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Friday, June 8, 2018   /   by Gabby Bauer

SELLING YOUR HOUSE ON YOUR OWN COULD COST YOU

“In this hot market, some sellers are thinking that they can maximize their profits by taking on the role of the agent. The statistics simply don’t support that. The truth is, you wouldn’t be your own attorney and you wouldn’t perform surgery on yourself. To maximize your sales price get a true professional involved.” – Dan Edwards

In this extremely hot real estate market, some homeowners might consider selling their homes on their own which is known as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). They rationalize that they don’t need a real estate agent and believe that they can save the fee for the services a real estate agent offers.
However, a study by Collateral Analytics reveals that FSBOs don’t actually save anything, and in some cases may be costing themselves more, by not listing with an agent.
In the study, they analyzed home sales in a variety of markets. The data showed that:

“FSBOs tend to se ...

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Monday, June 4, 2018   /   by Gabby Bauer

CHOOSE THE RIGHT AGENT TO SELL YOUR HOME

You’ve decided to use a seller’s agent to help you list your house for sale. You’ll probably be glad you did. But finding the right real estate agent to fit your particular needs, whose personality matches your own, with mastery in the niche you need, who’s an expert in your area, now that’s a tall order. Here’s an ultimate guide to how you can choose the right real estate agent to help you sell your home.
What is a Seller’s Agent?
A seller’s agent is the real estate agent who represents the homeowner in the process of selling his, hers, or their house.
When you hire a seller’s agent, you must realize that you are not your real estate agent’s employer. Instead, you agreed to enter into a working relationship with a professional who is educated and experienced in the real estate industry with specialties in advising homeowners, marketing, and facilitating the sale of residential properties.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018   /   by Gabby Bauer

YOUR GUIDE TO OFFERING A HOME WARRANTY WHEN SELLING

Would you believe that a home warranty could make the difference between a buyer choosing your house or another? When competition is fierce, or buyers are slow to decide, a home warranty could provide the assurance needed to set your house for sale apart from the rest. Here’s your guide to offering a home warranty when selling.

Home Warranty as Part of a Marketing Package
The practical purpose of a home warranty is to persuade a buyer to say yes to your house. There’s no suggestion, when purchasing a home warranty, that your house is in disarray or that a buyer needs that kind of protection. Instead, you can use a home warranty in conjunction with other marketing tactics to give your property an edge over the other houses for sale in your area.
Other items you might invest in to include in your marketing package along with a home warranty could be a listing appraisal to show a professional opinion of your home’s fair market value, and an inspe ...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018   /   by Gabby Bauer

THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT IN BELLEVUE

There are some places to live within the United States where the streets roll up at sunset; everything closes at dusk. For some folks, that quiet lifestyle of simple living and early curfews may be a dream come true, but for the city-slickers who have a need to get-up-and-go after the sun has gone down, Bellevue, Washington is keeping the lights on, the vibe fresh, and the options endless. Whether you’re looking for a late-night snack, a place to dance or sing, a show to see, a gym to workout, there’s a place for you in Bellevue, even after the sun has gone down.  No matter your age, interest, skill level, background, or social status, there’s fun for you to be had around town. Here are just a few of the thing you can do at night in Bellevue, Washington.
The Bellevue Collection
The Bellevue Collection is a bustling hotspot that combines shopping, dining, and recreation – including an active night life with life entertainment, dance clubs, bars and lo ...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018   /   by Gabby Bauer

THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT IN BELLEVUE

There are some places to live within the United States where the streets roll up at sunset; everything closes at dusk. For some folks, that quiet lifestyle of simple living and early curfews may be a dream come true, but for the city-slickers who have a need to get-up-and-go after the sun has gone down, Bellevue, Washington is keeping the lights on, the vibe fresh, and the options endless. Whether you’re looking for a late-night snack, a place to dance or sing, a show to see, a gym to workout, there’s a place for you in Bellevue, even after the sun has gone down.  No matter your age, interest, skill level, background, or social status, there’s fun for you to be had around town. Here are just a few of the thing you can do at night in Bellevue, Washington.

The Bellevue Collection
The Bellevue Collection is a bustling hotspot that combines shopping, dining, and recreation – including an active night life with life entertainment, dance clubs, bars and ...

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