Buyers, Are the Home Sellers Watching Your Showing?

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People in general are much more tech savvy than they’ve been in the past. Thanks to technology becoming increasingly user friendly, it’s become easy for the Average Joe to set up cameras and recording devices in their homes…nanny cams, web cams, baby monitors, video game console cameras, surveillance cameras, SmartThings…all of these products and similar provide homeowners with a way …

Which Price Ranges in Greater Wilmington are Getting the Most Showings?

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The Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS uses a centralized call center for scheduling showings of homes. Not only does it take some of the work out of tracking showing times and who is accessing the home, but it also allows us to get a pretty good idea of what kind of activity each price range of homes is seeing. This …

Buying Advice from Real Buyers

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This month, I invited a wonderful group of bloggers from MyBlogU to answer some questions about their home buying experiences. The result was some really good first-hand advice, not from us, the Realtors, but from the perspective of people who have already bought. Now, keep in mind that these bloggers hail from across the world, but I think you’ll notice …

Should I Offer an Agent Bonus to Increase Home Showings?

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You’re selling your Wilmington area home. It’s been on the market for a few months, but you aren’t getting the amount of showings that you want. You’ve heard about buyer’s agent bonuses, where you offer some kind of gift (a specific dollar amount, an extra percentage of commission, a gift card, etc.) to an agent that brings you a buyer, …

Why You Shouldn’t Look at Wilmington Area Homes Outside of Your Price Range

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The first step in buying a Wilmington area home should always be creating a budget. If you’re buying with a loan, that means getting pre-approved. If you’re paying cash, that means determining how much money you can afford to spend. Both options include taking into consideration lifestyle and future events that may affect your finances. Once you have done this, …

The Top 10 Worst Home Showing Offenses

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Some Wilmington home sellers don’t quite realize that more goes into showing a home than setting an appointment. It requires presenting the home in a way that will make Wilmington home buyers look beyond the current state of the home, i.e. furniture that might not fit their tastes or empty rooms lacking vision, to see what it would be like …