Sell - Who to Work With

Selling my home, who do I work with?

Here you'll find posts about what to look for in a listing agent, review short reads on how good Realtors help selling clients, choosing a listing agent wisely and thoughts on "should I sell my home", what can I sell my house for?", or how to "sell my home quick".

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The PST! Factor Helps in Selling My Cincinnati House

If you see the letters “PST!” in connection with selling a house in Cincinnati, don’t think it’s someone whispering to get your attention (that would be spelled “psst!”).

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Net more from the sale of your home and sell it quickly. The selling-a-house kind of “PST” isn’t something whispered by a black marketeer to keep an off-the-books deal under wraps. There’s no need to speak in hushed tones about PST in polite conversation. When speaking about selling your Cincinnati house, its meaning is right out there in the open. It may not be on the tip of every homeowner’s tongue as they prepare their home for sale, but its import is undeniable in formulating one of your listing’s most important

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Selling Your West Chester Home - Two Big Obstacles

Sell your West Chester, Ohio home faster and for more? Selling your West Chester house is a lot easier when you have an experienced professional relieving you of the lion’s share of the work. My business partner and I spend full time dealing with the ins and outs of marketing, dealing with qualified prospective buyers, and making sure the Ohio and West Chester technical requirements are met to the letter. That means that the lion’s share of what you need to deal with are the finishing touches of showings and open house presentations.

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But long before any marketing can get under way; before an eye-pleasing West Chester listing can be created—and even before a final choice the right Realtor® is

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Twitter Mistakes Real Estate Agents Make

And the same mistakes on other social media platforms. I confess, a long time ago I got frustrated with Twitter and fell prey common Twitter mistakes people make. Eh, I figured, I'm used to blogging, writing real estate content, using other platforms like Facebook, etc. But Kablooey - I made shredded tweet out of my Twitter for the longest time.

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It's not just about quality content. Truly, many real estate agents are either not-knowing or even arrogant enough to not like, comment, re-tweet or have anything to do with another Realtor's posts. Heck, many of them don't even share mortgage industry material.

This is the fatal mistake across all social media. I mean, if you had a few hundred thousand

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Top 8 Ideas to Boost West Chester House Values

From time to time it can be fun to scour the latest “Top Ten” lists of cost-conscious ways to increase the value of West Chester house value.

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Some make more sense than others. Upgrading bathroom vanity cabinets appears on some of the house value lists, for instance—but those lists were probably thrown together in a hurry since the return on investment is admitted to be 66%. When an investment returns two-thirds of its cost, it’s hardly competitive. For West Chester homeowners preparing to sell, vanity cabinets don’t belong on the action list.

The best idea lists are the ones which show ROI: the return on investment. Here’s a new compilation, offered purely as food for thought (since the “return”

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Chasing Real Estate Commissions vs Making Lifetime Clients

In my opinion, what follows below is the single best advice for new real estate agents or those thinking of a license that would to see regular real estate commission checks and build their real estate business correctly.

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If you want to build a business, treat your clients like we do and be a first class, five star Realtor.

Marty, my business partner, and I have run a successful real estate business for many years in SW Ohio and the Greater Cincinnati area with bragging rights.

There’s a good reason why Cincinnati area home sellers and buyers in Southwest Ohio and Cincinnati choose to work with us. See our reviews.

That being said, I would like to share some personal experience

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3 Great Realtor Tips - The Art of Answering Precisely

Just wanted to share some Realtor tips for my colleagues out there, and to let buyers and seller in our market know how important timely and accurate answers are.

Have you ever called a customer service center and heard the words "unfortunately", "I don't know" or worse yet, received incomplete or even erroneous information? 

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Maddening, isn't it?

In order to put the best foot forward, make the connection and quickly forge a working relationship, real estate agents need to also be responsive which brings me to the first tip I'd like to offer you.

1. No one likes to wait for answers whether it's "I'll get back to you" or being put on hold even if only for a few minutes. Your time is

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Listing agent vs Buyer's agent; Dual agents - Roles in Real Estate

If you're buying a home, you might be tempted to call the number on the sign in the yard, but you should stop and think before you dial.

Who you call for assistance with buying a home can either cost or save you a lot of money, and potentially time and grief down the road as well. 

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In a on going effort to educate home buyers new to the experience, there is a simple thing you really need to get in your head before you start house hunting and that's understanding agency.

It's really quite simple:

The listing agent is (hopefully) a very skilled and voracious marketer that has promised the seller to net as much as possible from the sale of the home. A buyer's agent is like

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3 Social Media Questions to Ask a Realtor

Having built and coached two E-agent teams at two different brokerages and generating business for myself and business partner Marty Snyder, I can tell buyers and sellers a thing or two about shopping for a good real estate agent near you.

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Why is social media so important for agents? Well, honestly I can tell that most real estate agents are terrible at social media, growing local audiences in different mediums and have no understanding of how it all works together, but how does that benefit a buyer or seller?

According to the National Association of Realtors statistics, some 91% of real estate agents use social media to some degree and 90% of buyers find their agent and their home on social media.

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Good Real Estate Agents, Bad Real Estate Agents - Accountability

Now, I'm sure just about anyone reading this knows what it's like to get screwed, taken or shammed and it's just gut wrenching and perhaps more so when you're searching out good real estate agents and come across bad real estate agents but don't realize it until after the fact.

I'd like to just drop some thought-bombs on finding good real estate agents near you, how to detect and promptly fire bad real estate agents before you become a victim of lack of professionalism or purposeful, outright bad ethics.

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Good Real Estate Agents Near Me

First of all, let's go over what you want to look for and what you want to avoid when you start looking for "good real estate agents near me".

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How to Sell Your Home Fast - for More or Both

Greetings readers, back after a reprieve from social medial to enjoy Memorial Day weekend (thank you dear veterans) and today I'd like to talk about how to sell your home fast, for more or both.

There are two people involved in selling your home, you and your Realtor and there are plenty of things both can do but are often overlooked or skipped over.

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Let's talk about what each can do regarding how to sell a home fast.

Regarding what you can personally do, the first thing to consider is the type of property and the condition with respect to other homes in your neighborhood.

Is it in move-in condition or is the property in need of some repair or all out rehab?

Repairs and updating aren't

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