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When Should a FSBO Do an Open House?

Know the Ins and Outs Of Your Open House First and foremost, let me state that I’m not a fan of open houses. They are far more a tool for agents to market themselves than a tool that will sell your home. But used wisely, and with proper expectations, you might be able to leverage…

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You Have a Buyer! Now What?

The Best Ways To Close Your Deal There is no doubt that finding a buyer is one of the biggest challenges in selling a house. But making it to the closing table unscathed – that takes real effort! The good news for you, as the seller, is that it’s absolutely possible to successfully arrive at…

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How the MLS is a Realtor’s Secret Weapon

What Exactly is the MLS? MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service, and it’s the private system Realtors use to electronically store and share information about your property. We use it for all kinds of things – sold comps, property records, watching sales activity, stats, etc. The MLS is generally local or regional, and it’s owned…

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5 Things You Forget When You “FSBO”

Your FSBO To-Do List If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to make sure you’re wearing matching shoes when racing out the door each morning, let alone remember the zillions of things that require your attention each and every day. Truly, the fact that I have two healthy, thriving children and a couple of live…

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To Open or Not to Open? That is the Question.

What’s It Worth? You spent a week de-cluttering closets, cleaning out the garage, touching up paint, and finding somewhere for the dog to go. You race home from church to throw some cookies in the oven and run the sweeper one last time. “I hope it’s worth it,” you mutter to yourself as you jog…

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Boo! Don’t let a Realtor Scare You!

Remember, don’t be afraid! Like any good drama-filled industry, Real Estate is chock full of scary stories. The only thing that’s missing is s’mores and a flashlight under their chin as brokers regale us with stories of sellers who went the FSBO route and “nearly lost everything.” The irony of that point of view is…

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I’m Not Emotional – Unless I’m Moving

What Goes Into A Move I’m not the kind of girl who has a pack of girlfriends with me wherever I go. I don’t watch sappy movies, read love stories, or take periodic “girl trips.” Nope, I’m more on the “guy” end of the emotional spectrum than the “girl” end. I’d rather sit on the…

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Worst Case Scenario for FSBOs

You can do it! You can put your house on the market for at least 30 days and see what happens! Your Worst Case Scenario The worst case scenario is that you end up listing with an agent because it didn’t sell FSBO. You were probably going to do that anyway, so ultimately, there is…

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Don’t Get Stuck in the 80’s

We love the 80’s! My 10 year old daughter has her alarm ringtone set to Ozzy Ozbourne’s “Crazy Train,” and knows nearly all the words to Bon Jovi’s and Journey’s top hits. My husband dressed up as Axel Rose for Halloween one year, and my 11 year old daughter frequently expresses her amazement that I…

“I Did it My Way” – The Frank Sinatra Approach

Listen To Frank… If I had to pick a theme song for my life, I Did It My Way would be it. As a kid, my parents couldn’t tell me anything. “Don’t touch that it’s hot,” was merely an invitation to man-handle the object in question. “You’ll never find anything in that mess,” was a…