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Taking On The Real Estate Circus

Jun 1, 2008
Quite ironically, while there are plenty of homeless people out there, in the United States, there are millions of unoccupied homes. This situation was brought about when wrong assumptions by speculators created a false demand thereby causing builders to construct more houses than what the market actually needed.

Based on the circumstances it appears there is no need to build anymore homes until such time that the existing "surplus" has been absorbed. The good thing now is that there is a significant decline in construction in America which should clearly continue till the time when vacant houses are filled up.

When a consumer submits information to Zillow for anonymous quote lenders in the system, they can "bid" on the quote. Rates, fees, terms and quotes are then forwarded with a brief background from sellers as well as their picture and a link to the profile page of the property they are selling. Principal and interest payments are calculated by Zillow based on the loan program, term and fees and the taxes and insurance are calculated based on property records that prevents any manipulation of those numbers. Customers are then presented with the quotes as they arrive and when they find the one they like, they can contact the lender directly and give additional information that they see as relevant for the next step. Because of this new development, customers are not bothered by unsolicited phone calls or emails asking for other informations.

Give your house more selling appeal by putting it in a spic and span state. Photos often lie and buyers know this and they will surely inspect every detail when they come to evaluate the house you are selling.

If you are currently staying in your house while it is already up for sale, make sure you give it a pristine look all the time, regardless of rowdy kids and annoying pets. All major repairs must have been made and scratched surfaces caused by pets must have been covered by polishing and repainting. Some buyers are very meticulous and particular about the manner by which previous occupants made use of the house. Hence it actually helps if the house appears to have been taken cared of and properly maintained.

As a Realtor, you need to be constantly technologically updated. You don't really need to have formal and rigid training in CAD (Computer Aided Design) to have an understanding of building or housing designs, but at least be savvy on the internet.

Being internet savvy enables you to have access to the best realty sites, thereby providing you with more valuable information on properties for sale, prevailing prices, market demand and other updates on real estate business. What are you a Realtor for anyway if you are not well versed with the buzz in this business?

Try competing not only with other Realtors but compete with yourself as well. Challenge your abilities by pushing to the limits, by outperforming your own sales not only in quantity but quality.

With the continued sloping down of housing market, homeowners wanting to sell their properties are in dilemma as to how they can dispose their properties without them being prejudiced by the prevailing selling prices.

Competition has indeed doubled if not tripled and if you are really serious in putting up your home in the market, you need to think of ways to spruce up your house and make it a buyer's best pick. It would be helpful at this point if you make some moves not only to increase the selling value of your house, but to make it the best in value among the rest. Remember you are trying to find not just buyers, but quality buyers for your house whose demands you are willing to meet, as long as they too, are able to meet yours.
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Jon Caldwell is a professional content manager. Much of his articles can be found at http://realestatedailyinfo.com
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