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Hold Your Agents to Their Promises

Sellers need to get a full market response if they want to get “the most the market can bear.” But there’s something you should know about that promise.

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Today I want to talk about one thing that sellers really need to be after: a full market response.

What’s consistently striking to me as I travel around to train agents, as well as what I notice in the marketplace, is that real estate agents promise home sellers “the most the market will bear in the shortest amount of time.” It’s the same tired promise that’s frequently made but seldom delivered.

The traditional showing model of having private, individual appointments for buyers to come peruse your house is broken and fundamentally unable to deliver on the promise “the most the market will bear” because the market is never delivered to your home in a way where buyers are forced to compete with each other.

It’s only in understanding that what you truly need is to have a full market response in order...

Should I Buy or Lease a Home Solar Energy System

Should you buy or lease your solar energy system? The answer is quite simple.

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Today I’d like to talk a little about solar power. Specifically, I want to talk about the differences between buying and leasing a system like this. The two have very different implications, especially when it comes time to sell your property. It’s amazing to me how many of us are unintentionally uninformed about things like this, but I’m here to clear the air on this topic today.

Solar companies usually have an agenda. There are ones who cater exclusively to buyers and there are those who pretty much exclusively push lease or power purchase agreements.

If you’re in the market for a solar power system, I’d advise you to buy the solar whenever possible. Understand that just because you buy the system, it doesn’t mean you have to pay it off all at once. I don’t think a lot of people know that. If you can’t afford to buy the system outright, you can likely afford to buy the system through a loan with some great terms.

When you buy the system, the whole thing is...