Dear Home Sellers, What Real Estate Agents Wish You Knew

Dear Home Sellers, What Real Estate Agents Wish You Knew

My open letter to all home sellers or future home sellers out there on some things real estate agents wish you knew. 

Being home during showings of your property is a bad idea. Period. Buyers feel like they can't really look around and get a feel for the space when you are under foot, following us from room to room. While we appreciate your commentary on why you chose hot pink paint for the master bedroom, how the ceiling fan keeps the room cool, or why you haven't finished the basement, during our first showing of your home is not the time. 

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What If Your Real Estate Agent Could Have Sold Your Home For More Money But Didn’t?

What If Your Real Estate Agent Could Have Sold Your Home For More Money But Didn’t?

Earlier this month I had an experience with another real estate agent that left me scratching my head.

First of all, let me clarify. This situation is not typical. Most real estate agents work hard to get their seller clients the most money for their home. However, this situation was different.

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Sellers: Practice Your P-p-p-poker Face

Sellers: Practice Your P-p-p-poker Face

When I am representing a buyer, if at all possible, I prefer to present their offer in person to the sellers and the listing agent. Good old fashioned face-to-face interaction. Gotta love it! With the majority of offers being sent by fax/e-mail these days and the two parties never meeting, I think it’s refreshing when we all actually get to meet in person.

It may sound like I am just being warm and fuzzy, and I am. But aside from that, there is a motive for my preference to present offers in person.

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Bidding Wars: A Seller’s Dream and Buyer’s Nightmare

Bidding Wars: A Seller’s Dream and Buyer’s Nightmare

The market continues to be hot and there has been no shortage of discussion in the media on bidding wars. So I thought I would answer some of the common questions regarding bidding wars for you.

What Is A Bidding War? 
Can A Bidding War Be Created? 
Can It Backfire? What Are The Dangers? 

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