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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. Your pre-sale preparation is key to your success not just in selling your Silicon Valley

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Mortgage Rate Deals

Real estate is such a great investment! There is probably nowhere else where you can leverage so much with so little. You can purchase a $500,000 home with $15,000 (at least in some markets, some of the time!). If that home goes up in value $50,000 (or 10 percent) in a year, you’ve more than

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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 wait for a market turnaround. The reality is, if the house is priced fairly and your

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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: https://popehandy.com/using-a-silicon-valley-real-estate-agent-realtor/ Real Estate Designations and Training Anyone worth their salt in any profession continues to update their knowledge about the work they do. Doctors, lawyers and mechanics face an ever-changing world when it

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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 the industry, but a Realtor®  is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, and follows

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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 for top dollar, among other things.   Today let’s discuss “going it alone”.  This article

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Biggest Silicon Valley home selling myths in 2015

Silicon Valley has been in a deep seller’s market for over two years now, which makes it an ideal time to sell real estate here in Santa Clara County (and San Mateo County). However, there are a lot of misconceptions about this market and some of them are extremely common, but if you believe these

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Finding Your Next Home

Once you have established a relationship with your Realtor® and have your lender on board, you can look for a home with a much better perspective on what you can afford. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, looking for a second home or building your real estate investment portfolio, knowledge brings understanding and control to the

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