Gerald's Real Estate Facts

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Real Estate Agent - Team One - The Franklin Group

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2006 

Top selling agents will not show your home if both the Key and access arenot readily available. They do not have time to run around town all daypicking up and dropping off keys. They want to sell homes!  The greatest wayto show a house is to have a key!  When your home is being shown, please doth...
07/27/2006
Many sellers simply don't plan their move early enough and then feel totallyoverwhelmed at the time of moving out of the house. If you are able to moveat any time of the year, don't wait until summer, the peak-moving season.Consider also that the first and last few days of the month are extra bus...
07/27/2006
Remember that although people can be different in personality, they tend tobe the same when it comes to expectations at someone else's expense. Inother words, a prospective buyer would probably like to see a perfect homefrom top to bottom, inside and out, when it comes to your home. Try to do asm...
07/27/2006
Most people are turned off by even the smallest amount of uncleanness orodor when buying a home.  Sellers lose thousands of dollars because they donot adequately clean.  If your house is squeaky clean, you will be able tosell your home faster and net hundreds, if not thousands of dollars more.  I...
07/26/2006
When working with a real estate agent, it's critical that you have full confidence in that agent's experience and education.  A skilled, knowledgeable agent should be able to explain to you exactly why your home needs to be priced at a certain level - compared to recent listings and sales of home...
07/26/2006
Your agent should show you everything available that meets your requirements.   Don't make a decision on a house until you feel that you've seen enough to pick the best one.  Go to the multiple listing computer with your agent to make sure that you are getting a complete list.  In the late 1980's...
07/26/2006
When you're preparing your house for sale, remember the importance of first impressions.  A buyer's first impression can make or break whether they even want to go inside for a look.  It is estimated that more than half of all houses are sold before the buyers even get out of their cars.  With th...
07/25/2006
When selling your home there are no guarantees that the ultimate buyer ofyour home will have simply walked through the front door.  In many cases youmay have to bring your home to the buyer.  Effective marketing will helpensure that your property receives maximum exposure to attract a ready,willi...
07/25/2006
When you're looking for help buying or selling property, it's important to remember that the terms "real estate agent" and "Realtor" are not synonymous.  Realtors can provide an extra level of service, and to be a realtor you must be a member of the national association of realtors (nar).  The eq...
07/25/2006
If you have a house to sell, sell it before selecting a house to buy! Ihaven't seen many contingent sales work in the last 3 years, unless it's with anew home builder who has other houses to sell and can afford to put one on acontingency.  Let's pretend that we go out looking for the perfect hous...
07/24/2006
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