You need to price your property right

You need to price your property right

No matter how you slice-and-dice it, you want your property to be ready to sell the day it hits the market. You don’t want to be doing anything that will delay you getting it under contract.

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Five reasons to sell before winter hits

Homeowners . . . must consider whether they should sell their house now or wait. If you are one of these potential sellers, here are five important reasons to do it now versus the dead of winter.

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Even in a sellers market, we have to play by the rules

The real estate market is showing some really small signs of slowing down right now. It’s been crazy, so this slow down really only means that we are moving from a strong sellers’ market to a sellers’ market.

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Is a crazy real estate market the new normal?

I’ve posted a few times in the past several months about how crazy our market is, and every time I hit the “publish” button, it gets crazier. Folks, the trend is continuing.

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Are you losing money by not using a real estate agent?

There’s an undercurrent among buyers and sellers that real estate agents are too expensive, and that we literally take thousands — and thousands — of dollars out of our clients’ pockets. The desire to bypass a real estate agent can be strong.

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The real estate business is an odd business

In most transactions, the buyer and the seller each have an agent. Each of those agents has two goals: take care of their respective clients, and get the house sold. In order to do the former, the agents need to compete. To successfully complete the latter, however, the agents must cooperate.

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Are real estate agents honest?

This particular speaker had a few tricks up her sleeve to get people to open her emails and reply, or to call her. As she spoke, I heard a few people in the audience respond with comments like, “Omigod, that’s so clever!” (As an aside, that was not my response.)

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Going paperless: lessons learned

The things I generate as I go through a transaction, but aren’t worthy of scanning and saving electronically just need to be saved. That’s all. Just saved. What an epiphany! What a time saver!

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Market Snapshot is back!

It’s really the trend we’re concerned about. The great annoyance was that the system used to generate the Market Snapshot hit a snag, and it took longer to resolve that than I had hoped. If you’ve been keeping track of the monthly changes from the Market Snapshot, know that we’ve had a reset on the data.

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Are real estate agents obsolete?

The predictions of the death of the real estate agency model came from everywhere, and a lot of them pointed to the collapse of the travel agency model as proof that consumers could get along quite well without any agent skimming homeowners’ profits.

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We’re not getting any showings!

Selling a house is an emotional process, and you need to recognize that. You also need to recognize that you might not be getting physical showings that you can see and count, but very likely you are getting showings. You’re just getting showings you don’t know about.

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