Last Minute Showing? Quick…do these things!

Sometimes you may be faced with a showing and very little notice, but you’ll still need your home to look its best. To maximize your limited time, focus on the things potential buyers will notice first:

Sweep the front porch and steps, and pick up any out-of-place items from the yard or porch Put dirty […]

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4 Things to Note about Howard County Real Estate Right Now

If you read our latest blog post on Howard County home sales, you know we have a few warning signs in the numbers. Inventory is up, pending sales down, and days on market are climbing. Is this the end of our recovery? Here are 4 pieces of advice to consider.

1. Don’t Panic! Real estate […]

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Home Selling #7 – Losing a Sale Over Something Minor

Accept the challenge

Sometimes we see the home sale nearing the finish line, only to have minor details derail the entire thing. Don’t get caught in the trap.

Yes, as a seller, you suffer a series of indignities prior to settlement. First, you might not have gotten your asking price. You may have agreed […]

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Home Selling #6 – Taking that Lowball Offer Personally

Not so fast, please!

You just got an offer nowhere near your asking price. What an insult! Or is it?

If you stop and think for a moment, they did make you an offer. And in Maryland, you know how much time and paperwork that requires! So this is actually a compliment, for the […]

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Home Selling #5 – Your Stuff … Everywhere

Look at the granite countertops … in there … somewhere ….

When your house goes on the market, it’s a commodity, not a home. We want people to envision themselves moving in tomorrow, and putting their treasures into their new home.

But what happens when the mantle is covered with photos of you, your […]

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Home Selling #4 – Getting Too Emotionally Involved

Don’t let these guys cost you money selling your home

You love your house, we know you do. The wall colors were hand selected, the built-ins are perfect for your knick-knacks, and the decorating is just to your taste. Unfortunately, your taste might not be the same as someone else’s. Please don’t be offended.

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Home Selling #1 – Asking Too Much for Your House

The Seven Deadly Sins of Home Selling – Resist the Temptation and Reap the Reward

Sin 1. Asking Too Much for Your House

You remember what you paid for the house. And you remember what you paid for every renovation and improvement. But your house is only worth what the market is willing to pay […]

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Our Sellers Sold in HALF the Time for 1.3 Percent More than the Average Seller

Laura, Tom, Shirley, Lisa, and Mary – The Kittleman Group

Last year, our sellers averaged only 27 days on the market before going under contract, compared to 54 days for sellers with the average agent. Our clients SOLD IN HALF THE TIME!

That’s really nice, but here’s the best part. Our sellers also SOLD […]

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Owners Title Insurance – Not All Policies are the Same

Owners Title Insurance is something most people think about only a few times during their lives.

It is purchased when they buy real estate, then it is mostly forgotten unless there is a problem and a claim needs to be filed. Owners title insurance requires a one-time premium and it stays in effect as long […]

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What’s your ONE Thing?

So there’s a new book coming out by the founder of Keller Williams, Gary Keller. I have to fully disclose that I’m a Keller Williams agent and a huge fan of Gary Keller’s work, so I am very biased. That said, I love the premise of this book.

Here’s the key question (taken from the […]

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