January 2011

What IS an agent worth?

Posted on Jan 29, 2011 in Seller's Guide

It’s a good question. There are many levels of service and fee structures to choose from, so let’s consider the nuts and bolts of what you’re getting to help you decide what an agent is worth to you.

Basically, you’re paying for 3 things. Your agent’s time, services and expertise.

1. Your agent’s time.
Some agents work part-time, maintaining other job...

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How real estate works (and why, sometimes, it doesn't)

Posted on Jan 12, 2011 in Buyer's Guide

Buyer agents often get a bad rap for pushiness, limited availability, and a lack of interest or deep understanding of their clients needs.
Let’s take a deeper look at why…It’s often said that people don’t value those things which come to them for free. In real estate, in most cases, buyers can enlist the services of a Realtor at no cost. This is bec...

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When to adjust your asking price

Posted on Jan 12, 2011 in Seller's Guide

No two used houses are alike. Even if they are side by side, with the same floorplan and built in the same year, there will be differences in outlook, exposure, condition. Price selection is a matter of objective comparison to similar properties, taking into account market conditions and the seller’s timeframe/motivation, to establish a price RANGE...

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