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25 Home Selling Myths That Just Won’t Die

25 Home Selling Myths That Just Won’t Die | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a Realtor, mechanic, or even a doctor, chances are you spend a good portion of your day dispelling common myths about your job. Whether it’s patients who think they know it all after spending ten minutes on WebMD, or homeowners who think their home is worth what Zillow says, everybody’s an expert these days.
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MYTH BUSTER – If you are a HOMEOWNER or a HOMEOWNER WANNABE this one is highly recommended folks. One of the best articles addressing the myths that have been around for years – and just won’t go away. Be a savvy seller or buyer – check it out!

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Lawsuit: Zillow Ruined My Ability to Get a Decent Offer

Lawsuit: Zillow Ruined My Ability to Get a Decent Offer | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
A real estate developer who owns a $150 million spec home says the site falsely recorded that the property was sold for millions less.
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I’m not in the business of prejudging this one – but it is worthy of a heads up. IMO REALTORS® remain the best source for pricing your home – and marketing it for you. Local agents are licensed and trained like many other professionals. We know the business and the LOCAL market. The idea that homes are a commodity to be priced and sold like pots and pans or used cars is absurd. There are many variables. Mistakes can be costly – even catastrophic.

 

Fast forward to the latest fad concept of making the move painless by selling your home to a corporation and just moving on. Common sense says the corporations involved in the buying and reselling are doing so for a profit. Somebody loses money – somebody makes money – somebody figured out a way to create a middle entity to be that money maker. The marketing is not unlike everything else today – selling “convenience”. It is a shift from maximizing the return on your investment. If you have the money and do not wish to be inconvenienced, maybe it is right for you.

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Why 2019 won’t lead to a home buyer’s market

Why 2019 won’t lead to a home buyer’s market | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
The housing market’s future depends on what happens to interest rates.
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prices and rates likely to move upward - inventory still low - yeap, now is a good time to buy or sell....  or both....

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Baby boomers aren't buying senior housing

Baby boomers aren't buying senior housing | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Baby boomers aren't that old and they aren't ready for retirement homes – yet.
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delayed moving sure screws up the experts planning!

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Key Signs You Should Sell Your Home When You Retire

Key Signs You Should Sell Your Home When You Retire | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Approaching retirement? Find out if you should sell your home.
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retiring - and selling your home...  a very personal decision and just sharing this as food for thought....  call me if I can help...

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2 Factors to Watch in Today’s Real Estate Market Whether Buying or Selling | Real Estate with Al Cannistra

2 Factors to Watch in Today’s Real Estate Market Whether Buying or Selling | Real Estate with Al Cannistra | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
When it comes to buying or selling a home there are many factors you should consider. Where you want to live, why you want to buy or sell, and who will help you along your journey are just some of those factors. When it comes to today’s real estate market, though, the top two factors to consider are
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buying or selling, this is one not to miss...

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20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate with Al Cannistra

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate with Al Cannistra | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local contractors who can help!
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some helpful ideas on preparing your house for sale...

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2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Sell My House to an As-Is, All-Cash Buyer?

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Sell My House to an As-Is, All-Cash Buyer? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
You’ve seen the signs on the side of the road or the ads online: “We Buy Ugly Houses!” Sound too good to be true? Here’s my take.
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fully agree with Stacy - unless there is an absolute compelling reason to just hand it over and walk away - work with a licensed real estate professional to get more money for your property...

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For some buyers, an ‘instant cash offer’ fulfills a need

For some buyers, an ‘instant cash offer’ fulfills a need | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
News Article
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do you see this as a viable option to fulfill a need?

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12 Ways to Blow Your Home Sale

12 Ways to Blow Your Home Sale | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Even in a hot home market, your property won’t sell itself. Avoid these common pitfalls so you can get top dollar.
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no matter where you live....

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​4 Cost-Effective Upgrades That Increase Home Values

​4 Cost-Effective Upgrades That Increase Home Values | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
These small home improvements will go a long way in impressing potential homebuyers
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thinking about selling - check out these 4 steps....

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6 Outdated Features in Your Clients’ Homes

6 Outdated Features in Your Clients’ Homes | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Home buyers say they want the latest design trends in their next property—but 70 percent admit to having outdated features in their current house, according to a new consumer survey by home builder Taylor Morrison.
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if you are thinking of selling, think also about not being outdated! checkout this article for more...

