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COMPARABLES COUNT

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When you decide to sell your home, nothing, but nothing, is more important than the sales price you put on it. If you select the right broker, he or she will help you come up with the best listing price. This is not done by looking into a crystal ball. The most important factor to consider is the price of comparable sales in your immediate area. These are sales which have already been completed of

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THE BIGGEST MISTAKE YOU CAN MAKE

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You have a leak under the sink and try to fix it yourself. You mess up the job and it ends up costing you more than if you had called in a plumber in the first place. No big deal. But if you botch the job of selling your home, you could be sorry for a lifetime.
Homeowners will occasionally tackle the job of selling their own homes with the mistaken idea that they can save themselves the Realtor’s

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SELLING AN OLD HOUSE FOR MORE

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An old house can in many instances, be sold as easily as a new one. The right selling strategy and a few improvements can raise the selling price significantly. Here are a few suggestions:
Invest in a complete cleaning, repainting or wallpapering. Re-carpet or have the carpets cleaned, especially if you have pets.
With the trend to smaller families and working wives, it may be desirable to convert

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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If you want to sell your house, both you and your real estate agent will want to sell your present home for the highest price possible. The market for houses similar to yours will be governing factor when the house is sold. Also important is the first impression your house makes on potential buyers.

Before you put your house on the market, your agent will probably discuss with you the appearance of

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LANDSCAPING CAN HELP SALE

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Landscaping and the effective use of plants can add wonders to your home. This is especially true when it’s time to put your home on the market. Well-placed flower, shrubs and trees – attractively arranged – can highlight features of your home. A house that is well groomed can mean a lot more dollars in your home’s market value.

Many professional landscapers can create a look that will make your home

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WINDFALL FROM BROKER

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Did you know that over 95% of the time prospects DO NOT BUY THE HOUSE they look at in response to an ad in the classifieds? At this point, the valuable service of a Realtor begins. A Realtor can quickly suggest other listings he or she has or can get from other brokers which will more closely suit the buyer’s needs. It greatly accelerates the speed at which the buyer can reach his goal.

A Realtor

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WHY SELL THROUGH AN EXPERT

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Human nature is strange. It is surprising to see some people trying to sell their home, probably their largest life time investment, without the help of an expert – a Realtor.

For the average homeowner, selling his/her home is one job that he/she should never tackle alone. One mistake could turn out to be extremely costly. For starters, you must have considerable knowledge regarding value. How much

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WHY CONDO FEES DIFFER

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When prospective condominium buyers come to us for help, they all seem to have the same perplexing dilemma. They wonder why the monthly condominium charges vary so much from complex to complex within the same price range. How can such a buyer determine what is a fair amount and what isn’t?

Some fees include insurance and property taxes and others don’t. Some fee schedules are prepared by professionals a

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