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Puzzled why your luxury home isn't selling?

In many of Birmingham’s neighborhoods less than 40% of the luxury homes that come to market sell in the f...

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Using Predictive Analytics to Sell your Home

In many of our neighborhoods less than 40% of the luxury homes that come to market sell in the first 365 days from first being listed. 

This raised many questions.  The first of which is why are there so many sellers than there a...

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Ten Secrets to Selling a Luxury Home

Selling a home isn't all that different from selling a product; like a car.  If you don't do a few things right you decrease your odds of selling your product. Price, presentation, and product knowledge determine if you buy a particular car, ...

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Top 10 Tips for Buying a Luxury Home in Birmingham, Alabama

From a tear down build brand-new Mc-Mansion in Crestline to a golf course communitie like Liberty Park or Greystone, there’s a plethora of choices in high-end homes in BIrmingham. Consider these tips from someone in luxury home business ever...

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The wealthiest Alabamians have a new attitude about homebuying — and it has led to a slowdown in the luxury home market

Before Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and, if you were interested in buying a luxury home would have to consult a local realtor to access information about what was available on the market.

As these online property databases rose to p...

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13 Things I’m Going to Give Up To Guarantee My Success In Real Estate

 “On your last day on earth, the person you became will m...

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Selling Luxury Homes Using Story Telling

I’ve read many house descriptions on MLS listings and websites and I think of an ad for a Porsche:  4 wheels, 6-cylinder turbo-charged engine, classic styling.  How many cars do you think they’d sell?

No this is a por...

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Listing Your Luxury Home – 11 Things the Best Luxury Agents can do to Sell a Home

The real estate market is experiencing a change, in the past it was enough to clean up your home, do some minor re...

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Must do to sell your Luxury Home in Birmingham, AL

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10 Step Guide to Buying a Home

1. Start with your credit. Credit reports are kept by the...

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Birmingham bucks the national trend

Uncertainty around the election spooked wealthy home buyers in the fourth quarter, continuing 2016's slowdown in luxury real estate, ac...

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Five words and phrases that will sell your home faster and for a higher price.

Ever wonder why some homes sell for a premium and others don’t? While timing definitely plays a part, turns out mentioning certain home features in your listing description can yield quite the premium– both in how fast the home sells f...

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Flipping Luxury Homes in Birmingham, AL

Flipping luxury homes is the quickest way to real estate riches. Have you ever heard the statement, “the surest way to make $1-Million in real estate is to invest in a $10-Million home?” There is some truth to that. The great ...

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Could Birmingham become an International Real Estate Investment Destination?

Could Birmingham Become an International Investment Destination?

 Foreign purchases of U.S. residential real estate slid this year after rising the prior two years, according to the National Association of REALTORS&re...

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Millennials are about to change the Birmingham Real Estate Landscape in a Big  Way

Millennials have recently become the largest demographic in the United States, and their behavior is se...

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Should you have a mortgage on your home in retirement?

Interest rates have been below 5% for the past six years but now it looks like they might be inching up a bit but still in the 4% range so if you’re approac...

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Could the CarMax business model work in the Real Estate industry?

Imagine selling your house almost as soon as you decide to list it, and for a fair price. Now flip that around: Envision finding and purchasing a new house using only the smartphone in your pocket.

Traditionally homeowners must list and sh...

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The Ideal Mortgage Amount Is $1 Million

The ideal mortgage today here in Birmingham is 1 Million Dollars.  This is based on the premise that...

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The Baby Boomer Sell-Off

The next potential real estate bubble may be festering in Mountain Brook, Liberty Park, Greystone, Highland Lakes and Shoal Creek.

In the early 1990’s Birmingham got its first gated golf course community and every doctor, lawyer, ban...

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Moore Law is changing the desire lines in the real estate world.

The real estate industry is facing a shrinking demand for physical space as a result of Moore’s Law, a prediction made in the 1960’s by Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore that the computer power of micro-chips would improve exponentially...

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Using Predictive Analytics to sell your home

I’ve incorporated Predictive Analytics into my business to help Baby Boomers sell their Million Dollar Homes.  Predictive Analytics is the branch of data mining concerned with the prediction of future probabilities and ...

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