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By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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Are you staged and ready? Sellers often ask if it would be best to show their home furnished or vacant.  Of course this depends on how the home is furnished.  If your home is dirty, messy, and poorly decorated, you need to stop and assess the situation. It may be possible to move out, and then st...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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In a slower real estate market, sellers cannot afford to ignore any part of the marketing process.  Price, preparation, and presentation must be excellent in order to attract a buyer. The price must be set realistically.  Preparation should include fresh paint, de-cluttering, updated floor materi...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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In Metairie real estate, there are happy words (“sold!”) and there are troubling words (“default”). Because of the associations they conjure up, some phrases just automatically make us happier. Two of the leaders in the positive category are the magical words, ‘vacation home.’ All by themselves, ...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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When your family needs more or less elbow room, or a neighborhood change is in order, it’s time to start combing the listings for the right Metairie house for sale. At the same time, though, now that prices have been steadily rising for so long, it’s not unreasonable to ask yourself if this a goo...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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Tip: Print out this checklist, and mark each item off as you get your house ready to sell. 1. Eliminate half of your belongings as clutter can cost a sale. Rent a storage unit or portable pod for extraneous pieces of furniture or knickknacks. Another idea is to ask a friend if you can borrow som...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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Tricks of the trade to help you get top dollar when selling your home.Selling Secret #10: Pricing it rightFind out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids — even in the worst markets — and they’ll bid up the price over w...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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  The way the media treated last week’s federal funds rate announcement by the Federal Reserve Board was a convincing demonstration of how much importance is placed on that singular piece of the financial puzzle. That rate may not be directly tied to Metairie mortgage interest rates, but since it...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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MISCONCEPTION #1: The Listing Agent “Sells” The HouseNo agent, no matter how good they are, can “sell” a house to a buyer. No buyer is going to let any agent “sell” them an item costing hundreds of thousands of dollars unless the buyer sees value in the property and therefore wants to buy it. In ...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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  For anyone who has never participated in a serious house-hunting effort, their mental image of how the experience will unfold may be a little off. They might imagine that, after narrowing down their requirements for a Metairie home (size, price range, and the like) they will agree on a day and ...

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 (FSBO) 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 ge...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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From Chad & Joanna McDaniel: Terez was very knowledgeable, friendly, had a great system for keeping us updated. She is the best Realtor we have ever worked with! Even when we were on vacation, she had everything covered. We never felt like she didn't care. Lender and title company was great. Clos...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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 Potential home-buyers often decide about their interest in a home within a few seconds.  This is usually based upon first impressions, especially impressions as they enter the home.  There are a few things that you can do to make a good first impression.If the carpets have stains or are worn, co...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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Terez B. HarrisKeller Williams Realty New Orleans504 975 1033TerezHarris@KW.comTerezSellsNolaHomes.com8601 Leake Ave., New Orleans, La 70118    Free Reports:7 Seller Tips for 2015Smart Home Price Name Your Selling Price    Search the MLS! (multiple listing service)Search Terez's Active Listings! ...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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View Homes For Sale in MetairieView Homes For Sale in New Orleans   You’ve successfully located the home that fits your wish list! The listing agent says the home is in “great condition!” Financing is pretty much a done deal! Time to relax! Er—maybe not just yet. When you are buying a home, among...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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View Homes For Sale in MetairieView Homes For Sale in New Orleans Even before you are presented with the sheaf of paperwork that accompanies the signing of your first mortgage, if you are a Metairie or New Orleans first-time home buyer, you will have already learned about closing costs—the fees a...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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 View Homes For Sale in MetairieView Homes For Sale in New Orleans When it comes to home sales, looks do matter.Once a home comes onto the market, how soon it moves can depend on its location, design, quality of construction—not to mention how well it’s been maintained, the neighborhood, school d...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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 View Homes For Sale in MetairieView Homes For Sale in New Orleans  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 an...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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  Are you a full-time professional real estate agent? How long have you worked full time in real estate? How long have you been representing buyers? What professional designations do you have?Knowing whether or not your agent practices full time can help you determine potential scheduling conflic...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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Monthly Mortgage Payment Calculator    Terez B. HarrisKeller Williams Realty New Orleans504 975 1033TerezHarris@KW.comTerezSellsNolaHomes.com8601 Leake Ave., New Orleans, La 70118    Free Reports:7 Seller Tips for 2015Smart Home Price Name Your Selling Price    Search the MLS! (multiple listing s...

By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
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 If you are at all typical, you probably won’t put even minimal thought into planning for selling your Metairie home until there’s a good reason to do so. One of the best parts of being a homeowner is the comfort you feel from having a stable home base. For a lot of us, thinking about selling you...

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