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You'll learn how real estate commissions work—who pays what, how it gets split up, and why.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.    

How do real estate commissions work, exactly?

When someone sells a home, they'll offer a commission to the real estate agent who represents them, as well as the buyer's agent. These two parts make up the total commission that's due from the homeowner.

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Buying a home is a huge decision, and it’s the biggest purchase you’ll make during your lifetime. That’s why you absolutely need to have a buyer’s agent.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.  

Do you need an agent when looking to buy a home? Of course you do!

Buying a home is a huge decision, and it’s more than likely the most expensive purchase you will make in your life. Having a trusted

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As a home seller, how should you handle early offers? You may be reluctant to act, but you might want to reconsider.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   If you’re selling a house, how should you handle early offers that come in?

It’s common for us to list a house for sale and see a lot of activity in the first week on the market. We might even see multiple offers come in early, and we often see…
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There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   When you’re looking at purchasing a property, it’s really important for you to look at the tax numbers. Even when your mortgage is paid in full, your taxes will never go away.   You are always going to have to pay property taxes on the home you own, and typically they are going to go up every year without fail. Unless you appeal them or the values are…
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The foreclosure process can be very complicated. We will examine the foreclosure process in detail today.

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   What is a foreclosure?

Unless you buy a home with cash, you need to apply for a mortgage. When you get the mortgage, you sign a promissory note stating that you agree to pay back the money you borrowed from the bank to finance your home purchase.

If a homeowner…
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Since the market turned back in 2007, we have seen plenty of short sales hit the New Jersey real estate market. What are short sales and how do they work?

There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking ofselling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   Ever since the housing market turned back in 2006 and 2007, we have seen plenty of short sales hit the market. What is a short sale?

Short sales are a lot like pre-foreclosures. In most cases, the homeowner is…
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If your house is on the market and you’re not getting any activity, what can you do to draw more buyers to your home?

The first thing you should do is make sure you have high-quality photos of the property and that there are a lot of pictures for buyers to look at. A picture is worth a thousand words, and a lot of buyers today are starting their home searches online.


A picture is worth a thousand words, so take professional photos of your home. ”

 

You want to have a good internet presence and your home should look appealing so buyers want to come visit it in person. If you don’t have a lot of photos online or your photos weren’t taken by a professional, I definitely recommend getting those cleaned up and reposted.

You should

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When is the best time to sell your house? I’m a firm believer that there is a bright side to all markets and all seasons. There are always advantages and disadvantages to selling your home no matter what time of year it is.

Traditionally, a lot of sellers say that they have heard spring is the best time to sell because a lot of people want to get kids into schools before the end of summer. There is some truth to that; a slice of the market does time their move according to the school year.

However, one of the downfalls to spring and summer selling is that there is a lot of competition. While there is a lot of movement, there is also a lot more inventory in the market.

During the fall and winter, inventory levels drop. Despite the cold and

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There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking ofselling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.  

There are a few things to prepare yourself before submitting an offer on a New Jersey home. First off, when submitting a bid, do your research. Come in educated. By connecting with a local Realtor that understands the market, you'll have all the data and market statistics you need to prepare. Your goal is to fight for your terms with an aggressive price.

The

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There are many great New Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search,  or if you're thinking ofselling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation  so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (908) 912-4900  for a FREE home buying consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.   Do you know what you should be looking for when walking through a home?

Start with the neighborhood and the curb appeal. When you pull up, you should know right away if it's a neighborhood that you could see yourself living in. When you walk up to the house, how does it show? Does it have a nice presence on the block? Is it surrounded by homes that are similar sizes and…
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