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 [...]

Real Estate Jargon, Explained

November 11, 2014

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It pre-dates “textese” and pager codes, but even to individuals familiar with those modern informal languages, real estate lingo may still be incomprehensible. There are two types of real estate slang: the acronyms used in ads (of which there are over 6,000) and the daily jargon used by real estate industry professionals in their work. [...]

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a House

April 19, 2013

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Lucky is the homeowner who has experience with selling a home. First-time sellers have a steep learning curve ahead of them and many obstacles on the road to a successful sale. Although common with first-time sellers, some of these obstacles aren’t obvious. 1. Not Preparing the Home for Sale “Dress your house for success,” is [...]

How to Stage a Vacant House

February 22, 2013

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Most homeowners learn about the value of staging their homes for sale from their real estate agents. The statistics are clear: Staged homes sell quicker and for more money. What happens when you don’t live in the home? If you’ve used it as a rental or had to move to the new home before putting [...]

Help Sell My Home Fast: Should I Sell My House and Carry the Contract?

September 21, 2012

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In slow markets, when homes just don’t seem to move as quickly as we’d like them to, offering seller financing may be the key to getting a home sold. With the sluggish real estate market of the last few years, seller financing has been dramatically increasing in popularity, but is it a smart move for [...]