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Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale   Today, we want to share 3 valuable tips to help you improve the value of your home. When we meet with prospective sellers, we explain that the most important thing in today's market is preparing your home for the market. Although you need to market your home aggressively and price it accurately, the biggest differentiating factor is how well a home is prepared for sale. Prior to going on the market, keep these tips in mind:
  • Remove wallpaper: Although it's making a comeback, prospective buyers want to put their own touches on the house. They are looking for neutral, earth-tone paint colors, and want to avoid the headaches that
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A lot of sellers have come to us lately with a dilemma. They are getting ready to move into a new home, but can't decide whether they should sell their current home, or rent it out in hopes of turning it into an investment property and a steady cash-flow.

Many people choose to sell simply because they can't afford owning two homes, and they need to sell their current home to be able to purchase a new one. Others want to sell because they are moving out of the area, or want to use the extra cash for another investment. Either way, this is the option that most people choose.

Becoming a landlord is a personal decision that has both positive and
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Today I'd like to spread awareness about mistakes that homebuyers in St. Louis frequently make. Some of these mistakes are fairly obvious, but some are rather complex. We've noticed some common mistakes, and we're going to show you how you can avoid them today.
One mistake is that buyers buy with emotion. A buyer may love a home, but end up disliking the neighborhood, and this can be very problematic. Just because you fall in love with the first floor of the home doesn't mean that you have to buy it.
You should make rational decisions when you buy, and not get caught up in the emotion of purchasing a home. Think practically about
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Hey everyone, today I am going to discuss multiple offers with you, as they have become more and more common in St. Louis as of late. 

In St. Louis, multiple offer situations have been occurring lately, but not in every market, or in every neighborhood for that matter. What's happening is the buyers are looking for move-in ready homes that are priced right, and they will pay a little more to be able to move right in.

From a buyer's perspective, how do you craft a winning offer? Often, it's not all about the price, it's about the terms. If you give the seller the terms they want, they are much more likely to choose your offer. 

For sellers,
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"The Gellman team was very professional. We were very impressed with the way they handled our property.

It was a wonderful experience. We've done a number of real estate deals and this one was made easier and more pleasant.

Mark and his team are incredible. Mark and his team were by far the best and managed to sell it for us, so we're happy. They're just very professional, they think of everything for you, and they make it easy."
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"Personally, I thought they were very professional. Neil is all business, and I would highly recommend him to any person who is going to sell or purchase a home.

They're truly a team. Neil was great. He was the face of the company and he's the first one you meet, but working with Stacy was very good too. She's a very good salesperson.

We were called with follow-ups and by the various people that were handling closings and handling problems. We had a number of problems that developed and through the negotiations of the team,  they got it done and we had a successful sale.

We're very happy. We've already recommended them to a couple of neighbors and other people."
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"They did everything they said they would do, and more. We had some special circumstances where we needed to get things closed quickly, and they jumped through hoops to make it happen. 

It was personalized and they had attention to detail. They listened to everything that we needed, our needs and wants, and it was totally a positive, awesome experience. 

What's going to sell a property is exposure and making sure people know that the property is available and they certainly made sure people knew the property was available. It was an unusual process in the sense of this was a unique property that would take some unique buyers, and we did have it previously listed and it did not sell. 

They came back in, gave us their opinion, reassessed the…
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This year in St. Louis there is going to be another round of property tax assessments, and that means your property taxes could change.
In recent years property taxes have been falling, but we expect them to rise this year. This means that you have the opportunity to protest the tax assessor's value and lower your property taxes. We can provide you with a comparative market analysis to assist you with this process. 
The appeal process is already happening, but you have a few more months to fight your tax-assessed value. One thing to keep in mind is that your tax assessment this year will also impact your property taxes for
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Hello, and welcome to my real estate video blog!
I want you to know what's happening in the St. Louis real estate market, and that's why I'm going to be sending you two educational videos every month.      I'll be providing you with buyer tips, seller tips, and market updates that will give you a better idea of how our local market is performing and how you can take advantage of it. I want you to use this as a free resource for when you are thinking of buying, selling, or investing.
In addition to these educational videos, we were recently endorsed by Barbara Corcoran, the real estate mogul from The Shark…
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