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I've been asked to write the five reasons to buy in my area. I'll start in the town I live in, New Fairfield, Connecticut. Top 5 Reasons to Buy in New Fairfield, Connecticut It's beautiful, small-town New England charm. With a population of right right around 14,000, New Fairfield has grown i...
When I take new buyer clients out to view homes, while we're driving around in my car and getting to know each other, I tell them that among other things, there is one very, very important rule that I have: They must be honest with me! I tell my buyers right up front that I will not be offended ...
I've always wondered how people can enter the real estate business, help people buy and sell homes, but have never bought or sold their own home. I call them the "renter-real-estate-agents." Can a renter be a good real estate agent? Perhaps. But if they're not a homeowner themselves, they lack ...
I've discussed common mistakes that homeowners make when selling their home. Among these mistakes I have included Overpricing and Negligent Housekeeping. Sellers should rely upon, and expect from, their real estate agents information, direction and advice on how to make their home stand out from...
A few weeks ago, I received a call from a prospective client who wanted to buy his first home. We talked about his needs and wants. Where he wants to live. The basics. We also discussed his price range. When I talked about helping him get pre-approved for a mortgage, he refused. He wanted t...
In an effort to reduce the stress of selling your home, and to make the process fun, enjoyable and profitable for home owners, we need to discuss the common mistakes made by some sellers. Previously, we discussed overpricing, which can certainly turn off prospective buyers and their agents. As w...
Selling your home can be a stressful experience. But it doesn't need to be that way. Most home-selling pitfalls are easily avoided with up-front preparation and teamwork between you and your real estate agent. I have determined the most common mistakes home sellers make, along with how to avoi...
Everyone wants to know what the real estate market is like today. Is it a bubble? Is it going to burst? Did it burst already? I don't have a crystal ball, so I can't claim to know all the answers. But, as a real estate agent, I can make some educated guesses based on experience. I don't beli...