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Advice to Be Wild About While in the Midst of Buying Your First Home

Advice to Be Wild About While in the Midst of Buying Your First Home | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
Just how do you plan for homeownership while you’re in the midst of buying your first home? Discover how to get off on the right foot. You'll be glad!
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The thought of buying a new home as a first time home Buyer is so exciting! There's so much to consider and plan for all at the same time.

Here you'll find some super tips to ensure you're a happy homeowner after you're handed the keys to your new home.
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Price per square foot does not accurately predict value

Price per square foot does not accurately predict value | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
Birmingham, AL real estate appraiser Tom Horn explains why price per square foot should not be the main criteria when estimating the value of a home.

Via Bill Gassett
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This article is a must read to discover how a home's value is determined.  I can't tell you the number of times that I've had Real Estate Agents profess their accuracy in pricing by simply pointing to its square footage! As Tom Horn, explains in his excellent article, pricing a home is about so much more!

To me, it's common sense that price per square foot alone will never reveal a home's true value.  What lies behind those walls and where those walls are located whether lake side, golf course or along a busy wall will certainly change a home's value. So to me, it's screams in your face!

I can't tell you the number of times that I hear someone try to talk a home's value by saying, "...well the square foot of this home is such and such and the home that just sold was such and such, so the price should be ......" Crazy!
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Bill Gassett's curator insight, October 26, 2:52 PM

Want a lazy and inaccurate way of figuring real estate value? I know you are probably thinking I am  going to talk about a Zillow Zestimate aren't you? Not a bad guess!

 

Zestimates of value as Zillow likes to call them are completely inaccurate most of the time but this discussion is not about that.

 

I am going to talk about price per square foot which is a close second in terms of being able to predict a homes value.

 

Using price per square foot does not use any sensibility or logic as Tom Horn points out in his latest article.

 

This is in fact a topic I have written about myself. See why price per square foot doesn't get value correct for a complete explanation.

 

Basically there are four classifications of housing as follows:

  • Economy
  • Standard
  • Custom
  • Luxury

It shouldn't be hard to figure out that an economy home is not built the same way as a luxury home or anywhere in between. You can have the same identical homes side by side in the same neighborhood and one home may have all sorts of amenities like:

  1. Central air
  2. Custom kitchen cabinetry and granite counters.
  3. Hardwood floors.
  4. A brick walk-way
  5. A large deck and patio.

It is not hard to understand that if one home has all of these things it is going to sell for more money than one that doesn't!

You will notice, however, that I mentioned these homes are identical in size.

 

You can't transfer the price per square foot from one to the next without butchering the value.

 

Now let's introduce location into the equation. Homes on main roads sell for less than homes on country roads with less traffic. Homes on country roads almost always sell for less than those found inside a subdivision or neighborhood.

 

So again you cannot transfer price per square foot from one home to the next!

 

Take a look at Tom's article and if you find it helpful, give is a share.

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Buying a Home – What Happens at a Real Estate Home Closing?

Buying a Home – What Happens at a Real Estate Home Closing? | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
Want to know what to expect at a home closing when you buy a home? Read here to find out what exactly occurs. Don't miss it!
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What happens at a Real Estate Home Closing?

Great question that I hear all the time from the home Buyers I represent. It's important to thoroughly understand the Real Estate closing so you're prepared.  Preparation is always key in anything we do.

Here you'll find a step by step guide detailing just what to expect.



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Fannie Mae: Americans suddenly feel great about selling their home

Fannie Mae: Americans suddenly feel great about selling their home | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it

Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index, an index which polls 1,000 Americans via live telephone interview to assess their attitudes towards various aspects about owning and renting a home, increased to an all-time high.

The survey increased by 1.6 points to a high of 85.3. This high is a turnaround from the recent numbers, which stood at an 18-month low.


Via Russ Bergeron
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With brisk Seller's Market being experienced in many local Real Estate Markets, it's no surprise that Sellers are feeling better about selling their homes.

