The Time You Spent Listening to Us Was Priceless

Hi James, just wanted to say thanks for helping us find the perfect home for us. The time you spent with us just asking the right questions and listening and taking notes was priceless. We couldn’t be happier now that we are settling into our new place. You proved to me that buying a new home doesn’t have to be a painful or scary experience and we will certainly recommend you to anyone we come across who needs a Realtor they can trust to put a families needs first and foremost above selling something.

Heather Hanna
Limerick PA

99 Point Marketing Plan

99 Point Marketing Plan

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99 Point Ultimate Home Marketing Plan

1. Research tax records to verify full and complete legal information is available to prospective buyers and buyer’s agents on MLS printout.
2. Research competitive properties that are currently on the market.
3. Research competitive properties that are currently under contract.
4. Research expired properties (properties that did not sell during their time on the market).
5. Research competitive properties that have sold in the past six months.
6. Research the previous sales activity (if any) on the Seller’s home.
7. Call agents, if needed, to discuss activity on the comparable properties they have listed in the area.
8. Prepare seller by instructing them to gather home information for “confidential” Real Estate Diagnosis: by having a copy of deed, mortgage statement, current tax bill, copy a survey, copy of their title policy and a list of repairs and upgrades made during ownership.
9. Conduct Seller counseling interview to assess needs, timing, motivation and concerns.

 

10. Determine which of our Specialized home selling programs you are best suited for.
11. Conduct and Review the Real Estate Diagnosis to suggest constructive changes to your home to make it more appealing, to show exceptionally well and help seller to maximize home’s VALUE yield the greatest possible sale price to an interested buyer.
12. Pick one of our custom Home Marketing Programs: Certified Pre Owned Home, Smart Seller, Luxury Fine Homes, Confidential, Auction, Short Sale Solutions, Custom Builder, Commercial
13. Sign and complete listing contract and commit to each other.
14. Sign Easy Exit Listing GUARANTEE.
15. Complete TREND MLS paperwork.
16. Obtain and verify accurate detailed methods of contacting the Sellers.
17. Research ownership and deed type from Title company.
18. Research property’s land use, deed restrictions, and easements.
19. Explain the use of the Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement the seller will complete, and that will be presented to the buyer of their home.

 

20. Price the property right the 1st time, to open the market vs. narrowing the market.
21. Strategically price home to enable it to show up on more MLS Searches.
22. Prepare an estimate of proceeds, based on correct pricing scenario to show seller expenses, closing costs and net proceeds.
23. Complete E-showing instructions with seller with correct contact info for appointment
24. Ask Seller questions about the property and themselves to learn how to better serve and provide helpful information if needed.
25. Discuss purchase plans and determine if we can assist them in their next home purchase.
26. Help seller relocate locally, or out of area with highly experienced global relocation division agents across the globe – so the seller is sure to have the highest quality agent to help them on both sides of their move to make it worry and stress free.
27. Measure home/rooms for MLS printout.
28. Create Floor Plan with MagicPlan (Certified Pre Owned Program)
29. Conduct Independent home inspection (Certified Pre Owned Program)

 

30. Conduct independent appraisal (Certified Pre Owned Program)
31. Provide a professional home staging consultation (Certified Pre Owned Program)
32. Explain the benefits of a 24 month bumper to bumper Home Owner Warranty. (Certified Pre Owned)
33. Set up Home Warranty, if chosen, to protect your home during listing period and after the sale to reassure buyer of the quality of your home.(optional)
34. Provide home showing guidelines to help have the home prepared for appointments. (i.e. lighting, soft music, etc.)
35. Schedule professional digital photography session
36. Schedule professional video shoot (Certified Pre Owned Program)
37. Develop target buyer Profile and marketing copy messaging that speaks to buyer needs
38. Submit professional SEO’d blog post with photos available to millions of people via our website at www.PaHouseQuest.com which is linked to thousands of other sites.
39. Create Facebook Fan page for your home and encourage share incentives to get your friends and family promoting your home (optional)

 

