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Pros and cons of hiring a listing agent

When it's time to sell your home often one of the first questions you wrestle with is - Do I hire an agent or sell it on my own? After all if you can sell your home successfully without the help of an agent you may stand to gain a substantial sum of money...

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Using the power of pre-inspection

Imagine finally finding a buyer for your home, negotiating the offer, opening up escrow and beginning to pack your prized spoon collection when disaster strikes. The home buyer's pest and dry rot inspection has revealed issues that have caused the buyer to...

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10 Questions to ask your next listing agent

So you have decided to hire a listing agent to assist you in marketing your home. But who should you hire - your brother-in-law, your neighbor two doors down, or the lady who sends you a calendar in the mail every December? Amazingly, according to the latest...

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Five ways to use the internet to market your home

When you talk to friends and family about selling your home, many will give you the suggestion that to sell your home all you need to do is "put it on the internet." They may be right. As over 80% of buyers today begin their home search online, if you are...

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Finding the market value before you talk to an agent

What is your home worth today? With home prices rising and falling sharply over the last few years, it's no wonder that this question can be something of a head-scratcher. If you're watching the nightly news programs lately, you might assume that your home...

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10 Things you must know before you go FSBO

Congratulations! You have decided to sell your home on your own. Now how can you be sure to receive top dollar and sell quickly despite the crushing amount of inventory still available in most areas of the country? The answer is to become an informed homeowner...

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