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Real Estate Agent News: Should you use a Realtor or list your home yourself? HAAR makes case for going with professionals

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Statistics show that selling your home with a Realtor could bring in a higher … Your local agent has a professional working knowledge of the contract …

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Homeowners know their homes better than anyone. That fact leads sellers to contemplate using a Realtor or choosing to do For Sale by Owner (FSBO).

Statistics show that selling your home with a Realtor could bring in a higher profit. According to the National Association of Realtor’s 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the FSBO sales price was $174,900, while the average price for a home represented by an agent was $215,000, a difference of $40,100.

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Real Estate Agent News: Study: Millennials buying the most homes nationwide

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But they turn to a person — a real estate agent — to buy their home. Millennials use agents the most, the survey found. DeMasi covers real estate, …

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Millennials — that much-hyped group of young adults variously described as lazy, selfish, progressive and/or civic-minded — have another defining characteristic, according to a study released today: budding homeowners.

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Real Estate Agent News: NAR Generational Survey: Millennials Lead All Buyers, Most Likely to Use Real Estate Agent

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WASHINGTON – March 11, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Despite the economic and financial challenges young adults have braved since the …

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WASHINGTON – March 11, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Despite the economic and financial challenges young adults have braved since the recession, the millennial generation represented the largest share of recent buyers, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates the generational differences of recent home buyers and sellers.

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Real Estate Agent News: Home sales, prices rise in Feb.; so do hopes for spring

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Despite the snowiest and second-coldest February on record, Toledo area real estate agents closed on 322 sales last month, an increase of 26 …

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Published: Wednesday, 3/11/2015 – Updated: 3 hours ago

Home sales, prices rise in February; so do hopes for spring

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Real Estate Agent News: Time to eye property valuations

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Property owners who disagree with the valuation have until April 28 to … Real estate agent Pat Lairson said she explains Arizona’s valuation system to …

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Arizona residential property values are on a 14-year cycle, according to Pinal County Assessor Douglas Wolf. 2007 was a peak year, and 2014 was apparently the lowest part of the trough.

Now, he said, values are climbing back toward what is presumed will be another peak in 2021.

The Assessor’s Office sent out the 2016 Notice of Value statements Feb.

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Real Estate Agent News: Getting the Most Out of Your Home Inspection

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Many home inspectors are recommended by a buyer’s real estate agent, which can come in handy if you’re pressed for time. But if you’re looking to …

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For a first-time home buyer — and even for repeat buyers — hiring a home inspector can be a last-minute task the buyer is unprepared for.

Depending on the seller, you may have only a few weeks to find, schedule and get a report from a home inspector to show what types of problems a home might have.

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Real Estate Agent News: Homes ‘flying off the shelves’ in early spring buying

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Leslie Sargent Eskildsen is an Orange County real estate agent. She can be reached at 949-678-3373 or leslie@leslieeskildsen.com. Her website is …

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Spring has hit Southern California sooner than expected, and well in advance of what the groundhog predicted, as it pertains to the local real estate landscape.

nkripp leslie102014croppedYou do know that spring is the busy season for home sales, right? Typically, more homes sell in the March-to-June time frame than any other time of the year.

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Real Estate Agent News: On the House: In real estate, it isn’t easy figuring out what’s green

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And I realize that some real estate agents acknowledge the value of solar in lowering utility costs but question the aesthetics and whether enough …

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Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Columnist

Posted: Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3:00 AM

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I wrote about green building a few weeks back, and about how some studies show that houses with sustainable features sell for 10 percent to 14 percent more than comparable houses without them.

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Real Estate Agent News: How Property Apps are Transforming the Real Estate Market

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There was a time when if you wanted to purchase a new property you did a few things, like scoured the newspapers, visited your local estate agents‘ …

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There was a time when if you wanted to purchase a new property you did a few things, like scoured the newspapers, visited your local estate agents’ offices, or even drove around the streets hoping to spot a board announcing that a house in your dream area was available. Nowadays, however, the advent of the Internet has changed the property landscape and now house sales and rentals are largely driven by just a few big property apps; for example, here in the U.K.

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Real Estate Agent News: Be selective when picking your next real estate agent

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Real estate training of your Realtor broker and agent is necessary as the regulations governing real estate transactions go through continuous …

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Jennifer Darby Metzger and Ron Darby, ERA Justin Realty owners, focus daily on the successes enjoyed by their sellers and buyers in their real estate transactions.

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Jennifer Darby Metzger and Ron Darby, ERA Justin Realty owners, focus daily on the successes enjoyed by their sellers and buyers in their real estate transactions.

According to Ron Darby, Rutherford’s ERA Justin Realty broker/co-owner and a company market leader since 1950, for those considering buying or selling a house, it’s imperative to bring together the right real estate team headed by the Realtor professional you choose to hopefully be successful in a purchase or sale.

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