It is a great time to sell!
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Incredible Real Estate Blog Articles From 2015

Incredible Real Estate Blog Articles From 2015 | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
In 2015, there were tons of great real estate blog articles. In this article, you will find some can't miss real estate blog articles from the past year!

Via Kyle Hiscock
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You'll definitely want to save this article to read it all that highlights some of the best Real Estate articles from 2015. Articles for Buyers, Sellers, and Real Estate Agents too!


@Kyle Hiscock of RochesterRealEstateBlog.com did a brilliant job in compiling the list that includes some top notch Real Estate bloggers such as @Bill Gassett @Raleigh Realty @Karen Highland @Debbie Drummond @Easy Agent Pro @David O'Doherty @Inlanta Mortgage - Madison @Andrew Fortune @Paul Sian @Anita Clark and more!

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Best Real Estate Articles from 2015

@Kyle Hiscock nails it with this monster post on the top real estate blog articles of the year!

If you're looking for some of the best advice on topics including: tips for home buyers and sellers, general real estate tips, mortgage tips, home improvement and remodeling tips and everything in between, then look no further. Kyle has put together an incredible post with articles on each and every topic listed above! A must read and bookmark!

You will find articles from top real estate bloggers including @Bill Gassett Ryan Fitzgerald @Karen Highland @Debbie Drummond RESAAS | The Real Estate Social Network™ Tyler Zey David O'Doherty Hudson Valley Homes for Sale Debbie Gartner Wendy Weir Tim Lucas Joe Samson Nathan Garrett @Lynn Pineda @Paul Sian @Andrew Fortune @Anita Clark myself through Inlanta Mortgage - Madison and others!

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Awesome group of people. You guys are real game players who makes things happen!
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Must Read Home Buying Articles

Must Read Home Buying Articles | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
Thinking about buying a home? Check out the top Real Estate articles about buying a home. From first time home buyer tips to Buying and Selling a home at the same time.

Via Bill Gassett
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Buying a Home is a complicated, ever-important process when a home Buyer sets out to buy a home whether it's their first home purchase or repeat.  Planning and preparing is the best way in which to have success at buying a home. In fact, planning and preparing for anything in life is the best way to tackle just about everything.


Here Nathan Garrett pulls together many top Real Estate articles to educate yourself on the home buying process. Amongst the Real Estate professionals ready to guide you with their articles are @Bill Gassett@Raleigh Realty@Andrew Fortune@Anita Clark@Karen Highland@Debbie Drummondand myself.

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Bill Gassett's curator insight, October 8, 2015 12:22 PM

Are you going to be setting out to buy your first home? While being a first time home buyer can be very exciting it can quickly turn into a big hassle as well if you make a poor decision!


When you have never bought a home before making a big mistake is fairly easy to do. Kind of like riding a bike for the first time and not knowing what you are getting yourself into.


Fortunately for many first time home buyers there is a ton of great advice on the internet that comes from battle tested warriors known as real estate agents!


Yes having a great real estate agent in your corner is always a smart idea when purchasing your first home! In this compilation of eight great real estate home buying articles you will see some truly great advice passed along from some of the best Realtor's at the top of their game.


Each article is filled with some great advice about the home buying process.


Top real estate contributors include [url=/u/2933530 x-already-notified=1]Kyle Hiscock[/url]


[url=/u/4776057 x-already-notified=1]Raleigh Realty[/url]

[url=/u/4776057 x-already-notified=1]Raleigh Realty[/url][url=/u/2910213 x-already-notified=1]Andrew Fortune[/url]

[url=/u/2314365 x-already-notified=1]Lynn Pineda[/url]

[url=/u/4190102 x-already-notified=1]Debbie Drummond[/url]

[url=/u/4156233 x-already-notified=1]Karen Highland[/url]

[url=/u/1027752 x-already-notified=1]Anita Clark[/url]

Each of these real estate agents have been selling homes for quite a while and have the expertise behind them that allows buyers to make sound financial decisions.


