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Brendon DeSimone is the author of "Next Generation Real Estate: New Rules for Smarter Home Buying & Faster Selling," the go-to insider’s guide for navigating and better understanding the complex and ever-evolving world of buying and selling a home. DeSimone is the founder and principal of DeSimone & Co, an independent NYC real estate brokerage providing individualized services and a fresh, hands-on approach. Bringing more than a decade of residential real estate experience, DeSimone is a recognized national real estate expert and has appeared on top media outlets including CNBC, Good Morning America, FOX Business, HGTV, FOX News and Bloomberg. Consumers often call on Brendon for advice and to help them find a real estate agent. You can follow him on Twitter.

Stories by Brendon DeSimone

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Advice for Buyers and Sellers in a Buyers’ Market

Whether you’re a seller competing for open house traffic or a buyer with a huge list of homes to view, approaching a buyers’ market with a plan will get you faster results.

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5 Questions to Help You Find the Right Buyer's Agent

Get the information you need to choose the best guide for your home-buying journey.

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Should You Gamble on a Distressed Sale?

Foreclosures, short sales and REOs could get you a great deal … or they could be a disaster. Understand the risks involved before you make a move.

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3 Tips for Writing a Listing Buyers Will Love

Bring in buyers by giving them what they want: a concise, informative description of your home.

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Tax Benefits of Homeownership

If you own a home, or sold one in the previous year, you may be entitled to tax breaks.

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Questions to Ask Your Agent Before Listing Your Home

Before you take the leap, make sure you know where you stand.

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Priced to Sell: A Game Plan for Setting Your Listing Price

The right pricing strategy plays a big part in scoring the best offer on your home.

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Is Your Home Ready to Sell This Spring?

Put these four tasks on your to-do list for a quick and painless sale.

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Is Buying a Historic Home Right for You?

Love the romance of leaded glass windows, intricate gingerbread trim and elaborate fireplace mantels? Consider these factors before you buy the historic home of your dreams.

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Home Buyers: 3 Signs It's Time to Enlist a Real Estate Pro

You can research the market and attend open houses on your own, but call in a local real estate agent when you’re ready to take your home search to the next level.

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4 Tips for Selling Your Home in the Winter

A little extra care may be needed to show off your property’s assets during the cold and snowy months.

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Buying a Home in 2015: 3 Resolutions to Make It Happen

Is 2015 the year you get serious about your home search? These three resolutions can help you pull it off.

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Selling a Home in 2015: 5 Resolutions for Success

Follow these tips to position your home for a quick and profitable sale.

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Hoping to Buy a Home in 2015? Start Planning Now

Identify your wishlist, research your local real estate market and connect with the professionals who can help you find and close on your dream home this year.

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Deck the Halls? Maybe Not, If Your Home Is For Sale

Reconsider the lavish holiday decorations if your house is on the market in December.

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