Customer Testimonial: Q and A with Flagstaff Home Auction Seller

Customer Testimonial: Q and A with Flagstaff Home Auction Seller

We recently had the pleasure of working with an ideal client in seller Carol Scribner. Carol came to us after following us in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere for some time. She is a marketing expert by study and profession — an accomplished businesswoman, author and photographer. Not only were we able to exceed her heightened expectations in…

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All about Connections @ #ICSF

All about Connections @ #ICSF

Last week was one of connections. Of discovering new technologies and inspiration. Of meeting new friends and catching up with oldies. This, all in one of the most forward-thinking and hip (albeit cloudy while there) cities in the nation. Where? Inman Connect San Francisco, aka #ICSF. First and foremost, a big “thank you” is due to Brad Inman and the rest of the Inman team. For those of you who don’t know Inman News (really?), think real estate, innovation, technology and journalism. An organization that offers news and information to better the real estate industry. One that identifies and exposes thought…

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Top 3 Reasons to Sell Your Luxury Home at Auction

Top 3 Reasons to Sell Your Luxury Home at Auction

It is always a difficult decision to decide to sell a property, especially with luxury real estate. Once you make the decision to sell, most people have several goals in mind. As a seller you want to get maximum value for your property. You don’t want to spend too much of your own time in doing that. And you certainly don’t want to wait years for the property to sell. The goal of savvy sellers is to liquidate an asset at the highest rate possible and to do it quickly. The following is out top three reasons that an auction is the…

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The Age of the Global Real Estate Agent

The Age of the Global Real Estate Agent

There is no denying we have entered a global real estate market. No longer do high-end buyers and sellers solely consider their “home town” when making transaction decisions. Rather, their economic mindset is on the global economy, their property holdings around the world, and how all of their investments are performing — both domestic and internationally. In turn, a new age has dawned for the luxury real estate agent. Today, agents must be knowledgeable not only about their local markets but also about trends and pricing on a global scale. Each of their clients likely owns properties in multiple locations and…

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6 Reasons Auctions Work in Selling Your Luxury Home

6 Reasons Auctions Work in Selling Your Luxury Home

Frustrated with trying to figure out what to do about selling your luxury home? Nearly every luxury home owner eventually comes to this point, whether it be moving cities, upsizing or downsizing, or moving a second or third property. Selling your luxury home through a traditional real estate transaction can take up to five years in some cases, leaving you with carrying costs for an unpredictable time frame. There are a number of problems that the traditional real estate sales process presents, especially in the high-end real estate market. Real estate auctions aim to fix many of those problems. You…

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Frequently Asked Questions on Luxury House Auctions

Frequently Asked Questions on Luxury House Auctions

Yes, everyone knows what FAQs are right? Needless to say, we get questions from buyers, sellers, and agents about the real estate auction process every day. The long and short of it is that auctions are a win-win-win for all three of the major parties. But this post is concerned with buying. If you are in the market for a luxury home, then buying at auction is the smart way to buy your new home. Why? Because you pay what the property is worth on auction day – the true market price. After all, the other bidders will be in…

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Closing at a Real Estate Auction = The Easiest Transaction of Your Life

Closing at a Real Estate Auction = The Easiest Transaction of Your Life

In any real estate purchase, closing costs vary from transaction to transaction, and from state to state. That’s the case at a luxury real estate auction as well. Potential buyers should review the Terms and Conditions of Sale for each specific auction in which they plan to participate, so they are aware of and prepared for the expenses involved. Do your research, review the Auction Terms and Conditions, and if desired seek professional guidance from your real estate agent if you plan to participate in a luxury real estate auction. Though not set in stone, upon your review of the…

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Put Your Photos in Order!

Put Your Photos in Order!

It sounds easy, right? Purposefully order the pictures on your real estate listing. I’ve come across many listings where it seems the photos were simply uploaded in bulk without further consideration. My advice: It’s worth your time to make the finishing touches and improve your viewer’s experience. The easiest rule-of-thumb for photo order is to think as if you are approaching the property and walking through the house for the first time. Or leading a client on their first preview. Start with the front or an overhead shot. We refer to this first image as your trophy shot. Choose the…

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How to Find a Buyer That Will Truly Appreciate Your Luxury Home

How to Find a Buyer That Will Truly Appreciate Your Luxury Home

If you are like most of our sellers, then you have invested a lot of time and effort into your luxury home. From furnishings, amenities and landscaping, to the layout and even staff. You have built countless memories there with your friends and family, and you know what a joy the home will bring to its next owner. So, you want to sell to someone who is appreciative of the property and is willing to pay a fair price. In order to find that right buyer, details are key. The home should be showcased as a great place for its…

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Big Sky, Montana aka The Perfect Place for a Luxury Vacation Home

Big Sky, Montana aka The Perfect Place for a Luxury Vacation Home

If you are looking for the perfect place for a relaxing and private family retreat in the mountains, then Big Sky, Montana is it. Say goodbye to the busy slopes and party atmosphere that can be found in other Rocky Mountain resort towns. In a recent video for a ranch near Bozeman, Montana that we auctioned off, the tagline was ‘Beauty. Adventure. Recreation. Wildlife.’ And the same holds true for nearby Big Sky. This peaceful resort town offers some of the world’s most impressive luxury vacation homes, in an area that historically maintained a “hidden gem” cache. Well, there’s no…

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