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Selling a House

How to Find a Realtor to Sell Your Home—What to Do and What to Ask

When you’re buying or selling a house, you’ll likely reach out for a real estate agent. But how to choose? There are Realtors and just plain real estate agents, part-time and full-time agents, family friends who are in the business, maybe even neighbors down the street. How do you find the right real estate agent for you?

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Buying a Home

The Internet Empowered Buyer And Seller

Just a few years ago, less than 20 percent of home sales involved any Internet use. Now over 70 percent of California sales involve buyers searching the Internet for homes, loans, real estate agents, quality of community and schools, and for information about the purchase process.

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Selling a House

What Is A Real Estate Fiduciary?

The definition of a “fiduciary” comes from the word “trust”. It refers to anyone who holds something in trust – or a trustee. The word “trust” includes a reliance on the integrity of another person, or placing confidence in someone else.

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Selling a House

Serious Personal Issues To Decide Before Selling

Before deciding which agent to entrust your listing to, you might benefit from considering several factors. There is much, much more to selling a home at top dollar than putting up a sign, entering it into the multiple listing service, running a few internet ads, and having other agents preview the property.

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Selling a House

Looking Back at 2019 and Forward Into 2020

2019 was another year of political upheaval around the globe, and many of the pricier areas of real estate have begun to be impacted by the charged emotional climate and overdue cyclical period of price adjustment. Based on a review of all multiple listing service sales (MLS) for 2018 and 2019, Pacific Palisades home values in general are lower now than at the start of last year by about 7%. The total number of homes sold is lower by 8%, even though the cost of money (interest rates) is slightly less than a year ago.

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Preparing a Home for Sale

From Winter To Spring Cleaning – Home Action Items!

With the possibility of welcome rains, it is always a good time to think about home maintenance issues and potential actions that could save a lot of money down the road. Some are common sense and obvious, while others may be completely unanticipated.

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Selling a House

How To Determine An Agent’s Integrity

I think you must meet in person with at least 2 real estate agents to answer that one. The qualities you seek cannot readily be determined by talking on the phone, and an experienced agent will be the most appropriate in almost every case. If you are not comfortable with the rapport with either agent, then take the time to meet with a third one.

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