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10 Creepy Things That Could Murder Your Home’s Value

10 Creepy Things That Could Murder Your Home’s Value | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
From paranormal activity to slime — it’s downright frightening how these things could affect a property’s sale price.
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things not good if you plan to get a good price for your home....  (murder has other negative complications too!)

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Read it and weep: 1 In 3 Owners Cry While Trying To Sell A Home

Read it and weep: 1 In 3 Owners Cry While Trying To Sell A Home | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
“Our survey found more Americans were stressed over selling their home than planning a wedding, getting fired or becoming a parent,” Wacksman said.
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Imagine:  "“Our survey found more Americans were stressed over selling their home than planning a wedding, getting fired or becoming a parent,” Wacksman said."  - I have experienced sellers crying... it's OK - we keep it private and I am here to help absorb the stress....   remember   www.SanAntonio.Homes  - let's do it - together folks....

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Buyer’s Side Commission Confusion? Survey Shows Alarming Results

Buyer’s Side Commission Confusion? Survey Shows Alarming Results | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
nteresting article: Buyer’s side commission confusion? Survey shows alarming results
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Interesting article: Buyer’s side commission confusion? Survey shows alarming results...

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10 hot home amenities that are actually bad investments

10 hot home amenities that are actually bad investments | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Home remodeling TV shows may have you believing that money you spend improving your digs will always bring you a higher price when it's time to sell your home.
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check these out - a better solution may be sell and buy or build...

 

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8 Mistakes When Pricing Your Home for Sale – Texas REALTORS®

8 Mistakes When Pricing Your Home for Sale – Texas REALTORS® | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Picking the wrong asking price for your home can cost you a lot of money. Here are nine don’t
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Selling your home? Don't make these mistakes - work with a REALTOR professional...

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Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move? | Real Estate with Al Cannistra

Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move? | Real Estate with Al Cannistra | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really be getting the blame? Here’s what some of the experts have to say on the subject: Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist at Zillow, says that “Boomers ar
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do you know any future boomer mover? many are predicted to be on the move!

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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional Before Entering the Market! | Real Estate with Al Cannistra

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional Before Entering the Market! | Real Estate with Al Cannistra | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite the adventure. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO,’ but it’s not as easy as it may seem. That’s why you need an experienced real estate professional to g
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call me and we can talk through is - i'll try to answer any of your real estate questions...

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Selling Your Home? Here’s 2 Ways to Get the Best Price! | Real Estate with Al Cannistra

Selling Your Home? Here’s 2 Ways to Get the Best Price! | Real Estate with Al Cannistra | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Every homeowner wants to make sure that they maximize their financial reward when selling their home, but how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house?

Here are two ways to ensure that you get the highest price possible.
1. Price it a Little Low
This may seem counterin
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how would you go about getting the best price for your home?

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10 Alternatives to a Reverse Mortgage

10 Alternatives to a Reverse Mortgage | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
If you’re stretching financially to stay in your home, a reverse mortgage can be tempting. But consider these cheaper, safer options first.
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important read if you have been thinking about a reverse mortgage...

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Study: May Is Luckiest Month for Sellers

Study: May Is Luckiest Month for Sellers | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
May is the best month to sell a home nationwide, according to a new analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions, a real estate data firm. Researchers evaluated the sales of 14.7 million homes from 2011 to 2017 to pinpoint the month or date that offered the highest sales prices.
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oh lordy - look at the color of our circles! just a reminder - there is  shortage of homes listed on the market for sale - if you want to sell and move on - now is a good time to explore what your home is worth - we can help you!

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Report reveals hidden costs San Antonians pay when selling their home

Report reveals hidden costs San Antonians pay when selling their home | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Zillow and Thumbtack report that Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin residents have more than $10,000 in hidden costs when selling their home.
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there is nothing "hidden" - these are the costs of selling a home...

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Are Trees Hurting or Helping Your Listing?

Are Trees Hurting or Helping Your Listing? | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
You probably don’t think much about the trees on a home’s property unless they pose an immediate threat to the structure. But you may not be aware of how much value trees hold and how they can affect the price of your listing.
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To tree or not to tree...   find an answer to that question here...

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7 outrageous real estate client demands

7 outrageous real estate client demands | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Some clients expect their real estate agent to do things beyond the scope of responsibility. Here are seven client demands that need to be checked.
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Buy'n or Sell'n? This is one to read. Agents - THIS is one to read - in its entirety!

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