40. Publish the property on Google+ profile for SEO. (optional)
41. Deliver copies of advertisements and marketing material of your home to you for your review.
42. Install hi-tech electronic lockbox to allow buyers and their agents to view your home conveniently but does not compromise your family’s security. (optional)
43. Install James Harner Group Real Estate sign in front yard with Home text sign rider.
44. Obtain one set of keys which will be inserted in the lockbox.
45. Publish the property on www.kwrealtygroup.com my companies website.
46. Publish the property actively for sale on www.PaHouseQuest.com my website.
47. Create, order, and mail “Just Listed” Postcards to our target market promoting the value of your home over other competing properties. (Certified Pre Owned Program)
48. Use Just listed campaign to call 100 neighbors via Cole Directory and our Dialer software to discuss your listing and prospect for a potential buyer for your home.
49. Create “competition crushing” single property website with unique property address URL and buyer lead capture.

 

50. Create full motion video tour with music and voiceover optimized for YouTube.com
51. Video Marketing syndication to over 50 video sharing sites
52. Distribute color flyer to other agents in my 54 offices (Blue Bell, Ardmore, Extonqas Rosemont, Philadelphia, etc). Keller Williams agents are the highest producing agents in the Philadelphia region.
53. Send “just listed” postcard to 100 residents in the immediate neighborhood promoting the features and lifestyle benefits of the property.
54. Weekly meeting with my team to mastermind on what steps have been completed and
executed in the marketing of the home and next steps to SOLD!
55. Electronically submit the listing information to the TREND Multiple Listing Service for exposure to over 32,000 active real estate agents in the Multiple Listing Service area.
56. Enter the sellers name and address in office computer system to automated create seller reports emailed twice monthly showing online activity property views and clicks thrus
57. Capture feedback from Realtors® and potential buyers after all showings and answer any questions that they might have via the electronic lockbox.
58. Follow up with all the agents who have shown your home via e-mail showing feedback report and voice mail to answer questions they may have.
59. Communication Guarantee – Weekly Tuesday call to keep seller informed of market changes, mortgage rate fluctuations, sales trends, showing feedback or anything that may affect the value and marketability of their property.

 

60. Determine if the property qualifies for a “Brokers Open House” to be toured by local agents (optional)
61. Advertise the broker’s open house electronically to all the Philadelphia area Realtors with full color flyers e-mailed directly to their inbox with “freemium” give away.
62. Promote the property at our bi-monthly broker’s open house, hosted and catered by me.
63. Prospect via phone for two hours, and contact twenty people per day including buyer leads, centers of influence, and past clients looking for potential buyers.
64. Enter all buyer leads that call on your property into SMS direct client conversion campaign to qualify them to purchase your home.
65. Assist cooperating brokers in the area to tour your home when available.
66. Assist seller with interim bridge financing if necessary.
67. Prepare a full color glossy photo flyer/brochure with a list of features of the property to leave at the home for visitors to take with them after the showing.
68. Digitally syndicate your Premier listing to appear on page one of every Top Internet Real Estate Site: Realtor.com, Trulia.com, Zillow.com, Yahoo Real Estate.com
69. Digitally syndicate to Homes.com,Google.com, Frontdoor.com, Homefinder.com, Hotpads.com, Openhouse.com, Homewinks.com,Propertypursuit.com, MSN Real Estate, and more than 2000 other real estate idx search portals.

 

70. Submit the property to web-based buyer classifieds on Craigslist.org.
71. Prepare a monthly local market analysis update of any activity in your neighborhood (i.e.: new homes on the market, homes that have sold etc) to keep you informed about key market conditions within your area and suggest adjustments necessary to sell.
72. Discuss feedback from showing agents with you to determine if changes will accelerate the sale, recommend adjustments as necessary to achieve your goals.
73. Prequalify all prospective buyers to avoid wasting seller’s time with “looky-loo’s”.
74. Work to qualify prospective buyers and assist them in obtaining suitable mortgage
financing through our broad network of preferred lenders specializing in different loan programs.
75. Follow up with all buyer leads and inquires within 5 minutes of lead coming to us.
76. Inside sales will Tele-market to bring more buyers and sellers together through our innovative marketing campaigns.
77. Improve the marketing of any under-performing marketing campaigns.
78. Discuss qualifications of prospective buyers to help determine buyer motivation, ability
to purchase and probability of closing on the sale.
79. Buyer profile report to determine the buyers purchase needs.

