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    I see a need to address an issue that I have noticed within the last month or so. In our local MLS, I have seen a few listings that didn’t have a decent amount of photos. Now these aren’t listings that are “ugly” or “rundown” homes that only an investor with a really good vision could love. ...
    1.”How are you going to market my home to the motivated and available buyers”? There are a few key elements that are going to convert “For Sale” into “SOLD”. In this aggressive market, it’s all or nothing. An agent that is focused and thorough with a bottom line has an agenda to get your hom...
  As the seller, you control three things when it comes to your home on the market: Price, Its condition and access. What you don’t control are the existing market conditions, how many sellers you are competing against or value, which are determined by the buyer. Once your home is on the market,...
In the latest installment of the “Buyer Be Ready” series, is a brief comparison of pre-qualification and pre-approval for a mortgage loan. As many may not think to ask “what’s the difference?”  So here it is, short and sweet. And remember to consult a licensed mortgage professional for further cl...
In continuing the “Buyer be ready” series here on the Sold in the City DC blog. Our first guest post is from Bill Van Dyke, President at Paradigm Mortgage Services in Bethesda, Maryland. A question many first time buyers may have is “What is the right loan for me as a first time buyer”? Here, Bil...
I’ve heard it many times from people who were interested in buying “I want to buy a foreclosure”.  Which REALLY translates into: “I want a deal”. We all want what we want of course. This is where a bit more education on the buyer’s part that comes in. Not necessarily ‘deprogramming’, but just inf...
An EXCELLENT post from a REALTOR in my hometown of Wilmington, NC! Once again stressing how you are to price right as opposed to high for the sake of it! I was recently asked, "How can I get the most money for my house?"   Now, this is not a new question for REALTORS® and frankly, the answer is ...
Social Media that is. And who are we to get excited or inform so knowledgably when asked why we do so?? There is a way to "play nice" with those among us in this new Real Estate culture who don't do what us cool kids are doing! Not every colleague I meet is open to using social media to the level...
...It may not be new to alot of you, but it certainly is to me! I haven't been licensed very long, nor have I been successful in keeping up with my contacts/SOI consistently, at least not the same ones. As I am sure alot of agents rely on the speedy and convenient presence of technology, we are a...
So, yesterday I had a pretty interesting and somewhat productive day on the open house front. I had a little time to kill before meeting a colleague at his open house (he was helping another agent), so I followed the signs to a FSBO open house. I've visited quite a few open houses in the last yea...

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