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Three House Flipping Tips for Beginners

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 James Kronefield (July 06, 2007)  One of the most difficult parts about flipping houses is learning the ropes when you first start. Because it’s something new that you have little experience doing, it can be intimidating. What follows are three of the most important tips for beginners to learn when they start out with the goal of flipping houses to make money. 1) Know *Exactly* How Much You Can Sell The House for . (Selling)

Set the Stage For Your Own Home Selling Success Story

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 Karen Otto (July 06, 2007)  There's a new wave of home shows on TV these days and the focus is on getting a house seen and sold quickly and for top dollar. These shows feature all the elements of a good plot; drama, comedy, suspense, bad guys, victims, good guys, and always it seems a happy ending. The drama unfolds with the scene set as the sellers, our victims, are obviously in desperate need of a quick home .. (Selling)

Home Inspection Checklist - Your Home's Interior

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 Howard Bell (July 05, 2007)  Professional home inspectors examine and accurately report the condition of a property, they do not evaluate the homes fair market value, instead they perform a visual examination of the physical structure and systems. Home inspectors disclaim against defects that are not visible, such as problems below floors, behind insulation, in walls and even behind or hidden by personal property. .. (Selling)

Home Inspection Checklist - The Exterior of Your Home

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 Howard Bell (July 05, 2007)  As discussed in part one of the complete list of items to inspect the home inspection is a very valuable service, but there is an inherent conflict of interest because many companies inspect, recommend and then did the cure. Use a home inspection company with a good reputation, word of mouth is best. Landscaping: Landscaping is an important part of the curb appeal of any property. It .. (Selling)

FSBO Attempts To Solicit Buyers To Their Home!

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 Scott Daniels (July 05, 2007)  One for the books. We have a listing in Davie, Florida. The neighbor next door is attempting to sell their home as a FSBO. They seem to believe each time we have a showing that they can invite the potential buyer and the Realtor that represents them into the their home. One major problem! This FSBO isn`t offering a commission to the agents! Last week I spoke to them about this .. (Selling)

Marketing Tips For Your Real Estate Investment

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 Joel Teo (July 05, 2007)  Now that you have made the jump and did some investing in real estate, it is time that you learned some marketing tips to help you make the most of your investment. Marketing is important in real estate investing, and if it is not done correctly, or at all, it could end up costing you lots of money. There are quite a few different ways to market your real estate investment, and these .. (Selling)

When It Comes To Home Staging . . . Remember To Think . . . BIG MONEY!

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 Jeannene Edwards (July 05, 2007)  When it comes to Staging your home . . . remember to think . . . BIG MONEY! Today's buyer is PICKY, and looking for the PERFECT home. You know, the one that looks like a model. They no longer are willing to walk into a well-used home to visualize! Because of the huge inventory of homes that builders are now sitting on - and paying interest on - realtors and homesellers are having to .. (Selling)

Deal Me In! Agent Wants To Play Texas Hold' Em

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 Scott Daniels (July 01, 2007)  As most of us will agree we`re experiencing a “Buyers Market". The market is loaded with tons of listings readily available for purchase. Every now and than a listing comes along that you`re buyer must have! Sound familiar? The buyer we represent has fallen in love with a particular home located in Sunrise, Florida. Granted it`s a very nice home, but it`s been on the market for .. (Selling)

Realtors and Home Sellers - "Remembrances Of The Good Old Days ... !"

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 Jeannene Edwards (June 30, 2007)  Oh . . . for the good old days. You know, when gasoline was $2.00 a gallon, cokes were a dollar, interest rates were below 5%, and sticking a sign in the yard and waiting for offers to come in was enough to get your house sold! Hmmm . . . and it seems like only yesterday . . . ! Now market inventory is at an all time high, while prices and consumer confidence are going down. Agents and .. (Selling)

New Generation of Realtors - Presenting Abstract Offers!

