Was It The Chicken or the Egg? By, Jim Clifford

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Many people think that selling a home is as simple as putting the “right price” and waiting for the buyer to write the offer. If it were that simple, then the real estate industry as we know it would have gone away a long time ago. You can obtain an online home value (see last month blog about online valuations), …

How do Computers Estimate your Homes’ Market Value? By, Jim Clifford

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    Many people have heard the story of the CEO of Zillow selling his home for a about 40% less than the “Zestimate” that Zillow published. https://www.geekwire.com/2016/zillow-ceo-spencer-rascoff-sold-home-40-less-zestimate-1-75-million/ While that happened two years ago the CEO of Zillow now believes you should ask a real estate what your home is worth https://www.marketwatch.com/story/even-the-ceo-of-zillow-thinks-you-should-ask-a-real-estate-agent-what-your-home-is-worth-2016-09-15 Computer home value estimates started off using very …

If a Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words Today’s Real Estate Listings Have a Couple Million Words to Tell You ! By, Jim Clifford

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The “Good” Ole Days in Real Estate When I started in real estate we used either Polaroid photos or took our 35 millimeter film to Walmart or local one day photo development store and paid about a $1 per photo to get developed. You took one or two photos of each room because it was too expensive to take more. …

The Importance of Professional Photography, By Dan Hunt

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The Importance of Professional Photography Have you ever looked at pictures of homes for sale or rent at your computer and asked yourself “what were they thinking?” You can see the family photos all over the refrigerator, personal items throughout the home.  Cluttered countertops, the photos are tilted, maybe even a little blurry, and not much light.  We all think …

What does a Sears catalog have in common with a virtual tour of your home? By Rick Jusenius

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    The value of excellence in utilizing video and photography during the marketing process  Looking back in time I can remember being thrilled when the first grainy pictures of properties became available to Real Estate Agents through Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Look at how everything has changed. We now publish high resolution pictures for the world to see. Virtual …

Spring Cleaning Anyone? By Rick Jusenius

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Spring Cleaning Anyone? Well it’s that time of year again. Since they days are beginning to be a little longer some of us might be feeling the need to freshen up a bit. With so many dark and dreary days probably my best suggestion would be to lighten up our living spaces. After having lived in a cave these last …

Must Have Spring Cleaning Tips by Jim Clifford

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Spring Cleaning is just to cleanse the Soul   Who knows when the term “spring cleaning” became vernacular but the concept of spring cleaning is more important than just opening a few windows to allow fresh air inside your home. When the daylight becomes longer and there is more sunshine, we start to see the dust and dirt on our …

Is This the Year to Buy Real Estate Investments By Rick Jusenius

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The answer would be yes and no. Please give me an opportunity to explain. First things first would be a recommendation to talk with your accountant and discuss tax ramifications of investing in non-owner occupied investments. There are different benefits depending on your income and other investments that could impact the attributes of making additional Real Estate purchases. You need …