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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 9/10/2017

Reality is hard to beat when it comes to house selling and relationships. Artists know this well. Years ago, the song "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" came out that expounded the advantages of real connections with a romantic partner. Throughout the hit song, being with a romantic partner was shared as being a lot more powerful and rewarding than trying to connect with a partner via memories alone.

Reality encourages honesty and introspection

The same applies with house selling. Although a house is not a person, approaching the house selling process from the perspective of striving to connect a potential buyer to a house takes healthy doses of reality. That alone can help to ensure that realtors and independent home sellers are forthcoming.

A focus to be as real as possible takes the legs out of the aim to do whatever it takes to sell a home. It's impossible to be real and strive to conceal the fact that the roof is leaking. Another thing that will wash away as you focus on being real is the effort to sway home buyers to the point that home buyers give into your verbal or emotional pushes instead of trusting their own instincts or inner guidance.

Try these real home sell approaches

Even though an outgoing and engaging personality helps with nearly any sell, it's not required to sell a house and earn an attractive profit from the sell. You do need tools to make the house sell as real as possible. Tools and approaches that you could use include:

  • Audio tapes of homebuyers talking about specialevents that they enjoyed at their house
  • Videotaped walkthroughs of a house
  • Videos of existing landscaping, including recent upgrades made to the exterior of the house
  • Ability for home buyers to view the interior and exterior of houses using virtual reality headsets
  • Live drives through the neighborhood that houses that are for sale are located in (Drive by schools, restaurants, shopping centers and other facilities.)
  • Links to reviews on apartments and other area residential facilities
  • Website URL of the real estate agency that is representing the home seller
  • Brief bio on the home seller (There's a reason why people pay more for celebrity homes; they feel like they know the celebrity because they know the celebrity's name, what the celebrity does for a living and some of the celebrity's passions.)

Home buyers appreciate real, smart information

Home buyers can tell when realtors and home sellers are being honest with them. That honesty is appreciated even if the house is not perfect. In fact, home buyers might be more open to buying a house if they sense that realtors are being upfront with them.

They might think that realtors have their best interest in mind, not just the best interest of their clients. The fact is that many houses develop repair needs after several years. From flooring to roofing to plumbing, houses generally experience at least one maintenance need after they have been in existence for 10 or more years.

By being honest about recent repairs and maintenance that's been performed on a house,realtors can arm home buyers with smart information, the right information to make a wise home buying decision. Videos, pictures, data analysis and live home walk-thrus help to present smart information. So too do real life stories shared between current homeowners and potential home buyers.




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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 8/18/2017


1 Cooper Circle , Truro, MA 02666

Truro (village)

Single-Family

$850,000
Price

7
Total Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Located in South Truro overlooking the famous Hopper House is this lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bath contemporary home with wraparound decks and screened porch. Mesmerizing views over the tranquil meadows between Fisher Beach and Ryder Beach and capturing the Hopper House in the distance can all be enjoyed from the light filled living room with lots of windows, vaulted ceiling and the quaint kitchen which has sliders that open to a beautiful screened porch on the expansive wraparound deck. There's a good sized master bedroom with master bath, second bedroom, lots of closets and full bath also on that second level. The first level encompasses 2 other bedrooms, full bath, utility room, lots of closets and a one car garage. A bonus separate building with electricity and windows is ideal for an
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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 8/6/2017

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, one of the most important parts of the process is the negotiation phase. This means different things whether you’re buying or selling a home. When you’re selling a home, you’re usually looking to get the most money for your home that you possibly can. If you’re buying a home, you want the lowest possible price for the home. Hence, the reason for real estate negotiations. Buyers and sellers must meet somewhere in the middle. For your consideration, we’ll break down some of the most important aspects of the real estate negotiation process. The Cost Means Different Things As we stated above, buyers want the lowest price, while sellers want the highest price possible for a home. Whatever side you’re on, expect to meet somewhere in the middle. The price of the home has to make sense for both sides. The seller wants the sale of their home to make sense financially and the buyer wants to home to fit into their budget while getting the things they desire out of the home. The Financing Process Is Complicated If you have your mortgage fully approved prior to making an offer, you’ll be able to shorten the closing time of the home. The reason for this is that the preapproval shows that all of the buyer’s finances are in order and there will be no financial problems in the transaction. Sellers often prefer these buyers since they can be trusted to close properly and there won’t any issues with the real estate transaction. The property also won’t be on hold for months on end. The Date Of Closing Matters If sellers need to get their home off of the market fast, they can negotiate when the closing date will be. As a buyer, this matters because the next month’s mortgage payment is skipped once you close on a house. The closing date affects when exactly this payment doesn’t need to be made, which can have a positive effect on your finances when it’s timed right. Closing Costs Are Actually Paid Upfront Escrow is when the mortgage company holds the money for taxes and insurance, which is the prepaid closing costs. Buyers sometimes ask sellers to pay a portion of the closing costs. This could be a flat fee or up to 3 percent of the included mortgage. This could all have an effect on the asking price for the home. Just Like A Car, Homes Can Come With Warranties Buyers can ask for a warranty on the home, or the seller can offer one. This warranty typically covers the home’s appliances and utility systems. This provides a protection if things like the air conditioning or the dishwasher break after a certain period of time and need repair. This may make the home extra enticing to buyers and give sellers an advantage to get their home off the market quickly.





Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 7/22/2017


1 Cooper Circle , Truro, MA 02666

Truro (village)

Single-Family

$899,000
Price

7
Total Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Located in South Truro overlooking the famous Hopper House is this lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bath contemporary home with wraparound decks and screened porch. Mesmerizing views over the tranquil meadows between Fisher Beach and Ryder Beach and capturing the Hopper House in the distance can all be enjoyed from the light filled living room with lots of windows, vaulted ceiling and the quaint kitchen which has sliders that open to a beautiful screened porch on the expansive wraparound deck. There's a good sized master bedroom with master bath, second bedroom, lots of closets and full bath also on that second level. The first level encompasses 2 other bedrooms, full bath, utility room, lots of closets and a one car garage. A bonus separate building with electricity and windows is ideal for an
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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 7/17/2017


15 Meetinghouse Road , Truro, MA 02666

Truro (village)

Single-Family

$649,000
Price

5
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Water Views are seen from this high on a hill 3 bedroom 2 bath Contemporary home. Enjoy water views from your sun-filled living room with beautiful hardwood floors, lots of windows and sliders to a large deck for cookouts, entertaining or just relaxing. The bright dining area opens into the kitchen and just around the corner is the master bedroom with bath. A spiral staircase leads to a loft with even better views of the water and is ideal for office space or a peaceful place to unwind. On the entry level are 2 more bedrooms, full bathroom, utility room and a large mudroom to put your beach gear and bicycles.
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