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By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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Open houses still work!  I just had an open house in the Barre and Montpelier area (the second one), and had five interested parties.  One wrote up an offer right there at the house.  Granted, it was low, but high enough to get to the negotiating table.  Still in negotiation... The point is that ...

By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
Comments 0
I have a wonderful coworker here in Montpelier, Vermont.  A fellow by the name of Charlie Clark.  He's helped me out a ton, and he's a great office resource.  I was unavailable for the one time a seller could meet, and Charlie met with him, got the listing, and despite my pleadings for him to tak...

By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
Comments 2
Guess the High Sale in Barre, Vermont My wife's parents are from Southern California, and in so many ways, it's a different world from ours here in Montpelier and Barre.  There's traffic, the ocean, gigantic malls, etc.  But, as a realtor working my tail off for buyers and sellers in Montpelier a...

By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
Comments 2
Movings and Shakings in Barre, VT Oh, things are happening in the Barre area.  First, Formula Ford in South Barre has merged with Walker Motors on the Barre Montpelier Road.  Looks like they're going to move operations to the old Walker Motors location, which is great for the area because tha rou...

By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
Comments 0
When I was in elementary school, the teachers always seemed to keep the big maps pulled down at the side of the chalkboard.  I stared at those maps more than I should have.  And let's not even get started on the maps in the social studies books.  Westward expansion?  Are you kidding me, I loved i...

By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
Comments 5
Two days before the close, and after not the easiest escrow period, we get another roadblock.   The lender tells the buyer, "Oh, by the way, there's some peeling paint around the windowsill.  That'll need to be fixed before the close." Two days before the close?  Fortunately, our office is quick,...

By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
Comments 0
The Perfect Time to Buy or Sell a House in Montpelier or Barre Is... There's no one perfect time to buy or sell a house in Montpelier or Barre.  Sorry to disappoint.  It only really matters when it's a good time for you and your family.  In the summer, there are lots more new listings than the fa...

By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
Comments 2
Once the offer has been made and accepted, and the house is under contract, the usual next step is to have a qualified home inspector take a look at the property. Why?  What is he or she looking for?  What does the buyer DO with that information? Inspectors--and I'm not an inspector,I've just bee...

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