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Team Up With a Realtor
When purchasing a home, the best thing you can do to ease the process is to enlist the services of a qualified Realtor. As a licensed real estate professional, your Realtor works directly for you – leading you through the ups, downs and potential pitfalls of the process.   While your Realtor is the “expert,” it’s important to realize that you will be working together as a true “team.”   Buying a home is likely the largest single purchase you will ever make. And your Realtor will walk you through it all, from beginning to end, to ensure you get the house of you... Read More
Why “For Sale By Owner” Sales Fail
Homeowners obviously know their homes better than anyone, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best salespersons for their properties. Some sellers are tempted to try a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) transaction because their local community is in the midst of a sellers’ market and they think they can sell easily without help. Others try the FSBO route because they want to maximize their profits and avoid paying a commission to a Realtor. However, statistics show that selling your home with the assistance of a professional real estate agent will garner you a higher profit, enough to cover t... Read More
Buying a home? Here’s why you should contract a Sales Agent!
Looking to buy a home? You’ll find plenty of resources out there to help you see what’s on the market. Newspapers, trade magazines and websites are all handy tools to get a feel for the housing market in your area. But for the best, smoothest, most trouble-free home buying experience, nothing comes close a professional, qualified and licensed real estate sales associate.   Why use a licensed real estate professional? First and foremost is because they provide expertise while looking out for your personal best interests. That comfort and protection is priceless in a real estate t... Read More
Attack of the Cash Buyer
The house was the closest to perfect (for us) out of any we’d seen. Spacious and well-maintained, it had everything on our “must-have” list and a few extras that made it even more enticing. Sure, there were a few things we’d change when it was ours — but this was a place where we could live and be happy. Plus, it had been on the market since late September by the time we submitted our bid on Monday. Even though everyone told me that the first bid rarely results in a sold home, I was pretty confident this one would be ours after a couple of counteroffers and some serious negotiatin... Read More