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About six years ago we visualized moving in 2 or 3 years, so we started out to redecorate our home.  We replaced all the carpet on the main level & freshly painted each room with the current rich earth tones.  We bought new living room furniture and had a cozy sitting area of love seat, sofa and ...
02/16/2007
First of all, a Realtor is a hardworking person trying to earn a living just like anyone else. Their paycheck is called a "commission" and its the same thing you get every friday, only Realtors may have to go weeks without one.  Realtors never really know exactly when a paycheck will be coming to...
02/16/2007
Some of us move into a home and enjoy being there, but never do a thing to it and thus just watch it run down before our eyes.  Others move into their home and continually repair, patch and maintain.  When something breaks they have it repaired or replaced.  When the walls start to show a few mar...
02/15/2007
When I show homes, I always try to set up my showings approximately 24 hours in advance so the seller will have plenty of notice.  Upon entering the home I always ring the doorbell or knock and then with no response, open the door and announce "Realtor" rather loudly.  On this particular occasion...
01/26/2007
When you're out looking with your buyers agent for your home, always remember this:  The word that is the most important to you as a buyer or seller is "location, location, location."  A good buyers agent will remind you of this but many times buyers will listen but not take it seriously.  It's a...
01/26/2007
When you invite 2 or 3 agents to your home for the "listing" interview, keep some of these thoughts in mind.  Some agents will say "I will sell the home myself!"  Usually not true - - with 5,000 some agents in the metro area 5,000 to 1 tells you statistically that your listing agent probably won'...
01/25/2007
This fall I listed a whole duplex; thinking I would list it as two halves to hopefully sell quicker for the seller.  Upon doing some research I discovered that the city of Olathe, Kansas has new rules and regs regarding firewalls.  Years ago the firewall was required just in the attic area.  Now,...
01/04/2007
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Many times sellers want the "Top" agent of the company to list and market their home.  Since they see many signs out for the top agent, they mistakenly think that the top agent sells all those homes.  Quite the contrary: Most of the time the top agent is very very busy trying to obtain as many li...
11/03/2006
When making an offer on a home, be sure to include the contingency that the Buyer may obtain an insurance bid to Buyer's satisfaction.  In the event the property has been "rated" by an insurance carrier or the Buyer feels that the premium is excessive - buyer may cancel the contract and the earne...
10/26/2006
(On how to really help us sell their property)  There are several things that can be done that really help your Real Estate Agent in the marketing and selling of your home.  Here are a few minor items that become very important in the long run.1. Tidy up the grounds, porches, and garage.  2. Keep...
10/26/2006
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