Realize buyers have choices. You are not the only home on the market. Repeatedly denying showings can send a message to buyers and even agents that show the home.
Think twice before denying a showing on your home. All it takes is one buyer to secure an offer on your home.
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Technique- Available light shot layered with a flash filled shot. Than I used layer masks to individually light certain sections to build light into the scene. The lead living room shot was nine shots blended through layer masking.
This particular room was narrow and as you can see I am photographing two corners of the room. This makes it very hard to get light where I want it because I cannot hide light off camera.
I used one bounce flash to the right and behind me bounced against the wall and ceiling. No reflector was used, it was straight bare bulb.
I can than walk into the scene and selectively light areas that are problematic and bring in just those areas in Photoshop using a layer mask.
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What is a stigmatized house?
In real estate, stigmatized property is home which buyers may reject for reasons that are unrelated to its physical condition or features. These can include death of an occupant, murder, suicide or belief that a house is haunted.
In Massachusetts, believe it or not, in most cases the reason why a house may be stigmatized is not a disclosable issue. This means the seller or agent has no obligation to tell a prospective buyer.
Several years ago, I had a house to sell where a violent murder occurred. I would get the property under agreement and immediately, the buyers would back away. Finally, I found out there was a murder.
Agents were getting mad at me for not disclosing and said I had to. But, what I was doing was following my clients lawful instruction not to disclose and Massachusetts State Law does not require me to do so.
It brings me to an old article I have written about what you can and can't control as a home seller. While you can certainly try to control the selling process, you will probably find yourself sitting on an unsold house.
A technique I am using more and more is using layer masks to bring in lighting in select areas of a photo. The challenge a real estate photographer has is lighting in the scene. You cant put lights deepinto the scene but this technique will allow you to build lighting onto a base exposure.
Watch as the lighting builds in the scene.
Nothing is more true when buying a home. There are so many intricacies to buying a home, from maximizing your homes search, to successfully negotiating an offer to closing in a smooth and timely manner.
Of course you can go it alone, but why? You can get help and plenty of it! A seasoned buyer's agent can be worth their weight in gold.
I have been in this business full time for 13 years. It took me several years before I felt really comfortable with what I was doing. I have hundreds and hundreds of successful real estate transactions behind me.
As a home buyer, why not draw on a local professional to help you avoid these 6 home buying mistakes and more. I know tons of very skilled agents across the country who can help a buyer. You don't need to go it alone and you can make the most of your next home purchase.
A successful sale is really a collaboration between the agent and the seller. Good communication is key and a seller must have trust in the agent they choose.
One key point Bill makes in his article is about talking to buyers.
I always have one or two sellers that can't resist trying to sell their home or be helpful. As many times as I remind a seller and as many times as they say they wont say anything they still do.
Good intentions can go awry. First we don't want you saying something that can be a liability issue. One common thing a seller loves to do is tell you where their lot lines are with certainty. You cannot and should not with out a survey and landmarks..... or promise a buyer the house has been painted and you are positive their is no lead paint.... or dig yourself into a fair housing issue you can't get out of....
Anyways their is a reason we ask a seller to direct all questions through the listing agent.
Hire an agent who's you trust and follow their advice.
When you put your home on the market the goal of course should be to sell it.
There are however some home sellers that are their own worst enemy. They create barriers that making a home sale for more difficult.
Are you one of those home sellers? Are you making things difficult for your real estate agent?
See if you are making any of these home sale blunders. Make sure you have a look at some of the excellent references in the article including those from and .
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I work with home buyers as a buyers agent. I will represent you the buyer in the transaction. I can offer many levels of service depending on your experience and needs when buying a house. I can provide any or all of the services below for you.
- Discuss and assess your individual needs
- Bring an objective view to the process
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- Provide you with the knowledge and experience gained through the closing of 100’s of transactions
- Educate you about current market conditions and trends and help you analyze the data
- Prepare you to buy
- Help you find the right home
- Determine if your target home truly suits your needs
- Analyze market value of the home
- Help you prepare an offer
- Negotiate the offer in a timely manner
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I have been doing a large amount of shorts sales over the past 7 years. If your mortgage payment has gotten cumbersome, foreclosure is looming around the corner or you have to sell for personal reasons but are upside down on your home, I can help. I can explain all of your options to foreclosure and decide which option is right for you and your family.
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