 

80. Require all offers include buyers pre-approval and Buyers Financial Statement.
81. Cooperate with all Real Estate companies in the USA who have a qualified buyer.
82. Represent the seller in person on offer presentations, and negotiating the best price and most favorable terms for my clients
83. Review and explain all clauses in Listing agreement and other paper work/agreements.
84. Order Resale Certificate and coordinate municipal certification.
85. Facilitate all inspections, including home, pest and municipal.
86. Negotiate reply to inspections for seller.
87. Order HOA docs and deliver to new buyer.
88. Provide contractor referrals thru our 5 star contractor referral service.
89. Coordinate scheduling of appraisal and supply comparable sales if needed.

 

90. Monitor the buyers loan to assure timely mortgage loan commitment.
91. Make my Co-Listing agent available so that any questions or concerns will be handled in a timely manner to care for the sellers every need.
92. Handle the entire escrow process for the seller and arrange with the Title Company.
93. Provide seller with access to our online 24/7 transaction coordination system to follow every step of the transaction to the closing date in real time.
94. Introduce my closing manager who handles coordination of every step to a successful closing; including certifications, Title and deed preparation, mortgage payoff and scheduling a successful closing
95. Provide seller with access to our one call concierge utility transfer service.
96. I meet with our transaction coordinator daily for status updates on the closing process and deliverable items needed to successfully close on time as promised.
97. Coordinate and deliver preliminary HUD-1, explain all charges and have any necessary changes made prior to closing.
98. Arrange possession and transfer of home (keys, warranties, garage door openers,
community pool keys, mail box keys, etc.)
99. Personally attend closing and advise with HUD-1 signing

5 Biggest Lies Told to Sellers

Beware the 5 Lies Told Sellers!

1. The home value statistics on websites like Zillow are inaccurate. “Price Estimates” even by professionals can be worse.

2. Today the average home in our market does NOT sell. (Only 54.4% do.)

3. Of the 54.4% of homes that do sell, most go through more than 3 price reductions. (Basically, YOU are doing all the work in marketing your home by lowering the price, not your agent.)

The average Days on Market (DOM) that almost every agent uses is inaccurate. Right now, the MLS says the DOM in Montgomery County is  98 days. The TRUE DOM is 215 days.

5. Of the homes that do sell, most sell for 12% Less than the original sales price.

If your Home is listed at $300,000 – poof! You just lost $36,000 and suffered 215 days of stress, people tramping through your home, and scrambling to empty your closets every time a tire kicker “buyer” – doesn’t buy.

There are 5 Reasons why home sellers are mislead into losing thousands of dollars and months of time.

1. Inaccurate Market Statistics

Inaccurate market statistics, like zestimates on popular sites like zillow.com are inaccurate and confusing. To protect consumers, we publish and distribute the Truth in consumer protection articles, graphics, podcasts, and videos to 1000s of websites. The truth is that general market statistics probably do NOT apply to your home and are often distorted deliberately by these websites to confuse you and get you to contact real estate agents advertising on their website.

2. Inaccurate Pricing

The way most agents are trained to create a price analysis is so wildly inaccurate that most agents attempts at pricing are really using the “Guess and Get Lucky ” strategy i.e. “I guess it will sell at about this price…No? You don’t like that number? Well, we can Go with whatever you think it’s worth….and hope we GET lucky….”

To protect you, our in depth RVM or Real Value Model valuation process includes 4 levels of pricing research, that account for 108 unique variables that we have identified that effect what your home is really worth. Homes are not like loaves of bread, each one is unique, and accounting for your homes unique features helps us more effectively price your home accurately. We can even show you how many buyers are in the market and exactly how likely your home is to sell in any given month based on proprietary algorithm.

3. Bad Real Estate Internet “Marketing” 

Most real estate marketing, is actually just basic advertising and it HURTS Your Final Sale Price. Mostly it consists of a few things like a yard sign, a dozen bad photos ( you know what we mean) paper flyers, an open house and putting the home in the MLS. Even worse, one of the first things they do is to “syndicate” your listing to 15 sites like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com — which helps these websites sell ads to agents but not sell your home. The average dollar amount spent on “marketing” a home is only $325.

