3 Things to Think About Before Going FSBO

April 24, 2015

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Quick: Off the top of your head, what can a real estate agent do to sell a house that you can’t do? “Frankly, I don’t think a Realtor® does much that I can’t do myself,” a New Jersey homeowner told CBS News. After all, real estate agents just stick a sign in the yard, hold [...]

Sellers Behaving Badly: The Top 3 Ways to Turn Off a Buyer

April 10, 2015

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Not all real estate transactions turn sour. In fact, few do. But once in a while, a bad apple ends up either selling or buying a home, and can throw the entire transaction into chaos. From buyers allowing their children to run wild through a house they’re viewing to sellers trying to hide home defects, [...]

Homebuyers Behaving Badly – And How to Avoid Being One

January 9, 2015

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When a home is on the market, the seller’s privacy goes out the window. It is almost guaranteed that some buyers will open drawers, peek inside cabinets and touch items that are obviously personal and not included in the sale. Coming home from work to find that the impeccably-made bed you left in the morning [...]

What Counts as a Comp for Your Home?

December 12, 2014

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From replacing a rusted out bathroom sink to laying laminate flooring, Americans are hooked on the DIY craze. Some things, however, are better left to professionals. Establishing your home’s current market value before putting it on the selling block or pursuing a refinance is one of those things. To determine its value, appraisers and real [...]

Home Buying Tips: Negotiating House Price

July 4, 2011

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Nervous about negotiating the best house price in this crazy economy? We don’t blame you. When it comes to buying a home, negotiation can mean the difference between a few thousand dollars and tens of thousands of dollars. Negotiating a home selling contract in this current real estate market is also financially tricky. This is [...]