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Saturday, December 28, 2013   /   by Lee Stillwell

The 7 Deadly Mistakes Most Homesellers Make

The 7 Deadly Mistakes Most Homesellers Make
 
1. Failing to analyze why they are selling.
 
2. Not preparing their home for the buyer’s eye.
 
3. Pricing their homes incorrectly.
 
4. Selling too hard during showings.
 
5. Signing a long-term listing agreement without a written performance guarantee.
 
6. Making it difficult for buyers to get information on there home.
 
7. Failing to obtain a pre-approved mortgage for ones next home

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Saturday, December 28, 2013   /   by Lee Stillwell

9 Overlooked Items to Prep Your Home for Sale

So you’ve prepped your home cosmetically for sale in every imaginable way – fresh paint, a deep cleaning, new landscaping, decluttered closets and even organized the garage!  Your house looks better then it ever has and you are ready to hit the market!  Before you proceed with the “For Sale” sign in the ground, there are several key pieces of information that you should consider gathering that today’s savvy buyers are going to want to know.
 
1.  Survey – Do you have a copy of a current survey on your home?  Have this document available and provide to your listing agent so they can include in the information about your home.  Buyers want to know about property lines, easements, conservation buffers, if there is room for a pool, if the property line extends to the water behind your home, etc.  Having a survey to provide upfront will help to eliminate these types of concerns vs. waiting until a property is ...

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Thursday, May 2, 2013   /   by Lee Stillwell

Bethesda is a great place to live...

Bethesda, Maryland is a thriving urban district, brimming with nearly 200 restaurants, two live theatres, 20 art galleries, and some of the best shopping in the Washington, DC Metro Area. The district has ample parking, and is accessible by the Metro Red Line. Located in Montgomery County, just outside Washington DC, Bethesda MD is also the home of the Bethesda Naval Hospital (Bethesda Naval Medical Center) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A great place to raise your children. http://www.downtownbethesda.com/

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013   /   by Lee Stillwell

Quick, one-day home sales have benefits and pitfalls

The market has gotten hot. When too few homes are available for sale, buyers and their agents are forced to move fast when a home comes on the market. Thus, some agents are pre-marketing their sellers’ homes to ramp up the possibility of a deal the day a home is entered into the multiple listing service.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/quick-1-day-home-sales-have-benefits-and-pitfalls/2013/04/25/31e16a4e-ab6d-11e2-a198-99893f10d6dd_story.html

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