We control hundreds of websites and online accounts where we feature your home in gorgeous HD video and photo. Our no Ads, no spam, No hassles policies help buyers focus on your home and keep them away from agents who would steer them away from your home and towards their own listings.

Our premium listing program (consumer value at over $10,000) consists of 17 modules, over 200 different steps and dozens of strategies we use to promote homes. It’s hundreds of pages and barely fits in a 3 ring binder. This program cost us over $15,000 to develop and anyone trying to do it without our proprietary software and skilled staff it would cost them…well, they couldn’t.

No one else does more.

4. Poor Communication

One of the top seller complaints is that after the agent “gets the listing” they are never heard from again except to ask for price reductions.

We guarantee to speak with you every week and we provide 4 reports monthly with real time notification of everything we do.

Our Virtual Kitchen Table – paperless process including online contract signing and “No Cleaning. No Travelling. No Pressuring” Virtual Listing Presentations is available 24/7 and saves you time and stress

5. One-Size-Fits All Listing Programs.

Are you unique? Does your life have particular stresses that do not need to be enhanced by selling “too low and too slow?” Doesn’t it make sense to customize your listing program to achieve very specific goals and protect your finances?

We offer “Customized Listing Programs” including:

  • Confidential Listing for Celebrities, CEOs, and Athletes.
  • International Marketing for Distinctive Luxury Properties
  • Up Sell Your Home Listing Program
  • Short Sale Solutions Program
  • Auction Program
  • Corporate Relocation Program
  • Builder Custom Marketing Program

Please. Every agent is being told there is big money in Short Sales by “gurus” who “certify” them for a few hours of “guru’ing.” The only people who can really assist you with a short sale are specialists who work daily with national lenders.

Only these specialists know exactly what each different lender at the bank will want to allow a distressed sale.  Our Fox & Roach team has a dedicated staff  that do this day in and day out. There is no one better equipped to help you close a short sale.

What does all this do for you?

It helps you Sell Your Home for the Most Money, Faster, with Less Stress.

What next?

Discover the details on our website videos and downloads.

Connect with our research team if you’d like to see how these issues apply to a specific home or situation.

Consult with us via a Zero-Pressure Real Estate diagnosis session if you want to see if we are a good fit for you.

The first step is easy. We’re friendly. You can just call (610) 831-8138.

Regards,

James Harner

488 N Church Street | Spring City PA Homes For Sale

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$196,000

488 N Church St

Spring City, PA 19475

MLS#: 6275304

Single-Family Home

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1

Square Feet: 1543

Lot Size: .86 acres

Year Built: 1920

School District: Spring Ford

Large Private .86 Acre Lot

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Agent:

James Harner

Team Leader

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Prudential Fox & Roach

201 Second Avenue #Suite 102

Collegeville PA 19426

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32 Cherry Tree Court Spring City Pennsylvania 19475

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$304,995

32 Cherry Tree Ct

Spring City, PA 19475

MLS#: 6277400

Single-Family Home

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms (Full): 2

Bathrooms (Half): 1

Square Feet: 2325

Lot Size: .32 acres

Year Built: 2000

School District: Owen J. Roberts

Fenced in Yard

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Agent:

James Harner

Team Leader

610 310 7646

James Harner

Prudential Fox & Roach

201 Second Avenue #Suite 102

Collegeville PA 19426

Sponsor:

Ruth Falcone

610 831 8112

Ruth Falcone

Trident Mortgage Company

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32 Cherry Tree Court Spring City PA | Homes For Sale in Owen J Roberts School District

Welcome to 32 Cherry Tree Court Spring City PA

32 Cherry Tree Court Spring City PA

32 Cherry Tree Court Spring City PA is your very own entertainment enclave. Only a handful of residences with comforts, such as this, come to be obtainable each year for an affordable price in Owen J Roberts School District. This particular home, 32 Cherry Tree Court Spring City PA is situated on a Cul-de-Sac boasting a .32 acre corner fenced in lot. The 32 Cherry Tree Court Spring City PA home and property lot have seen enhancements in abundance over years of proud ownership. An in ground swimming pool with stamped concrete patio. A 4 season sunroom, as well as, a finished basement await your unlimited entertainment ideas. Inside 32 Cherry Tree Court Spring City PA, the home has received brand new kitchen countertops plus a double bowl porcelain kitchen sink recently installed. The stainless kitchen appliances and smooth cooktop range add to your clean and worry free culinary experience.

