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Increasing your home's appeal Remember the 60-second rule: That's all the time you have to create a winning first impression. Here are some simple to significant ways to maximize your home's appeal. Exterior* Keep the grass cut and remove all yard clutter.* Weed and apply fresh mulch to flower be...
10 Questions to Ask Your Realtor about Selling a House Are you a full-time professional real estate agent? How long have you worked full time in real estate? How long have you been representing buyers? What professional designations do you have?Knowing whether or not your agent practices full tim...
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...
Practicing good seller's etiquette Let's face it: When your house goes on the market, you're not only opening the door to prospective buyers, but also sometimes to unknown vendors and naïve or unqualified buyers. As with any business transaction, there is an expected protocol to how sellers, buy...
Eight steps to selling your home Define your needs. Write down all the reasons for selling your home. Ask yourself, "Why do I want to sell and what do I expect to accomplish with the sale?" For example, a growing family may prompt your need for a larger home, or a job opportunity in another city ...
Monetize Using Google  I've recently set up a new Google Adsense account to monetize my real estate website. I have researched Google and other affiliated programs that gear towards generating money by placing ads on your own personal website. I have found that this method does in fact work and c...
 How to Improve the Odds of an Offer Here is a quick outline of how to get offers on your home. For more detailed information please read my blog titled "Things That Will Help To Get Your House Sold Quickly"
How can a real estate agent help me?   Seven main roles of your real estate buyer agent A Buyer's Real Estate Agent: Educates you about your market. Analyzes your wants and needs. Guides you to homes that fit your criteria. Coordinates the work of other needed professionals. Negotiates on your be...
Here are the top reasons for a home not selling: Price: The hard truth is, if your house was on the market and didn't sell, most likely it was overpriced. Prices are fluctuating weekly. If it was overpriced when it was first listed, the price reductions you may have done may not have kept up with...
Location, location, location Where you buy not only affects the home's current and future value, but it also affects your lifestyle. Your agent will be able to conduct a more targeted home search if you outline your preferences in neighborhoods and nearby amenities. Here's a checklist of items yo...

Bill Burke

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