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Was My Sale Price Too LOW?

Posted by Karen Johnson on July 04, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
Sellers are often astonished when a house sells in one day. The first place they tend to jump after the excitement of selling has lost some of its glitter is the thought "our sales price was not high enough." Sellers often begin to wonder if they priced the home too low because it sold so fast. While all of that anxiety and uncertainty and questions are popping up on the side of the seller, imagine what's going on with the buyer. Probably an identical scenario! The buyers are questioning whether they paid... read more
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Selling Your Home In Summer

Posted by Cori Seraydarian on July 04, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
Spring is the most popular time of the year to put a home on the market. In our area Spring starts the week after Superbowl and ends around the end of June. It astounds most people that summer is not usually a popular time to sell a home but Summer can be very quiet. Why It Isn't Ideal Summer is a good time for a lot of things, but home selling is not necessarily one of them. If you don't have to sell in the summer, you might get more for your home if you wait until school starts. Why? Because i... read more
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Have a Staging Party!

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on May 27, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
Everyone works hard to get the house ready to have a party and they work hard to get the house looking its very best. What guest is more important than your potential future buyer? It is very hard to look at your home through the eyes of others – one unique method is to have a “staging” party. Why not invite a group of the friends that you know will be honest to have drinks and nibbles and experience your home at its very best. Ask them to fill out anonymous postcards telling you the top... read more
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Smoking and Selling your Home

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on April 23, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
A recent experience listing a home occupied by a smoker underlined the difficulty in selling a home occupied by an active smoker. More than half of the feedback sent by showing agents included some variation of the line: “Buyers put off by smell of cigarette smoke”. The property had to be reduced from the original listing price and I am convinced the smell of cigarettes was largely responsible. According to realtor.com® Smoking in a home can reduce that property’s resale value by up to 29 perc... read more
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Wash Your Danged Windows

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on March 20, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
Every year you promise yourself that this will be the year I wash all the windows in the house. And yet you still have dirty windows. Dirty you say - but I can still see through them! Take a paper towel and sprinkle a little vinegar on it. Or the glass cleaner under the sink that you bought three years ago and only use on the bathroom mirrors. I guarantee you will be amazed at the black that comes off of the windows that you can see through. Having trouble growing plants? Wash your windows. Feeling the... read more
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