Is the hot seller market cooling off?

Is the hot seller market cooling off?

Hot market cooling off? Whatchu talkin bout, Willis? Cast your mind back… Picture it—Late summer. The last gasps of a Midwestern August. A mall just outside of Chicago. The anticipation was almost more than I could handle. My mom, my older sister, and I had...
Let the SELLER beware…

Let the SELLER beware…

Let the seller beware!! We’ve all heard the phrase “caveat emptor” which means, let the buyer beware. This phrase became familiar to me when I worked in retail. The idea was that, as a buyer, you have a certain responsibility to watch out for yourself. Whatever you...
What should a home seller do when showing their home?

What should a home seller do when showing their home?

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Dear Glen, We listed our house with a Realtor a few days ago and we have a dilemma. When another agent wants to show our house, are supposed to leave or should we stick around? Our agent says it’s our choice, but she tends to tell us what...
How to handle low ball offers on your home

How to handle low ball offers on your home

Just Business: How To Handle Low-ball Offers On Your House Dear Glen, We are selling by owner and had our first open house yesterday. It went well and we had several people that seemed interested. Today we got an offer from one of those people and it was really low....
How to handle showings with success.

How to handle showings with success.

Ready, Set, Show (the House) Dear Glen, We are getting ready to sell the house and we want to do all we can to show it in the best possible light. Any tips for putting some lipstick on this place? Please be gentle–we don’t have a lot of money to spend on this. Thanks...
How to hold a real estate open house

How to hold a real estate open house

The Open House Playbook Dear Glen,  My house is going up for sale in about two weeks. I am trying to plan the first open house, but I keep hearing that open houses are a waste of time. I am on the fence about using a Realtor, and the one I am talking with says that...
5 ways to price your home

5 ways to price your home

A seller needs help pricing their home. Dear Glen, We need you to settle an argument. My sister and I are in the process of helping my parents sell their home. They recently hopped in their new RV and are busy traveling the country. They want nothing to do with the...

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