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Real estate agents use open houses as an opportunity to pick up potential clients, whether buying or selling

What is the Point of Open Houses?

There is a little known secret about open houses that real estate agents do not want you to know. The people that usually stop by are typically those not qualified to purchase or the neighbors that have nothing else better to do. This begs the question as to why agents even have open houses. The simple answer is because it benefits the agents and not the sellers.

Withdrawn Listing or Expired Listing: What You Need to Know

Sellers are often confused by expired and withdrawn listings and also concerned because both indicate that your home listing is not active. The biggest difference between the two...

Nine Answers That Turn Off Home Buyers

Are you going to hire a real estate agent? This is probably your best option if you don’t want to answer tons of questions from buyers. Please remember that answers to certain questions can make it difficult for you to sell your home at a fair price.

Four Scenarios That Should Scare FSBO Sellers

Choosing the
“For Sale by Owner” route can tempt many home sellers. They will not have to
worry about paying an agent’s commission. Should you try to sell your home
without the help of a real estate agent?

Why Are You Selling: Nine Answers You Should Never Share with Buyers

Why are you selling your home? This may seem like an innocent question coming from potential home buyers, but your answers may betray you.

Many homeowners take the homes for sale by owner (FSBO) approach to increase their profits at the closing table during a seller’s market. It seems like a good deal, but there are some pitfalls associated with the FSBO transaction. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t find about them until it’s too late. […]

9 Answers Home Sellers Should Never Share With Home Buyers

Are you ready to put your house on the market? Have you been thinking about hiring a real estate agent to sell your home?

How to make the home-buying process easier

For most people buying a house is a big step and likely to be the biggest purchase they have ever made. There is a lot involved in buying a new home so the better prepared you are, the smoother it goes. Once you have everything lined up you can sail through the home buying process with confidence, ready for any hurdles that may appear.

Keeping a house Show-Ready at all times

When your house is on the market, you want it to be in its best shape every day. You never know when a visit will be scheduled or who is just driving by o take a peak. When the sellers have already moved out, it can be a chore to keep the house show-ready. Think about the lawn maintenance; who will pick up the daily newspapers and mow the lawn? What if the paint is peeling or the roof needs repairing?