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A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

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I started my career in Real Estate in February 96, In that time I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some very nice and wonderful people, some of these people you just have a connection with, as was the case in July 2000 when a lovely couple walked into my office looking for their first family home.
It was a big decision for Kyle and Margit to buy the house I sold them, not from the point of view that it felt like home for them because that was easy, it had the big backyard for a garden, dogs etc and the layout of the house was right, sunny kitchen and high ceilings. However the d├ęcor of the house, its smell, lighting and the possible building defects were all a challenge for this young couple. 
Over the next few years our friendship grew and I really enjoyed stoping by for a visit and an update on the progress of the place, especially when I’d get a call to come see something interesting that had been found, like kitchen bench tops used as floor boards or the little trinkets they’d find fr…

How to get More for Your Home

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When it comes to selling we all want the highest price for our property.Finding an agent to sell your home is easy, but the real challenge is finding an agent who knows how to get the highest price. How do you find such an agent?Do you select the agent who promises you a high price and a low fee or do you base your decision on a different set of criteria?Is it possible that the ‘quote a high price and a low fee’ type agent may not have good negotiation skills and is trying to ‘buy’ your listing?Don’t let the price and the fee be the basis and the deciding factor for choosing one agent over another. There are agents who will inflate the price just to secure your listing, leaving you disappointed and thousands of dollars out of pocket in marketing costs when they cannot sell your property for the price they quoted you. Or even worse when they convince you to sell your property for less than what a better agent could have sold it for you.Your home does not have a fixed price tag like a p…