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32 Cherry Tree Court Spring City PA

The wide open floor of plan of 32 Cherry Tree Court Spring City PA is actually a ideal instance of modern floor plans desired nowadays by most homeowners, with the dining and family rooms sweeping seamlessly in to the kitchen. The household is tastefully painted with an interior designer’s color palette throughout the home.The ample sunken family room just off the cooking area provides an open floor plan perfect for household gatherings for a lifetime of enjoyment. The roomy master bedroom suite with substantial walk-in closet and tastefully appointed master bathroom with skylight, offers a respite from a hard day at work.

The heated 4 season Florida room with ceiling fan supplies year long out of doors enjoyment, even on rainy days at 32 Cherry Tree Court Spring City PA. The fenced in back yard enclave is private, with mature landscaping surrounding the privacy fencing. The stamped concrete terrace is definitely ideal for grilling or sun bathing. The completed basement contributes additional space for a movie theater room, or which may also be an excellent 4th bedroom, if the need arises. In order to offer additional peace of mind to a future buyer we’re also supplying a completed home inspection report and a Twelve month bumper to bumper home warranty. Contact us to schedule your personal tour of 32 Cherry Tree Court Spring City PA below.

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Misguided PA Realtors and Real Estate Challenged

Misguided PA Realtors

PA Realtors PA Realtors set the actual “market condition”. This week at lunch with PA appraiser extraordinaire Joe Sommers, I produced this horrifying discovery…

Which means the roughly 30,000 PA Realtors, by means of person to person, blogs, message boards as well as videos and speaking engagements established the perception of the general public around the housing market for homeowners, investors & housing related industries.

Ever since the FREEZE on Bank Owned properties commenced, as well as, the injection of HARP, PA Realtors have perpetuated the belief that short sales were definitely over and therefore equity home sales were growing in number. What follows is a inescapable fact, there is certainly less housing supply. Here is another fact mortgage rates have gone upwards and frozen the upward climb of housing valuation increases.

Here is something else before the end of the year we will have housing prices slide backwards. PA Realtors, as individuals, are frightened with anything having to do with financial institutions and LOSS MITIGATION. It might consequently benefit them to go out of their own way and express an industry position which obviously is within contrast towards the statistics.

To further worsen matters a few of the PA Realtors “experts” pop their heads from the ground just like Punxsutawney Phil forecasting the way forward for property trends (myself included). However I add a very simple diversion within my views from the market place. I USE Statistics! I have spoken with Joe Sommers who is an expert on property valuation as well as appraisal industry developments, I study reports from RealtyTrac and then I put together a view according to those figures.

THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IS FROZEN! I predicted a stall along with crash (not far off)… The numbers have slowed on foreclosures because of the government bailout through the HARP program which has now reached its end. 85% of HARP associated bailouts with a homeowner, failed to get a loan modification approval. Of the 15% that get home loan modifications, their payment per month actually goes up (home loan modifications are not interest only payments) and most 60% of these end up with missed payments AGAIN. So where are these distressed homeowners and just what happens to them? They get foreclosed on. The greatest hocus pocus real estate market trick of all! “shadow inventory” is true! By the way shadow inventory is  NEVER factored into housing inventory numbers (the blogs, word of mouth, speaking engagements, etc) since it might have a negative effect on values. MY ADVICE: Do your own diligence,

Read and verify yourself. The 2013 housing inventory stall is here now, read the economic data released on Friday. The 2014 housing crash is coming.

copyright 2013 James Harner

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488 N. Church Street Spring City | Spring Ford Homes for Sale

488 N. Church Street Spring City| Spring Ford Homes for Sale

Spring City real estate

488 N. Church Street Spring City offers what a lot of persons would like to own in a country property; and in Spring Ford School District. What makes this property rare is it’s classic Craftsman style architecture. 488 N. Church Street Spring City is a property with privacy and breathtaking views at an affordable price tag.

