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When I am discussing with a Seller, the best way to list their home, I always say "Less is best". There are always good reasons for this. First, a buyer needs to be looking at a clean slate. Walking in a home, although beautifully appointed, with all your family, children, grandchildren and pet p...
Having been in Real Estate for fifteen years, I think I can almost say I have seen it all!  Today in an attempt to address an overpriced home, I remembered a blog written by Gary Bolen  about selling a tube of toothpaste for $35. I always loved that post because it portrays exactly what sellers a...
This lovely Cape in Lighthouse Estates in Warwick RI is back on the market! It went so fast that hardly anyone had time to look at it, but due to unforseen circumstances it is now available for some lucky buyer! Everything in this home is solid and speaks to being lovingly maintained constantly. ...
I have been a Realtor in Rhode Island for quite awhile. I am not sure when I read this, but at least 10 years ago, I read a blog about selling toothpaste from someone here in the ActiveRain community. This blog featured Disney, free tickets, lots of hype about a particular tube of toothpaste. The...
A seaside retreat awaits you in the Shawomet area of Warwick, RI. Wake up to a panoramic view of Narragansett Bay from your delightful Master Suite with Jacuzzi and skylights. A few steps takes you to a fully equipped and sunny kitchen with dining area. You could sit here and contemplate the view...
I just read this morning that rates are going to be rising, potentially 3 times this year. Of course most people know that this directly involves your new mortgage.  Historically speaking, when rates start rising, there is a rush to home ownership. Buyers are feeling pressured to buy now because ...
First, I am not plaguerizing Scarlett O'Hara!   I used this title because after years of stressing over little things, this phrase has been popping up in my head lately.For those of you who don't know who Scarlett O'Hara is, she is the heroine in the book "Gone with the wind". She is originally v...
I just finished reading Doug Rogers  featured post regarding new Real Estate Agents. If you haven't read it, take a minute to do so. All new Agents need to know what they are getting into.  I did a post about this years ago, but at the time I was somewhat of a new Agent myself and I was most worr...
Anyone who has worked with buyers for any length of time as a Realtor knows the moment they are in the right house! Sometimes it takes months (sometimes longer) and sometimes its the very first house! If it's the first house, it's probably because you discussed completely what and where your clie...

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