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Jessica Riffle Edwards to Speak at International Coldwell Banker Conference

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on March 11, 2011 in No Category
Jessica Riffle Edwards, a real estate professional with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty in Wilmington, N.C., will be a featured speaker at The Coldwell Banker Generation Blue Experience March 14-17, 2011 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 2,000 Coldwell Banker real estate professionals are expected to attend The Generation Blue Experience, Coldwell Banker Real Estate’s annual international conference. Edwards will share her video blogging and social media marketing expertise as part of panel... read more
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Tips to Negotiate With Your Real Estate Broker When Selling a Home

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on March 10, 2011 in No Category
One of the most important things to know when you are negotiating with your real estate broker is that by law, commission must be negotiated. This means you have some power to haggle. If you manage to talk your real estate broker down even one percent, you can potentially save thousands of dollars. Quality real estate brokers will not try to talk you into a commission percentage that is unfair. Average commission percentages usually range from five to six percent, but can change based on a broker’s experience, avai... read more
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Top 10 Home Staging Tips

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on March 07, 2011 in No Category
Staging, which can be often overlooked by home sellers, is a necessary part of the selling process. Home staging involves cleaning, decorating and de-cluttering your home. Your goal is to highlight your Jacksonville NC home’s best features and get potential buyers to picture a life in your home. De-personalize your home by removing all family photos and memorabilia. Set your dining room table and include a new, eye-catching centerpiece. Only include 50% of what is usually in your closet to give the allusion it ... read more
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Incentives that Help Seal the Deal for Home Buyers

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on March 03, 2011 in No Category
As a home seller, it is your job to make your Jacksonville NC home seem so desirable that a potential home buyer can’t turn away. If you can tell you have a home buyer that is close to making an offer or that is contemplating your counter-offer, there are a few ways you can help sweeten the deal for them. By offering little incentives for the home buyer, they will be more likely to commit to making the purchase. Sometimes, it really are the little things that count and if you make the extra effort, you will be more... read more
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