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One of the important questions to ask a realtor that is going to work with you whether you be a buyer or a seller is how easy is it to get a hold of them. Will they give you their cell phone or will they give you a voicemail number to leave a message and then they will call you back. To me being ...
09/25/2009
First time home buyers thinking of buying a home and receiving the $8,000 home buyer's credit remember that Thanksgiving is at the end of Nov. Title companies and the county courthouses where the deed files are closed or closed for half days around the holiday. Don't wait until the last minute to...
09/25/2009
  Here is the before picture sent to me by my seller. She packed up all of her stuff stacked the boxes in one corner and turned it into a bed. I did a blog on this before but didn't have the before picture. When talking to her today, she said she had the before picture and wow what a difference ...
09/25/2009
As I mentioned yesterday in my blog about pet smells, the next most disgusting smell to buyers is cigarette smoke. Most of my buyers will imediately turn around and leave if they smell cigarette smoke when they walk in the front door. If you smoke, please smoke outside. You may need an air purifi...
09/25/2009
In today's buyer's market, sellers are trying everything including using a St. Joseph Statue. As many of you know rumor has it that if you bury a St. Joseph statue in your front yard, it will help your home sell more quickly. The best story I have heard is about the seller who buried St. Joseph i...
09/25/2009
Having a good mortgage lender can make all the difference in making your home sale process easier and more likely to close on time. Especially today with underwriters being very carefully to have every document possible, it is really important to have a lender who is knowledgeable about his indus...
09/25/2009
When you are staging your home to sell the most important thing to do is make sure your home is CLEAN. I showed a home yesterday. The carpet was dirty, there were cobwebs everywhere. There was a food odor lingering in the air. When my buyer was in the kitchen there were dark spots on the floor an...
09/25/2009
One of the biggest drawbacks to looking at a home is a pet smell. If you have a pet smell in your home it is imperative to get rid of it. First find out where the pet odor is coming from. If it is the animal's bedding or kennel, clean it with a good cleaner and then once dry do the smell test. On...
09/24/2009
  This room was filled with boxes, the seller stacked all the boxes and put an air mattress over the top of it, then put a bedspread over the air mattress. Fresh paint on the walls and a picture on the wall complete the clean look of this room.  The only problem is the seller is tempted to sit on...
09/23/2009
I was out showing a home to my buyers and took a picture of a flower bed in front of the home we were looking at. The color of the flowers made the home look more inviting and cheerful. A few well placed annuals can brighten up the front and even the back of your home. Many people drive by homes ...
09/23/2009
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