Category: Selling tips

Preparing for Uncle Sam

This article is from one of the chapters in my book, with very slight revisions, “Get the Best Deal when Selling Your Home in Silicon Valley”, with Ken Deshaies, 2004. Whether you’re self-employed, a wage earner or own your own

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Buying Your Next Home

This article is 99% a chapter from my book, with slight edits: “Get the Best Deal When Selling Your Home in Silicon Valley”, co-authored with Ken Deshaies, pub Dec 2004.  Link to purchase the book on Amazon – or just

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Home buyers get keys at closing, even if you are renting back

If you are selling your Silicon Valley home, there’s a good chance that at close of escrow you’ll become a renter in your former home for a month or two. As a renter, you of course have a landlord.  And

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How Much Is Your Home Really Worth?

When you are ready to sell your Silicon Valley home, you must determine the “asking” or list price with your Realtor®’s advice. This may be a compromise between the fair market value and the price that you hope to get,

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Screening Prospective Buyers

Mary knows the real estate business. She excels at every aspect of a home sale: property preparation, staging, seller protection, advertising, closing and getting the best price. She is conscientious and works very hard to get the job done efficiently.

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Pre-Sale Preparation for Home Sellers

Author note: this is a lengthy article which is 99% a reprint from a chapter in the book I co-authored with Ken Deshaies, “Get the Best Deal when Selling Your Home in Silicon Valley”. It has been updated as needed.

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Selling Your Home in an Up or Down Market

Although the asking price may need slight modifications, regardless of the real estate market, a good Realtor® will be able to help you sell your Silicon Valley home. This may be important to the many sellers out there who cannot

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Using a Silicon Valley Realtor (part 2)

This article is part 2 of 3 on working with a Realtor or real estate agent. You can find part one here: Real Estate Designations and Training Anyone worth their salt in any profession continues to update their knowledge about

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Using a Silicon Valley Real Estate Agent or Realtor

Please note:  the following article is from chapter two of my book, “Get the Best Deal When Selling Your Home in Silicon Valley”. A real estate agent and a Realtor®  are not the  same thing. Both may be experienced in

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Selling your home without a real estate agent

Going it alone, selling FSBO or being an unrepresented seller of Silicon Valley real estate – some home sellers do it, most do not.  The risks of selling “for sale by owner” include not selling at all and not selling

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