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 Scott Daniels (June 30, 2007)  I`ve seen it all! We`re dealing with an agent who continues to call me with strange requests on a home that we have listed in Marion Oaks, Florida. This particular agent would like our seller to agree to certain changes prior to placing an offer on the home! The agent continues explaining to me, she would only be wasting “Her Time" if the seller didn`t accept. I don`t know about . (Selling)

Points to Consider in Selling a Home in Sarasota Real Estate

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 Eliza Maledevic (June 29, 2007)  Is your home still in the market for long period of time without any offer? Do you know the reasons why? Have you look around your home before posting it for sale? You have to know that in selling your home in Sarasota real estate, you do not just post a for sale ad without making any preparations or home improvements. Definitely, you want to make a quick sale of your home in Sarasota .. (Selling)

What You Can Do To Sell Your Property

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 H. Scott Miller (June 29, 2007)  Lending today (as of 6/2007) is different from what you have come to expect in the past-tighter guidelines, more stringent qualifying requirements and programs no longer offered (courtesy of the sub prime lender meltdown of 2007) have left a lot of “would be” home buyers on the sidelines. There is an opportunity for some homeowners to transform these “could be” .. (Selling)

Sellers - Making Sure Your Home Passes the Sniff Test

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 Nef Cortez (June 28, 2007)  Every realtor dreads the possibility- but those who know what helps sell a home will have no qualms in advising their seller that what offends the nose will very likely offend the potential buyer. When it comes to selling your house, odors in the home are no laughing matter as they can seriously diminish the pool of potential buyers. With all the emphasis on changing the visual .. (Selling)

New Rage Sweeping Sellers! "Let's Play the Blame Game!"

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 Scott Daniels (June 27, 2007)  It appears as the “Dog Days" of Summer roll in so does the new rage that`s sweeping the nation when it comes to sellers! It`s called “The Blame Game". Here`s how it works. The Sellers call up venting, they want to blame you for everything! I`m sure many of you know this game and have been playing it for several months! The “Blame Game" is a great way for a seller to .. (Selling)

Sell Your House Quickly

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 Dylan Vincent (June 27, 2007)  Are you in a hurry to sell your house? If you need a quick sale, consider using a property buyer specialist company to ensure you have a buyer for your house and let them arrange the details. A property buyer can offer you cash for your house, so if you are in a hurry to sell for whatever reason, think of using your local property buyer to arrange a fast sale for your house. There are .. (Selling)

The Seller's Guide to Using a Realtor in a Buyer's Market

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 John H (June 22, 2007)  Tightened standards on federal subprime rates have had a marked effect on the housing market. What does this mean if you want or really need to sell your home? The good news is that there is still a market out there; you just need the skills and tools to tap into it. That is where working with talented realtors comes in. That’s right, talented. In a competitive selling market the .. (Selling)

Getting To "Sold" When Nobody Wants To Buy Your House

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 H. Scott Miller (June 22, 2007)  Does this sound like a familiar conversation you had with your real estate agent recently, “There are a lot of properties on the market (and more coming on everyday), properties are staying on the market (not selling as fast) longer, property prices are depreciating in our market and after some careful thought and consideration, I really need we need to think about…” If so, read .. (Selling)

I'm Sorry Like Redfin We're Not Taking Any New Business For Two Weeks! Not!

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 Scott Daniels (June 21, 2007)  I must admit that when I first read about Redfin`s decision to stop taking new listings for two weeks I thought it was a publicity stunt! Than I realized that Redfin was in fact very serious about their decision. In the scope of things Redfin preaches throughout their web site about “Customer Service'" they empathize how much they're dedicated to helping the Buyer and Sellers! .. (Selling)

Home Stagers... Shoot Straight From The Hip!

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 Jeannene Edwards (June 21, 2007)  As a professional home stager you have a responsibility to your client to shoot straight from the hip! You are there to tell them exactly what they need to do, in your opinion, to get their house sold! The following are a few thoughts regarding how best to proceed: 1. View the home through “buyers eyes" gathering quick, impromptu ‘first impressions’ of the exterior and . (Selling)

Turn Your Property Information into a Buyer Conversion Tool!