Have a look at each of their articles and share if you find helpful

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Tax Tips For Divorcing Homeowners

Tax Tips For Divorcing Homeowners | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
The best tax tips for divorcing homeowners. Are you getting divorced? Do you own a home? See important tax considerations when getting a divorce.
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Are you going through a divorce and have Real Estate to sell? Here @Bill Gassett shares some excellent advise in getting you on the right track when it comes to taxes.

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Thanks for sharing the tax advice for those going through a divorce and selling a home @Lynn Pineda!
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You're welcome @Bill Gassett!
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Don’t Miss Out on How to Handle Common Home Buying Pitfalls

Don’t Miss Out on How to Handle Common Home Buying Pitfalls | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
Don’t Miss Out on How to Handle Common Home Buying Pitfalls. Uncover them here to be best prepared when buying a home
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Who doesn't want to avoid pitfalls at all costs?!  Here I go over some very common pitfalls with their really, pretty easy fix!  Don't miss out, read it here!


Do you know what happens with all those tax breaks you take and how it affects your purchasing power? Find out, I go over it here.

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To Escrow or Not to Escrow, That is The Question . . .

To Escrow or Not to Escrow, That is The Question . . . | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
An escrow account can be a great benefit to new homeowners that are trying to get their financial plans in order and establish some good money habits.

Via Inlanta Mortgage - Madison
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What an important question!  Only you know yourself best and how you manage your savings will determine the answer to this question.  Here @Inlanta Mortgage - Madison takes you through the process to make sure you choose correctly. 

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An escrow account can be a great benefit to new homeowners that are trying to get their financial plans in order and establish some good money habits. On the other hand, people that have already established wise spending tendencies, it can be a good thing for them to waive the escrow and handle the responsibility on their own.

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4 Methods to Selling A Home - Which Works Best?

4 Methods to Selling A Home - Which Works Best? | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
4 Methods to Selling A Home - Which Works Best? Call Lynn Pineda now to find out how to sell your home at 954-464-1100.
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It's time to sell your home and you wonder what methods would work best to sell a home.  Have you ever considered hiring cousin Jimmy to sell your home who just got his Real Estate license? Wonder how that would work out for you?  


Choosing wisely is always the best decision. Here in this Real Estate article you'll find 4 methods to selling a home that will put you on the road to getting your home sold.

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Best Home Seller Tips and Advice (with image) · massrealty

The goal of most home sellers is to have the least amount of stress during the home sale process while getting the absolute best price they can for their home. When you are well armed with great information this becomes more readily achievable. Take a look at some of the best home seller tips!
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Everyone likes to give advice when selling a home, yet it's important to receive advice from Real Estate professionals who know their job.  Here you'll find some excellent home selling tips assembled by @Bill Gassett who has selected the Best Home Seller Tips to make sure your home sale is the best that it can be.  Dig in and start learning all that you can before you sell your home.

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An Interview with a Home Appraiser | Coral Springs Real Estate/South Florida Real Estate

An Interview with a Home Appraiser | Coral Springs Real Estate/South Florida Real Estate | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
An Interview with a Home Appraiser. Often wonder how an Appraiser goes about determining a Home's value? Expert Appraiser, answers appraisal questions.
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The thought of an appraisal can often bring dread to your day.  There is often a lot riding on the completion of a home appraisal and therefore will likely bring a lot of anxiety to a home Seller and home Buyer too.  In this interview, you'll find some answers to your questions regarding appraisals so you can know what to expect.  


Dig in and get your appraisal questions answered.

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How to Cure 8 Symptoms of an Expired Home Listing

How to Cure 8 Symptoms of an Expired Home Listing | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
How to Cure 8 Symptoms of an Expired Home Listing. Here Lynn Pineda discusses the awful symptoms of an expired listing along with their cure.
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Unfortunately, your home didn't sell and your listing has expired; what dreaded news! Why didn't your home sell? How are you feeling having gone through all the stress of a home languishing for sale in your local Real Estate Market? Awful, I imagine.  I've put together the Cure for an Expired Listing.  Read here so you can be sure to get it right the second time around.

