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Buyer Myths & Mistakes

Liquidated Damages

The Residential Purchase Agreement (“Contract”) you are about to execute contains a “Liquidated Damages” provision.
It is important to note that there may be advantages and disadvantages for the parties to a Contract if they elect liquidated damages.

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Seller Myths & Mistakes

Best Friend As Real Estate Agent—Good or Bad?

Even under the best of circumstances the sale of a home is usually an emotional process. A close friendship with one’s agent has both advantages and potentially serious draw­backs that should be considered before dis­cussing a listing possibility.

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Seller Myths & Mistakes

On The Market vs. In The Market?

Several months ago I was hired to sell a home here, and the owner decided to set the price approximately 12 percent higher than where we suggested the market would respond most favorably to. After months of very active marketing, many ads and open houses, and an eventual price adjustment, we were finally able to negotiate a lease with an option to purchase. That is an example of a home, which was merely “on the market.”

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Seller Myths & Mistakes

Top Home Seller Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

I am frequently asked for suggestions that would help owners preparing to put their home on the market. The following are the top home seller mistakes that can be avoided and may make the difference between success and failure.

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Seller Myths & Mistakes

Are the Holidays a Good Time to Sell?

Conventional belief has generally been that November-December is the worst time of the year to have a home on the market.  The reasons for this thinking are that people go on vacation, holidays distract attention, bad weather may inhibit some buyers, and many real estate agents discourage home sellers from winter listings.

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Seller Myths & Mistakes

Common Mistakes Sellers Can Avoid

I am frequently asked for suggestions that would help owners preparing to put their home on the market. The following are several mistakes that can be avoided and may make the difference between success and failure.

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Seller Myths & Mistakes

Ten Major Home Seller Mistakes

Having worked with over 1,000 local home sellers, we have seen a wide variety of attitudes, decisions and behaviors that have disadvantaged owners who were in the process of selling their homes.

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