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By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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My Number 1 Tip To Be A Successful FSBO! Remember it's For Sale By Owner not Free Services By Others!   Congratulations! You have decided to take on the chore of selling your own home. It can and has been done. The number one thing you need to understand is that You Are The Listing Agent!   I ca...
By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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Friday's Real Estate Tip   Should you use a round number or the 999 theory when pricing your home? If you go back to prehistoric times, let’s say 1980, the old 999 theory was a psychologically effective way of tricking people into thinking they were paying less than they actually were.  I didn’t...
By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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 There are three projects hovering over Beverly tax payers heads with limited or no resolutions.  All three could impact different areas of the City in major ways and two it seems, have cost  the tax payers dearly already.   In recent articles and a letter to the editor of the  Salem News, Mayor...
By Fred Doleac, Real Estate in a Virtual World
(Fred Doleac - Bean Group)
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Beverly Massachusetts Condominiums for Sale Search all Beverly MA condos for sale including detached condominiums, townhomes, townhouses, garden style, foreclosures and bank owned real estate. Find Beverly condominiums by using the one click search categories listed below.  Adult living communiti...
By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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You already know that in most cases a Buyer's Agent won't cost you any money. You get the fact that they have much more knowledge on the market based on their day-to-day activities. Here are five examples of ways I can save a client time, money or stress during a transaction. 1. The Open House Pr...
By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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 Nbo, it's not 2:00 in the morning and I don't have a book or any software to sell you that will take you from your dorm room to an ocean front estate in three weeks. I will however tell you that if you are looking to make a career change or nearing the end of your college days and don't have a c...
By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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I won't call it an epidemic, but lately I have seen and heard of a few instances of buyer's missing out on homes that they really want by simply not making an offer. Don't get me wrong, I understand this is a buyer's market and that everyone is looking for a great deal, I just don't think some pe...
By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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How is my agents blog or personal website going to help me buy or sell a home? We are in the midst of a large generational gap in regards to the way we find information and communicate with one another. The fact of the matter is that depending on who you listen to, between 85 - 95% of people look...
By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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  I recently came across an interesting chart in Boston Magazine comparing the average sale price of a home in all Massachusetts Cities and Towns  from 2009-2010, 2005(the peak)-2010 and also from 2000-20010.  The chart was complied by information provided by one of the industry leaders in real e...
By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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I came across this article recently and thought it would be a good share. (New!) Tree Falls Over Property Line: Who Pays? Who Picks Up the Pieces? If a neighbor’s tree falls over your property line, file an insurance claim for repairs and cleanup. No house damage? Check if chopping and hauling de...
By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
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A Beverly MA home buyer should receive a brochure, Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers Sheet, at the time of the signing of the first written contract to purchase. A standard home inspection in Massachusetts is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems of a residen...
By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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Sometimes I just have to say WOW!  With all of the "lead generation" techniques and marketing strategies sometimes a lead can come from an unexpected source. About this time last year, I got a call from a gentleman that had come to an open house of mine in 2006. Although he and his wife bought a ...
By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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This is the introduction episode of the Giles Team Real Estate Radio Blog. Keep an eye out for future episodes with guest hosts from all professions ready to give you the information that you need to have a successful transaction. Listen to internet radio with MassRealEstate on Blog Talk Radio
By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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I am considered one of the go to people in my office when it comes to technology.... before I give you the wrong impression this is the equivalent of being the skinniest kid at fat camp.  I have however,come up with a few technology no-nos and advancements that just flat out bug me. I do not mean...
By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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Negotiating situational contingencies can often times be more difficult than working out the price of the property. While financing and inspection contingencies are a normal course of business and generally understood and accepted by today's consumer, negotiating a "subject to sale of our house" ...
By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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Sorry for the hyperbole, but I'm trying to prove a point about the media using negative headlines and speculation to counter the positive FACTS about local markets.  My territory is mainly north of Boston, and my rant today is the result of an article published in today's Salem News.             ...
By Mike Giles
(Keller Williams Realty- North Shore)
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