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Archived posts from P10/2013


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How Your Texas REALTOR® Can Keep you from Making Rookie Homebuyer Mistakes

08/19/2013 | Author: Summer Mandell

Avoid letting your emotions get the better of you and other first-time buyer mistakes with help from a professional.

Categories: Buyers

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When It’s Best Not To Keep Your Opinions to Yourself

08/16/2013 | Author: Jaime Lee

Don't worry about hurting someone's feelings. Honesty is essential during your home search.

Categories: Buyers

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How a Broken Toilet Prepared me for Homeownership

07/24/2013 | Author: Summer Mandell

No home is trouble-free, no matter how perfect it seems to you. Be prepared for the everyday tasks of homeownership.

Categories: Buyers

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Should you hire an agent if you found a buyer without one?

07/19/2013 | Author: Marty Kramer

The reasons why you should contact a Texas REALTOR® even if you have a willing buyer.

Categories: Sellers

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A Cautionary Tale for Sellers Who Don’t Disclose

06/26/2013 | Author: Summer Mandell

Disclosure is an important, required step in a real estate transaction. Make sure you're adhering to the law.

Categories: Sellers

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Why Some People Lose Thousands of Dollars When Buying a Home

06/14/2013 | Author: Marty Kramer

Four mistakes to avoid when you're negotiating to buy property.

Categories: Buyers

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3 Things That May be Even More Important Than Finding a Buyer for Your House

05/17/2013 | Author: Marty Kramer

How expertise with pricing, negotiation, and contract details are necessary to turn a potential buyer into the guy who closes on your house.

Categories: Sellers

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9 Mistakes When Pricing Your Home for Sale

04/19/2013 | Author: Marty Kramer

Mistakes to avoid when setting an asking price for your property.

Categories: Sellers