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By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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I’ll admit it: the tease was irresistible. There was no good reason why I should take the time to read on, even though it was near the top of the Wall Street Journal’s Real Estate section. This was not likely to be the kind of relevant background information that would be useful in my daily Metai...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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 Because we love our homes, we accept and overlook a few inconveniences and faults. We learn to live with the door that sticks, the big mound of toys in the corner, the cracked tile in the kitchen, and the old water stain in the guest bedroom. What we see as “normal” may not be normal to potentia...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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 When potential buyers come to view your home. You won’t want to be around when your real estate agent brings potential buyers to your home. Serious buyers will want to look inside cabinets and closets. Your presence will make them feel self-conscious and prevent them from seeing enough of your h...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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Just because you are selling your Metairie home yourself, doesn't mean your marketing has to suffer! Terez Harris NOLA Real Estate Group is offering FREE online tools to anyone selling For Sale By Owner!See our FREE marketing tools for Metairie For Sale By OwnersTerez B. HarrisKeller Williams Rea...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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This is why you never want to be around when your real estate agent is showing your home.Its difficult to respond to verbal offers such as:“Would you take $10,000 less for your home if we didn’t ask for new carpet?”“Would you accept less if we offered to close in 30 days?”“If you received an offe...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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         Suppose you finally came to an important decision—that this October is going to be the right time for selling your Metairie house. If you had been biding your time, watching other Metairie houses being listed and closed throughout the summer, you may also have been getting a head start o...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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 If you are a Metairie real estate observer, last week was the time of month when you typically look for the major data releases which detail how residential sales and prices performed in the previous month. Metairie observers weren’t disappointed: last Tuesday, the key National Association of Re...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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 The answer to the question about whether any individual or family would be better off if they rent or buy a home can differ depending upon when the question is posed as well as the particulars of the available properties in either category. Even when the financial calculations make it clear that...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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 There is one overriding quality you must demand when you hire the Metairie agent who will be your partner and representative. It’s a quality you and you alone are qualified to judge. And it should be the final determinant—the last factor you consider before you make your final agent choice.Now i...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
Comments 1
 Your front room will be the first thing buyers will see when they enter, so make it bright and inviting.Clear out excess items and perhaps add some fresh flowers or a nice plant.If you paint any room or area in your home, make sure this is one of them. Keep it sparkling clean and well lit.Change...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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It’s October­­­; a time of year that has a lot to recommend it. In many parts of the country, it’s the season when Mother Nature goes full throttle with the Technicolor. Sunsets can be outrageous. In some parts of the country, leaves can bid adieu with displays that put rainbows to shame. Fall we...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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Safety is a frequent For Sale By Owner concern.  After all, you are letting a complete stranger into your home. You don't know anything about this person.  Are they a thief, or a serious buyer?  One never knows.Real estate agents use several measures to assure your safety.  They always get full c...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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                 When Metairie real estate trackers keep tabs on the progress of the national rebound, they note the findings of the major pollsters and data miners, read what the pundits have to offer, and look at charts and graphs—lots of charts and graphs.                    The graphs that ch...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
Comments 0
Just because you are selling your Metairie home yourself, doesn't mean your marketing has to suffer! Terez Harris NOLA Real Estate Group is offering FREE online tools to anyone selling For Sale By Owner! See our FREE marketing tools for Metairie For Sale By Owners Terez B. HarrisKeller Williams R...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
Comments 1
If you are considering buying a new home in Metairie, it might have occurred to you that building your own could be another option. Even if you aren’t one who has always dreamed of designing your own new home with exactly the features you want (and none you don’t), the idea might seem worth explo...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
Comments 1
Tips for Selling Your HomeClosing Company/AttorneyIt is best to identify a closing company/attorney earlier rather than later.  Ultimately the buyer can choose any closing company but you should be prepared to make a recommendation.Disposition of DepositsYou can never be assured a closing will ta...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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 Whenever the words “reverse mortgage” are uttered, any Metairie TV viewer immediately makes the connection with one of several celebrity spokesmen who blanket the airwaves with commercials touting the concept. If you listen carefully, those reverse mortgage ads do actually describe the product w...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
Comments 0
Loan ApprovalBefore you start making arrangements to move, make sure the buyer provides you with a letter from the mortgage company indicating that the buyer is pre-approved for the amount of loan needed to make the purchase.  This letter should not be confused with a final approval of the mortga...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
Comments 0
When it comes to understanding the factors that come into play when buying or selling home— or any practical real estate information at all—Metairie high school (or even college) graduates are on their own. If any real estate information has even been touched upon, it will have been in the most c...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
Comments 1
Earnest Money DepositThe more money you can get in the form of a deposit from a potential buyer the greater the chance of getting to a closing.  The more a buyer has to lose the more motivated the buyer becomes to buying your home.Agreement to PurchaseDon’t wait until you have a buyer, get an acc...

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