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According To Sellers, Silence IsnT Always Golden’
W. Troy Swezey
When trying to sell a home, silence isnt always golden especially when youre expecting your real estate agent to call. In fact, its one of the leading complaints among sellers in the real estate market. Often times you find an agent who is more than willing to take on your listing, but once the relationship is made, the seller enjoys getting a call at least once a week.
A seller should establish with the agent up front the expectation that regular communication will occur. Even if its just to check-in, the seller will be more satisfied being kept in the loop.
Keeping the communication lines open between the two parties assures the seller that the agent is keeping them apprised of any and all offers. In addition, agents often provide valuable tips on why prospective buyers werent interested. Often times, an agent is privy to the buyers dislikes of the property. For instance this rooms too dark or the kitchen has a funny smell. This allows the agent to give the seller constructive feedback and offer important tips on how to make the home more attractive to future buyers.
If youre a seller and are not hearing from your broker, be sure to keep calling them until they get the message that you expect a regular update. If the broker doesnt return your calls, leave a message for your brokers office manager. The manager will see to it that your broker becomes more attentive to your listing.
Selling a home can be a lot of work and sometimes quite stressful. It is incumbent upon an agent to satisfy the sellers expectations of routine updates, this will ensure the possibility of future business not to mention a successful sale. Furthermore, as a seller you must demand the communication exchange between you and your agent. If both parties work in a cooperative effort, the selling experience will be more successful and enjoyable for both the agent and the seller involved.
A Singles Game of Real Estate
This discussion leans toward answering questions asked most often by our youthful men and women in there early twenties. They often begin to ask themselves the question, “Should I consider buying a home, condo/town-home or some other type of real estate that I can call my own” Due to the fact that housing has up to this point always been provided for or lived in on a rented basis we tend to find that our newest contributing members of society find themselves at a loss for the most beneficial and advantageous way to enter this next phase of self-sufficiency.
Small Business Tax Deductions for Year End 2004
As a small business owner, its wise to familiarize yourself with some key deductions that may reduce your tax bill for 2004.
Top 7 Reasons Why FSBOs Fail To Sell Their Home On Their Own!
In the United States, less than 10% of all For Sale by Owners FSBOs, are successful in selling their home by themselves. That*s because most people just give up because they don*t realize from the beginning the difficulty and complexity of the job ahead. But that*s not the only reason. Here are the seven most common mistakes FSBOs make when selling their home.
Can This Happen To Your Family
I would like to introduce you to the Blaine family. A typical family with typical problems in todays world.
Scaling Down almost Painlessly
Moving to a smaller house or apartment in a retirement community almost always involves a certain degree of trauma, both for the elder whos moving and for family members. However, by planning ahead you can reduce the discomfort involved and turn what might well become a nightmare into a pleasant event.
Search Engine monopoly
Ever wondered how one search engine is dominating the entire web. In any business, you have so much stiff competition. Is there any business that you can start that has no competitionWhether you decide to open a restaurant or a real estate company - you are going to have a lot of competition. And picture the competition that you will have - you will have 100s or probably 1000 other people doing the same business. But in search engine competition, you can probably count in your fingers as to how many search engines there are. But still people are hesitant to go into this field.
Maintaining Small Town Charm In An Ever-Changing World
Virtually any state in the country has the appeal of multiple small towns. Ask almost anyone who lives in small town why they are here and they’ll tell you they enjoy the small town feeling while being close to all the conveniences of a larger city. One of the greatest joys of living in a small town is how familiar people are with one another. When you walk into a store or restaurant you are welcomed by name. As an area grows, you risk losing the “down home” charm.
Bunbury Western Australia
The first recorded mapping of what is now Koombana Bay and the eventual City of Bunbury, was in 1803 by the French explorers Nicolas Baudin and Louis de Freycinet, from their ships the Geographe and Casuarina. In 1831 there was a temporary English military settlement with the first settlers moving to the area named after Lieutenant Henry William St Pierre Bunbury in 1838. A growing port serviced the settlers and the subsequent local industries that developed.
Real Estate Auction Action - Buying A Home At Auction
Due in part to the popularity of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUDs home auction program, more potential homebuyers than ever are buying homes at auction. Homes for auction arent limited to just HUD, however. Many government entities auction homes for payment of back taxes, and some homeowners even auction their homes on eBay.com!
Making a First Impression When Selling Your Home
So youve decided to take advantage of the booming real estate market and put your house up for sale. As you know, buying a house is the most important purchase a consumer can make.
Negotiating the Real Estate Contract
Negotiation is the process of communication back and forth in order to reach a joint agreement. There is no "one size fits all" strategy of negotiating a real estate contract. Many of our clients have been very experienced negotiators, and we have learned a great deal from them, as well as from books on the subject. We would like to share some of our thoughts on negotiating with you:
Why You Need A Web Site
"I have a small business with just a couple of employees and I don’t think my product can really be sold online. Do I need a web site"
Is Accumulating a $1,000,000 Net Worth Easy Yes and NO
Is accumulating wealth as easy as following a 3-step plan Yes it is and no it isnt. As with many things in life, accomplishing a goal such as accumulating one million dollars or even $100,000 depends on your desire, your personal choices and your daily actions.
How to Prepare Yourself for Owning a Dual Purpose Second Home
If you are thinking about buying a second home, you are not alone.A 1995 survey by the American Resort Development Association found that 60 percent of households surveyed feel they have a likely chance of purchasing a recreational property in the next ten years, a figure that rose 30% from the survey in 1990.The average age for the majority of vacation home buyers ranges from 40-50 years old.Qualifying as the baby boomer generation, this group of second home buyers consists of 80.5 million people out of the U.S. population of more than 260 million.Demand for vacation homes is rising as a result of consumers’ increasing desire to capitalize on low interest rates, low unemployment rates and a strong real estate market offering many viable second home options.
Mother Of Invention Or Dummy You Decide!
What would you say to yourself if when faced with a severe problem that could potentially devastate your lifestyle What would happen if you "did" the first thing that came into your mind Would you be proud of yourself Analyze what Jim did and see how you would measure up.
The Truth About 1-900 Numbers
900 numbers have been heavily advertised over the last few years as a great way to make money. Everybody from Dionne Warwick to Don Lapre are getting in on the pay per call action
The Logic of Emotion!
Homebuyers are an interesting study. Watching people make their home buying decisions has brought me to the conclusion that every decision that every one of us makes is based in emotion. You heard me, its all about the emotion. Before you deny what I am describing to you, let me begin with me.
The Power Of Viral Marketing
You certainly know by now that the term "viral marketing" is not just another dot-com cliché. Quite the contrary, it describes the incredible, unmatched power of the Web to promote your business by marrying email to the traditional concept of "word-of-mouth."
Profits With Rental Properties
So you are interesting in becoming a landlord Investing in rental properties can be an exciting and very profitable business. Not only can real estate provide current income through rental property but it also can increase your personal wealth or networth. Make no mistake, this is not a sure thing to easy money and investing in real estate is not for everyone. There are risks as with any business or investment but with careful research and the help of a real estate professional you can find the right property in the right location for maximum return on your investment.
Refinancing your home - How and why
Chances are you may need a little extra money to get some work done around the home or perhaps your current interest rate is 7.5% and the prime interest rate is 6.0% there is a benefit to restart the clock on an existing mortgage and save thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. The first thing you must realize is that refinancing your home can also be tax deductible, meaning that you will receive an extra tax advantage for the closing costs associated with a refinancing no matter what the condition, even in bankruptcy!
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