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Entries from January 24th, 2013

Sometimes it is the Personal Connection in Getting The Home…

January 24th, 2013 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, first time buyer, Fremont, homebuyer, real estate, real estate advice

For this home I sold in Fremont for $425,000, I was the buyer’s agent to an adorable sweet young married couple who were buying their first home. In this price range, the competition was fierce with a lot of cash buyers and investors. The home search was relentless and the buyers had to make a […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling a Home

January 16th, 2013 · No Comments · bay area, home for sale, home seller, real estate, selling a home

Here are  some common mistakes that you should avoid: 1) Inappropriate Pricing Bad prices are great deterrents to fast home-selling. They include both – too high and too low prices. It is important to remember that real estate prices fluctuate like tides and need to be kept track of if you are going to put […]

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5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

January 10th, 2013 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, home for sale, home seller, real estate, real estate advice

1. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you’ll be able to make repairs before open houses begin. This should also include a termite inspection. 2. […]

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Appraisals Kill Deals Even When the Market Conditions Support the Value!

January 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, home for sale, home seller, Market News, Market Update, real estate advice, san jose home

For this home I sold in San Jose for $520,000, I was the seller’s agent to a very sweet couple who had lived in this home for many years and it was their very first home. They raised their family in this home and now they are grandparents and decided it was time to move […]

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