Susan's Advice to Buyers and Sellers

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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - 573728
Humorous but Honest advice to Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate in the State of Maryland.
Every day, I get an email or a call from a buyer who wants to go out and see some homes that are for sale.  My first Question is always:  What is your price range?Inevitably, the answer will be " Oh, I don't know, probably around xxx or yyy.  I looked online and calulated monthly payments so I'm ...
Do you really want to sell your house?  Or are you pretending to sell your house.  Is it too much to keep it clean for showings?  I know you would much prefer to sleep in and let the house sell itself.  You don't feel like getting up before 10 am so you just figure "let those stupid agents bring ...
Back in the old days, before McMansions, the first home young people could afford was pretty much just a little shack.  Sometimes, they were barely, just barely, livable, but the banks didn't care.  Banks were local and small and they knew that you had family with hammers, nails, and saws who wou...
You just got the call.  He's coming at 10 am tomorrow just after the kids go off to school! He will only be here for 15 minutes.  Here comes that damned gurgly belly again.  Oh no, oh no, oh no, what do I do??Remember when you ratified your contract and your mother said to you, "Well, Honey, now ...
Let's see if you can follow this scenario.....4 buyers and sellers all need to move by the end of July. Seller 1 puts his house on the market, but, it does not sell at his price so he lowers it to a reasonable price.  Buyer 1 makes an offer that is contingent upon his selling his house.  Seller 1...
SOLD!! 1625 Ruxton Rd in Edgewater,Maryland sold in 5 days!!  Every perrson who visited the house wrote a contract.Does that mean that it was priced wrong?  NO!  It means it was priced exactly right for this neighborhood. While there are other homes in the area at this price, none were as nice as...
Large  4 bedroom, 2 full bath, 2 half bath home on a cul-de-sac within an easy commute of Ft Meade.  Beautiful built-in cabinets in the front living room.  Hardwoods throughout the main level.Family room off kitchen with sliders to the beautiful fully fenced backyard with BBQ area and firepit.Ove...
1625 Ruxton RdEdgewater, MD 21037Is officially on the market. Stunning 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with tons of storage.  2888 sq ft of living space and an oversized 1 car garage with over 325 sq ft.  Master bedroom with walk-in closet, full bath with jacuzzi and separate shower, dual sinks.  Gourme...
615 Kenora Woods Ct Millersville, MD 21108 OPEN HOUSESaturday, April 21, 1-3 pm Please stop by this awesome house and see all that it has to offer.  4 large bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths along with a 2 car garage.  Be sure to step out back and see the beautiful backyard with paver patio...
My first time buyers think they have found their dream home by looking at pictures on the internet.   Their mother tells them to call me to set up an appointment to go see it.  (There is a reason for that!)We enter the house, it smells great!  (Alrighty, someone read my Scratch 'n Sniff blog)The ...

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