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Sunday, May 15, 2016   /   by John Salkowski

Four Ways to Ruin Your Home Sale

Four Ways to Ruin Your Home Sale

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When homes fail to sell, it's usually for the same reasons. Whether it’s poor communication or choosing the wrong agent, these four ways can ruin your home’s sale before it even gets put on the market.

1.  Poor Communication.

Most agents are a one band show. They simply don’t have time to do all the things they need to do in order to ensure a successful transaction. There are over 150 steps to a successful transaction. A one-person operation simply doesn’t have the time to communicate with all the people involved in a transaction. Ultimately, it results in poor communication between agent and seller and this is 95% why sellers fire their agent. Poor communication.

2. Pricing Your Home Inaccurately.

Overpricing your home will net you 5-10% less than if ...

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Thursday, May 12, 2016   /   by John Salkowski

13 Honest Reasons You Can't Afford To Sell Your House On Your Own

13 Honest Reasons You Can't Afford To Sell Your House On Your Own

Thinking about selling your house without a real estate agent? It's a choice some people make, mainly to try to save some money. But the number of people who list their home For Sale By Owner is in decline. "Eight percent of home sellers chose to list themselves - a record low of for-sale-by-owner transactions," according to a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 

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So why isn't it a good idea to go it alone? Let us count the ways.
1. Because you're not thinking with your head

No matter how level-headed you think you are, selling your home is emotional. When someone comes in with a low-ball offer or offends your decorating style, will you be able to remain professional, or are the cops going to have to get involved because you punched a guy?
2. Because you think your house looks fin ...

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