“Looking and Seeing”

There’s a difference between looking and seeing. Huh? Are you thinking—what does she mean? Well, looking is what people say they are doing when they want to find a house to buy. “We’re looking”. Of course, they say “seeing” also—as is “We are seeing another house before we make a decision”. I would just suggest […]

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“Buying Back Your House”

This past weekend, my husband, also a REALTOR® got an offer on another company’s listing. In both of our professional opinions, the listing is overpriced. There are location issues, as well as physical issues, which I won’t go into, because I don’t want my local followers trying to guess which house it is. It really […]

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Cost, Price and Value

  Cost, price, and value are three of the most confusing things about real estate.  This blog was inspired, in part, by a conversation with a consumer.  She’s trying to sell her house on her own, and she did have it appraised.  But she thinks the value as established by the appraiser, is “low”, so […]

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Spring is springing–isn’t it?

Across my section of the real estate world, agents are winter-weary and ready for a change.  realtor.com in today’s blurb for agents, indicated that sellers have a higher level of optimism than in recent years.  I’m predicting an active spring, as some pent-up demand bursts forth with the first spring flowers!

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