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I listed a home in one of our rural areas, when the buyer had it inspected they did a termite inspection.  The inspection revealed that there were termites in the home.The seller said they had the home inspected when they bought it and there were not signs of termites at that time.Well, here's wh...
08/15/2006
Home warranties aren't just for homebuyers and here's why.  When one of our agents bought his home he got a home warranty on it for one year.  The seller bought it and he thought nothing of it until it was time to renew it.  He renewed it and got a discount since it was his second year.  This was...
08/15/2006
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I don't think I have ever sold a home where the buyer didn't have the home inspected.  I've had a few homes that even had the contract cancelled due to the inspection.  If you're a buyer and aren't sure if you should have the home inspected or not, then definitely have it inspected.If you're thin...
08/15/2006
Top selling agents will not show your home if both the Key and access arenot readily available. They do not have time to run around town all daypicking up and dropping off keys. They want to sell homes!  The greatest wayto show a house is to have a key!  When your home is being shown, please doth...
07/27/2006
Many sellers simply don't plan their move early enough and then feel totallyoverwhelmed at the time of moving out of the house. If you are able to moveat any time of the year, don't wait until summer, the peak-moving season.Consider also that the first and last few days of the month are extra bus...
07/27/2006
Remember that although people can be different in personality, they tend tobe the same when it comes to expectations at someone else's expense. Inother words, a prospective buyer would probably like to see a perfect homefrom top to bottom, inside and out, when it comes to your home. Try to do asm...
07/27/2006
Most people are turned off by even the smallest amount of uncleanness orodor when buying a home.  Sellers lose thousands of dollars because they donot adequately clean.  If your house is squeaky clean, you will be able tosell your home faster and net hundreds, if not thousands of dollars more.  I...
07/26/2006
When working with a real estate agent, it's critical that you have full confidence in that agent's experience and education.  A skilled, knowledgeable agent should be able to explain to you exactly why your home needs to be priced at a certain level - compared to recent listings and sales of home...
07/26/2006
Your agent should show you everything available that meets your requirements.   Don't make a decision on a house until you feel that you've seen enough to pick the best one.  Go to the multiple listing computer with your agent to make sure that you are getting a complete list.  In the late 1980's...
07/26/2006
When you're preparing your house for sale, remember the importance of first impressions.  A buyer's first impression can make or break whether they even want to go inside for a look.  It is estimated that more than half of all houses are sold before the buyers even get out of their cars.  With th...
07/25/2006
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