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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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Is 'For Sale By Owner' Right for You?

Going FSBO can be a great opportunity to save money … or a recipe for disaster. Find out if FSBO makes sense for your home sale.

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Ready, Set, Sell: 3 Strategies for Getting Your Home Off the Market Fast

It’s possible to expedite your home’s sale … if you’re prepared to face the risks involved.

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3 Tips for Evaluating Multiple Offers

For the seller lucky enough to get a rush of interested buyers, figuring out which one will go through and pay off is crucial.

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3 Secrets to Holding a Painless Open House

Welcoming prospective buyers into your home can be tough. Here’s how to prepare yourself and your house for the big day.

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Winning Tips for Buyers and Sellers in Sellers' Markets

For sellers, success is all about managing the offers, while buyers must strategize and be prepared to compete.

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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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