Real Estate: Relationship Business Built on Trust

Being a REALTOR© isn’t just about buying or selling property.  In fact, real estate is a relationship business. Many different types of relationships develop during the course of a sales transaction.  For example, trust is earned during the course of … [Read more...]

Is Fall a Good Time of Year to List a Property for Sale?

This time of year, sellers ask if they should wait until springtime to list their home for sale. Many people consider fall and winter to be the “off season” for real estate sales. However, we sell real estate 12 months a year. People are ready to buy … [Read more...]

Beware Of Starting Off With A High Sales Price

If you start out with too high a price on your home, you may have just added to your stress level. A Listing Agent will market and promote your home to other local agents. This dramatically increases the sales force. During the first couple of … [Read more...]

The “What Do You Do Now?” Checklist

So, you're ready to sell your home.  Getting your home ready before buyers come to visit is very important.  Here is a checklist of items you should check before the showing appointments start; Replace heating and air conditioning filters Check … [Read more...]

Your 9 Minute Showing Drill

Occasionally, you will receive a call to schedule a showing to take place within the next few minutes.  THE FOLLOWING IS A CHECKLIST FOR THIS TYPE OF PANIC: SOUND:  Turn off the television and radio. SIGHT:  Turn on every light in the house … [Read more...]

Preparing For Showings

The following are some friendly tips to help you home welcome the buyers: First impressions are lasting impressions. An inviting exterior insures inspection of the interior. Keep your lawn mowed and edged, the flower beds cultivated and the yard … [Read more...]

So You Want To Sell Your Home

Types of Listings Open Listing Gives a real estate agent the right to bring buyers to view your home. If their client buys the home, the agent earns a commission. There is nothing exclusive about an open listing and a seller can give such listings … [Read more...]

Why Pay A Commission?

Homeowners attempting to sell their home without the assistance of a real estate professional generally do so for one and one reason only. It's to avoid paying a commission fee. Is it worth it? Only the homeowner can answer that, but experience has … [Read more...]

The Price Is Right – Your Best House Selling Strategy

You've decluttered the garage and repainted the kitchen, bathroom and hallways. You took your REALTOR's advice about improving your house's curb appeal, and the grass has never looked greener. Yet your house still has a "For Sale" sign in front, and … [Read more...]

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