When Is It Time to Lower Your House Price?

Everybody expects their house to sell quickly when they try to sell it. But what happens when it doesn’t and is sitting on the market? If you’re considering reducing the price, know that the longer a home is on the market, the lower your chances are of selling it for...
How to Price a House – A Complete Guide

How to Price a House – A Complete Guide

If you know the real estate business, you already know competition is the name of the game. Embrace competition, if you are deciding to sell your home with an agent or as a for sale by owner. In the end, what selling a home is all about is the competition to sell as...

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Rod Was Incredible

Rod Was Incredible

Carmella L  - Satisfied Customer I always did things on my own. I had sold some houses by myself without an agent, and Rod Ward called me out of the blue. I told him I wasn’t interested, and he said he understood that, but would it be okay if he followed up in a...

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Can a Seller Back Out of an Accepted Offer on a House?

Can a Seller Back Out of an Accepted Offer on a House?

The short answer is yes. A home seller can back out of a home sale for several reasons, but fortunately, it’s very uncommon.. Seller’s are usually highly motivated to make the real estate transaction happen for their own personal gain which is why when they do change...

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How Long Should You Own a House Before Selling?

How Long Should You Own a House Before Selling?

Since it’s such a big investment and nothing to sneeze at for most people, many homeowners stay put in their houses for a fairly long time. According to Zillow, the average home buyer stays in their house for 13 years. However there are always situations that might...

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What Fixes are Mandatory in a Home Inspection?

What Fixes are Mandatory in a Home Inspection?

One of the most important things you can do when you’re buying a home is getting a home inspection. And if you’re the seller, a home inspection can be one of the scariest things, since this might give you a few surprises. But when you sell your home, it’s always best...

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What Is a 1031 Exchange: How Do You Use It?

What Is a 1031 Exchange: How Do You Use It?

No, it’s not a vague mailing address - wait, it actually might be. But in real estate, a 1031 exchange is a swap of one investment property for another that allows the deferring of capital gains and depreciation recapture taxes.  What is a 1031 Exchange? The term...

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What Is a Pre-Inspection: Should a Seller Do It?

What Is a Pre-Inspection: Should a Seller Do It?

While it’s almost always the case that a prospective home buyer will have a home inspected before finalizing an offer to buy a house, the home seller also has the option to have a pre-listing inspection done before their home even goes on the market. That’s right,...

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Assessed Value Vs Market Value. What’s The Difference?

Assessed Value Vs Market Value. What’s The Difference?

The assessed value and the market value of a home are often very different leading to confusion amongst homeowners. They are viewed as something that should be similar but in reality, they are very different from each other. Usually, the assessed value of a home is...

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Is It Okay to Have Multiple Real Estate Agents?

Is It Okay to Have Multiple Real Estate Agents?

Let’s say you’re getting down to the serious nitty gritty on deciding to sell your house or buy a house. And you know that you want a real estate agent to help you out. But you just can’t seem to decide on which one to use. Is it okay to use more than one agent?  What...

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How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

A residential appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true (or fair market) value of what a home is worth, in the current real estate market. Buyers typically need a mortgage loan to afford a home so a mortgage lender will order an appraisal to ensure that they are...

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How Often Do Contingent Offers Fall Through? 

How Often Do Contingent Offers Fall Through? 

Lucky you, you’ve received an excellent offer on your house, and you’re on the home stretch to selling your home. Well hold your horses for a bit, as there’s always a chance, however small it might be, that your offer could fall through, particularly if there are...

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What if My House Doesn’t Appraise for the Purchase Price?

What if My House Doesn’t Appraise for the Purchase Price?

Once you're under contract on your home, you’ll need to have an appraisal done. An appraisal is a professional report that helps measure a home’s true and current market value. And honestly, any homeowner can get a home appraisal at any time, if they want to pay for...

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Should I Sell My House? 5 Questions to Ask before Selling

Should I Sell My House? 5 Questions to Ask before Selling

5 Questions To Ask Before You're Ready to Sell Your House 1) How much is your home worth? When estimating how much your home is worth, many real estate professionals use recent comparable home sales in your neighborhood to determine the price range that you can sell...

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How to Sell Your House Fast

How to Sell Your House Fast

Sell long, sell wrong. If it takes you a long time to sell your house, and you’re not getting a good price for it, then you’re probably doing something wrong. Here are some tips to help you make it happen more quickly and with a greater return.  What is the fastest...

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Using Zillow Video Walkthroughs to Showcase Your Home

Using Zillow Video Walkthroughs to Showcase Your Home

With in-person showings being limited in some markets due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are using technology to do what we do best: helping buyers and sellers transact real estate simply and affordably. For sellers, we are recommending that you create your own video...

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What Is a Transaction Broker? Know This Beforehand

What Is a Transaction Broker? Know This Beforehand

Pretty much everybody looking to buy or sell a house knows roughly what a buyer’s agent or seller’s agent is although they might not understand entirely what each does for their respective parties. However, recently in many states, transaction brokers have started to...

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How Long Does it Take to Sell a House?

How Long Does it Take to Sell a House?

Just how long does it take to sell a house anyway? You might think it shouldn’t really take all that long, what, maybe a month or two or three at the most, right? Well even if that’s the case, that’s just time the house would be listed on the market. Don’t forget also...

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What Does Pending Mean in Real Estate?

What Does Pending Mean in Real Estate?

Many people are familiar with the term “patent pending” in reference to an application for a US patent awaiting approval from the trademark office, and pretty much that’s what a pending sale means in real estate too. Pending by definition as an adjective means...

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How to Pick a Realtor – A Must Read Guide

How to Pick a Realtor – A Must Read Guide

It doesn’t matter if you’re an investor that’s bought and sold numerous houses or you’re a first-time home buyer, picking the right real estate agent is a tricky and stressful decision. Of course, you could go the FSBO (For-Sale-By-Owner) route and avoid listing...

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Selling a House as Is – What You Should Know

Selling a House as Is – What You Should Know

Selling your home “as is” means that you’re selling your house in its current state just as it is, (hence the term “as is”), with an understanding that no repairs will be made to it before closing and that the home will come with all its current faults and issues. And...

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How to Get Your House Ready to Sell

How to Get Your House Ready to Sell

Homeowners choose to sell their homes for a variety of reasons and for many, it can be an emotional experience. Selecting a reputable real estate agent to guide you through the process of selling your home is a great start, but there are also steps that you can take...

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How Much Does it Cost to Sell a House?

How Much Does it Cost to Sell a House?

Selling a house can be expensive, but as they say, sometimes you have to spend money to make money. And while real estate agent commission costs are the biggest part of what you stand to pay, there are other costs to be aware of too. In our experience, all told,...

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Show-it-Yourself Guide

Show-it-Yourself Guide

How to safely open your house to buyers during a coronavirus stay-at-home order As more and more of our clients are staying in their homes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, we at Trelora want to help buyers and sellers continue to connect. We’ve...

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