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Broward Events & Classes

  • JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament to Benefit Veterans Organization on 9/11

    Aug 10, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host its 32nd annual JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 11 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Partial proceeds will benefit the Renewal Coalition, a Jupiter-based organization that assists wounded veterans and their families.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect 240 Pounds of Food for Needy Palm Beach Residents

    May 16, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected 240 pounds of non-perishable food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in April as part of the JTHS-MIAMI Leadership Academy’s “Move for Hunger” Food Drive.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market Attracts Top Experts, Panels

    Mar 09, 2017
    Palm Beach County real estate will continue outperforming the national average because of continued population gains, a growing economy and spectacular amenities, South Florida top brokers and real estate analysts said at the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) Rock the Market conference on Feb. 28 in Jupiter.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors to Host Rock the Market in Jupiter

    Feb 27, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place. The conference is designed to equip local Realtors with the latest market information, services and trends so they can better serve their clients.
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  • Lynne Rifkin Elected 2017 JTHS President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 10, 2017
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Lynne Rifkin, Broker Associate, ABR, MRP, PMN, SRES as the 2017 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2017 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 2 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • JTHS Realtors Collect More than 500 Holiday Toys for Local Children

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) collected more than 500 toys for local families in need this holiday season during its first JTHS Young Professionals Network Toy Drive on December 15.
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  • JTHS Realtors to Host Educational Breakfast with Palm Beach Schools Superintendent

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will host a “Make a Connection” Breakfast with Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa as the featured speaker on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • YOUR July Minute with the JTHS President

    Jul 29, 2016
    Announcing Important Upcoming Events
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  • Jupiter Broker Patti Fitzgerald Appointed to Florida Real Estate Commission

    Mar 03, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® is honored to have one of its members, Patti Fitzgerald, named to the Florida Real Estate Commission, which administers and enforces real estate license law. Fitzgerald is a past president of the statewide Florida Realtors association and is currently a real estate broker associate and manager for Illustrated Properties in Hobe Sound.
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  • YOUR February Minute with the JTHS President

    Feb 18, 2016
    We are halfway through February. Time goes by so quickly. Our JTHS Leaders continue to focus on goals to maximize our Member's strengths. Our Professional staff continue to make enhancements to products and service offerings.
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  • Sue Gaieski Elected 2016 JTHS Council President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 18, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Sue Gaieski, e-PRO, SFR as the 2016 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2016 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 11 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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Common Real Estate Myths for Home Sellers

by | Apr 18, 2014

RealEstateMyths_Point2Yesterday, we shared the four of the most common real estate myths for home buyers. Today, the shoe is on the other foot. Let's take a look at some of the most common misconceptions for home sellers.

Whether someone is selling a home for the first time or the fifth, these real estate myths can lead to major gaffes that cost sellers money. Feel free to share these tips on your website or social media sites to help clients be better prepared.

How many of these sound familiar to you?

1. I shouldn't find an agent until I'm ready to sell

The right time to contact your real estate agent is when you first think about selling your house. If you don't have a real estate agent yet, now is the time to start interviewing candidates to find the right fit.

Why would you want to speak to an agent six months or even a year before you plan to sell your home? An experienced agent will be able to advise you and suggest easy changes that can be made over time before you list your property, changes that will attract more buyers (and top dollar). Your real estate agent will also have insight into the local market and can help you time your home sale just right for your unique situation.

2. I should price my home high to allow room to negotiate

We admit it, this sounds like a good idea. If you know that buyers are going to want to negotiate and that negotiations usually cut into your bottom line, why wouldn't you price it high to give yourself a cushion?

Because a home that's priced too high can scare even the most ready and willing buyers away. And if your house isn't getting looked at, it certainly isn't getting offers. And the longer it sits on the market, the more work you have to put in to keep it presentation-ready. Not to mention the bad vibes associated with being "that house that's been for sale forever."

A house that's correctly priced will net sellers the most money in the least time – another good reason to consult your real estate agent. Your agent will be able to create a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) that will help you establish the best price at which to list your home.

3. The outside of my house is not as important as the inside of my house

The appearance of the outside of your house is important indeed, as it is the first thing potential buyers see. You know that old saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover"? So do we, but we nevertheless judge homes by their exteriors all the time.

In fact, the outside of your house is so important, a term has even been invented to describe just how important it is! "Curb appeal" means that your listing looks great from the street, making it more likely to stir up interest and showing requests from potential buyers. Here are some great curb appeal tips that will help your house live up to its full potential.

4. My agent should host multiple open houses to find a buyer

Recent trends indicate that the number of buyers who purchase a home they discover through an open house is rapidly dwindling. Open houses attract a lot of looky loos, but is it worth the effort of tidying up and stashing your valuables for the small chance that the right person will come through the door?

In some markets, maybe. But no matter where you are, the more important expectation is that your real estate agent has a comprehensive marketing plan, especially online. With at least 92% of home buyers using the Internet to search for real estate, your home's online presence is more important than ever before.

The Internet is like one big online open house where buyers from all over the world come to browse. Make sure your home is represented well with great photos and an accurate listing descriptionListing syndicationand a dedicated single property website will help your home stand out, too.

As you probably know, this is only a small sample of all of the misunderstandings out there when it comes to selling real estate. But correcting these four misconceptions can help your clients sells their homes faster and for more money. 

What's the #1 real estate myth that you hear from home sellers in your area?

To view the original article, visit the Point2 Agent blog.