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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 67
The Premier Agent Never Called I have a listing and as is the case with all of my listings, it was borrowed by zillow so that they could advertise it on their web site. An interested potential buyer saw my listing on zillow and decided to inquire about it. Instead of contacting me directly, the p...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 5
Selling a Home in Winter  Many people wait until spring to put their homes on the market, but this is not always the best way to get the highest price for a home. In the spring when the market is flooded with homes, the prices tend to stay steady or come down slightly because buyers have more hom...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 4
What is Your Goal When Renovating a Kitchen? Are the following goals considered when you renovate a kitchen?  Replace older and less efficient appliances with newer energy efficient appliances. Add appliances which were not previously included such as a dishwasher, a microwave, or a garbage dispo...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 2
Mortgage Interest Rates are still relatively low.    FHA: 3.75%VA: 3.875% Conventional: 4.00% Jumbo: 4.125% USDA Rural Housing: 4:00%  They may vary a little from lender to lender, but this is about what you can get as of November 20, 2017. So, if you are thinking of buying a house, then this is...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 15
Market Your Product in Your Own Post, Not Mine We come up with topics of interest, topics to discuss, topics which through discussion can move the profession forward. When I create a post, I expect and welcome comments.  When I receive comments, or even just likes, it shows me that I am writing a...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 28
Is a Finished Basement a Good Thing? It was a different time, but when I was a kid, our unfinished basement served many purposes, which today's finished basements would only partially fulfill. The house came with tiled floors and, yes, Dad did enclose, with Knotty Pine, the toilet which otherwise...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
If You Say Nothing, Then What is the Point? You must be on the internet.  We were told this 10 years ago, 20 years ago. A person or a company creates a website, which may even have several pages, but nothing is stated beyond a heading for each page. A person or a company goes onto an existing web...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
20% Down Payment? Do you need a 20% down payment to purchase a home? No! It is true that you can put 20% down when purchasing a home and this will help you to avoid paying a mortgage insurance premium in every monthly payment, but it is not required in order for you to get a mortgage loan. For a ...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
She's Happy, So I'm Happy If you give a real estate agent a chance, then any skepticism that you may have had about real estate agents, most likely will change.  Real estate agents are professionals; they are your fiduciaries; and they must live up to a high ethical standard. "I was impressed wit...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 4
Did You Call the Agent Who Just Sold a Home Down the Street? You just listed a house and you need a buyer. It is on the multiple list and all over the internet. You have a sign in front of the house, with brochures, or a link to the listing. If another agent has a buyer who wants a house like you...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 6
The Roofer Couldn't Walk The Roof The house was inspected and the inspector noted a few issues with the roof, such as nail heads showing, curled shingles, and vent pipe boots which could stand to be replaced. The shingles which were 25 year shingles only had about 11 years on them, so it seemed t...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
Build Relationships, Not Just Databases I recently put my name and company information on a website called alignable.com.  The idea is to put businesses together, especially local businesses, so that, together, they can build their businesses. It is easy to put your name on the site and it is eas...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
You Must Be on This Web Site and That Web Site and . . . . . I paid attention to the experts and so now I am on facebook, active rain, alignable, next door, realtor, century 21, linkedin, and . . . .  Does it ever end? Every day somebody wants to add me to their network or welcome me to the lates...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 0
Maryland: August Housing Statistics The Housing Statistics for Maryland for August 2017 versus August 2016 are as follows: Maryland 2017  (percentage change from 2016 to 2017)Sold Units: 8,003  (1.5%)Average Sold Price: $333,352  (3.8%)Median Sold Price: $287,816  (3.4%)Under Contract: 8,824  (-0...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 2
Jack Popped Out of the Box, But Jack Was a Clown To get an edge on the competition or to distinguish oneself from the competition, people are told to think outside of the box. However, if you have not yet perfected what is already in the box, then you may come off as a clown when you start workin...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 2
FSBO: Most Buyers Use a Real Estate Agent Studies show that 88% or more buyers of real estate use a licensed real estate agent. If a FSBO seller receives a call from a real estate agent, it makes sense that the seller would take the call, since most buyers come with a real estate agent. Of the 12...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 1
To The FSBO Seller: A Real Estate Agent Has Buyers I contacted a FSBO Seller.  I started as, I always do when I contact a FSBO seller, by stating my name, my company, and that I am a real estate agent. "I don't want to work with a real estate agent" was the response. What if  I have a qualified b...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
Low Inventory, But Not A Seller's Market When the inventory of houses is low, then one would expect the price of homes to increase and possibly sell faster. This is simply based on the rules of supply and demand. However, if the inventory is low and prices are not increasing and days on market ar...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 4
We Will Have to Update the Bathroom. Why? The bathroom is original to the house as far as general appearance goes, but it is updated functionally. The home was built in the 1950s and has a style which was popular at the time.  It has small white and black ceramic tiles on the floor.  The walls ha...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 3
FPBB: For Purchase By Buyer I may not have been creative enough with the the title of this post, but the topic is supposed to be the Buyer's equivalent of the FSBO. We all know how the FSBO Seller is short changed by insufficient marketing, poor pricing, and lack of guidance throughout the sale's...

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