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Will An Open House Sell Your Home?

Prior to the internet, open houses rarely sold homes, but all of that has changed.  Buyers are constantly searching popular real estate web sites such as www.Realtor.com and often learn of new listings and price reductions sooner than their...

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You’ve Decided to Sell Your Home, Now What?

You’ve Decided to Sell Your Home, Now What?

Preparing your home to sell can take as little or as much effort as your want.  Each home seller is unique and not everyone wants to spend the time and effort in preparing their home for sale – and that’s okay.  For sellers that do, know...

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Motivated Home Buyers Are A Year Round Occurrence

Motivated Home Buyers Are A Year Round Occurrence

Often homeowners are reluctant to list their home during late summer, fall and winter.  Although, spring is the time when buyers come out in droves, so do new listings.  Homeowners who list their home off-season will discover they may do be...

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How accurate are online real estate evaluations?

How accurate are online real estate evaluations?  Typically I find that they are within 20% of a homes actual value.  When you want to know how much your home is really worth, you should consult with a real estate agent.  Last week I closed ...

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How The Typical Realtor Is Paid

How The Typical Realtor Is Paid

A Realtor is paid by the seller. Unless the buyer has a special arrangement with their real estate agent the buyer does not pay any Realtor fees.   There are several real estate outfits that rebate a portion of their commission to the buyer....

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What’s The Best Way To Find A Real Estate Agent?

What’s The Best Way To Find A Real Estate Agent?

My sister lives out of state and will be selling her home.  She asked me: “What’s the best way to find a real estate agent?” This is my advice to my younger sister: When seeking a real estate agent to list your home for sale, their ...

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4 Simple Ways to Add Value To Your Home

4 Simple Ways to Add Value To Your Home

Most home sellers don’t want to spend months preparing their home for sale.  But most do want to sell for the highest possible price in the shortest period of time. If you are thinking of selling your home in the near future, you may wan...

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My Home is Worth How Much?

My Home is Worth How Much?

When property prices tumbled, I assisted many of my clients with having their property taxes reduced.  Now that Los Angeles real estate values have soared, many of these same clients are seeing their taxes increase. Several weeks ago, I rec...

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