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What is Flood Insurance? Do I really need it?

What is Flood Insurance? Do I really, really need it? As a professional Realtor, I welcome the calls of my clients who need the support of my team...
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Market Trend Report Weston 2016

  Since one year ago, the number of active listings is up 13.9% while the sold properties are up 28.3%. The pended are down 18,3%. When the...
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5 Reasons To Hire A Professional Photographer

As a homeowner who is thinking of selling, I invite you to puruse the MLS and look at how homes are marketed. As a buyer, you and I have seen many...
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What Does Your Listing Agent Do? Part I

When selling your home, these are just some of the duties of your listing agent. Schedule Listing Appointment When sellers decide to hire an...
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What the Current Market Means to Today’s Consumers

NAR recently revealed two reasons Americans prefer homeownership: The opportunity to build equity. A stable and safe environment. Homeownership...
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10 Reasons . . .

Knowledge. The public thinks that google has all the answers and the aggregators have all the home value algorithms correct.  Wrong.  Evaluating a...
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Questions Buyers Ask: Part II

Questions Buyers Ask (Part 2) According to Realtor.com, there are eight common buyer questions. We will address questions 4 and 5 today. 1. What do...
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Questions Buyers Ask: Part I

According to Realtor.com, there are eight common buyer questions. We will address THREE of those questions today and the others next month. 1. What...
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Three Reasons To List Your Home Now

A large number of homes sell during the spring. Here are three good reasons to get your home on the market now. More Listings Coming To Market Homes...
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For The Love Of Baby Boomers

For the Love of . . . Baby Boomers Baby boomers, people born between 1946 and 1964, represent 28% of the US population. In Cooper City, 24% of the...
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What A Seller Needs To Know Part II

Making a counteroffer (Continued) This is a continuation from last month’s article, “What A Seller Needs To Know Before Closing.” To be binding, you...
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What A Seller Needs To Know Part I

You hired a Realtor® and put your house on the market at what you feel is fair market value. After several showings from various interested persons,...
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Market Trend Report Weston 2016

  Since one year ago, the number of active listings is up 13.9% while the sold properties are up 28.3%. The pended are down 18,3%. When the PENDED LISTINGS indicator is rising, our market is in recovery. Contracts have been written and are anticipated to close....

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What Does Your Listing Agent Do? Part I

When selling your home, these are just some of the duties of your listing agent. Schedule Listing Appointment When sellers decide to hire an experienced Realtor® to sell their home, the agent schedules a time to meet with all the decision makers. They do a...

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10 Reasons . . .

Knowledge. The public thinks that google has all the answers and the aggregators have all the home value algorithms correct.  Wrong.  Evaluating a home’s value, whether for a buyer or a seller, is a tedious task using all kinds of metrics – not just the MLS system....

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Questions Buyers Ask: Part II

Questions Buyers Ask (Part 2) According to Realtor.com, there are eight common buyer questions. We will address questions 4 and 5 today. 1. What do you think the seller will accept as a fair price? By checking available metrics, an experience agent will see what homes...

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Questions Buyers Ask: Part I

According to Realtor.com, there are eight common buyer questions. We will address THREE of those questions today and the others next month. 1. What home can I afford? Before assisting any buyer, an experience agent makes sure that the buyer has spoken to his bank or a...

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Three Reasons To List Your Home Now

A large number of homes sell during the spring. Here are three good reasons to get your home on the market now. More Listings Coming To Market Homes that are listed in the spring will represent increased competition to any seller. According to The National Association...

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For The Love Of Baby Boomers

For the Love of . . . Baby Boomers Baby boomers, people born between 1946 and 1964, represent 28% of the US population. In Cooper City, 24% of the people were born after 1946. Seventy-four percent are homeowners and only 26% are renters. In Davie, the percentages are...

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What A Seller Needs To Know Part II

Making a counteroffer (Continued) This is a continuation from last month’s article, “What A Seller Needs To Know Before Closing.” To be binding, you must sign the counter offer and deliver it to the buyer or the buyer’s agent. Once this is done: You have REJECTED the...

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What A Seller Needs To Know Part I

You hired a Realtor® and put your house on the market at what you feel is fair market value. After several showings from various interested persons, and then perhaps after a second look, a buyer makes an offer.It may not be what you expected. Perhaps the offer...

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