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Home Sellers: Do You Need a Reality Check?

Have you been trying to sell your home with no success? Are the number of showings dwindling? Is your listing becoming stale among the Realtor community? You may need a reality check.

Most sellers will blame the lack of a successful sale on their Realtor. “They did not do enough open houses.” “I never saw any advertising.” “Their brochure was no good.” “The photos were blurry.” While any or all of this may be true most of the time the real reason the home did not sell was because of the unrealistic asking price. A nice home properly priced on the MLS system stands a very good chance of selling even if there are no open houses, blurry photos, bad brochures or little advertising. Realtors and buyers can eventually sniff out a good buy.

Certainly, there are times when bad marketing can affect a sale or the sale price. There is no doubt about it. Don’t hire a Realtor that does a poor job of marketing. There are too many great agents out there who do a fantastic job and they generally do not cost you any more money. If they do cost more money it is usually negligible and worth it.

Here are some signs that you may need to be punched with a reality check. Continue reading this post


Posted by: Marc Rasmussen on July 14th, 2011 under HomeGain


10 Holiday Gifts Realtors Will Love

Thanks to, here is a list of 10 great gift ideas for real estate agents this holiday season.

A Gift for the Realtor

For six more ideas, go to 16 Holiday Gifts for Real Estate Techies!

1. Lenovo Think Pad Tablet PC. The tablet technology allows real estate agents to sign contracts onscreen. The Lenovo Thinkpad X61 offers Intel’s Core Duo processor, embedded EV-DO or HSDPA modem for integrated wireless broadband, long battery life and strong benchmark scores for performance.

2. Garmin Nuvi 660. This state-of-the-art navigation system provides 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. It also offers a complete “points of interest” database for local restaurants, gas, ATM’s and more. Also stop getting surprised by accidents and road conditions with an optional traffic package from XM NavTraffic® or MSN® Direct. Even use the Nuvi 660 to play MP3’s or display JPG’s of that next listing you’re visiting on a home buyer’s tour.

3.Wireless Broadband: USB727 or U727 Modem. Two pieces of technology every mobile real estate agent should have is wireless broadband internet and a flash drive. The Verizon Wireless USB727 and Sprint U727 combine the two. Get a 4BG of microSD™ memory, combined with a next generation mobile broadband on the EV-DO Rev. A network. Continue reading this post


Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on December 11th, 2007 under Technology


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