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Understanding the Basics of the Counteroffer

August 14, 2020

The counteroffer is a common tool used in real estate transactions.

The counteroffer, which is used in the back and forth negotiations between buyers and sellers, is a tool used to by agents in order to (hopefully) come to an agreement which will lead to a successful closing.

When does a counteroffer come into play, and what are the possible reasons behind it?

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What is Dual Agency: Why Buyers & Sellers Should Avoid it

August 11, 2020

Buying a new home or property is anything but simple. The legal and financial complexities of this process can overwhelm you. That’s what a real estate agent is supposed to help you through. When you hire an agent, you do so to get the best deal for you and your family. But what if your agent isn’t really working for you?

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Enhance Your Curb Appeal

February 10, 2020

The inside of your home might be newly renovated with new appliances, fresh pain and newly finished hardwood floors, but if your home is lacking curb appeal, you may never get potential buyers inside your front door.  Your home’s exterior, along with your lawn, gardens, garage and walkways need to turn heads and grab the attention of buyers and passersby.

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Most Common Reasons A House Does Not Sell

January 13, 2020

Truth be told, there are a variety of reasons why a house might stay on the market for an extended period of time.  Any time a house remains unsold for 90 days or more, real estate agents consider the house to be “stale”.  Once this happens, the selling price typically drops because potential buyers look at the listing and assume there is something wrong with the property, bypassing it all together.  However, the property really could be a gem in disguise and you need to determine why the house isn’t selling.

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Risks of Selling Your Home Without Hiring an Agent

August 26, 2019

Anyone that has had to place their house on the market or has gone through the process of selling their home knows it can often be a difficult and time consuming process, and that's with having an agent handling the sale.  Even when things so smoothly, there are many issues to consider and many steps that have to be taken.  However, many people, mostly those who are going through it for the first time, believe they can sell their home on their own, foregoing the use of an agent.  The FSBO (For Sale By Owner) transaction often leads to delayed sales (if any) and more trouble than ever imagined.  Below are some important issues to be considered before making the decision to sell your house on your own.

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