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11 things real-estate agents wish they could tell you — but won’t

Business Insider surveyed real-estate agents around the country about what it’s really like working in their industry. Many said they wished their clients knew all the behind-the-scenes work they do beyond showing homes. Others said they wished their clients would stop assuming all real-estate agents are rich. Here are 11 […]
11 things real-estate agents wish they could tell you — but won’t
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Canada Continues To Report Horrific Home Sales Numbers

[credit provider=”Robert Johnson — Business Insider” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157629988382829/”] Canada continues to report disturbing stats about its housing market.December’s home sales in the two hottest Canadian housing markets indicate that a large crisis may be looming up north.
Canada Continues To Report Horrific Home Sales Numbers
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How To Buy Or Sell A Home That’s Off The Market

[credit provider=”(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) “] It happens all the time. Sue hears that a friend of a friend, Bob, is looking to buy a place. Turns out, Sue is looking to sell her home. Or a guest in someone’s one-of-a-kind home tells the owners they’d love to buy […]
How To Buy Or Sell A Home That’s Off The Market
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Having A Little Faith Has Helped Some Owners Sell Their Homes Quickly

[credit provider=”Flickr/Randy OHC” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mariya_umama_wethemba_monastery/788213562/”] People have tried crazy things to sell a house: throwing in a $1,000 bar tab with the home purchase, filming YouTube spoofs of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and advertising a cheating husband’s affair.But some use a much simpler tactic to get a home sold: […]
Having A Little Faith Has Helped Some Owners Sell Their Homes Quickly
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What To Do When Ex-Tenants Want To Squat In Your Home

[credit provider=”Flickr / Revolt! Puppy” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/revoltpuppy/2147266891/”] Rarely is it possible to close on the home you’re selling and the one you’re buying in the same day.To bridge the awkward few days that often lapse between closings—and avoid the cost of moving twice—many sellers ask for the right to remain in […]
What To Do When Ex-Tenants Want To Squat In Your Home
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This 4-Bedroom Arizona Home Could Be Yours For Just A Penny

[credit provider=”Ibidacent.com” url=”http://ibidacent.com/Pictures.html”] A real estate investor from Phoenix, Ariz. is trying for the second time to auction off his 4-bedroom abode for just $0.01 per bid.As ABC News reported, Talbot took his first stab at an auction in mid-March. At the time he was selling bid packets from $60 to $6,000, but […]
This 4-Bedroom Arizona Home Could Be Yours For Just A Penny
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Actually, Most American Suburbs Are Doing Just Fine

[credit provider=”Flickr / jdnx” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/danramarch/2870928217/in/photostream/”] We’ve heard for a while that home buyers are fleeing the suburbs to move closer downtown and ditch their gas-guzzling cars.  But not everyone agrees with the back-to-city trend. Peter Linneman of the American Land Fund tells Atlantic Cities:
Actually, Most American Suburbs Are Doing Just Fine
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Make A Time-Bomb Offer To Stop A Seller From Shopping Around

[credit provider=”Flickr / dkshots ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkshots/5331436570/in/photostream/”] If the StreetEasy forums are any indication, the NYC real estate market is not only entering its springtime boom, but some sellers are said to be acting like they have the upper hand…so-called buyers’ market be damned. “This past week I’ve been in slow negotiations (via our agents) […]
Make A Time-Bomb Offer To Stop A Seller From Shopping Around
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5 Things Stagers Are Sick Of Seeing When They Visit Your Home

[credit provider=”Flickr / chloeloe” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/chloeloe/2976096197/in/photostream/”] Last week, I conducted an informal survey of home stagers from the US and Canada on what they are tired of seeing in homes to be staged. The responses were varied, but the issue below are the ones that bubbled to the top.  
5 Things Stagers Are Sick Of Seeing When They Visit Your Home
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3 Ways To Emotionally Detach From Your Home When It’s Time To Sell

[credit provider=”Flickr / tsakshaug” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsakshaug/3871203139/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Like many people, you probably have a deep emotional connection to your home.Your kids grew up in your house; you can still see the pencil marks you made on the door frame marking their growth. 
3 Ways To Emotionally Detach From Your Home When It’s Time To Sell
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3 Things To Know About The Stager Who Can Help You Sell Your Home

[credit provider=”Flickr / Chad Jones” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/remaxgoldcoastmedia/1205651843/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] This is a question that I hear frequently from those considering selling their home: “What happens when I work with a stager?”Although many people are now familiar with what home stagers do, there are still plenty of people who don’t know what home staging is, how […]
3 Things To Know About The Stager Who Can Help You Sell Your Home
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Selling Your Home? Better List It In March

[credit provider=”Miller Samuel Inc.” url=”http://matrix.millersamuel.com/?p=12499″] I got a call from the New York Times recently in response to a Redfin study looking at the best time to list a house. Their conclusion seemed to be different than my experience in the NYC metro area, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Miami, all housing markets I have […]
Selling Your Home? Better List It In March
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This Drone Is One New Secret Weapon Realtors Are Using To Sell Luxury Homes In A Stagnant Market

[credit provider=”via HeliMalibu” url=”http://helimalibu.com/services/”] This aerial drone isn’t a new piece of military technology–it’s a piece of equipment being used by high-end realtors to sell luxury homes without much curb appeal, according to the Hollywood Reporter’s Daniel Miller.The drone, essentially a remote-control helicopter with a camera attached, is being used […]
This Drone Is One New Secret Weapon Realtors Are Using To Sell Luxury Homes In A Stagnant Market
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10 Reasons The Recession Is The Perfect Time To Renovate Your Home

There’s no better time to make home improvements than now, as the beautiful Georgetown Building you’re about to see proves. “When the economy comes back, prices are going to skyrocket,” said Toffey Reyes, who’s been in commercial real estate for over 25 years and is the executive director of Orange […]
10 Reasons The Recession Is The Perfect Time To Renovate Your Home
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The Pros And Cons To Selling Your Home During The Holidays

[credit provider=”Casey Serin” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sercasey/248457195/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] As the holidays approach, I’m always asked the same questions:1. Should we keep our property on the real estate market or take it off?
The Pros And Cons To Selling Your Home During The Holidays