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Dear Home Seller, I see that you're trying to "short-sale" your home.  Since your lender will be accepting less than you owe them, don't you think it's fair that you provide a clean, tidy product for prospective buyers to view?  After all, it's you who isn't paying what you owe on the home you pu...
10/27/2010
Do you attend networking functions?  I do.  It's the best way to make new contacts.  Do you find that networking is helping your business? Ultimately, our goals are the same, regardless of what type of work we do. We attend networking events to meet new people, to learn from them, to seek empower...
08/22/2010
by Alyse Sands, Broker, GRI, ePRO Recently I visited a home for a couple who were about to get married. They wanted to sell a house that he's owned for 15 years. I walked through the home with them as I always do, to point out anything needing attention and to suggest things that could be done to...
06/10/2010
by Alyse Sands Now that the tax credit and the flood are behind us, Nashvillians must forge ahead!   If you think that this means another hit to the Nashville Real Estate market, you're mistaken!  NOW is the time we move upward!  Don't stop dreaming and working towards your goals because you "hea...
06/02/2010
Should I Sell My Home Before Finding a New Home? There are exceptions to every point but the answer is usually yes. Imagine that you must sell your home. You spend the time to get it ready to sell and then your agent puts it on the market. There are showings but no offers yet. You want to move an...
05/12/2010
New federal rules were implemented to give lenders financial incentives to expedite and streamline the short sale process.  This doesn't come without a catch, though.  http://is.gd/bIXrn Alyse Sands, Broker, GRI, ePRO, Real Estate Expert www.RealtyNashville.com   ASands@RealtyNashville.com
04/26/2010
If you aren't familiar with the definitions of "Agency", this may not be clearly understood by those who aren't involved in the Real Estate business. I just received a call from a buyer about one of my listings.  He wanted me to come show it to him.  I would, of course, but then I asked him if he...
04/26/2010
A contract is a contract, regardless of the contingency, right?  Why are buyers shying away from buying short sale properties now?  They or their agents are afraid they won't be under contract if they don't have a response from the lender by 4/30/10 so they can get their tax credits.  We write co...
04/26/2010
Fannie Mae is trying to make it easier for homeowners to buy again if they would hand their keys over for a short sale instead of waiting for the home to go into foreclosure. http://is.gd/bIRys  
04/26/2010
Sellers, in most areas, it's a buyer's market.  No matter how great your home is, there are others on the market that buyers will see.  Although you may have a hot commodity, the existance of other competing homes will complicate your selling.  Here's how to sell in a buyer's market: Look at the ...
04/09/2010
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