Tagged : open house

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sale_chris_boswell_450Open houses are the gold standard in real estate. They’ve been around for decades and will be ingrained in the buying and selling of homes for years to come. But as a buyer, are you making the most of your open house visits?

Here are some best practices for buyers at all ends of the home-buying spectrum.

1.  Use the open house to learn the market without committing

2.  You don’t have to sign in (but don’t be rude)

3.  Watch the other buyers

4.  Ask the agent questions

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construction_adamvilimek_450realtor.com - Prospective buyers won’t ignore even minor problems in a house, from broken light switches to leaky faucets, so you’ll want to have your home in tip-top shape before holding an open house. To get the best results, allocate about a month’s worth of time and enlist the aid of a REALTOR® to guide you through the process of maintenance and repairs.

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realtytimes.com - Here’s a hot list of cool moves that make your home more saleable, at a higher price.

Capitalize on first impressions: sweep, clean, paint, check lightbulbs. Pump up curb appeal: pick-up yard, mow and trim yard, put car in garage. Set the stage: organize and de-clutter, bake cookies, put valuables away. Offer informative disclosures, via fact sheets, brochures Be a good neighbor: let neighbors know about open house.


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businessinsider.com - Let’s boost the chances that your home buying or selling goals for 2013 will be successful by devoting a little time in December to getting things lined up and in motion.  Here is my short list of tasks I would put on my December to-do list if I wanted to buy or sell a home next year:

1.  Handle your credit horrors. 2.  Purge.  Get rid of the clutter. 3.  Plan your fix-up jobs. 4.  Save more and collect your gift money. 5.  Connect with an agent of broker - stat. 6.  Go open house hunting. 7.  Think hard about your deductions.   To read more on this article, click the link below:
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