Bigger, Shinier Ads Don’t Sell Homes – Price It Right!

Bigger, Shinier Ads Don’t Sell Homes – Price It Right!

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Bigger ads, new marketing approaches, or more-aggressive marketing will not trick buyers into thinking your house is worth more than market value. You could feature your house for sale on the front cover of the local newspaper every day, and if you aren't priced right,...

Good vs Great – Choosing A Listing Agent

Good vs Great – Choosing A Listing Agent

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Some people think it doesn't matter who you hire to sell your house. All agents have to do is stick a sign in the yard or a picture in the newspaper and your house will sell itself right? Well, not exactly. Jill Giese & Associates has recently sold homes previously...

The Joy of Purging

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Marie Kondo is a tidying expert, bestselling author, star of Netflix's hit show, 'Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,' and founder of KonMari Media, Inc.In the last couple of years, Marie has become a 'tidy' household name. In the popular Netflix series, homeowners ask...

Don’t Make These Common Seller Pricing Errors!

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Homeowners sometimes struggle to set an accurate price when listing their house for sale. Often future interests, unrealistic financial dreams, or an uneducated or inexperienced real estate agent get in the way of setting a correct price that will draw prospective...

Taxes, Assessed Value, and the Ada County Assessor’s Office

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Often in the course of our work we are asked how assessed value - the value on the statement you receive each year from the Ada County Assessor's Office - and market value - what a property is worth if one were to sell it on the market today - correlate.Many times,...

Purchasing Real Estate Through Your IRA

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Many people don't realize it is possible to purchase real estate through a self-directed IRA! The term 'self-directed' simply means that you, as an individual, have complete control over selecting and directing your own individual retirement account or 401k...

You Deserve A Full-Time Real Estate Professional

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In the Boise Regional Realtor Association, 87% of new agents don't make it to their first license renewal. An ever-changing market continually challenges agents to evolve, keep up with technology changes, and fight for market share. You definitely want your real estate...

Real Estate – Food For Thought

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It's time to address the seller strategy of listing homes above market value to 'leave room to negotiate.' We'd rather you have someone to negotiate with versus room to negotiate. Sellers get the most exposure when they first put their home on the market. Currently,...