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Your Home is Going on the Market Tomorrow What are You Thinking About?   Going live on the MLS is a big deal, and probably prompts lots of anxiety for sellers. It will raise a few questions, and maybe even a few doubts.   There’s been lots of preparation (hopefully) for days or weeks - taking ca...
12/05/2018
My Love/Hate Relationship with Gift Cards. Years ago I wrote about my love/hate relationship with gift cards. Well, times do change and the older I get, the more I embrace them. I still miss (a little bit) the idea of going out and picking out and buying a gift for someone. What I love is watchi...
12/04/2018
Do you like to play it safe? Taking the path of least resistance is a choice many people take. Taking the safe course of action is risky. That’s right! For example, you may lose an opportunity, your competitive edge or your business. Someone else may replace you while you are in your comfort zon...
12/03/2018
     Can the Buyer move in early?  The Closing is only a week away.  The house is vacant.  Inspections have been completed, the loan is approved, everything else is in order.  The buyers moved out of their previous home last week; they are staying in a hotel.  All of their belongings are in a mov...
12/01/2018
    Selling Your Home? Should You be Leery of Accepting an Offer from Buyers Approved for FHA Financing?   It's not unheard of to hear my Borrowers (and their Agents) say that Sellers are expressing a leeriness about accepting offers from FHA  Buyers ...    Typically these Sellers' uneasiness is...
11/30/2018
     We live in a visual age.  The PHOTOGRAPHS of your house are the most important part of your presentation.  When home buyers are surfing Zillow, Realtor dot com, Trulia, and other real estate websites, they are looking first at the PICTURES.      You want sharp, "magazine-quality" photographs...
11/29/2018
It happens regularly. A buyer is looking online for Cincinnati homes for sale. They find a home listed as a foreclosure. The home has a ridulously low price when compared to normal neighborhood values. The buyer gets excited about getting the steal of all steals! And it's all a lie. The home isn...
11/29/2018
If you are going to come up with a brand for your real estate marketing business, be sure that: 1.)It attracts your target market, 2.) It has a genuine differentiator like a niche or a specialty, and 3) a good story behind it.  This is a basic guideline!   Ron and I happen to be a perfect target...
11/28/2018
2019 Conventional Loan Limits Are Here          Movin' on up!  Much like the Jeffersons, Conventional loan limits are pushing higher in 2019.  With loan amounts based on median sales price, this is no surprise considering the high rates of appreciation we've seen in so many markets across the US...
11/27/2018
Are you are thinking of selling your home in the next few years? Make those upgrades now that you know you are going to need to make later so that you can enjoy them while you are still in your home. Remodeling your home can make it more convenient and comfortable for your family and may also in...
11/27/2018
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