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You have your Berks County home for sale. The phone rings and you are notified that someone wants to see it. The showing request is for tomorrow at 2:00pm. It is a bit inconvenient but you do not want to lose the opportunity. You approve the showing, adjust your schedule and proceed to prepare t...
01/01/2014
Let’s start with the Purchase Agreement for a home. Agreements for the purchase of real estate in Berks County, PA are aptly named because they are endorsed by both the home seller and buyer who agree on price, terms and conditions. Price is easy to understand but real estate agents in Berks Cou...
01/01/2014
No matter how high my cherry picker can go or how good my camera and photographic skills are, I cannot overcome problems with a home. Especially if they are very large and noticable. More and more I notice black streaks on asphalt roof shingles. It is mostly on Berks County homes that have north...
01/01/2014
When today’s home buyers tell you they are picky they aren’t lying. In 20 years of practicing real estate in Berks County, I have never witnessed the level of discernment buyers’ display when considering their next home. I remember a time when you walked into a home with a buyer and smell of ciga...
01/01/2014
There cannot be enough articles about preparedness in any field of endeavor. This is especially true when selling or purchasing a Berks County home. “RWA” stands for Ready, Willing and Able.As a Buyer “RWA” is being ready to make a decision, willing to complete the purchase and financially quali...
12/29/2013
That blessed day is finally upon us, Christmas! It is the day we celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ. It is a day to visit family members, give gifts and spread cheer. It is also the day when people stop asking if you are ready for Christmas yet (at least until next December). Yesterday, I was...
12/25/2013
The good The Bad & The Misunderstood... What it is…Seller credit is the practice of crediting a home buyer a percentage (or fixed dollar amount) of the sale price from the sellers proceeds. Example…$100,000 Home sale price. Buyer offers the seller $100,000 for the home and requests a 3% seller c...
12/23/2013
Personal property is anything that is not part of the real property. The real property includes the land and all improvements that are attached to it aka the real estate. It has been said that anything glued screwed and/or nailed to the real estate is part of the sale. Sounds more like a bad dat...
12/23/2013
Whenever I am contacted to preview a seller’s home or property I already know that the number one thing they want to know is “How Much is My Property Worth”. It is the quintessential question and a good one. Some Berks County homes are easy to evaluate and price. Others are much more challenging...
12/23/2013
The question is very valid. The answer evolves before an Agreement of Sale or even a showing takes place. Paragraph 13 of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors Listing Contract states the following “ONCE SELLER ENTERS INTO AN AGREEMENT OF SALE, BROKER IS NOT REQUIRED TO PRESENT OTHER OFFERS.”...
12/22/2013
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