Increase Home Appeal

Increase Home Appeal

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Increasing your home's appeal Remember the 60-second rule: That's all the time you have to create a winning first impression. Here are some simple to significant ways to maximize your home's appeal.ExteriorKeep the grass cut and remove all yard clutter.Weed and apply...

Understanding the Buyer

Understanding the Buyer

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Understanding the buyerAs the seller, you can control three factors that will affect the sale of your home: * The home's condition* Asking price* Marketing strategyHowever, it's important to note that there are numerous other factors that influence a buyer, and you...

Good Seller Etiquette

Good Seller Etiquette

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Practicing good seller's etiquetteLet's face it: When your house goes on the market, you're not only opening the door to prospective buyers, but also sometimes to unknown vendors and na?ve or unqualified buyers. As with any business transaction, there is an expected...

Price to Make a Profit

Price to Make a Profit

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How to price to sell and still make a profitThe asking price you set for your home significantly affects whether you will profit in the sale, how much you will profit and how long your home will sit on the market. Your real estate agent's knowledge of the overall...

10 Questions for Realtors

10 Questions for Realtors

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10 Questions to Ask Your Realtor about Selling a HouseAre you a full-time professional real estate agent? How long have you worked full time in real estate? How long have you been representing buyers? What professional designations do you have?Knowing whether or not...

Eight Steps to Buying Your Home

Eight Steps to Buying Your Home

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Eight steps to buying your home1. Decide to buy.Although there are many good reasons for you to buy a home, wealth building ranks among the top of the list. We call home ownership the best “accidental investment” most people ever make. But, we believe when it is...

Eight Steps to Selling Your Home

Eight Steps to Selling Your Home

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Eight steps to selling your homeDefine your needs. Write down all the reasons for selling your home. Ask yourself, "Why do I want to sell and what do I expect to accomplish with the sale?" For example, a growing family may prompt your need for a larger home, or a job...

Eight Questions

Eight Questions

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Eight important questions to ask your agentQualifications are important. However, finding a solid, professional agent means getting beyond the resume, and into what makes an agent effective. Use the following questions as your starting point in hiring your licensed,...

Working with a Realtor

Working with a Realtor

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How can a real estate agent help me?Seven main roles of your real estate agentA Buyer's Real Estate Agent:Educates you about your market.Analyzes your wants and needs.Guides you to homes that fit your criteria.Coordinates the work of other needed...

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

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Location, location, locationWhere you buy not only affects the home's current and future value, but it also affects your lifestyle. Your agent will be able to conduct a more targeted home search if you outline your preferences in neighborhoods and nearby amenities....