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Staging the Kitchen for Sale is Easy and Necessary

If you ever heard that, of all the rooms, properly staging the kitchen is critical, you heard correctly. It might sound a bit old fashioned to say it, but the woman normally still has final say on which house gets bought and, without a great looking kitchen, she's going to keep right on going down the block to the next one. The good news is that staging the kitchen doesn't require an advanced degree in interior design. There are a few very simple ideas that go a long ways toward making your kitchen the star celebrity it should be. Unlike most other rooms in the house, furniture and appliances are built in, so there's no re-arranging or trying to figure out the best point of view. Counter To those used to storing every kitchen utensil and gadget they own on the counter top, this one is going to hurt. Before a single potential buyer walks through the place, the counter needs to be bare....

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Is That Real Estate Agent Buying Your Listing?

Here's the scenario. You're ready to sell your house and, like a squared away home owner, you've done the research and have a pretty good idea what it is worth. Still, you'd like to get a few professional opinions to see if they match up, so you set meetings with three agents. the first two show up with a bundle of papers called (in the biz) a competitive market analysis (CMA). The figures from both agents are very similar, though lower than what you estimate the value of your home. Disgruntled, you sit back to await the arrival of the third agent. Wonder of wonders, his opinion of what your house should be listed for exceeds even your own rosy predictions. Sold to the highest bidder. Real estate agent number three just got your business in the form of a listing contract and a fat commission when your house eventually does sell, no matter what the final price is. Maybe agent three is...

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Sell Your House Now – Invest for Later

We're going to talk about house ownership and investing in a slightly different way here today, so hang on for the ride. The first point is that, economically speaking, having a bunch of equity vested in your house is a bad idea. At Open Door Auctions, we understand that the idea of a pile of cash growing exponentially inside a mental vault in proportion to the dwindling amount of principal left on your mortgage note gives comfort to a certain percentage of home owners. What a person often fails to take into account is that inflation constantly erodes the real value of home equity, causing it to be worth less with each passing year. how to make penis longer What should you do about the situation? There are two possibilities. The first is to refinance your existing mortgage, pull out the equity, and put it into something that will actually grow your personal wealth - like more debt. Calm...

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Revolutionary Real Estate Tactics for the Serious House Seller

Just because something once was the best way to do something doesn"t mean it will always enjoy that status. Take for example eating meat raw - fire and cooking came along to change that, also lengthening life span by reducing early deaths from bacteria poisoning in the process. Need another example? Traveling by covered wagon. Just because you can still get from your house in Boston to the family Thanksgiving in Missouri by covered wagon doesn"t mean that choice makes the most sense. Henry Ford came along and stuck and internal combustion engine on a frame with wheels, thereby ending that nonsense. how to make penis longer Same goes for the real estate industry. Just because any Tom, Dick, or Harry can hang out his shingle and sign you to a long term listing contract doesn"t mean that"s the best way to sell your house. In fact, it might be one of the worst unless your goal is slow death...

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Here’s a Crazy Idea – YOU Set the Price

It's a fact. Your old fashioned real estate agent is going to do his darnedest to try and convince you that he knows what the price of your house should be set at. He'll trot out prices of comparable houses in your area that have recently sold. He'll drag out an official price estimate from a licensed professional. He might even drop his two decades of personal experience in the local market on the table to prove to you that his opinion of the selling price of your house is the most accurate. Maybe he'll try to channel Donald Trump. Guess what? He might be right on all counts, but the bottom line is that the house is YOURS and if you have a certain number in your head that you want as the initial listing price, who are we to say it's not your right to do so? Last time we checked, we're still were in the United States of America. Setting the price of your property is one area where Open...