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Today we would like to introduce you to Stacey Cox. She is a lifelong resident of St. Louis and this allows her to meet and exceed the needs of all of her clients. Stacey loves to sell homes, but her clients always come first.

Former customers say that home shopping with Stacey is similar to shopping with a best friend. She will talk to you about your unique situation and cater the search to fit your needs. Stacey does not go around showing you the homes that she wants to sell, she'll find the ones that you will be begging to buy.


 

If you want a quality home and a stress-free real estate experience, please don't

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Today, we want to briefly touch on what it takes to get your home sold for top dollar in the current St. Louis marketplace.

To get the highest possible value for your home, it's crucial that it gets the best possible exposure online. Here at the Gellman Team, we don't just stick a sign in the yard and hope the home sells. We help bring buyers to our sellers by utilizing the latest tools and technologies in real estate marketing to present your home to as many potential buyers as possible.



We're a very detailed-oriented team when it comes to advising our clients on how to prepare their home for the market. Our goal is

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Today we'll discuss what's happening with the real estate market now that school is back in session.


We're actually seeing an interesting dynamic this year in that the school market didn't really have the impact that it traditionally does. Meaning there were not as many closings in August as there have been in the last three years.

 

With that said, the first quarter of 2015 saw a definite seller's market. We had a weak inventory, and multiple offer situations arose frequently. That calmed down a little as we entered April and May. We saw more of a balanced market, with equal opportunities for buyers and sellers.

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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.

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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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