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Perfect Pricing: the Sweet Spot for Cincinnati Listings

Figuring out the perfect pricing for any Cincinnati home for sale would be easier if there were a way to confirm past instances that hit that mark precisely. But that can’t be done. It’s the nature of the beast: it’s simply not possible. Even if a comparable Cincinnati home’s asking price resulted in being sold immediately at that exact amount, it only could have been priced perfectly. We can’t know that it wasn’t priced too low.

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Even if the pricing on some Cincinnati home was quickly met and even exceeded—IOW, it resulted in a bidding —that might be evidence that it had been originally priced too low. Even that isn’t certain because the supposed under-pricing resulted in a sale that was

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"What is My Home Worth?" - Pricing Correctly

Most Monroe, Ohio home owners are usually proud of their property, while just about all home owners across the U.S. ask "what is my home worth?" but usually have an erroneous idea. Every home owner around the world wants to sell their Monroe, OH property (or any location) for as much as possible, right?

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The first thing I will tell you is not to rely on robotic real estate estimators like Zillow and Trulia. They use algorithms, include properties that aren't for sale and for sale or not, cannot see inside your home, realize any upgrades (or disrepair) and a gross disservice to buyers and sellers. Heck, they were 10's of $1,000's off their own CEO's property.

So, for those considering selling their

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3 Tips for Moving Cross-Country With Kids

Any time parents make major changes in their kids’ lives, they strive to make the transition as smooth as possible. It is stressful to pick up and move a household across the country, and kids worry about leaving their friends, activities, and school behind while also being apprehensive about making new friends and fitting in at a new school.

There are a few proactive steps you can take to help your kids feel better about the transition and to ensure you choose the right educational environment for them at the same time.

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1. Talk to Your Kids about the Move Ahead of Time

  • The last thing you want to do is make your kids feel like you have dropped a bombshell on their lives. Once you have decided to
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5 Real Estate Tips: Maximize Summer House Showings

When Mason, OH weather turns sizzling, you might think that house showings might go better by holding off for milder weather. After all, as the mercury rises, energy levels tend to wilt, so prospective buyers willing to take on a big initiative—like lining up a new house—might seem to be in short supply. You might think that—but the evidence actually points in the opposite direction.

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It seems that the hottest weather invites more home buying instead of less. At least that’s what the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests—and experts at Fannie Mae agree.

The NBER finds that “warm weather may have a positive impact on home sales.” In warm weather, if a home has features like access to a

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7 Easy Tips for a Crystal Clear Pool

The summer heat can sneakily catch us by surprise if we’re not too careful. We won’t be scared though, because we all know that the first place we’ll want to take shelter is in a pool. While that sounds like the best solution, no one will want to take any type of refuge inside of a dirty and green pool. Some people would rather just burn under the summer heat. Pool care and maintenance doesn’t have to be difficult, and in today’s article, we’re going to show you some easy ways to help you keep your pool clean and crystal clear.

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Tip #1: Keep The Pump Running - What many people don’t realize is that the water in the pool doesn’t move itself, it moves because of the pump. The swimming pool pump helps send water

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Your Cincinnati Home, "Rent my house out or sell it?"

From our earliest days, everybody in Cincinnati is inundated with tale of transformations. It started with those grade school day trips to science places with exhibits showing the improbable progression of fish (well, pollywogs) into frogs. "Where is he going with this?" - stay with me.

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There were nature TV shows with sped-up motion films demonstrating the unlikely truth that icky caterpillars DO turn into graceful butterflies. In fact, Cincinnati cable TV is littered with the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel and PBS and the NatGeo Channel—all of which seem to be dedicated into making sure we won’t forget that Nature is full of every day metamorphoses and how ugly ducklings will one

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6 Superb Vacation Safety Tips: Protect Your West Chester Home 

Listing your vacant home or going on vacation; an overstuffed curbside mailbox, blazing porch light at noon, or a pile of newspapers out there by your front door all indicate a couple of things West Chester homeowners would do well to avoid. For burglars and housebreakers of all stripes, these are like lighted billboards announcing:

  • This West Chester homeowner is off somewhere enjoying a nice summer vacation; and
  • This afternoon and/or evening, there’s nobody home!

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Every West Chester homeowner deserves an extended break now and then—and the July/August weather makes now the ideal time for many—but it’s also high season for break-and-enter artists (or just ‘enter’ artists,

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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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Again, Robotic Real Estate Estimates Run into Trouble

There’s news on the real estate value estimating front (robotic version). You should ignore what sites like Zillow have to say about your home, or if you are buying a primary residence.

For any kind of Mason, Ohio real estate activity—whether you are buying or selling; financing or refinancing; whether for your family residence or as an investment—there are at least two value estimation figures that determine how the Mason transaction is likely to fare.

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The first is a value estimate that you come up with: a dollar amount that reflects what the subject property is worth to you. That’s a calculation likely to be based on some mix of the property’s features, your own personal tastes, and your

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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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