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Found 14 blog entries tagged as "real estate agent".

clean_tan4ikk_450Bad smells are one the biggest deal-killers in real estate. If your home smells like pets, mold, smoke or pheromones, you'll repulse buyers. If your home sells at all, it will go for less than it's worth.

It's time to do a dirty job -- identify sources of stinks and deep clean your home.

Since you're living with it, you may be oblivious to your home's smells. Ask your real estate agent to walk with you through your home and not hold back. You need to hear the brutal truth. Does the carpet smell like a puddle-loving dog? Is there moldy smell in your bathroom? To read more of this article, click the link below: Photo:©[Tan4ikk]/123RF.COM
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sale_chris_boswell_450zillow.com - In some ways, the buyer-real estate agent relationship is similar to a romantic one. In either situation, the relationship’s success or failure depends a lot on picking the “right” partner from the beginning. Chemistry and communications also play an important role.

Here’s how you can find the best real estate agent “match” and nurture that relationship to achieve your goal: buying your dream home.

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housegreenkeys__anthonycz_450Stephen Hussey, a Boston-area home inspector and real estate agent, sees it too often: home buyers blowing deals because they simply weren’t ready to compete in today’s fiercely competitive housing market.

Up against five or more bidders for the same home, these slow-off-the-mark shoppers did not prepare well, and then blamed themselves or others for not nabbing the dream home that seemed within their grasp

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finance.yahoo.com - If you tried to buy a home in Phoenix a year ago, you probably would have been able to land it for well under the asking price.

Those days are gone. In a city that was hit hard after the housing bubble burst in 2007, you're now more likely to encounter a bidding war for that split-level ranch on the cul-de-sac you had your eye on.

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realestate.msn.com - To many buyers, a house that's been on the market a long time must have hidden problems. And that could lead to unnecessary and endless price reductions. Luckily, even in a distressed market, there are ways to prevent roots from sprouting under the 'for sale' sign.

To get a sense of what we mean, see the five tips below, all from experienced agents who say these are areas where home sellers often need some persuading.  1. Price it right; price it low 2. Try a fresh sales approach  3. Don’t try too hard to fight the market 4. Remember, renovations aren't a magic bullet 5. Don’t, repeat don’t, skip the online sales push

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homes.yahoo.com - Jumping into the housing market is a lot like trying to catch the next big wave: You never know if you're going to be able to ride it through successfully or get caught in the undercurrent and wipe out.

 These days, news of rising mortgage interest rates combined with a tight housing market and ever-increasing home prices are keeping many standing on shore, as they try to figure out the best time to take the plunge. 

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When you are making the biggest purchase of your life, it helps to have a trusted professional on your side. A Realtor® is more than a real estate agent; Realtors have training in ethics for both their dealings with the public and with the real estate community. The Realtor Code of Ethics is the cornerstone of the National Association of Realtors ethics training. It guides Realtors and also shows the public the level of commitment, education and dedication to their profession that each member of NAR possesses.

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money.cnn.com - Sell quickly. Win a bidding war.

Sell your home fast 
Underprice it from the start. If you list your home for at least 10% less than it's worth, you'll often sell it for 10% more.

Win a bidding war 
Go as high as the maximum price you'd ever be willing to pay -- if someone outbids you, you'll feel confident you gave it your best shot.

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As you search for a home, you may have come across the term easement in a listing and wondered what it means. An easement is a legal arrangement by the owner of the property and a nonowner to use the property in some fashion. You may see this term used in listings where a home is located near a public recreational area. For example, the property may come with a walking easement to the nearby lake.

If there are any existing easements between the current seller and a neighbor, the seller’s attorney or the seller’s agent needs to advise the buyer. It’s important to know if easements exist and how they affect the purchase or usage of the home being bought. Easements often allow the use of a pathway between adjacent properties or a pathway to reach a common

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realtytimes.com - The recently-released May 2013 National Housing Survey by Fannie Mae showed that 40% of responders said that now is a good time to sell a home. That is up from only 16% in May of last year. At the same time, 76% of Fannie Mae's responders said that it is a good time to buy a home -- just a little more than the number of those who thought so last year. Redfin has surveyed real estate agents on the same issue. 82% said that now is a good time to sell, compared to 54% last year. On the other hand, Redfin found that only 57% of agents thought that now was a good time to buy, an 18% drop from last year.

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