There's a type of Agent or Salesperson everyone dreads. You know the kind, they've got those cartoon dollar signs in their eyes and those all-too-uncomfortable pressure tactics? Yikes! We've all been there, and wanted to run away from the person whose focus is on their own bottom line and how we can enlarge it for them! The term used in the article was commission-breath. Considering how a person with commission-breath makes you want to back away as fast as someone with severe halitosis...it's … [Read more...] about Run from Commission-Breath! (REALTOR ethics)
Here are the essential items all Home Buyers AND Home Sellers should bring to your real estate closing! Don't forget to bring yours! Bring a valid I.D. (drivers license): Everyone involved wants to be sure the right people are signing this day, so don't forget it! Checkbook: Even if you normally use only a debit or credit card. Sometimes there can be a small overage or miscellaneous fee that can be covered with a personal check or cash ONLY. Be prepared…. so you are guaranteed to … [Read more...] about Essentials to Bring to Your Real Estate Closing
"Why does every Real Estate Agent ask me if I'm working with a Realtor? It makes me feel like they don't want to talk to me!" Of course they want to talk to you! There's two very good reasons why you always get asked this question. One: Ethics! A reputable, honest agent doesn't want to “steal” another agent's client. Real estate agents invest time and effort into their clients, and don't want to interfere in another agent's relationship with a client. If you decide the agent with whom … [Read more...] about Why Do Real Estate Agents Ask If I am Working with a Realtor?
If you're getting ready to sell your home you may be asking, "Should I stage my home?" Yes! Many buyers shop online first, and they eliminate homes based on photos alone. The first impression of your home could be the ONLY impression it makes! Buyers tell Realtors all the time that they don't like the photos, or that the house in question looks too dated, cluttered, small, or messy to consider. It may be in their price range and have all the features the buyer is looking … [Read more...] about Should I Stage My Home?
You’ve decided it’s time to move to a new home and neighborhood but first you must sell your home. Selling a home might seem straight forward, but there are more steps than just putting a sign in your yard. Here are all the steps to complete in order to sell your home for the best price. 14 Steps to a Successful Home Sale Choose a REALTOR. Talk to several agents, and listen carefully. Does the agent understand what’s important to you? Do they listen to you? Do they communicate clearly … [Read more...] about 14 Steps to a Successful Home Sale