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By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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"Selling Your Home for More Money and Faster".  Everybody want to know about the faster part of selling.  We went over the first three phases of selling your home.  This part 4 of the 7 part series.  If you missed any of the steps you can review them quickly by selecting the link to the blog post...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Sell My Home For More Money Faster! Part 1 of a 7 part series.   "Finding the Right Real Estate Agent" "Pricing Your Home to Sell", understanding the competition." "Stage Your Home to Sell Faster", box, pack, stack and store. "How long?"    "Making Your Home Squeaky Clean" "Nose Check", no scary ...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Sell My Home For More Money Faster!  Sounds like every seller's dream, but how many times does it really happen? This is part 2 of the 7 part series on "Selling Your Home for More Money and Faster". Part 1 of a 7 part series.   "Finding the Right Real Estate Agent" "Pricing Your Home to Sell", un...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Every home seller wants to know how to sell their home for the most money possible in the shortest amount of time! Part 1 of a 7 part series, Selling Your Home for More Money Faster! "Finding the Right Real Estate Agent"  "Pricing Your Home to Sell", understanding the competition.  "Stage Your Ho...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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We hear about all the scams.  The ones that the media reports and those that have bilked people out of their life savings.  Recently a report was issued about the hackers that were about to get thousands of credit card numbers, names and addresses.  Those ingenious crooks use fear and monetary an...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Just when all the news services say the average home price is leveled off, the economy is doing better jobs reports don't show the proof.   It was not that long ago the 5 major banks make a deal with the federal government on "robo-signing" and held back on foreclosures, as I mentioned in another...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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We all know that following a budget is a must.  In this economy it is a survival tool for most families. Yesterday afternoon we had some tragic results for a local family trying to save some money on their budget. I live a couple miles from a road that has seen traffic increase 100% in the last y...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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When buyer's are anxious they don't always wait for their "Buyer's Agent".  One of my agent's called this morning with a concern over a seller's agent. The buyer's went to an open house, already under exclusive contract with my buyer agent.  The Seller's agent hosting the open house never asked i...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Easter has different meaning for many and no meaning for others.  In our family it means more than an Easter egg hunt for the children. We have come to a time in the United States where an assault on religious beliefs can cause a lawsuits.  Religion is now a secondary issue to politics and news r...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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When you market a home do you use a virtual tour or slide show?  The quality of photos is either great or it is not.  Many agents still do not believe "a photo is worth a Thousand Words"!  Although I do find many yet that think a "Single Photo" will do.  I'll bet their clients are really happy wi...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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I work everyday on a Macintosh Computer.  One of the reason's I purchased it was the reduced vulnerability to getting computer viruses.   Today Mashable released a report that over 600,000 Mac were infected with a trojan horse virus called "Flashback".  This may be a news flash to some but Mac's ...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Being professional, hiring professionals or hoping for a professional agent? What does your presentation imply?  Are you an OK agent with average skills and get your share of sales.  Do you list and sell or do you specialize as a seller or buyer's agent? What do you think clients want from you?  ...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Well it seems that not everybody likes a "Good Hooter"!  The local "Hooter's" is closing.  The same owners already closed the "Hooter's" in Muskegon Michigan now the Grand Rapids Michigan "Hooter's" is closing. This may not be an important topic if it did not show social change.  The basis for th...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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"Fair Housing Act" was created to do a simple task that the government deemed wasn't being done to protect it's citizens.  A lot has happened over the years, all in the name of the "Fair Housing Act". Today is a new low for the "Fair Housing Act", it shows how any well intended law or act can be ...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Fox and Dish Networks are having a feud over how much one is going to pay the other.  I don't have Dish and don't care. I do get news updates on my phone from a couple news providers.  To keep it "Fair and Balanced" I receive blips from the right and the left!  It is wild how far a story can be s...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Lottery fever took over our country for a few days.  The dreams of a different life sweep many people off to the lottery agents ticket booth. I am not so sure that anyone heard the odds of winning were 1.7 million to one.  That wasn't going to stop dreamers from placing bets on one life changing ...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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It used to be I know approximately what month and time of the year we were in by our Michigan weather.  Lucky I am not in the weather forecasting business.  This year everyone would be thinking summer one week, fall the next or the beginning of spring. We have had so little snow that it is a conc...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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It used to be I would look at my fuel costs when I filled my vehicle and shake my head.  Now I shake my pockets to see if I have any more money to get a half a tank of gas! I had never paid $90.00 to fill my Avalanche, up until this week.  This problem has been something that should have been add...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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NO...really they dug a hole in the my son's backyard!  I get a call from my son, "hey dad, a local builder just crossed into my yard and dug a hole for back-fill dirt to put around their house to stop water from draining into the basement. What should I do?" I asked a few questions like are you s...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Some people go through all these antics and other look a issues very analytically.  My brother-in-law has had a year! His life was turned upside down without really trying.  First his wife of twenty years was caught cheating and decided she didn't want to be married any longer. He had to buy a ho...

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