Planning for a Smooth Move!

When my family moved from Wasaga Beach, Ontario to Columbus, Ohio, we had many logistics to overcome. Getting our cars approved, organizing the moving truck, getting rid of all the liquids in our house, saying our goodbyes and finding temporary housing in our new country. Fortunately, we had the help of a relocation company, although […]

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6 Reasons to List Your Home Through the Holidays!

It’s the perfect conditions for listing. Decorate your home early, so that it’s warm and inviting, showing off all the best features…and your competition is limited, as other sellers take their homes off the market for a couple of months during the holidays. January is a time for new beginnings; new jobs, moving to a […]

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The Art of the Deal

Recently, I was discussing a buyer who selected a Realtor based on her assertion that she “aggressively pursued the best possible price” on a home. I wondered whatever happened to the art of the deal? Sure, we all want the best price, and no one wants to feel they overpaid for their home, especially these […]

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Commission-Breath: Avoid it!

Not so long ago, there was an article in Columbus Real Estate Voice about the kind of Realtor or Salesperson everyone dreads. You know, it starts with that really aggressive handshake to show you they’re in charge and then the meeting proceeds like a sales tactics class gone wrong? We’ve all been there, and wanted […]

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How to Sell a House – an Infographic

Infographics remind me of Snakes and Ladders. (Some people call it Chutes and Ladders.) Remember when you used to trace your finger along the route you moved your game piece? Using this infographic from mint.com you can do the same for selling a house. Provided by Mint.com

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out what it means to REALTORS!

What you want Baby, I got What you need Do you know I got it? All I’m askin’ Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit) Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home Good REALTORS® take their responsibilities seriously, love their work, take Continuing Education classes, abide […]

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How do Real Estate Auctions Work?

This article is in recognition of National Auctioneers Day. The third Saturday of April is celebrated in recognition one of history’s oldest professions. Auctioneers recognize their day by volunteering their time and services in their communities. Selling and buying your home through an auction has been a growing trend, and many people are interested…and a […]

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Sellers- How Important Are Photos of your House?

Photos are vital to your sale! When you sell your home, you must be aware of how your home shows…and these days, that includes how its showing on the internet! The majority of buyers shop online before they even approach a Realtor, and Realtors encourage their buyers to search online to get a feel for […]

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Buyer vs. Seller: Does it have to be a battle?

Buyers and Sellers want different things out of a home sale. It helps to understand both points of view when negotiating…if you can understand the other point of view, you can offer something they want in order to get something you need. Bargaining and negotiating doesn’t have to be a battle… A Real Estate Buyer […]

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Home Staging – Why Should I Do It?

Yes! Many buyers shop online first, and they eliminate homes based on photos alone. The first impression of your home could be the ONLY impression it makes! Buyers tell Realtors all the time that they don’t like the photos, or that the house in question looks too dated, cluttered, small, or messy to bother to […]

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