1. negotiating for home sellers is important to understand

    Negotiating for home sellers is an important key So many times ego, misinformation or just downright stubbornness costs a sale unnecessarily. In most cases, one or both of the parties were not willing to consider the concern or objection of the other party. Many critical concerns will be  discussed and decided upon during the real […]

    August 30, 2011
  2. What is the true price of a home?

    “A Pig in a Poke” We’ve all heard this phrase. It means to buy something that is worth less than you thought it was. Determining a home’s value is one of the biggest struggles for buyers of real estate. For sellers, the reverse, being underpaid, is true. Both buyer and seller wonder how they can protect […]

    June 19, 2011
  3. What is the listing agreement?

    An employment agreement In the simplest terms, the listing agreement is an employment contract between the home seller and the broker. The agreement describes the relationship between the two parties. It is driven by state and federal law to ensure compliance with existing law and outlines each party’s responsibilities in the process. When both sides […]

    June 3, 2011
  4. How should I prepare my home for showing?

    Under the looking glass Imagine the home buyer walking into your home with a large magnifying glass ready to examine every nook and cranny. Even if  the magnifying glass is not physically visible, it is present to every prospective home buyer. That’s why it is up to you, the home seller, to present your home […]

    June 2, 2011
  5. What should I know about the well and septic systems?

    Problems with your well and septic systems? It is no secret that problems with a well and septic systems can result in much inconvenience, danger, and expense. Fortunately, prior knowledge can help reduce or avoid these common problems. This article is designed to provide you with the proper information and assist rural buyers and sellers […]

    May 29, 2011
  6. How much should I fix up before I sell?

    Why Is This So Important? First put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. Assume two homes are virtually identical. They are both the same price and in the same neighborhood. Except, one of them is un-kept. Which one will you buy? If you chose the un-kept one because it was 3 blocks closer to work, how much […]

    May 25, 2011
  7. How do I ensure a successful home seller closing?

    Many real estate transactions end in water-cooler conversations. The closing takes place, but not on the date planned, or money requirements require changes, or the seller took the washer and dryer; or dozens of other possibilities. Ensuring a successful home seller closing is attainable. Many real estate closings take place on time and as agreed. […]

  8. How do I get good referrals in real estate?

    What are good referrals in real estate? Webster’s Dictionary says, “To direct for information or anything required.” That seems straightforward enough on the surface, but let’s take a closer look. In my first year selling real estate, I had an experience that taught me a valuable lesson. A true confession The community I served had […]

    May 22, 2011
  9. Moving out of your home.

    You have an accepted offer, and the closing completed. All of your determination, organization and hard work is finished, right? Wrong! Now, you must put the same preparation and research towards moving out of your home. The moving process can be taken for granted. No matter how often you have moved, something may go wrong […]