The huge .86 acre lot includes a park like setting, with privacy and wide open room to spend time playing. This specific 488 N. Church Street Spring City property provides a wrap around porch for 3 season fun as well as unwinding your day away.A significant living space with two sets of french doors to allow the out of doors into the living area is quite a nice feature of 488 N. Church Street Spring City. A sizable brick fireplace with pellet stove insert, crown molding, all natural solid wood original 6 panel doors with crystal knobs completes the living area of this 488 N. Church Street Spring City home for sale. The craftsman style door trim adds even more to the allure and identity of this classic architectural style from the 1920’s. With a nicely appointed kitchen and dining area right off the kitchen, this 488 N. Church Street Spring City offers easy country living.

The walk up attic space, with large dormers may very well be completed into a master suite or perhaps play room to complete this 488 N. Church Street Spring City hom. Almost all home windows have been substituted with double insulated glass pane Anderson real wood windows, to create energy efficiency , as well as keep with the classic character of this 488 N. Church Street Spring City.

The second building on the property, which is make of block, with electric service, and water service offers a perfect space for the hobbyist in you to enjoy whatever your personal passion may be.

This particular 488 N. Church Street Spring City listing is one particular that ought to go rapidly, so be certain you receive a look before it’s GONE. To schedule your personal tour, please use the contact form below. One of our dedicated buyer representatives will be in contact to schedule your personal guided tour.

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Tips for Selling Your Home | Real Estate Truth and Lies

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Chapter 2:  Airing The Dirty Laundry
My best tips for selling your home…….Please listen closely. Here’s what you must understand because knowing this and never forgetting this will save (make) you a lot of money and eliminate mountains of frustration in your next real estate transaction:
“Real estate agents are 100% commission based salespeople.”

This means that if they don’t close deals, they don’t get paid. Zero, zippo, nada, income. I’m no anthropologist, hell, I’ve only ever been a salesman myself, but the only thing I can think of why this happens is – maybe it’s got to be some kind of hardwired “Survival Mechanism.” Regardless though, of why it happens, just know it happens – and you have a serious need to protect yourself. So before you go down to the local discount “real estate agent in a box” superstore and select your agent off the discount shelf, let’s actually dive into some of the things you need to be aware of in today’s changing times.
The real estate industry is changing drastically, and all the old rules are changing with it.What used to work is simply not working any more. You’ve heard the sayings “Dog eat Dog” and “Look out for #1”… My best tips for selling your home are to encourage you, in your real estate transactions, to do the same. In my opinion, greed really only amplifies the unethical characteristics of already shady and immoral people. But desperation, which is pandemic right now among agents, sadly, is a different beast. As I’ve witnessed lately, has the power to motivate even the MOST ethical people (agents) into doing, seemingly totally out of character, unethical, immoral, and disgusting things – things they’d never normally do.

Against popular belief, maximizing your profit IS NOT only about selling your home for more money. It IS minimizing the “loss” of falling victim to unethical, ill-qualified, and incompetent agents bungling your home sale. This is one of the most underestimated mistakes homeowners fall prey to, and one of my tips for selling your home to maximize your profit at settlement.

I utilize the competitive art of power negotiating with every available technique and device against the buyer and buyer agent you can ensure to maximize your profits on your home investment as one of my silver bullet tips for selling your home.
And of course, because every transaction has two agents you must know how to protect yourself from both sides, knowing the “scams” they pull. I know this book, like Richie Roberts keeping the $1 Million in unmarked bills, has made me public enemy #1 to the real estate community “…for airing their dirty laundry” – but hey, this why our clients trust us so much, why we have been able to get such amazing results! And why they happily refer their friends to our proven Up Sell Your Home Program. So, if stepping on a few “political toes” upsets some folks, earns me “hate mail” from the crooks I expose – Oh well!
Whether you realize it or not, the biggest threat to your real estate sanity isn’t the market – it’s the ‘moral compass of your agent!” It’s no secret that real estate agents have an unshakable reputation for shady deals, dishonest stunts, dirty tricks and monetary shenanigans, remembering this is one of my best tips for selling your home.

George Orwell once said, “In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Consider this chapter my revolutionary act and I am offering big tips for selling your home, in my new report ( get your copy below).

