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Brendon DeSimone is a Realtor® and a real estate expert. His practical advice is regularly sought out by print, online and television media outlets including FOX News, CNBC, USA Today, Bloomberg, FOX Business and Forbes. An active investor himself, Brendon owns real estate around the U.S. and abroad and is licensed to sell in California and New York. Consumers often call on Brendon for advice and to help them find a real estate agent. You can find Brendon on Facebook or follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

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    Why Being Pre-Approved for a Loan Matters

    Not being pre-approved won’t get you past the front door.

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    Best Times to Buy, Sell or List a Home

    A common question from a buyer or seller is: what is the best time to buy or sell a home? In the clothing world, it makes […]

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    So, You Think You Want to Go FSBO?

    Selling your home by yourself, or what is known as “for sale by owner,” doesn’t always save you money and it could cost you time and stress.

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    How to Get Multiple Offers on Your Home

    Location, price and presentation are must-haves if you want to see activity on your listing.

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    Tips for Sellers in a Buyer’s Market

    When homes available for sale outnumber buyers, sellers need to work to make their “product” stand out from the competition.

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    Tips for Buyers in a Sellers’ Market

    When buyers outnumber sellers, it’s important to be flexible and ready to move quickly when the right home comes along.

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    Are Open Houses Still Necessary?

    Serious buyers don’t materialize in a puff of smoke; they become serious over time. Many spend a good deal of time looking at properties online or at open houses on their own before even engaging an agent.

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    Why Short Sales Take So Long

    Find out why many real estate agents call them “long-and-drawn-out sales.”

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    How to Sell a House With Tenants

    If you have a difficult tenant and suspect he won’t be cooperative, it may be best to let the rental lease expire before you put your home on the market.

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    Can You Break Up With Your Real Estate Agent?

    Sometimes the relationship just doesn’t seem to be working out as expected. There may come a time to call it quits.

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    How to Find and Keep a Real Estate Agent You’ll Love

    Real estate success or failure may depend a lot on picking the right agent from the beginning.

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    Should You Remodel or Trade Up?

    Before you decide to sell your home, consider whether it makes more sense to stay put and remodel your space to make it work.

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    Do You Own the Air Above Your Home?

    Most people own the air rights above their homes up to a point and air rights in big cities can sometimes result in big money.

  14. Property Disclosure Report

    Do You Own the Land Under Your Home?

    Do your due diligence to ensure you know about liens, easements or land grants made on property you’re thinking about purchasing.

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    3 Tips for Being a Smart Seller in 2014

    Make your home listing more appealing to today’s tech-savvy buyers.