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If I Sell My Home & Repurchase with the same Agent, Can I Save Money?
Hiring a real estate professional is a great decision if you want an expert on your side; negotiating on your behalf, looking out for your best interests, and guiding you from contract to closing. The commission a real estate agent charges isn’t set in stone, and may be different from agent to agent, though there may be ways to help you save money. The Double Deal It’s quite common for a real estate agent to offer an incentive if you […]
Preparing your Home for Sale
Before selling a house, one has to thoroughly prepare their house for selling. By taking certain steps, the home owners can ensure great activity in terms of showings on their home and their home will get sold for the highest amount of money, with the least amount of problems, within a short span of time. The first step that one has to take is to mentally disassociate from the house where they have lived for many years. By mentally conditioning […]
When Buying a Home, How Do I Find A Good Area?
Making the decision to choose an area for your next home is a complex one. You’ll need to consider the school district, if you have or plan to have children, proximity to work, and a vast array of other variables that making the right decision often seems overwhelming. A good area is a very subjective idea; one property may be perfect for one family, yet a deal breaker for another. It’s important to identify a baseline set of criteria so […]
Should we Remodel our Home or Sell “As Is”?
This question is a common headache for many homeowners visiting Gay Real Estate when considering placing their home on the market. On one hand, a remodel could create a diamond in the rough, and possibly even encourage a faster sale. On another, selling as-is in a competitive market could save months of listing time if priced right. When You Should Remodel Analyzing your competition can be a great way to gain insight into what buyers are looking for in your […]
Should the Realtor we hire to sell our home be from a big national company?
Although there may be advantages if a Realtor works for a big national company, the most important factor is that the Realtor is ethical, has a track record of success and genuinely has the skills, tools and expertise to sell your home. Working for a big national company used to help with national or international exposure, but because of the multiple listing service and seamless web access, all Realtors have the same information when it comes to assisting you in […]
How Long Will It Take to Sell My Home?
You’re probably looking to accomplish two main things with the sale of your home: Get the most amount of money Complete the process in the least amount of time In our experience, achieving both is a careful balancing act. You can sell your home in a heartbeat with a price low enough and, contrary to this, it will last an eternity on the market if it’s overpriced. You can estimate how long your home will be on the market by […]
Should I Remodel my Home or Sell it “As Is”?
This question is a common headache for many homeowners when placing their home on the market. On one hand, a remodel could create a diamond in the rough, and possibly even encourage a faster sale. On another, selling as-is in a competitive market could save months of listing time if priced right. When You Should Remodel Analyzing your competition can be a great way to gain insight into what buyers are looking for in your market. It’s easy to assume […]
Putting Value into Perspective to Negotiate with Confidence
How much wiggle room you give yourself when bidding or asking (relative to the listed price of property) in a competitive real estate market can make or break a transaction. Too much and you might lose the deal. Too little, and you could “leave money on the table”. To avoid morning-after regrets, plan your math in advance. After you have subtracted the emotional components from the equation you will have a better chance of putting a fair deal together. And […]
Featured Gay Realtor: Merlin Parker, Home Real Estate ~ Denver, Colorado
Merlin has a precise vision of the Denver Metro market and how it can benefit each of his clients. His unique ability to work closely and listen attentively with buyers and sellers, allows him to understand your goals and identify your best opportunities; all within a manageable time frame that fits your specific needs. Merlin understands that real estate may be the biggest investment of your life. That is why education of the market, dedicated service, and attention to detail […]
How do I hire a real estate agent and how much will it cost me?
The best way to find a real estate agent is through a recommendation from someone that has used the agent previously. On-line services like GayRealEstate.com have previous client feedback and comments and can help you secure an honest realtor. In the real estate game, so much is about trusted relationships and word of mouth, because buying a home is an investment. You don’t trust just anyone with your car keys or stock portfolio—and this is even more important. Interview with […]