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 Dirk Zeller (June 21, 2007)  Buyer Conversion sounds very technical, but simply stated, it speaks to getting those prospective home purchasers, who've already seen your home, to sign on the dotted line. They love the home and could see themselves living there, but sometimes, they need a little push to get them over to the “we've got to make an offer on this home right now" stage of the process. A great Real .. (Selling)

The Secret to Controlling Buyer Demand For Your Home!

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 Dirk Zeller (June 21, 2007)  If you could control the demand for your home, wouldn't you want to? Well, that is somewhat of a rhetorical question because any homeowner who could would want to turn on a buying frenzy for their home. What many home sellers don't realize is that they truly can control demand for their home with one simple factor. This one simple factor is price. This is probably not a surprise to you . (Selling)

Choosing the Champion Agent

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 Dirk Zeller (June 21, 2007)  You have probably heard a family member or friend say, I am going to get into real estate and make a pile of money! That is probably why there are so many agents. In some cities almost one percent of the population either has, or at one time had, a Real Estate license. The truth is you can make excellent money selling real estate but few agents actually do. Most agents in are part .. (Selling)

What Properties Can Be Used For a 1031 Exchange?

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 Raynor James (June 20, 2007)  In addition to the strict time limitations on 1031 Exchanges, there are certain properties that can be used. These properties must satisfy the Internal Revenue guidelines. The idea behind the 1031 Exchange provision of the Internal Revenue Tax Code is that when a Real Estate property is sold and the proceeds of the sale are used to purchase a property of “like kind”, no real .. (Selling)

Understanding the 1031 Exchange Tax Rules

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 Raynor James (June 20, 2007)  Understanding the 1031 Exchange Tax rules is necessary to enjoy the full benefits of the tax-deferred concept. It is usually a good idea to get some assistance from a tax expert to help you through the IRS minefield. The rules concerning 1031 Exchange transactions address the types of properties that can be used and the time limits for the completion of the transaction. It is necessary . (Selling)

How to Sell Houses Quickly - Wholesaling

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 Robert Andrews II (June 19, 2007)  We're getting close to payday. The final step is to sell quickly. This is another topic that could be discussed for days. I'm only going to cover wholesaling and lease/options. There are many other possibilities such as retailing and several different types of auctions, which are beyond the scope of this book. You already decided how you were going to sell (your exit strategy) before .. (Selling)

Agent Decides To Play "Deal Or No Deal" With Her Seller! Real Estate Isn't Like A Game Show!

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 Scott Daniels (June 18, 2007)  Several months ago we placed an offer on a home located in Tamarac Florida. The buyer and i wrote an offer which we felt would be a “No Brainer". it was our feeling that anytime you have a buyer who`ll put down 20% in escrow there shouldn`t be any issues! The offer was for $250,000. The home had been listed on the market for 6 months and the asking price was $270,000. The agent .. (Selling)

Preliminary Preparations For Austin Home Sales

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 Adeal Benhayoun (June 18, 2007)  There are not too many home markets that are as dynamic and thriving as Austin, Texas. The Lone Star State has long been a favorite location of vacationers, retirees and people who are looking for a great place to live and work. The climate of this area is also a major motivating factor for relocation as the warm sunny climate has created a very enjoyable living experience. However, .. (Selling)

Know Why Your House Is Not Being Sold- The Listing Agents And Their Reputation

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 Sumit Bhatnagar (June 15, 2007)  Are you trying to sell your house? Is it that in spite of the fact that your house in on the list for the last 4 to 5 months, it has not been sold till now? If that is the case, then, you need to take care of a few things. Besides price, condition and location of the house, the fourth reason a house is not being sold in a great market is the listing agent. If the listing agent is hard . (Selling)

