Preparation - The KEY to Smooth SALEing

One of the key elements when setting the true value of your property is to clarify exactly what it is that you are selling. This may sound elementary to those of you used to Real Estate markets elsewhere but here in Israel the answer may not be so clear. This is just one more element that should be considered when choosing an agent. In order to save yourself time, effort and frustration, make sure that your agent is willing and capable of going that extra mile in researching the status and history of your property; it could literally make or break the sale.

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Marketing Your Home in the Digital Age

So you decided it was time to put your property up for sale and in doing so you concluded the most effective route was to engage the services of a qualified real estate professional to represent your interest in selling your home. Certainly that is a good first start, but with so many agencies out there how do you decide which one to choose? Which agency has the necessary tools in place to get the exposure you will need to sell your property? Getting your property out into the “market” is the name of the game, so how do you decide which team to play with?

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How to Properly Price Your Home for Sale

One of the most important elements in successfully selling your home is the “all important” pricing of the property. Certainly all home owners would like to get “top dollar” for their property and often insist that their home be listed for a higher than market value, to “feel out” the market and with the hopes of finding that special buyer willing to pay a bit more in order to purchase their “unique” property. Unfortunately this tactic will often backfire.

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Spotlight: Kochav Yaakov

Kochav Yaakov, located just 10 minutes northeast of Pisgat Zev in Jerusalem was established in the summer of 1984 by a group of religious Zionist families who organized to establish a new community. The beginning years were challenging but by 1990 the first 52 homes were built. Over the years after several expansion projects, Kochav Yaakov today is home to over 550 families and growing. Adjacent to Kochav Yaakov is the chareidi or “ulta-orthodox” community of Tel Tzion which was established in the year 2000 and now is home to over 1000 families.

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Looking for a Career in Real Estate?

In Israel a licensed real estate agent is not required by law to work “under” a Broker or Agency, as is commonplace in the US; so why do the majority of agents choose to work with a Broker/Owner and split commissions earned rather than work on their own There are many advantages to joining an established real estate office and each company will have some similarities and some differences offering varying degrees of support. Each will have their individual dynamics and atmosphere. Here are some of the things you should consider when making this important decision.

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Finding a Good Buyer's Agent

If you are in the market to purchase property in Israel, you may have already discovered that the process is a bit different than in the US, it may feel overwhelming, even daunting! The following are some tips on choosing your personal agent to assist you in navigating the road to property ownership; remember getting advice and guidance from qualified professionals is an important part of the process. “Why do I need an agent at all?”

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Preparing Your Home for Sale

In today’s competitive home sales market, a little attention to detail can really give your home an edge above the other homes available.The following are some tried and true tips that will help you prepare your home for viewing by buyers.

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