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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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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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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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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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10 Home Improvements for House Value

Before you get too excited about Zillow’s estimate of your home, remember that Zillow have never been inside your home. In fact, their own website states that it is “computed using a proprietary formula” and notably,  “It is not an appraisal”. Therefore, the true value of your home could be very different to what is displayed on Zillow. The great thing is, you can skyrocket the value of your property by carrying out some renovations. 

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1) Paint - After living in a home for a while, it is easy to forget that it might have lost its fresh look. Some dirt and scuff marks hold memories, but a prospective buyer won’t see it that way. A lick of paint can make your home look like it was just built. Plus, it is one of

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Nuts and Bolts Behind Cincinnati Real Estate Negotiations

When the goals motivating the parties in a negotiation—including Cincinnati real estate negotiations—are understood by all concerned, the odds for success are greatly improved.

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In most cases where the negotiation is between a buyer and seller of Cincinnati real estate, the goals are straightforward enough that it doesn’t seem to require much attention. Yet with a negotiation as weighty as the buying and selling of a home, stripping down the motivations common to the various parties can be a clarifying exercise.

Here is what you might call a negotiation matrix:

When a buyer puts together an offer, more often than not their mental decision-making process goes something like this:

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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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