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Best Post of 2011: InfoGraphic




This week we are posting the best blogs of 2011 by category. We hope you enjoy them as much as you did when we first posted them. - The KCM Crew

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Best Post of 2011: Short Sales




This week we are posting the best blogs of 2011 by category. We hope you enjoy them as much as you did when we first posted them. - The KCM Crew

Short Sale Vs. Foreclosure: A Short Sale Always Wins

Today’s ever changing real estate industry has brought upon some very challenging questions from our clients. We as counselors, want to put forth the best, non-emotional advice that we can, in hopes that we can help our clients and their families navigate the rough waters of the short sale process.

The most prevalent question and one that continues to permeate the industry is:

“Why should a seller go through the short sale process rather than letting their house be foreclosed upon?”

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Best Post of 2011: For Buyers




This week we are posting the best blogs of 2011 by category. We hope you enjoy them as much as you did when we first posted them. - The KCM Crew

Even the Naysayers Say Now Is the Time to Buy

Business School professors Eli Beracha of East Carolina University and Ken H. Johnson of Florida International University have done extensive research on which makes more sense financially: to rent or own a home. They published, Lessons from Over 30 Years of Buy versus Rent Decisions: Is the American Dream Always Wise?

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Best Post of 2011: For Sellers




This week we are posting the best blogs of 2011 by category. We hope you enjoy them as much as you did when we first posted them. - The KCM Crew

The First Question You Should Ask Your Listing Agent

What is the most important thing a seller should look for when hiring a real estate agent to sell their house? We are often asked this question. Is it the size of the company they are licensed with? Is it their marketing program? Their years experience in the business? Should you choose the agent who suggests the highest listing price?

There are many things that should be taken into consideration when hiring someone and giving them the responsibility for selling your home. In our opinion, the most important question you can ask a potential listing agent is a simple one:

Do you truly believe that now is a good time to buy a home?

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How Your Agent Markets Themselves Indicates How They Will Market Your Home




With the glut of available homes on the market, how your home is marketed is the biggest factor in determining how quickly it will sell (assuming the price is reasonably presented). A real estate agent’s marketing plan should be the most crucial determinant in deciding who to list your home with. But, how can you really know about the agent’s marketing strategies?

One way is to see what they are doing with their current clients. Do those homes “stand out”? Contact those sellers. Are they getting a lot of showings and offers?

Another way is looking at how the agent markets themselves and their services:

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