About the Author

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, HGTV, FOX News, Bloomberg and FOX Business. Consumers often call on Brendon for advice and to help them find a real estate agent. You can follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

Stories by Brendon DeSimone

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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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Can You Afford to Buy a New Home and Rent Out Your Old One?

Being a landlord isn’t for everyone — but it might be just right for you.

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Skeletons in the Closet: Buying and Selling a Home with a Notorious Past

When it comes to properties where murder and mayhem — or even less dramatic crimes — occurred, disclosure and due diligence are key.

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Full Disclosure: Reveal Your Home's Flaws to Speed the Sale

Cracks in the foundation? Leaky roof? If you want to sell your house, it’s best to be upfront and address its shortcomings.


When It Comes to Home Buying, Location Is King

Shopping for a home? Stack the deck in your favor by choosing the location best suited to you.

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Tips for Baby Boomers Entering the Real Estate Market

Many soon-to-be retirees are about to enter a new world of both home selling and buying.

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Does Your Home Have Too Much Personality?

You love the bright walls and furniture, but once your home is on the market you need to make it as neutral as possible.

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Tips for Selling an Unusual Home

It’s essential to have the right marketing plan, pricing strategy and real estate agent.


How to Buy a Home in One Market While Selling in Another

Upfront research can save you a lot of time and headaches.


Fall, Holidays Still Prime Season for Sellers

The fall months are no longer a real estate dead zone, and there is still plenty of action happening after Labor Day through Christmas.

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The Seller Won’t Negotiate: Time to Move on?

Unlike retail businesses, which price their products based on inventory levels and market conditions, each seller is independent and has different selling motivations.

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How Your Neighbors Can Help — or Hurt — Your Home’s Sale

The fact is, your neighbor’s unsightly property can rub off on your own house’s curb appeal, no matter how much you’ve done to improve it. But you have options.

How to Live in Your Home While It's on the Market

It is a delicate balance to have your home showing in its best possible light while also living there comfortably.

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