Categories for Choosing an agent

5 reasons to use a buyers agent.

I want to look at homes without pressure, can I see listings without a buyers agent? The short answer is yes, you can look at houses without a buyers agent; but the longer answer is a bunch of “but why would you?”. The first reason I would ask “why would ...

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Working with first time home buyers… WHAT A JOY!

Normally I like for my articles to be loaded with educational content for my prospective clients, but this week I am going to take a little break from that and talk about my favorite type of transaction. If you didn’t guess from the title, that would be first time home ...

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Negotiating with home buyers.

How do I negotiate with buyers when selling my home? Price and contingency negotiation when selling a home can be a complicated process. That is one of the many reasons the vast majority of people selling a home should use a Realtor. Even if you have great negotiation skills and ...

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FHA/VA lending requirements

Selling your home? Is the house ready for an FHA or VA appraisal and inspection? I am selling the house. Why do I care if the buyer can get an FHA loan? Well for starters (as of 2012, HUD no longer reports this data) FHA insured home loans represent over ...

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Home is a shelter.

“Home is a shelter from storms… all sorts of storms.”  -William J Bennett ...

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Three big questions

Three questions to ask real estate agents before listing you house for sale. I hope it is obvious that when you are looking to hire a Realtor to sell your house, there are a bunch of questions you should ask the many brokers who are lining up to get the ...

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Pricing your home -Correctly

Selling a home. Getting the list price right. One of the most important parts of listing a home for sale, is pricing the home correctly to get the maximum return. There are a wide variety of pricing/marketing strategies that real estate agents use to ensure this end result. Some are ...

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55 things…

55 things a buyer’s agent should do for you when helping you buying a home. Most people assume that a buyer’s agent is just someone who drives you around and unlocks doors while you are looking at houses, and then fills out the purchase agreement when you buy. I would ...

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