Here’s why . . . Maybe you’ve heard the story of Frank Lucas, maybe not. Chances are you know who Denzel Washington is. He played Frank Lucas in a Movie a called “American Gangster,” does that ring any bells??? In the early 1970’s Frank Lucas was a kingpin in the Harlem drug scene. He controlled the market with a product he called “Blue Magic” where he imported pure heroin from Vietnam in Military cargo planes carrying the deceased bodies of American servicemen and women. He cornered the market in the U.S. He retailed and wholesaled and “chopped it down” only slightly before selling it on the streets. Having no transportation costs at all, thus affording him the ability to sell heroin that was twice as pure for half the cost, thus eliminating the competition from the marketplace. He began selling it to organized crime nationwide; he became the first kingpin of the drug trade.
Now there’s more to this story . . .

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Russell Crowe was also in “American Gangster,” playing detective Richie Roberts, one of the few honest cops NOT “on the payroll” of any of Harlem’s drug lords, or even Frank Lucas. While other cops were “shaking down” drug dealers for cash, accepting bribes to turn a blind-eye, Richie’s honesty, made him public enemy number one. Instead of keeping nearly $1 million of unmarked bills, he turned it in. Other cops saw him as a threat. He couldn’t be trusted.
Richie could have cared less. He hated corrupt cops. He hated them more than the heroin dealers selling the “Blue Magic.” And as Frank Lucas’s empire grew, the more of these cockroaches appeared from the wood work, looking to cash in. Lucas hated this, hated them. In fact, when Richie finally brought down Lucas, the two, obviously on opposite sides of the fence, cooperated to nail their common enemy: corrupt NYC detectives. In the end, and nobody would have expected it, three quarters of NYC’s Drug Enforcement Division was arrested and convicted.

Unethical, immoral, cheats, liars……nobody likes them.
And while that same sentiment is true in real estate, concerning unethical agents, I’d appreciate discretion. This book, like Richie turning the nearly $1 million of unmarked bills, puts me the line of fire in providing these tips for selling your home.
…………But it won’t stop me from offering more tips for selling your home.
You see, nobody likes to admit corruption in their own “precinct.” Do you think the NYC Drug Enforcement Agency ever commissioned their own internal investigation to crack down on their unethical detectives? No! Of course not. Why? Because it would look bad.
If not for Richie Roberts, catching Frank Lucas, and Lucas’s equal and general hate for these detectives, who knows how it would have continued?!?!? Because there are a few bad apples out there, my personal advice is to arm yourself with these tips for selling your home as much information as possible about the dirty tricks and scams these dishonest agents try to pull so you can spot them a mile away.

The problem is in knowing how to spot the scammers and what are the scams they try to pull is one of the top tips for selling your home.

That is why I’ve written this book – to give an account of the tips for selling your home and most common scams the bad apples like to pull so you can be on the lookout. You’ll be the envy of your friends and family when they find out that you have the insider’s secrets of the real estate business and tips for selling your home.
The Cold Hard Truth:
Whether you’re a buyer or seller, you better know what you are doing and how to “play the game” because if you get screwed, well, that’s your own fault. How can this be?  Now, I ask you, “Is that a fair and ethical way to do business?”

No. But you’re on your own… like it or not, accept it or not, acknowledge it or not, fair or not, that’s the reality of how this game is really played, and that is one of the best tips for selling your home, I can give you.

It’s wrong.

Take a Pro-Active Stance is one of the tips for selling your home, But that’s why it’s so important to protect yourself if you are fed up with the traditional way of selling houses, or should I say the traditional way of NOT selling houses. Do you own due diligence – and take it very seriously before choosing any professional representation in a real estate transaction. It’s time to take matters into your own hands. It’s your house, and it’s your money and that is one of the  great tips for selling your home.
Please do not get me wrong, I am not suggesting all real estate agents are bad people, unethical, or even guilty of one or more things in this report – but some are. I’ve witnessed it. And I suspect, like the three-quarters of the NYC detectives found guilty, it may be a higher percentage than you or I would ever think to guess.
Who knows? Maybe you’ve have your own horror story.
Maybe all this resonates a bit too close to home . . . . . cuts a bit too deep. I certainly know plenty of good families who have been negatively affected by an unscrupulous real estate agent.

