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Today I wanted to give you part two of what to look for in a seller’s agent.

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Last time, we talked about the first mistake that sellers make when choosing a listing agent, and today I wanted to give you part two, where we’re going to talk about why you shouldn’t always go with the agent who is offering discounted commission and what to look for instead.

Real estate agents are not equal. We’re all human, and please remember that 10% of us are doing 90% of the work. Each of us has our own marketing techniques and advertising budget. You want to choose an agent that has a high advertising budget and a well-known company that can back

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Any agent can tell you that your home will sell for any price. The good agents are the ones who can back up their suggestions with data.

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Choosing an agent to help sell your home is a big step. It’s not one that you should take lightly because you only really get one good crack at the market.

Most buyers make the mistake of either choosing the agent who says they are going to list their home for the highest price or the agent who offers them the lowest rate. We’re going to be focusing on the former this time.

Agents aren’t psychic, so there is no way they can tell you exactly what your home will sell for. They simply don’t know.

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Fannie Mae has recently made some changes that could benefit prospective homebuyers and current homeowners alike.

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If you have a student loan or you are a cosigner on one, I have some good new for you.

Fannie Mae, the nation's largest underwriter of mortgages, recently introduced three new rules that will affect those with student debt.

These new rules can make it easier to get a mortgage, and they can make it easier to pay off your (or your kids’) student loans.

The first change is for those on income-based repayment plans, where having a high debt-to-income ratio is the No. 1 reason for not being approved for a mortgage.

Fannie Mae

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Today I have even more reasons you should always hire an agent when listing your home.

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Welcome to the second part of my two-part series counting down the top 10 reasons you should always hire an agent when listing your home. For a refresher, you can click here to view part one. Today I’m picking up where we left off, starting with No. 5:

5. An agent can provide you with referrals to many highly qualified professionals like home inspectors, contractors, and lenders. We’re always networking, so if you need to repair something on your home before it gets to the market, we have the contacts to help you get it done.

4. Agents are

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When the time comes to sell your house, you always want to hire an experienced real estate agent to help you.

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When you sell your home, there are 10 main reasons why you should hire a real estate. Starting today, we're counting down the first half of these 10 reasons, starting with No 10:

10. A real estate agent knows your market. They have access to recent sales data in the area, so they can help you price your home correctly.

9. Agents have access to the multiple listing service (MLS). This is a database of current homes for sale. When you hire an agent, your listing instantly becomes available to other agents searching for

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If you’re a buyer entering a seller’s market, here are five tips that will have you ready to get the best home you can.

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If you’re a buyer entering a seller’s market, how can you prepare yourself to find and land the best home available?

First, don’t do your home search alone. There are many real estate websites out there (Zillow, Realtor.com, etc.) that allow you to search for homes by yourself, but these sites aren't always accurate or up to date because they're not synched directly with the MLS. You might find a home that you love on one of them only to learn that it went under contract two days prior. This is why hiring an

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Today I'm joined by Matthew Branson, my lead buyer specialist, to go over
five tips you should follow to ensure a smooth, succesful home purchase.

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Your Guide To A Seamless Home Purchase

1 Get your pre-approval letter. 

There are a few reasons to do this, but mainly, you want to know how much you can afford. Based on your debt-to-income ratio, your lender will let you know how much of a home you can afford and what your monthly payments will be so you can determine if you are comfortable purchasing the amount of home you want. Make sure you follow what I call the “Rule of Twos” and bring in two bank statements, two pay stubs,

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Today I wanted to share with you a few key things to get done before you list your home for sale.

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When it comes to selling your home, there are several things you need to consider before putting it on the market.

First, make sure your home is clean and decluttered, because you don’t want a buyer to get distracted when they’re trying to visualize their things in your home. You have a better chance of selling if a buyer is focused on how great your home is, instead of your things.

Another important factor in selling your home is the way it smells. Obviously it will smell nice right after you clean it, but make sure you put

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Interest rates are rising and inventory is low in the St. Louis area market.
Today I want to talk about how you can take advantage of these conditions.

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If the St. Louis area real estate market feels increasingly frantic, that’s because it is. With the recent presidential election, there have been some major changes, especially in the mortgage industry. Interest rates have increased by 0.5% to 0.75%.

The good news is that in and around St. Louis, it’s still a seller’s market. Inventory is low, which gives serious buyers less to choose from. This low inventory could be due to the fact that it’s winter, but I believe it has more to

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I’m pleased to announce the launch of my new video blog.
Send me your questions so I can educate and advise you on the world of St. Louis real estate.

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Today, I’m happy to announce that I’m going to be sharing my real estate expertise through a new video blog. I’m very excited about this, and I want to include all of you. Each month, I will be sending out two emails addressing the trends in our local real estate market. I’ll also be touching on changes to the lending and title world, because those also affect us in the world of real estate. All of these industries are intertwined, and to take full advantage of the real estate

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