Why Some Home Sellers Prefer Direct Buyers Over Brokers

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A real estate broker is a person or entity who serves as an intermediary, or middleman between sellers and buyers of real estate, and is the person who initiates or attempts to find property sellers and buyers In the US housing setting, a real estate broker and his accompanying sales team, assists sellers in promoting […]


Why People Are Buying Land For Sale In Arkansas

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There are few feelings as rewarding as owning your own piece of land. The American spirit is essentially one of transience; our forbears were always restlessly and relentlessly pushing onward to the next frontier. But after the explorers came the waves of settlers, who found solace in being able to stake their claims and call […]


Why Sell Your House To An Investor

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When talking to people who are trying to sell their house I’m often asked the question, “Why should I sell my house to you?” That’s a great question. Today’s house seller has lots of options: they can list their house with a real estate agent, they can try to sell the house themselves or they […]


Real Estate Investing How To Get Motivated Sellers

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You really want to find motivated sellers for real estate investing? Put a gun to their heads. That’ll give those sellers a chance to suddenly find their motivation. But, unfortunately, putting a gun to someone’s head is illegal. There’s nothing like an assault with a deadly weapons charge to put a damper on your real […]


Escalation Clauses A Home Buyer S Secret Weapon

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Today we discuss escalation clauses because much of the country is experiencing an extreme “sellers’ market.” By that, I mean there are more buyers than there are sellers, and that results in sellers’ getting more than one offer to buy their property. The seller can be picky about the terms under which he is willing […]


Home Buyers And Sellers Are Going Online

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Technology is changing how Americans buy and sell homes in unexpected ways, including how they work with real estate agents and brokers. That’s a key finding of one of the largest surveys of real estate consumers ever conducted. According to the study, conducted by the National Association of Realtors, nine out of 10 home buyers […]


Buying Revolution

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FHA HAS JUST INCREASED THEIR LOAN LIMIT IN KING AND SNOHOMISH COUNTIES TO $567,500! This is up over $200K from the previous loan limit. This will allow for much better pricing than JUMBO loans up to $567,500. Can you imagine a JUMBO scenario where the borrower doesn’t need to show any seasoned assets and only […]


How To Make An Offer On A Home

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You probably already know some of the secrets of how to make an offer on a home. You offer less than you’re willing to pay, right? That’s the most common negotiation technique. For experienced investors, though, that’s just one technique among many more powerful ones. How To Make An Offer 1. Offer an odd amount, […]


Top 15 Ways The Real Estate Industry Uses Virtual Assistants

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Depending on your needs, a real estate virtual assistant can do virtually everything necessary to support you and your administrative needs and marketing efforts. Virtual office assistants work best as an extension of you. In other words, if you are using a marketing method or target market that works well for you, it’s best to […]


Overpricing Homes Sellers 1 Mistake When Listing Their Home

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Home sellers said that overpricing was the biggest mistake they made when listing their homes. Next worst mistake is dealing with the same real estate agent who represented the buyer. Overpricing a home is the number one mistake sellers said they made when listing their homes, according to a new national real estate e-mail survey. […]


The Real Estate Market Currently Has A Balance Of Buyer Demand And Seller Supply

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For the first time in eight years, the overall U.S. real estate market is experiencing a rare balance between home buyer demand and home seller supply, according to the latest “Current Market Conditions” quarterly survey. Only 45% of respondents reported more buyers than sellers, compared to a 61%-39% ratio six months ago. Thirty-one percent reported […]


Real Estate Negotiation Secrets

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When you bought your home, you offered less than you were willing to pay, right? That’s the most common negotiation technique. For experienced investors, however, that’s just one technique among the many more powerful ones. What else can you do? How To Make An Offer 1. Offer an odd amount, like $161,793. This gives the […]


Finding Motivated Sellers

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Motivated sellers? My wife and I were trying to keep the renters happy, the rent coming in and the house repaired – while living 2100 miles away. You bet I was motivated. We just sold our house last month, and even got a good price, but I’ll tell you a secret. We would have sold […]


Selling Tips Determining Your Market

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The decision to sell a home is more complex then many people first realize. One of the primary issues to consider is your market and how it will impact the sale of the property. Selling Tips – Determining Your Market People sell their homes for a variety of reasons. In some cases, the sale is […]


The Secret To Negotiations For Fsbo Sellers

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When it comes to buying or selling a home, the idea of having to negotiate can be intimidating. Most of us aren’t aware we have negotiating skills even though we skillfully negotiate daily. (Who walks the dog, takes the children to school, goes out to pick up lunch, prepares the report, etc., etc.?) Let’s debunk […]


Open Houses For Fsbo Sellers

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The first requirement in finding a buyer for a home is to make sure the pool of potential buyers know it is on the market. For FSBO sellers, holding an open house can help to get the word out to buyers. Open Houses Open houses are very effective at helping sell real estate in many […]


Finding Structural Problems During Escrow Small Rural Home Example

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In rural home purchases, the transaction is often subject to a satisfactory home inspection being done. Any imperfections are usually corrected during escrow. Now and then, however, a home inspection uncovers severe structural problems. What happens then? Structural Problems – Small Rural Home With a small rural home purchase, the discovery of structural problems can […]