Know Why Your House Is Not Being Sold- Marketing Plan And The Lock-Box

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 Sumit Bhatnagar (June 15, 2007)  Are you tired of not being able to sell your house? First of all, make sure that your house is priced right, in good shape and condition, in a good location, and your listing agent is easy to work with. If you still fail to get offers, you need not worry. In this case, your marketing plan is most probably the problem! In the present scenario, it is of utmost importance to have an .. (Selling)

Know Why Your House Is Not Being Sold- Condition

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 Sumit Bhatnagar (June 15, 2007)  Many a times, it so happens that your house is on the list for the past four to five months but you do not get any offers. If you are worried about your house not being sold, you need to consider five factors that influence the sale of your house. These factors are price, condition, location, listing agent and marketing plan. The most important factors are price and condition. Before .. (Selling)

Property Disclosure

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 Austen Lansing (June 14, 2007)  In real estate transactions there is a stage known as “disclosure. " First time home buyers may not be familiar with the term but anyone who has purchased real estate in the past should be well acquainted with this step of buying or selling. Essentially the process of disclosure is the step wherein the seller of the property “discloses" any issues with the property as it is. . (Selling)

Escrow Part Two - How Does It Work and How Much Does It Cost

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 Howard Bell (June 12, 2007)  In part one of this discussion we discussed why it’s a good idea to have an escrow agent to do the diligence involved in a dispute free transaction. In part two we will look at what the escrow agent does and what they are responsible for. Transactions are so complicated that its helpful to have a basic understanding of process so that you can produce your end in a timely and .. (Selling)

Escrow - Part One - What Is It And Why Do I Need It

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 Howard Bell (June 12, 2007)  Escrow is a legal arrangement in which an asset (often money, but sometimes other property such as art, a deed of title, website, or software source code) is delivered to a third party (called an escrow agent) to be held in trust pending a contingency or the fulfillment of a condition or conditions in a contract such as payment of a purchase price. Upon that event occurring, the escrow .. (Selling)

Windows and Floors Impact your Home

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 Albert Bor (June 12, 2007)  If you ask a home buyer what is important in a new home there will be a fairly standard set of answers. However, there are also a number of things that are still very important that many home buyers will forget to put on a list. Things like windows and floors. Whether or not they realize it, home buyers will be influenced by the visual properties that they are presented with upon .. (Selling)

Better Is Better

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 Dirk Zeller (June 12, 2007)  The business environment is getting more competitive every day. New companies and new concepts are being born daily. There is always someone trying to do it better and cheaper than what has been done previously. There is more competition in today’s global economy than every before. Do you remember when the US Postal Service was the only way to send documents? Now that age-old .. (Selling)

My Redfin Experiment Is A Flop! The Concept Is All Wrong!

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 Scott Daniels (June 12, 2007)  It`s amazing how many people are afraid of the unknown. Several weeks ago 60 minutes ran a story on Redfin and it`s e-commerce business model. For whatever reason it seemed to have caused a BUZZ in the “Real Estate Industry" and many Realtors were visibly shaken. We like to try new cutting edge marketing ideas so we decided to experiment with the Redfin idea and concept, it`s not .. (Selling)

Offering $100 Commission On The MLS Won't Sell Your Home! Seller Learns The Hard Way

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 Scott Daniels (June 11, 2007)  I`m at Publix early this morning when I bump into a former prospect who we gave a listing presentation to in February. They decided to go with a “By Owner" program" in which they paid a ridiculous amount of money to “Sell their Home" by themselves! As PT Barnum once said “There`s a sucker born every second" sadly in this case he maybe right! The house is located in .. (Selling)

Renting Your Property As An Alternative To Selling Your Home!

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 Scott Daniels (June 10, 2007)  More and more I`m noticing sellers who have listed their “Homes For Sale" looking at other marketing ideas in insuring that they`re property is either sold or at least the mortgage is covered. There aren`t too many people out there who are able to afford the luxury of two mortgages per month, therefore we`re noticing new and innovative ideas that are a least a solution to a slow .. (Selling)




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