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Month: September 2017

Listing a Home is More than Putting a Sign in the Ground

Joan Cox “Buyers are looking for homes ready to move in rather than moving in, or the buyers ask for the repairs…(holes in interior doors, cracked glass… )”Right on target – and – re-blog! When a homeowner is ready to list their home, there are many items to review before the listing contract is signed and the property is entered into the MLS.     There is more to this process than putting a sign into the ground!   And the following is just a few topics that will discussed at the listing presentation. On the initial visit, we walk the home to...

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How to Determine List Price of a Home

Lee Keadle “with the amount of time and out-of-pocket cost I put into each listing, I don’t want to take on a listing that won’t sell.”Right on target – and – re-blog! When I work with a seller to determine the list price for her home, I usually give a range instead of a specific amount. It’s usually about a $10,000 range, although it can be larger in the $500K price point. Then I have a lengthy conversation with the seller to explain how I got this list price range, which homes I used as comps (and why), how an...

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Security Cameras in Schools

Security cameras used in schools to monitor activities do not differ much from common cameras. They are usually purchased in bulk quantities and require complex connections. With the help of them, teachers and staffs can easily monitor students. Security cameras in schools are useful to prevent thefts, property damage and entering of outsiders to school’s property. Now, more and more schools, regardless of their status, are engaged in installing security cameras. Installing security video cameras will help students focus on their studies and not make them worry about outside violence. Cameras control crime and are the chief sources of evidences when crimes occur. They allow security personnel to do more job-specific work, and also save money in the long run by avoiding chances of burglaries and vandalism. Most security cameras used in schools are color mini cameras with wireless and night vision features. They come with recording systems. These systems may be analog devices such as CCTV monitors or VCRs or digital IP based systems connected to a web network. Digital recorders ensure easy storage and viewing over different monitors. Installing security cameras in schools will cost high (usually around $100,000) as a number of cameras with cables and other equipments are needed. Security cameras in schools are placed in only public areas such as near entrances, hallways, stairwells, cafeterias and parking lots where the officials can monitors activities....

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Value of Using REALTOR® to Sell Your Home

Jeffrey Masich/ Associate Broker, MBA “A REALTOR® is bound by the Code of Ethics to treat all parties fairly and honestly, and to strive to preserve a higher degree of knowledge of the buying and selling process. In addition, as your REALTOR® and Agent I shoulder the responsibility to protect your best interests and guide you every step of the way throughout the selling process.”Right on target – and – re-blog! Having a REALTOR® provides real value to a Seller who wants to get the best price for their home. Selling a home at the lowest commission is not what...

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Pricing Strategies to Sell your Charlotte Home in Any Market

Debe Maxwell, CRS “Absorption rate pricing is an old but, often over-looked method used by real estate professionals to calculate the value of your home.  The calculations are based upon the principles of supply and demand.”Right on target – and – re-blog! Pricing Strategies to Sell your Charlotte Home in Any Market The single most important factor in selling your home is pricing the home correctly. Many sellers feel compelled to ‘try’ at a higher price but, if you have not received an Offer after 5-7 days, chances are, you have already shot yourself in the foot – so you...

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