Feb. 16, 2018

Listen to the Market

A couple placed their house on the market in 2012 for $199,000.  In 2018, the house sold for $195,000.  Annual taxes listed were $5,068 total.  Do the math.

If the market is telling you something, listen.  Paying close to $30,000 in taxes because you don't ...

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Jan. 29, 2016

Another Unrepresented Seller/Buyer Lost Much More

I understand sellers who believe everyone with a license is "out to get [their] money."  They only see service fees, but don't understand what goes on behind the scenes that justify those fees.  While those sellers may not argue with their attorneys on service fees, they certainly argue with ...

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Aug. 27, 2015

Sellers, Listen!!

A seller tried to sell a lakefront house for $225,000 in 2011 without listening to the market.  In 2015, it sold for $105,000.  Do you want to wait that long for that much less?

Think about it and listen to what the real estate market is telling you.

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Aug. 19, 2015

Another one who didn't listen

A seller tried to market his home for $585,000 in 2009.  Throughout the years, the price dropped and dropped.  The home sold for $340,000 in 2015.  Six years, $245,000 difference.

This happens when sellers refuse to listen to the market.

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Aug. 5, 2015

Another Dose of Reality

A seller offered a home for sale for $1,400,000 in 2008.  The seller sold the home for $680,000 in 2015.  Seven years.  $720,000 difference.  That's $102,857 per year.  Are you willing to lose that?

You lose time and money when you refuse to listen to ...

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Aug. 3, 2015

Think About This. . . .

In 2009, a home was for sale at $5,000,000.  It sold in 2015 for $2,500,000.

When you overprice, you either wait longer than necessary or accept less than worth.

In this case, the seller did both.

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July 26, 2015

How To Select A Great Real Estate Agent

Be very choosy

In trying to figure out how to choose a real estate agent for your investment property searching help, it is best to choose a reputable local area real estate agent with a broker’s license. In the great debate over whether to use a real estate broker vs agent ...

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July 17, 2015

It's a --- Market

In 2007, a seller advertised a home for $675,000.  It sold in 2014 for $395,000.


Listen to your real estate agent who knows where the market is heading.

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June 17, 2015


A seller in 2007 placed a home on the market for well over $870,000.  It sold in 2015 for $580,000.


Listen to the market.  Listen to your real estate agent.

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June 12, 2015

Time is Money

A home was placed on the market for sale in 2009 for $269,900.  It sold in 2014 for $220,000.

Property taxes were approximately $5000/year.

Would you do the same thing?  How long are you willing to wait?


Listen to the market.  Listen to your real estate ...

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