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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Wendy Dawson, Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Plus
In real estate sales, the community you work and sell in can make or break you in business.  When you have a great community, with active involvement and wonderful schools, selling homes is a breeze.  My office is blessed to service three wonderful communities.  Today, May 14, 2009, is Red Day i...
From the National Best-Selling Millionaire Real Estate Series with more than one million copies sold!   SHIFTS happen ... Markets shift and so can you. Sometimes you'll shift in response to a falling market and other times you'll shift to take your business to the next level. Both can transform y...
Location, location, location Where you buy not only affects the home's current and future value, but it also affects your lifestyle. Your agent will be able to conduct a more targeted home search if you outline your preferences in neighborhoods and nearby amenities. Here's a checklist of items yo...
Eight important questions to ask your agent Qualifications are important. However, finding a solid, professional agent means getting beyond the resume, and into what makes an agent effective. Use the following questions as your starting point in hiring your licensed, professional real estate agen...
How to price to sell and still make a profit The asking price you set for your home significantly affects whether you will profit in the sale, how much you will profit and how long your home will sit on the market. Your real estate agent's knowledge of the overall market and what's selling - or n...
Understanding the buyer As the seller, you can control three factors that will affect the sale of your home: * The home's condition* Asking price* Marketing strategyHowever, it's important to note that there are numerous other factors that influence a buyer, and you need to understand these consu...
Increasing your home's appeal Remember the 60-second rule: That's all the time you have to create a winning first impression. Here are some simple to significant ways to maximize your home's appeal. Exterior* Keep the grass cut and remove all yard clutter.* Weed and apply fresh mulch to flower be...
Deciding how much house you can afford Your lender decides what you can borrow but you decide what you can afford. Lenders are careful, but they make qualification decisions based on averages and formulas. They won't understand the nuances of your lifestyle and spending patterns quite as well as ...
Creating your home wish list   Before the home search begins, your real estate agent will want to know as much as possible about the features and amenities you desire. To help your agent better serve you, analyze what you want and what you need in a home's features and amenities. Features: Age: D...
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