Selling your homeIn fact, for this reason, is exactly why a good number of Philadelphia area homeowners looking for tips for selling your home, found their way to my Up Sell Your Home Program™ in the first place – to escape the “rat race” and risk of being put through the ringer.
And now with the current economic climate in the toilet and the real estate market the way it is, from my own experience, and what I’m seeing on a daily basis, it is only gotten (and getting) worse.
Generally, speaking I do not believe, as people say, “Money is the root of all evil.” I believe, in fact, money in the right hands can do much good. Look at Bill Gates. How many billions has he donated, how many people has he helped?How many schools has he funded to be built? AIDS medications has he provided? Computers has he donated?

Of course, and to be fair, every cloud with a silver-lining has a dark-underbelly. For every humanitarian like Gates there is ruthless, life-sucking criminal like Bernie Madoff, driven by greed. Who prey on the good nature of people for their own greedy gain? So you must ask yourself, especially now, when the market has contracted, the number of homes sales has declined sharply, in desperate times like these, where some 250,000 real estate agents nationwide, have already turned in their license since they can’t afford to continue practicing. They have been forced by personal financial pressures to leave real estate, and are now working at Wal-Mart and Target.
And if they don’t want to be next Wal-Mart greeter, what would make a starving agent making $20K a year want to tell you about the “deal killing” tips for selling your home revealed in this book? Do you really think, just because they “say” they have a fiduciary responsibility to you, as their client, that your best interests trump their own self-preservation interests?

The old saying rings true about desperate times requiring desperate measures.
Please understand that in Pennsylvania that it only takes 60 hours of required educational coursework to qualify to take the state and national real estate exams then 14 hours of continuing education every 2 years to maintain a real estate license. The bar is set so pathetically low; you don’t even need a high school diploma as a prerequisite to successfully become a real estate agent. In fact, the college degree I earned from the University of Washington in Marketing didn’t even count in any way towards my real estate licensing requirements. You gotta love that a high school dropout is given equal consideration to a matriculated PAC 12 grad with a BA in marketing in the eyes of the Real Estate Commission. Just sign on the dotted line, pony up the licensing fee, take the 2 classes, pass the test with a 70% proficiency and that is it, welcome to the wild, wild world of real estate sales. Choose your agent wisely or suffer the consequences, which is one of my best tips for selling your home.
One word applies: PATHETIC!

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Montgomery County PA Homes for Sale Inventory Shrinks

Montgomery County PA Homes for Sale Inventory Shrinks
montgomery county pa homes for saleData on montgomery county PA homes for sale  from multiple industry sources, show that Montgomery county PA homes for sale inventory of both new and existing homes are at or near their all-time lows. The number of new homes for sale equates to only 5.1 months’ worth of demand. At the current sales rate, the supply of existing homes is enough to satisfy only 6.1 months’ worth of demand.

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Both figures are roughly 30% below their long-run averages and equate to a lack of quality choices of Montgomery county PA homes for sale from which a buyer can choose. Thus, quality properties, with sellers having equity are getting full list price, because buyers are keenly aware that good homes are hard to find.

If home prices are going up so fast, why aren’t more people listing their montgomery county PA homes for sale? According to James Harner,  with Prudential Fox and Roach Realtors,
“Many of these homeowners owe more on their mortgage than what their house is currently worth. Meaning that to sell it, they would have to come up with additional money at the time of closing to pay off their loan,” Harner says.  Since many homeowners are not in a position to do that, they cannot list their homes,  This is greatly restricting the supply of quality Montgomery county PA homes for sale on the market.

According to our estimates, 21.7% of Pennsylvania homeowners with a mortgage were underwater as of the first quarter of 2013. Corelogic puts the figure at 21.5%. Either way, my point is that a significant portion of potential supply of montgomery county PA homes for sale is likely being held off the market due to this important fact of negative equity.

Selling your homeCall James Harner at 610-831-8138 for information on how to get our proven “Up Sell Your Home in Any Market program” , virtually guaranteeing home sellers results of up to 18% more money in half the time of traditional real estate agent approaches, when listing your Montgomery count PA homes for sale. To find out more fill out this form, we will contact you TODAY.

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