As a seller, why do I stage my home for success?

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Today, prospects have more choices than ever.  They have the ability to see your home without even walking into the door via the internet.  If your home is listed, we will offer feedback from showings.  However, feedback from buyers is rarely the truth, because they hold back the “what will it take for them to […]

Ready to move, but have to sell your home first?

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This is one of the most difficult hurdles we as Realtors face with our clients in this slower real estate market. How you tackle this situation is a very important decision for many reasons.  Many people think that they should write an offer on the home that they want BEFORE they have an offer on […]

The ORR Home Selling Team Yard Sign

Why List with a Team vs. The Traditional Agent?

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A real estate team offers many advantages over the traditional agent.  I actually started the first “recent time” real estate team in 1994 at Re/Max with Rodney Rouch as my first teammate.  We added an administrator, Brenda Cross and a “buyers agent”, Melanie Greiner and closed 123 sides in 1995! (3rd in the state for […]

2010, A NEW YEAR OF HOPE!

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We finally saw 2009 come to an end……  It was actually a good real estate year for the Orr’s, closing 115 transactions in the 12 months! 2009 saw many great deals!   The buyers that we worked with (71) were very fortunate in my opinion.  The interest rates hovered at 40 year lows,  the prices […]

Advice for the Real Estate Transaction

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When contemplating your next real estate transaction, I believe that you should follow some guidelines to help yourself and everyone involved.  It is hard to even know where to begin,……I have seen and been involved in thousands of transactions as a buyer, seller, managing broker or interested Realtor.  I have seen the difficulties and disappointments […]

Lisa – Happy Homeowner

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Please read below to learn about a great loan program we used to help Lisa and her family! She didn’t state how some of her family was very skeptical that this program is legitimate. They aren’t now! If you have any questions about how you can do the same thing, please feel free to call […]

Working for GOD….by Peter and Tamara Lowe

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Dear Friend, The headlines in the news today tell us that the recession might be over … while at the same time warning us that unemployment will continue to rise for some months to come. You may find yourself newly unemployed, or afraid that your job will be the next one eliminated. I have an […]

What does “EXCLUSIVE BUYERS AGENCY” do for the buyer?

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These posts are a little too long…..I will attempt to give you the “short version” of the values of Buyer Agency!   Here is the short version: “Make the connection with an “EXCLUSIVE BUYER”S AGENT” early in the process.   No upfront fees are charged, and if you decide not to purchase-still no fees.   It is a […]

Why should you buy real estate today?

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Thinking of owning your first home? Well you have came to the right place!    Owning a home can give you and your family a place to call home………. and a sense of  “this is mine, and I can do what I want to here” and a place to enjoy your hobbies and belongings. Buying a home with a fixed interest for […]