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7 Steps to Preparing for an Open House

7 easy steps to prepare for an open house: Hire a cleaning service. A spotlessly clean home is essential; dirt will turn off a prospect faster than anything. Mow your lawn, and be sure toys and yard equipment are put away. Serve cookies, coffee, and soft drinks. It creates a welcoming touch. But be sure […]

10 Ways to Make Your House More Salable

10 ways to make your house more salable: Get rid of clutter. Throw out or file stacks of newspapers and magazines. Pack away most of your small decorative items. Store out-of-season clothing to make closets seem roomier. Clean out the garage. Wash your windows and screens to let more light into the interior. Keep everything […]

Hire a buyer agent!!!!

Hire a buyer agent!!!! Buying a property is a complex and stressful task.  In fact, it is often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime.  At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated. New technology, laws, procedures and competition from other buyers require buyer agents to perform at an […]

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers How much is the tax credit?   The maximum credit amount is $8,000.00 or 10% of the cost of the home. What type of property is eligible?   Any single family residence, (including condos, coops or townhouses), that will be used as a primary residence. Is it a tax credit or tax […]

Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal Once you have made the informed decision to sell your realty it is time to make sure that all potential buyers will be pleased once they arrive at your property. Curb appeal is just that……..what your property shows like when the buyers arrive. Prior to listing your house for sale, take a step […]

Sellers – inside your home!

Sellers – inside your home! Once a potential buyer has made it inside your home they have already made an initial assessment of what your home/property is all about. They walk inside the front door……now what? What do they see? Believe it or not, the very first thing they “see” is the odor. How does […]

Buyer Agency

Buyer Agency You’ve made the decision to purchase a home/property. You look to a realtor. What next? What is buyer agency? It’s actually quite simple. Buyer agency is a relationship where the licensee, broker/realtor, upon entering into a written agreement, works only for the buyer/tenant. Today, a realtor must represent someone in a real estate […]

The Purchase

The Purchase OK, so you’ve found that dream home/property and you’ve negotiated the price………what comes next? Your realtor really goes to work here. You’ve now entered into the world of the agreement of sale. Now comes home/property inspections; your estimated closing costs; attorney/abstract co., for title/deed prep; placing all deposits into the escrow account; reading […]

Consumer Notice

Consumer Notice In an effort to enable real estate consumers of real estate services to make informed decisions about the business relationships they may have with real estate brokers and salespersons (licensees), the real estate licensing and registration act (RELRA) requires that consumers be provided with this notice at the initial interview. You will be […]