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Month: September 2017

How to Determine List Price of a Home

Lee Keadle “with the amount of time and out-of-pocket cost I put into each listing, I don’t want to take on a listing that won’t sell.”Right on target – and – re-blog! When I work with a seller to determine the list price for her home, I usually give a range instead of a specific amount. It’s usually about a $10,000 range, although it can be larger in the $500K price point. Then I have a lengthy conversation with the seller to explain how I got this list price range, which homes I used as comps (and why), how an...

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Sweets and Desserts in the Algarve

The Algarve is famous for its sweets and desserts. From honey cake and almond pie to rice pudding and empanadilhas, these traditional desserts will delight your senses. If you are heading down to this region of Portugal for your next holiday, make sure you try some of the many delicious treats that are made there. These flavorful desserts are inspired by the region’s Moorish past and have been passed down for generations. Dom Rodrigos Dom Rodrigos is a traditional dessert made from eggs, cinnamon, almond, and sugar. True icons of Algarve confectionery, these tiny cakes are usually decorated with regional motifs. Queijinhos de Amêndoas Queijinhos de amêndoas or “little almond cheeses” are made with eggs, sugar, and almonds. It’s an easy recipe that you can try anytime. This delicious dessert is presented under different shapes and names, and can be found at a full range of restaurants, from cafes and pubs to fine dining venues. Empanadilhas Also known as sweet potato fritters, empanadilhas is a mouth watering dessert encased in dough and deep fried to perfection. Its flavor is similar to sweet potato pie. The recipe contains flour, mashed potatoes, whole milk fresh ricotta, salt, cinnamon, and sugar. Arroz Doce Arroz Doce is a must for Christmas time parties. This popular rice pudding is a wonderful treat to end any meal. It contains white rice, whole milk, sugar, eggs,...

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Value of Using REALTOR® to Sell Your Home

Jeffrey Masich/ Associate Broker, MBA “A REALTOR® is bound by the Code of Ethics to treat all parties fairly and honestly, and to strive to preserve a higher degree of knowledge of the buying and selling process. In addition, as your REALTOR® and Agent I shoulder the responsibility to protect your best interests and guide you every step of the way throughout the selling process.”Right on target – and – re-blog! Having a REALTOR® provides real value to a Seller who wants to get the best price for their home. Selling a home at the lowest commission is not what...

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Pricing Strategies to Sell your Charlotte Home in Any Market

Debe Maxwell, CRS “Absorption rate pricing is an old but, often over-looked method used by real estate professionals to calculate the value of your home.  The calculations are based upon the principles of supply and demand.”Right on target – and – re-blog! Pricing Strategies to Sell your Charlotte Home in Any Market The single most important factor in selling your home is pricing the home correctly. Many sellers feel compelled to ‘try’ at a higher price but, if you have not received an Offer after 5-7 days, chances are, you have already shot yourself in the foot – so you...

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So you want to talk price?

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 “But ultimately our job is to get people to look at your home who can afford it, to consider it as great value over and above any other home they have seen for sale.”Right on target – and – re-blog! So you want to talk price? When I first came to real estate I realized very quickly that people have all different ways of pricing a home and I am not even talking about the differences between agents, brokers and appraisers. There are multiple ways to price a home. Let me share a story about...

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