November 2020

There are 2 blog entries for November 2020.

When you read that houses are selling within just a few days of going on the market, you might think you really don't need to hire a listing agent. 

What isn't evident is the preparation that went into bringing those homes to market.

Agents first do the research necessary to help homeowners price their properties correctly - because an over-priced house won't sell. 

Then they give advice and guidance on getting the house camera-ready and show-ready. It isn't as simple as just saying a house is for sale. It needs to present well on line in order to be noticed. Then, unless you're going for a fixer-upper price, it has to look super when would-be buyers arrive. 

Do most sellers know where to hire a stager, a professional real estate photographer, and a

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The pandemic of 2020 caused more than illness. The changes brought about because of lock-downs and cautionary measures caused an upheaval in most of our lives. 

For some it meant unemployment. For others it meant working remotely from home. And for those with school-age children, it meant home schooling. For almost everyone it meant an end to dining out, going to concerts or movies, and enjoying sports and social gatherings. 

If you have become unemployed, you may have gotten forbearance. If you have a government-backed loan, you'll be able to repay the missed payments at the end of the loan term, or when you sell the house. If not, you may be expected to make up those missed payments when forbearance ends. 

Meanwhile, unless you're back at work,

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