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It’s Spring!

It’s spring here in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, and it’s the perfect season for everything Real Estate!  If you are thinking about listing your home for sale, don’t miss this awesome market!  Now is the perfect time to give me a call for a consultation; check out a few of these recently listed homes […]

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Real Estate Mishap #101

Seriously? Ok. For sale in Point Place for under $60,000. Lawn mower NOT included.

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Most productive real estate firm in Toledo? Yup.

So, it IS true.  Not all firms ARE alike.  At RE/MAX Preferred in Toledo, OH, the number of closed transactions PER AGENT is among the top in the country.  I’m really proud to be part of such a firm.  Some firms have agents who do a couple deals a year on the side of their […]

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Don’t forget the closing costs!

If you’re a seller, make sure you consider closing costs — and not just YOUR closing costs.  Buyers will ask you to pay THEIRS, too. I’m attaching a document to help Seller’s calculate their closing costs. (closing costs SELLER)  Now. for buyers, depending on your type of loan, a seller can contribute up to 3 […]

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And now a brief RE/MAX testimonial

Click here! So proud of my company.

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So far in 2011, nearly HALF of Toledo area real estate transactions were CASH

In January 2011, nearly 46 percent of all Toledo area transactions were CASH, that’s according to John English at Birch Tree Title and NORIS MLS. That’s the highest percentage of cash sales in the past 5 years. It’s a reflection of our hard-hit market and banks not loaning money like they used to a few […]

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Can FDIC Hotline give the little guy better access to credit?

Scarcity of credit for housing is a problem. I’m an affiliate member of the Toledo Home Builders Association and do my best to keep tabs on what’s happening in the housing industry. I received a message from Bob Nielsen, 2011 NAHB Chairman of the Board (National Association of Home Builders) regarding a number to call […]

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People say they like an “Open Floor Plan” …

I think they’re onto something.  Buyers don’t always know what they want, but an “open floor plan” seems to be hitting the mark for many of them.  It’s certainly become a home trend in the last couple years.  Along with a GREAT room.  Those are popular.  Along with rooms connecting from the kitchen for entertaining […]

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My two cents on the Toledo real estate market got published

Toledo Real estate article

It’s not sugar coated.  The homebuyer tax credit boosted sales for a time, but has not sustained them. The market is still healing.  The Certified Residential Specialists puts out a bi-monthly magazine in which Realtors from cities around the county were asked if the current market is moving in slow motion.  I have to say, […]

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Common Mistakes Made By Sellers

Pricing is just one of many common mistakes

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What do Realtors DO, anyway?

When it comes to marketing your home, the following is an outline of my plan. Visit seller’s property, learn expectations, take notes, take photos, ask questions, and provide disclosure forms. Selling your property is a team effort. It’s helpful for me to know how much or how little personal involvement you want to have during […]

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5 Reasons Homes Don’t Sell

My job is to help my sellers overcome buyer objections.

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On telling them to shove it…. don’t do it.

I must agree with @BradPlocek on this, with regards to sellers. It happens.  You’re trying to sell your home and you get a lowball offer. Our homes are very personal to us. I mean, they’re an extension of ourselves!  If someone sends a lowball offer our way, it’s as  if they’ve said, ‘hey, you’re ugly […]

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Using a Realtor versus going it alone on WTOL

When I met the reporter for this, she’d tried finding an unrepresented seller (FSBO) to speak with her for the story.  Each one she’d called had already listed with a Realtor.  Thing is, the majority of unrepresented sellers do.  Once realization hits on how involved the work is, it’s then they understand the value a […]

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