franklin county: NEW LISTING! Cozy Cape Code with Additional Vacant Lot - 04/17/10 09:11 PM
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franklin county: NEW LISTING! Nothing to do but move in this updated home today. - 04/15/10 11:07 AM
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franklin county: Custom Built Two-Story with Spacious Rooms, Large Yard and Quality Features Throughout - 03/23/10 03:23 PM
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franklin county: That's It? That's the Best I'm Going to Get? - 12/04/09 09:18 AM
Believe me...I understand how hard it is when selling your home, to separate your personal attachment, blood, sweat and tears from the analytical, business perspective of the deal.  But that's why you hired me.  Right?  To be the mediator, the therapist, the negotiator, the analyst, etc.
I'm here to tell you that as your professional full-time Realtor who markets homes and gets them SOLD,  believe me when I say that the majority of the time, the first offer you get on your home is the best.
Sure you have to clean the home, price it competitively for the market (this one is key) and expose it to the masses, … (4 comments)

franklin county: The Christmas 20 for Charity - 11/28/09 10:08 AM
From now thru New Years, Pickerington has a subdivision that is putting on a fantastic Christmas light show/display.  Open 7 days a week from 5pm-midnight.  Now thru New Years.
20 homes all connected and synchronized to Christmas Carols.  They've been doing this for a couple years now and each year seem to add more homes to the display. 
They ask those stopping by to donate non-perishable food items.  The donations will be delivered to Mid Ohio Food Bank.  Last year they donated 3 tons of food.  Of course, there is even a greater need this year.  So, bring your family and friends … (2 comments)

franklin county: JUST SOLD! Received 4 Offers on this Home in Winchester Highlands - Canal Winchester - 11/10/09 11:57 AM
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franklin county: Attention Home Sellers: Try These Top 5 Nasty Little HomeBuyer Turnoffs - 11/09/09 07:11 AM
ATTENTION HOME SELLERS:  TRY THESE TOP 5 NASTY LITTLE HOMEBUYER TURNOFFS. 
Ok...you or your Realtor have done a great job marketing your home and the showings are starting to schedule nicely.  Don't blow your first impression chance by doing these little things that immediately turn buyers off and make them run out the door, down the street and into the door of another home for sale instead of yours.
Who would think that these little tiny things could do so much damage?  And...ultimately cost you, the seller, more money.  Your home sits.  You pay more carrying costs for mortgage and utilities.  Oh yeah...and … (2 comments)

franklin county: Secrets for Saving $$$ When Buying a Home - 11/08/09 11:20 AM
SECRETS FOR SAVING $$$ WHEN BUYING A HOME. You Don't Make Money When You Sell a home, You Make Money When You BUY it! Here are several strategies to consider when purchasing your next home.
Understand How Much Financing You Can Afford. It's crucial that you speak with several lenders and discuss the many financing programs available. Each mortgage company sets its own limits for some items. Be sure to shop and compare at least 2, preferably 3 lenders to find the best deal. You Realtor can provide you with lender names and help you sift through the many options.
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franklin county: You've Got Feedback! I Had to do some cow roping for it... - 11/06/09 11:40 AM

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Seller:
Over the last couple of weeks, I've stalked the showing agent and even wrestled them to the ground for feedback and YES...I finally have some comments for you.
"The grass is a bit...well there isn't any"
"The neighbors dog can see over the privacy fence"
"We wanted a ranch home not a 2-story"
 "Love the home, but it showed so well the buyer decided to wait until spring to buy"
Sincerely,
Your Realtor
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Yay!  My sellers have several showings on their home after a seemingly slow time in the market.  I was excited, the sellers were … (4 comments)

franklin county: Your Asking Price might be Selling the House Down the Street - 11/05/09 07:18 AM
Preparing to sell your home takes some planning and expert advice, especially when it comes to setting the price.
You'll find everyone becomes an expert and wants to offer their opinion on the price...neighbors, family, co-workers, etc.  And...while all of these individuals have good intentions and only want to help, it is crucial that you take into account all factors involved:  market conditions, similar style homes that have sold in your area, your homes currently on the market, is it a buyer's market or seller's market, condition of your home, how fast homes are selling, terms and incentives, etc.
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franklin county: Most Common Home Problems - 11/05/09 07:12 AM
Most Common Home Problems
Below are the most common home problems.  Be sure to consult with your own licensed home inspector or energy star auditor for further explanations and solutions.
Mold, Mildew and Musty Odors
Water leaks are usually to blame for these issues.  These leaks could be from leaky water pipes, toilets, showers, tubs, roof leaks and gutter problems.  If you notice leaks for areas needing repair, it is extremely important to have those items remedied immediately to prevent structural damage and potential health issues.
High humidity caused by everyday tasks such as showers, cooking and drying clothes, can also … (3 comments)

franklin county: Don't Let Kid Toys Keep You From Getting that Offer - 11/03/09 07:54 PM
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franklin county: Golf Course Lot - Ranch Home w/Professionally Finished Basement - 11/03/09 10:08 AM
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franklin county: Extra Large Ranch Home w/Basement - Best Buy in Area - 11/03/09 10:06 AM
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franklin county: Nicely Done Ranch w/Finished Rec Room - 11/03/09 10:02 AM
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franklin county: SOLD! A Great Home at a Great Price! - 04/22/09 03:16 PM
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franklin county: Beware of "Do It Yourself Buyers" - 01/08/08 06:41 PM
We encounter odd stuff everyday in this business, but the latest one I'm getting are Buyers who call me on a listing I have and for MY convenience want me to just give them the combo code or let them pick up the electronic key to allow them access into the property.
Of course, I ask and they say they aren't working with an agent.  I then ask them the usual qualifying questions and about scheduling a time that works for me to show them the home.
Frustrated, the buyers state "well....other agents have just been giving us the code or … (5 comments)

franklin county: Real Estate in 2008 Book for Agents Dealing With a Challenging Market - 01/08/08 06:29 PM
 

Jody Deeds - Recognized as Contributing Author to Real Estate in 2008 Book of Top Ideas for the Challenging Market of 2008
 Jody Deeds, one of the premier Realtors in Columbus, Ohio, recently joined hundreds of top agents as a contributing author to Real Estate in 2008.
Columbus, Ohio (Best Agent Business) December 19, 2007 - Jody Deeds, a top Realtor in Columbus, Ohio, joined with hundreds of top real estate agents around the country to write Real Estate in 2008 in less than a month. 
Real Estate in 2008 (http://www.realestatein2008.org/) helps buyers, sellers, and agents succeed in a … (0 comments)

franklin county: Pick The BEST DAY to Lower Your Price! - 05/11/07 05:47 PM
We all absolutely hate to do it (agents, sellers, FSBO's, etc.), but sometimes it's a necessity to get the property SOLD.  So, when everyone decides it's time to lower the price of the home, are some days better than others?
Is Friday the best day to lower the price of a home?  Right before a holiday weekend?  Mid-Summer?
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franklin county: MARKET REPORT FOR GROVEPORT CORP. LIMITS - 04/11/07 04:53 PM
According to Columbus Board of Realtors statistics, here is the 1st Quarter MARKET REPORT for 2007 covering Groveport Corp. Limits Single Family Residential Homes.
Currently 54 properties are ACTIVE and Listed For Sale in the community.  The average LIST price of these homes is $165,901.  In addition, 17 homes are currently UNDER CONTRACT with an average List Price of $175,746.
15 homes SOLD during the 1st Quarter (January 1, 2007 through March 31, 2007).  These homes averaged 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, and an average SALES PRICE of $144,497.
Average number of days on the market for homes in the area is about 85 days.
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