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Real Estate Agent - First Weber Group Realtors
If you are seller that previously had your home listed with an agent that has now expired or you are trying to sell your home on your own, you need to read this!  I don't list homes for sale, so I don't call expired listings or for sale by owner homes for the purpose of securing a listing.  I und...
As a seller in any market, it is important that you are prepared to have your home shown on a moment's notice.  In the tight real estate market the Marshfield area is currently in, allowing showings is imperative if you want your home to sell!   Recently I was representing a buyer client who had ...
Yesterday we had our local agent open house and I was in a home that was significantly overpriced for the market.  As we were driving, a discussion began about why agents overprice homes.  We are all going to read things a little differently and everyone has an occasional off day, but I am talkin...
Today two loan officers from a local bank visited my office.  They came in to talk about their loan products and the different loan programs that they have available.  They also excitedly showed us their online preapproval application system.  A home buyer can go onto their website, fill out the ...
I have been in real estate for almost 4 years, and one thing that I have learned is how much I really enjoy the opportunity to work with home buyers, especially those that are buying their first home.   When preparing my business plan for 2010, I decided that I was going to only work with buyers....
Your home will most likely be one of the largest investments you will ever make.  When it comes time to decide on which home is right for you there are a lot of factors to consider.  Of course the house has to feel right to you.  After all, this is where you will create memories and plant your ro...
You know you want to buy a home.  Now what?  It's a question most first time home buyers find themselves asking.  Knowing what steps there are to get you from wanting to buy a home to owning a home will give you comfort and confidence.  The following is an overview of the home buying process.  •1...
You are so excited!  After careful thought and number crunching, you have decided that now is the right time for you to purchase a home.  You visit your local bank, crunch some more numbers and get preapproved for a mortgage.  Next you head home to look online and start previewing homes that fit ...
Foreclosure properties are on the rise, and buyers are being told about all of the great deals they are going to get when buying a bank owned property.  What buyers aren't being told is that not all foreclosure properties are created equal.  I recently had someone ask why they need a buyer's agen...

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