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The early bird gets the worm. Works for Dan O’Toole who arrives at the office at 7am and for his sellers right now. There are a lot of buyers who have made a resolution to purchase a home in 2017 and they are currently in the market to purchase homes. However, there is just not a lot to choose from! We’ve held open houses on three consecutive weekends and at each open house we have had at least 20 buyers come through....

With Valentines day upon us, Angie Haering of TREO Realtors tried to come up with a great idea for your Valentine!  Unfortunately for your admirer, these are selling faster than flowers and candy! Don't miss out on your opportunity to get one!  They are selling FAST!   Call Angie Haering at 513-258-4600 for all your real estate needs! ...

Below is an awesome article that is going to put you into the drivers seat for obtaining a mortgage.   Back in the day of 2005-2007, they were giving anyone who could fog a mirror a mortgage.  They had some crazy loans out there and because of that the market crashed.  The Pendulum swung the opposite direction for the past few years and lenders were extremely picky about wanting excessive documentation, really wanting to make sure any loan that they gave out was totally buttoned up and it was a...

If your resolution is to lose weight, eat healthier, get a better job or something like that, we can't help you there, HOWEVER,if your resolution is to find a new home or sell your home, we can definitely help you there!   So I'm going to give you FIVE easy steps to insure that in 2017 you accomplish your resolution of either buying or selling a home.   FIVE STEPS FOR BUYING IN 2017 Talk to a mortgage lender.  Find out if you can be approved for a mortgage.  If you can, GREAT, move forward...

Today I want to talk to you about our Pre-Listing Marketing Program. It is pretty controversial among agents, but I have found it to yield significant results for my clients. This is how it works; Before we actually put your house on the market there is generally a period of time that you are preparing the home for sale. Rather than just be passive during that period, we are actually very pro-active in marketing your home. We do a few things: 1. We put a sign in your...

Today I'm going to talk to you about timing and by timing I mean when is the right time to list your home for sale. Now some agents might just say it's the spring time or I see a lot of other homes coming on the market so now is the best time to list! At TREO we take actual data from the MLS and using special software that only we have access to, we can tell you the perfect time for when you should come on the market, not...

The best strategy to sell a home while you have a tenant in it should be top of mind when leasing the property. Many sellers who held on to properties when the market was flat are now wondering how they should go about getting the home sold with their tenant still living in the property. Brett offers some ideas that can help! His first tip is to try and get the lease to end in the spring. Having a property come back into your hands in the dead of winter may...

What are Real Estate Open Houses really all about?   Learn the reasons why Realtors have them and how to shield yourself from their ulterior motives using fake information, ringtones and limited information. The best way to preview homes in the Cincinnati Real Estate Market is not to go through a bunch of random open houses but instead to call one of us at TREO. We can take you through any home on the market and provide information that will help you to make an informed decision and save money. ...

As a Cincinnati Real Estate Agent, I’ll be the first to admit,  I am a “do-it-yourselfer”.   I have been that way since I was born, it’s just a part of my personality.   I’m also a penny-pincher. Hey, I’m just being honest!   That I get from my father.   So have I always gone to a professional to get things done?  Heck no!  Why?   Because professionals cost money.   There are just things that I have figured out how to do on my own to save money  and sometimes it didn’t work out...

by Brittany Watkins The older I get, the more I realize that life will only get more chaotic in the years to come.  But this summer may stand out more than others.  I am getting married the last week of July, when my job as a Cincinnati Real Estate Agent is at the peak of its season.   My fiancé and I are about to close on a home of our own.  And Pinterest has convinced me to take on too many DIY wedding projects!   All of this at the same...

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