Shhhh Here’s A Secret: Chasing the Shiny Objects Won’t Sell a Home   After more than 20 years in real estate, I have seen it all. Every imaginable shiny ball to entice buyers and sellers to use particular agents to sell a home. This virtual piñata is loaded with goodies that promise a pot…

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Is there a strategy for selling a home? You bet there is! I call it showing with a purpose vs that all familiar casual “walk-through”. Have you ever experienced that fast talking agent that convinced you to list your home and then boom! he’s gone after the sign is put in the yard? The biggest…

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3 Good Reasons Why You Need a Realtor To Sell Your Home   The market here in DFW has been ablaze over the last year, but as anything hot, it cools in time. We are still in a vibrant market, but we are seeing prices and time on the market stabilize after our hot summer…

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Property Line Disputes from Hell When you moved into your new house, the neighbors were so friendly. You almost felt bad about putting up a fence, but you promised your dog he’d have plenty of room to frolick when you finally owned your own little piece of land. So you did, and now those same…

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  I’m going to let you in on a little “house-selling” secret.   In today’s info-saturated, sophisticated market, home sellers want to sell and get the biggest bang for their buck, but guess what? Buyer’s don’t necessarily care about what YOU want, they have their agenda and expect to get what THEY want! Now that…

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How to outsmart the competition when it comes to selling your home. For a while now the housing market has preferred Sellers, but according to the experts who predict what’s going on in our regional markets, that is changing. The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many…

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There is No Such Thing as the “Perfect Home” The question needs to be asked, “What don’t you like about this property?” in order to overcome the Buyer’s potential reason for eliminating it from their lineup. If we (you, the Seller; and me, the Listing Agent) do not know the Buyer’s concerns, we do not…

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  When you’re house hunting, the allure of new construction is undeniable. You get to be the first to live in the pristine home—one untouched by grimy hands or muddy shoes. It’s full of brand-new appliances and the finishes and treatments that you picked to fit your aesthetic. And you won’t have to worry about making any…

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CREATING A HOSTILE BUYER Sometimes I can have the best plan in the world and think that I’m “all that” with my magazine, open house program, cross-marketing, and “Showing with Purpose” plan—and then along comes simple timing. I put the sign in the yard, and the next day I have a buyer with a full…

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  What Does Fair Market Value Have To Do With My Home For Sale? What Determines the Value of Your Home? Fair Market Value is the price a willing buyer will pay and a willing seller will accept for a property that has been exposed to the market for a reasonable length of time, where…

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