FHA Mind Change is Good News for Morris County Appraisals

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It was a federal agency reversal that was startling in its effect: a change in guidance that actually clarified more than muddled! The change will directly affect Morris County buyers and sellers because the issue will impact the cost of Morris County residential real estate transactions—specifically, in the area of home appraisals. As the first order of business—for those who …

Part Art, Part Science: Your Home’s Morris County Listing

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The art of selling a home begins with Morris County listings. Much serious study is continuously given to what works best when it comes to listing language and detail, yet a good deal remains a purely creative exercise. That qualifying “somewhat” is necessary because creating a  listing does have a scientific component. In fact, of the two most important elements …

North Jersey Real Estate Deserves New Year’s Resolutions, Too

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It’s hard to even think about New Year’s without the word ‘resolutions’ popping into your head—not to mention that it’s nearly impossible to go to any kind of Morris County New Year’s Eve get-together without the topic coming up. In the realms of diet and exercise, New Year’s resolutions are highly relevant, and the pledges made on their account are …

Five Questions to Ask Your Morris County Real Estate Agents

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This is a list that hasn’t changed much since Hannibal first considered getting a larger place for his elephants. He decided that the Roman Empire would be a fine choice (but history tells us that the move didn’t work out). If Hannibal had consulted a knowledgeable Roman real estate agent, he might have chosen a more suitable property, and history …

A Morris County Real Estate Agent Can Benefit from Opposing Traits

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There is an interesting theory about why some Morris County real estate agents complete so many more home purchases than do others. It isn’t that ‘success breeds success’ (although the thing we call “momentum” is certainly real enough). It has to do with being able to harness two somewhat opposing character traits. In any business, there seldom seem to be …

Questions to get the Most from Morris County REALTOR®

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Everyone agrees that getting the right Morris County Realtor® for your team is vital when you’re buying or selling a home­­. Defining ‘right’ isn’t hard, either: for some of us, that will be a Realtor with the kind of dynamic sales personality that seems to make obstacles just disappear; for others, the ‘right’ Realtor® is the one we just ‘clicked’ …

Today’s Brave New World of North Jersey Real Estate Marketing

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In Morris County real estate as in many other businesses, successfully drawing the public’s attention, then communicating value, are what separate can-do practitioners from the pack. It’s pigeonholed under “marketing” instead of “selling” because the latter sounds more like a one-on-one activity, whereas “marketing” depicts the kind of effort that goes out to the world at large. The past couple …