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What 55-Plus Buyers Are Looking For

What 55-Plus Buyers Are Looking For | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
Baby boomers say first impressions count when they enter a new community. They are closely sizing up neighborhood amenities like the pool, clubhouse area, and walking trails. They're also looking at the location of the community, judging how near it is to shopping, dining, medical services, and entertainment.

Via Agi Anderson
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Is the home you're selling what 55-plus Buyers are looking for in a home? Knowing what these group of Buyers want will enable you to know whether or not your home has the right appeal. Always important to know your ideal, prospective Buyer as Agi's share shows us.
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Agi Anderson's curator insight, August 8, 2:34 PM

Baby boomers say that space is very important to them in their home-buying decision.

Janet Howcroft's curator insight, August 11, 5:27 PM

Ranches are becoming the popular home

 - August 5
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Helping You to Become a Better Real Estate Agent

Helping You to Become a Better Real Estate Agent | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
Join me in making lights shine brightly on our Real Estate industry. We can make a difference. Become a better Real Estate Agent. I'll show you how!
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Being a Real Estate Agent is not easy. It's not quick money.  With a strong work ethic you can well be on your way to succeeding as a Real Estate Agent, but you must be committed.  

Here in my recent article I zero in on just what you can do. You'll find that one of these most important areas to excel at is that of communication.  You must be speedy with your communication!

Find out what else you'll need to do to be well on your way!
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Why is My Home’s Initial List Price So Important?

Why is My Home’s Initial List Price So Important? | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
Why is My Home’s Initial List Price So Important? It's all the difference in getting your home sold. Find out how to price your home to sell. Call Lynn now.
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Selling a home for top dollar and fast will always begin with the list price that is chosen for a home that is first listed for sale.

It can't be stressed too much on the importance of getting a home's initial list price right from day one.

It's just a fact. And, it matters when selling a home.

Keep reading to discover the reasoning behind this sound strategy.
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I Found a Home to Buy – How Much Money Do I Offer?

I Found a Home to Buy – How Much Money Do I Offer? | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
How much money do I offer when buying a home? Crack the code, knowing what matters. Call Lynn Pineda at 954-464-1100 to find out more about buying a home.
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You found the perfect home and you don't want to lose it to another Buyer. Where do you even begin to determine the right offer price? You don't want to make a mistake like you did on trying to buy that last home.  There are many things to consider. In fact, one of the first questions you'll want to answer is just how wild are you about the home? Uncover the secrets to the perfect offering price here.
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How to Fire A Real Estate Agent

How to Fire A Real Estate Agent | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
How to fire a Real Estate agent is something I have been asked quite a few times. Here are some good reasons to consider firing a Realtor.
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Not a pleasant scenario you had ever wished to be a part of, yet sometimes you just have to take the bull by the horns when you're not being represented correctly.  


@Bill Gassettdoes a tremendous job in leading you in knowing how and when to fire a Real Estate Agent.  Don't settle as  your Real Estate transaction is way too important!

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Decoding Buyer Feedback when Selling a Home

Decoding Buyer Feedback when Selling a Home | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
Decoding Buyer Feedback when Selling a Home. Uncovering common Buyer feedback and how to tackle the feedback to get your home sold.
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Selling a home? What are the Buyers saying about your home? You might have received feedback from your Realtor, but do you know what it really means? Here you'll find the answer to what commonly received feedback really means.  


The last home Buyer that visited liked your home but thought it was too small? What does that mean?!


Let's start decoding!

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Selling Strategies for Realtors® to Make you More Money!

Selling Strategies for Realtors® to Make you More Money! | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
Ever wondered why Realtors® make sellers more money for the sale of their home? Here are the strategies top Realtors® are using to sell houses for the most money!

Via Raleigh Realty
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What is it that Realtors do, and can be so good at what it is they do; sell homes?! Here @Raleigh Realty goes over 12 Things that they get done to sell a home. A very comprehensive article on selling a home.

