house and it typically costs them dearly. 1. Selling Their "Home" - Wait a minute, they ARE trying to sell their home, right? So how can "selling their home" be a mistake? From the very moment a homeow...
02/11/2012
Most buyers are going to do a drive by of your house before they even bother to call their agent about a showing. If they don't like what they see during that initial drive by, well, they will keep on driving. You have literally seconds, maybe 7-10 seconds, to "get" them as they drive by so you'...
02/04/2012
  One of the things my house prep videos do is to encourage sellers to get their homes pre-inspected. We give them lots of reasons why too: eliminate mid-negotiation surprises, fix potential issues before they become sticking points to a successful closing, repair/replace "on sale", price accordi...
02/02/2012
They don't have to hire a stager or make a lot of improvements, but there are just some things a homeowner has to do when prepping their house for sale. The 3 "musts" are: 1. Clean - a no-brainer, right? Well, yeah, but so many people don't even do it, or at least do a very superficial job of it....
01/31/2012
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