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Well, the year has come to an end and I am finishing it off with a closing this morning!   Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that 2011 is a great year for everyone.  
So a first time home buyer who has never been through the process has asked me what to expect when they are at the closing. So here is some information that I provide to them that you may find helpful to pass along to your first time home buyers or even buyers who have gone through it before. At ...
Now a days people shop online for almost anything including mortgages. I recently had a buyer come to me who was pre-approved from an online mortgage company (I won't mention the name of the company, however it has a catchy little jingle on tv). I asked him why he didn't go with a local lender an...
Understanding the buyer As the seller, you can control three factors that will affect the sale of your home: * The home's condition* Asking price* Marketing strategyHowever, it's important to note that there are numerous other factors that influence a buyer, and you need to understand these consu...
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In case you haven't checked it out, here is an informative articel from about the increasing home sales at steady prices. It speaks nationally, however, take a look at your local market and compare.   Existing-home sales got back on an upward path in November, resuming a growth trend ...
With the year coming to an end, you should be thinking about 2011 and your business plan. Here is a great article from Tara Neslon on Trulia about what to do now to sell in 2011. Thanks Tara,   It's resolution time, folks.  Last week, we offered some immediate action items for those who want 2011...
Some helpful information to give clients or potential clients.   Six Selling Myths Uncovered   Myth #1:  You should always price your home high and negotiate down.    Truth:  Pricing too high can be as bad as pricing too low.   If you list too high, you'll miss out on buyers looking in the price ...
So today I was talking with a newer agent in my office and she had her first listing appointment scheduled and she was extremly nervous. I told her, regardless of anything, try to remain confident and to keep in mind that you know more than the seller and that is why they are meeting with you. I ...
Here is a good article that I came across by Tracy Love and Rudy Nelson that might help you out when writing your blogs. Great information if you are trying to target high paying clients.   By Traci Feit Love and Rudy NelsonRISMEDIA, December 11, 2010-Do you have any idea how many--if any!--new h...

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