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Raleigh Realty's curator insight, July 17, 2015 4:08 PM

If you're selling your home in Raleigh, North Carolina you're going to want to check out this article on the techniques Realtors® use to make you the most money for the sale of your home. The in-depth article is nearly 3,000 words of high quality selling strategies for sellers wondering how to make the highest profits on a real estate sale.

 

Realtors® are able to net 25% more on average for their clients than someone selling their home for sale by owner.

 

Marketing strategies play a huge role in ensuring your home receives top dollar. The article also recommends the use of professional photography and video marketing to enhance your real estate listing.

 

With the best strategies applied to your home sale you will have no problem procuring a buyer who is ready to pay the most for your home.

 

Raleigh Realty is a Raleigh, North Carolina real estate company, helping homeowners sell their properties for the highest possible dollar amount!

 

Also included in the article are great resources from around the web. Give it a read!

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How to Move With the Heartbeat of Your Local Real Estate Market

How to Move With the Heartbeat of Your Local Real Estate Market | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
How to Move With the Heartbeat of Your Local Real Estate Market. What can you do to be effective in any Real Estate transaction?
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You've all heard the stories of a home Seller or a home Buyer having an awful Real Estate experience.  It's likely because they didn't understand their local Real Estate market nor did the Realtor that they hired.


Here I discuss what you need to know about your specific local market so you know your plan to succeed with your Real Estate transaction

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How To Successfully Sell A Home Remotely

How To Successfully Sell A Home Remotely | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
Selling a home remotely can be stressful and create some additional anxiousness. Check out some of the best tips to selling a home remotely!
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Selling a home from a distance? It will be important to know what you should plan for when you find yourself having to sell a home from afar.  Here @Kyle Hiscock uncovers just what you need to know to have success at selling your home.

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Learning the Nuts & Bolts of a Buyer’s Offer When Selling a Home in Coral Springs or anywhere for that matter!

Learning the Nuts & Bolts of a Buyer’s Offer When Selling a Home in Coral Springs or anywhere for that matter! | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
Learning the Nuts & Bolts of a Buyer’s Offer When Selling a Home in Coral Springs. What should you expect when you sell a home in Coral Springs. 954-464-1100
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The Real Estate Purchase Contract is a must know to understand when it's time to sell a home.  Overlooking any of the nuts and bolts of a Buyer's offer could be a disaster when it's time to sell a home.  Here the nuts and bolts are discussed so you know what to be on the look out for.  


". . . What is their offering price? The offering price is really where the consideration from a Buyer to purchase your home begins.  It can be right on the money, over your home’s list price or disappointedly below your home’s list price.  Don’t be disappointed by a below list price offer as it’s simply the beginning of the negotiations and a skilled Real Estate Agent can work to get the Buyer’s offer where you’d like to see it.  More times than not, a well priced home will bring in an offer that you’d be happy with. . . "

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Best Google+ Real Estate Articles January 2015

Best Google+ Real Estate Articles January 2015 | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
                          Each month here on Google+
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It's that time again, monthly gathering of some of the best Real Estate articles showing up on Google+.  Each month @Bill Gassett features these quality articles.  This month of January 2015,  I had the honors of rounding up the selection and it wasn't an easy task to sift through all that there is to read.  Take a closer look at the articles as they're all great reads.  You'll be glad you did!

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"Come on Down” to price a home like The Price is Right Game Show - Really? | Coral Springs Real Estate/South Florida Real Estate

"Come on Down” to price a home like The Price is Right Game Show - Really? | Coral Springs Real Estate/South Florida Real Estate | Real Estate Clips | Scoop.it
“Come on Down” to price a home like The Price is Right Game Show - Really? Hire right to price your home for sale and avoid the pricing games.
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Could you imagine selling your home according to The Price is Right Game Show? Unfortunately, sometimes homeowners fall prey to this tactic which never serves them well.  


Here you'll find, recommended ways in which to price a home for sale. You'll also read about what not to do when determining a home's list price.

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