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What is a "1031 Exchange" aka "Like Kind Property Exchange"?Sometimes referred to as a "Starker Trust", a 1031 Exchange is a transaction in which an owner of property held for investment is allowed to sell one or more properties and purchase one or more properties without a tax consequence. It is...
12/28/2008
Step 5: Showings and Open Houses Help you prepare your home for showings Provide high-impact marketing materials Schedule your home for an open house Free Boat Tours Weekly that sell the lifestyle of our areaStep 6: Follow-up Quickly and Consistently Immediately respond to all leads Encourage ser...
07/07/2008
Step 3: State of The Art Technology Immediately place your home on Multiple Listing System (MLS) Leverage my in-house systems for fast-response marketingStep 4: Consistent Media Advertising Every listing advertised in our Newspaper with over 60,000 copies distributed $50 million in TV ads annuall...
07/07/2008
Step 1: Prepare Your Property For Sale Understand your real estate goals Establish a competitive price for your home Identify profitable home improvement opportunitiesStep 2: High-Impact Marketing Materials High-quality digital photography of your home Full-color property brochures of your home F...
07/07/2008
Avoid Crowd ScenesPotential buyers often feel like intruders when they enter a home filled with people. Rather than giving your house the attention it deserves, they're likely to hurry through. Keep the company present to a minimum. RelaxBe friendly, but don't try to force conversation. Prospects...
07/06/2008
Find Something to DoUnderstanding that your home is where you live it can be difficult to let strangers walk through your house. If a showing is occurring and you are not able to be elsewhere, do not be in the path of the buyers, most buyers will be put off by the sellers and will feel too pressu...
07/06/2008
Turn the Phone OffGetting telephone calls during inopportune moments is sometimes avoidable, but these shouldn't happen during a sale. During visits make sure the phone ringer is turned off and that voice messages are off as well. The potential buyers don't need to hear your messages, and they sh...
07/02/2008
Make Bedrooms Visually AppealingSimple removal of bulky furniture such as night stands and dressers can make a room size appear twice as large. If maneuvering through the room is difficult because of bulky items, try to either arrange the furniture in a more spacious manner, or remove the furnitu...
07/02/2008
Sparkle and ShineBathrooms and kitchens are notably the biggest influences in home buying decisions. A clean room is a good room. Spend the time to make sure that these rooms are spotless and accessible. Dirty dishes in the sink or dishwasher are a negative, and empty out the garbage pail before ...
07/02/2008
Safety FirstKeep your home safe and ready for potential obstacles. Buyers can learn a lot about their home and neighborhood by simple safety practices. Smoke alarms should be checked before showings, security systems should be disabled as well. A false alarm during a showing will set the wrong to...
07/02/2008
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