Category Archives: home sellers

The Best Date (And Day Of The Week) To Put Your Home On The Market!

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On March 20th Spring will have officially sprung but, that said, what date or date range will get your house sold the fastest and for the highest price? It’s a common adage that parents want to get into a home before the next school year begins, so that Spring is king when it comes to […]

Real Life Homeowner: To Fix Or Not To Fix? (Video)

Now that it’s Spring you’re likely looking around your house and are amazed by the number of things that need to be fixed! Now for the big question: Do you jump in and fix them or not? Therein lies the quandary! If you’re like me, finding a long list of items that could definitely use some […]

From Realtor.com A 7-Step Guide For Selling Your Home!

Presenting a how-to selling guide for homeowners who for a variety of reasons want out! The Spring home selling season has finally arrived, perhaps a little bit late in some parts of the country due to a stubborn winter, and Realtor.com has provided a 7-step guide that will hopefully help homeowners get it done as […]

Zillow: How reliable is its pricing information?

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Question: If you don’t use WebMD to diagnose a disease, why would you use Zillow to give you a definitive value for your house? How accurate is Zillow when it comes to determining the market value of a house? While the internet is a great tool for accomplishing a great many things, for others getting […]

What are comp sales?

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In other words if your looking to list and sell your home, what have other homes in the immediate neighborhood recently sold for? When the time comes to sell your home a listing price needs to be set. It can be set too low meaning that you leave money on the table, too high which […]

Using St. Joseph to sell your home!

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If you have ever looked to a ‘higher power’ for help in accomplishing some task and you are now having a difficult time selling your home, St. Joseph may be able to help!  The question is whether doing what is suggested below will guarantee a successful sale of a property? Some believe that it absolutely will […]

The ‘tell’ of a home seller!

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What does a poker-style ‘tell’ have to do with buying a home? Well let’s first define a ‘tell’! Tell: an unconscious action that is thought to betray an attempted deception. In real estate the dance between a potential buyer and seller often has each side trying to convince the other side of certain things. Buyers will […]

HAS President Michael Haltman at MarketWatch: Price your home right…the first time!

Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service To homeowners and real estate agents: If you agree (or disagree) with the opinion in this article regarding the proper pricing of a home please consider sharing it on your social media. Realtors (and everyone else) feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments along with your website and contact information! […]

The #1 and #2 top ways to sell your home are…

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Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service The Spring house selling season is upon us (although given the snow in the northeast you would be hard-pressed to believe that’s the case) so what are some of the ways that a homeowner can insure the highest probability for a sale? 1) Choose the right real estate broker! This could […]

Mistakes to avoid when choosing the listing agent for your home!

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Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service A list of nine mistakes sellers should avoid when choosing the listing agent for their home! When the time comes to sell your home it is often a difficult decision that ultimately gets made for any one of a number of reasons. For instance sellers may be downsizing with the children […]