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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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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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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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4 Craptastic Listing Agent Marketing Mistakes

sell my home, sell my home fast, sell my home for moreAs most people probably figure, not all Realtors are equal, buying or selling it's wise to choose an agent with prudent criteria.

If you're selling a home and ready to find an agent or screen real estate agents that are perhaps referred to you, here is a list of pertinent questions you can ask to determine if they are skilled at bringing the buyers.

Before I dive into the tips, if you think it doesn't matter you should realize that approximately 90% of sales are accomplished by 10% of agents.

Secondly, when you do hire a good listing agent who does a good volume of sales annually, listen to their advice.

Selling a Home -3 Big Blunders

1 - Photos - This is a whopper - Providing only one photo,

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Home Staging, Yes! Sabotage, No!

So, you’re going to sell your home. It’s empty, but clean and you hire a professional home stager, or maybe you have some personal furnishings about like a cherished chandelier or stunning mahogany dining table.

You left those items there because they look great for the listing photos and for home buyers on showing tours. DON'T let it sabotage your sale!

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While a properly staged home (with or without your personal stuff) is well-documented for selling quicker and netting more, it can also sabotage your sale if you and your Realtor aren’t careful with the details.

More super tips for selling your home for more

You may have heard the maxim “location, location, location”. An equally important is  “get in

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