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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Just don't expect to get everything you ask! You might have heard somewhere that it's a "buyer's market" (it's a whole other post as to whether that's actually true or not).  If the sellers have to sell, then it stands to reason that you should be able to get great deals, right? Well, the answer ...
07/27/2010
This is a follow-up to my post, There is No Such Thing as an Under-Priced House.  While reading through various posts on the topic of under pricing, on comment really caught my eye.  Basically, the commenter said something to effect that if the goal of under pricing was to simply get the highest ...
06/27/2010
I was recently catching up on my ActiveRain newsletter reads (I'm behind) and it seems the hot topic a couple of weeks ago (okay, way behind) was agents "underpricing" listings in order to get buyers to make offers.  I tracked back a few posts and it seems that the start of this was a post concer...
06/27/2010
Pricing, especially in today's general real estate market, is important.  Agents tell sellers (correctly) that pricing it too high means that there will be NO offers on the home, not just that it will take longer.  Sellers are usually fearful of pricing "too low."  There's no such thing really, b...
05/23/2010
This article by Gabe Sanders is worth the read if you're currently selling, or thinking about selling your property in today's market. Agressively pricing your Hickory NC home is by far the best method for getting the best price in the fastest possible time.  Even then, you're likely to be faced ...
05/23/2010
Noelle Blazevich, an agent out of North Bend, WA, has written a great article, posted below. These 10 points are written from a buyer's agent from comments by the buyers.  Sellers, please take it to heart.  It's not meant to be offensive, but rather a helpful insight to the buyer's mindset when t...
04/09/2010
There are a number of reasons why it may not be in your best interest to try to sell your own home.  Karen Otto, a home stager in Plano, TX writes a great article explaining the "why" of several of these reasons.  This is a first-hand account of her previewing a FSBO home and her take on it.  Kee...
03/30/2010
Richard Weisser's article below is dead-on accurate about the necessity of getting pre-approved by a lender before starting your home search.  Today's lending standards have dramatically changed.  Lenders are much stricter than before and the standards seem to constantly change from week to week....
03/25/2010
I just had to write this piece in response to Diana Olick's article on CNBC, Mortgage Principal Writedown Won't Save Housing.  In it, Ms. Olick determines that principal writedowns on existing mortgages won't help the housing market as a whole because a) in the hardest hit areas, banks would have...
03/08/2010
Even though we're still getting the monthly up and down jolt new stories of the general housing market, most experts have finally started saying that we are at, or near, the bottom of this housing bust.  Most of the big markets with the major busts great downward spirals have slowed or stopped.  ...
03/01/2010
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