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Staging Your House for Sale in the Winter

In the St Louis area we are finding homes selling at a record pace even during these wintermonths
Posted by Norman Polsky on December 28, 2016 in  For Sellers  For Those thinking of selling
Even during these cold months the real estate market continues to be hot during these cold days. The main issue for buyers today is that there are not enough homes on the market for the demand. We are seeing multiple offers on those homes that look good and those that our priced right. If you are thinking of selling your your home, now is a great time to be placing it on the market with a shortage of homes and some very good interest rates. Here are some thoughts on how to stage your home during the winter months:S... read more
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Which Home Improvements in the St Louis Area . . . .

Will Get You The Biggest Bang for The Buck
Posted by Norman Polsky on December 18, 2016 in  For Sellers
5 Top Home Improvements that Pay Back When You Want to Sell When renovating, it’s important to consider resale value. Here are five top home improvements with the highest return on investment according to Renovation Magazine, and where in the country to implement them for the biggest resale boost.  Whether you’re renovating to sell, or plan on enjoying the results for years to come, you may want to consider which upgrades will give you the greatest return in terms of resale value — which may ... read more
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With the news that solar shingles and solar panels are becoming more accepted in the area - Does your insurance cover these items. Before making such an investment you need to know. Anyone financing a home purchase knows that the bank wants to see adequate insurance on its collateral. Of course, what is sufficient for a lender may not be sufficient for the owner. Myriad homeowners policies contain a sea of coverage and exemptions which are sometimes difficult for policyholders to comprehend. If an improvement is ma... read more
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Appraisals vs CMA's

Posted by Norman Polsky on November 06, 2016 in No Category
What is The Difference Between a CMA and an Appraisal?Establishing a home’s market sales price is equally important to buyers, sellers, lenders and real estate professionals.  To help transactions proceed quickly and efficiently, sales professionals and appraisers both utilize information from the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The MLS is a professional member-based cooperative that contains a wealth of information including active listings, homes that have recently sold, tax roll data, historical... read more
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What Are the 4 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Professional Real Estate Agent?

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Posted by Norman Polsky on September 28, 2016 in No Category
Believe it or not all real estate agents  are not the same . . .  why do some do extremely well in this business and others struggle to make it work.It is all about meeting the the customers goals rather than  their own . . . How can I determine who is competent to handle one of my largest assets?Watch this very short video to get these questions answered: <iframe width="1803" height="1066"... read more
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