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.
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A couple of years back,  I was in competition for a listing against an agent in a BIG NAME company.   For some insane reason, the sellers decided to have us present our case to them at the same time.  I have no idea why, and if I had known about it ahead of time, I would have told them I needed t...
12/11/2017
 1426 Falcon Nest Ct, Arnold, MD Over $36,000 in upgrades are evident as soon as you walk in the door! Beautiful hardwood floors throughout main level. New gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops opens to family room and dining room so you don't miss any action. All Stainless Steel LG appliances ...
12/09/2017
..."Come on in to my Open House!""How are you? Come on in to the kitchen and you can sign in so the sellers know that someone showed up!""No, that's ok.  We have a buyer's agent, but she couldn't come today.  She said to just give you her card.""That's fine.  What brought you here today?""My husb...
12/09/2017
You just got a call that an agent wants to show your house in 20 minutes.  The kids are off school today and you have been slacking on the housework.  You are in no way, shape, or form ready to have someone see your house in its current state.  And you can hear Susan Nealey's voice in your head s...
12/08/2017
I bought a lottery ticket once.  Thank God it was only once.  Actually, I went out on a limb and bought 20 lottery tickets.  One dollar each.  All the same number.  I was so positive that I had the winning number that I was certain I was going to hit it big time!! I stupidly made the mistake of b...
12/08/2017
I often go to listing appointments and just like a buyer, by the time I open the front door, I have an idea of what the house is going to look like.  Sometimes my stomach churns and sometimes I start to shake cuz I'm so excited!!I wish I could say that the latter occurs more than the churning, bu...
12/07/2017
If the internet Gods came to me and asked me to add one feature to the internet house search to make it great, I would say "Add a scratch 'n sniff button!"Yes, I would.  It would add so much.  Then you wouldn't even have to leave your couch to smell all that dog slobber on the carpet.  And, oh, m...
12/06/2017
Seller's Agent--This is just as you would expect and this agent works for the seller.  He is the agent who listed the house.  If you ask this agent if he thinks the owner would accept a lower offer, what will his answer be?  It will be a resounding "no" unless the seller told him he could say "ye...
12/06/2017
Ok!  You got the call that the buyer and her agent wanted to see your house in 20 minutes (if you have been reading my blogs, you will know what I mean!).  You broke your neck to get out of the house with the kids.  Now, you are all crammed in the mini-van, with the clothes you didn't have time t...
12/05/2017
Keep your eyes open! New listing coming on Friday, December 8 in the community of Falcon Crest in Arnold.  Beautifully renovated 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse with the capability of another bath in the lower level! New gourmet kitchen with Stainless Steel 5-burner LG gas stove, quartz countertops...
12/05/2017
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