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Selling your home? Mum’s the word! 2

Selling your home – Mum’s the word!

Selling your home? Mum’s the word! Real estate agents differ on whether or not the home seller should be present during open houses, showings and the buyer’s inspections. I prefer that my clients avoid the buyers like the plague, for no ot...

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Top 7 Reasons your home hasn’t sold 4

Top 7 Reasons your home hasn’t sold

Readers of my real estate blog, who view our monthly real estate statistics, know that it’s a hot seller’s market.  But unfortunately, not every home is sold quickly and over asking price. When your home is listed and languishing on the ma...

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Lockboxes and the CBS (Call before showing code) 1

Lockboxes and the CBS (Call before showing code)

Frequently home sellers don’t want a lockbox at their home. They may prefer that their home be shown during open houses or by appointment. Each home seller has unique needs which should be addressed by their Realtor®. Certainly the lock...

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Top Four Organizing Tips 1

Top Four Organizing Tips

I sell a lot of homes for people who have lived in them for years. We have lived in our current home for twenty years and the amount of stuff we have is frightening. Most of us struggle with some degree of clutter whether it’s file management...

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Is Home Staging Worth the Expense?

Is Home Staging Worth the Expense?

When is home staging worth the expense? It depends, not every home needs to be professionally staged. Obviously an experienced Realtor with great marketing is crucial. Let’s take a look at this La Crescenta home I just sold. In this instance...

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Reverse Mortgage and Foreclosure

Reverse Mortgage and Foreclosure

Is a reverse mortgage more foreclosure prone? Last month, I closed escrow on a San Fernando Valley foreclosure. The former owner obtained a reverse mortgage.  When there is a reverse mortgage and the owner passes, the estate has six mon...

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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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