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Confirmation in Writing

Confirmation in Writing

My article is coming to you late in no small part due to a recent jury trial that took a substantial amount of my time. In this trial I defended a real estate salesperson who, acting as a buyer agent, was alleged to have committed malpractice. As in all cases where I...

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Chimney & Fireplace Maintenance

Chimney & Fireplace Maintenance

Chimney maintenance is critical to maintaining a safe home; however, most homeowners rarely, if ever, have their chimney (and the appliance(s) venting into it) professionally cleaned and serviced on a regular basis. Any chimney, whether used with a fireplace or a wood...

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LCAR Membership Updates — December, 2020

LCAR Membership Updates — December, 2020

New Members Designated Realtor Daniel Ortiz, Pomegranate Property Management Realtors Lauren Blain, Keller Williams Elite Blake Brubaker, Century 21 Home Advisors Ann Canfield, Iron Valley Real Estate of Lancaster Christina Castillo-Torres, Berkshire Hathaway...

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How to Prepare for That Home Inspection Appointment!

How to Prepare for That Home Inspection Appointment!

The home inspection process sounds simple on paper but can be a huge deal in the process of buying a house . . . between scheduling within the contingency period, dealing with the issues on the report, what (if any) issues will hinder the sale of the house, and of...

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It Didn’t Appraise

It Didn’t Appraise

Much of the Commonwealth is enjoying a seller's market in residential real estate. As a consequence, more offers exceed list price. As a further consequence, we see more transactions failing due to properties not appraising at or above the sale price. What happens...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — December 9, 2020

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — December 9, 2020

December 9, 2020 Upon motion by Tom Weik, second by Logan Hutton, the minutes of the November 11, 2020 Directors' Meeting were approved. The Directors reviewed the Weekly Market Trends report provided by Bright MLS which shows the impact on real estate in Pennsylvania...

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The Art of Giving Feedback

The Art of Giving Feedback

He's just not that into you. Sure, he likes your remodeled kitchen, your heated in-ground pool and the oversized bidet you have in the master bathroom that plays Johnny Cash's 'Ring of Fire' when you flush it. But your location is kind of a deal breaker for him. He...

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What About Auctions?

What About Auctions?

The use of auctions as a viable marketing tool continues to grow rapidly in our real estate industry. Real estate professionals can identify auction-worthy properties, provide valuable insight to clients regarding the auction process and generate additional revenue...

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Selling a Home in the Time of COVID

Selling a Home in the Time of COVID

In many ways our market is functioning in a business-as-usual mode. Sellers are listing, buyers are buying, interest rates are low and the market is robust. But it isn't quite business-as-usual. Here are a few tips and considerations for sellers as they navigate...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — November 11, 2020

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — November 11, 2020

November 11, 2020 The Government Affairs Director provided a brief update on the election results both locally and across the State. It was suggested that further solicitation of Realtors to work on political committees and municipal boards would be beneficial to the...

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LCAR Membership Updates — November, 2020

LCAR Membership Updates — November, 2020

New Members Realtors Danielle Bordenkircher, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage  Paxton Ford, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty Matthew Gokey, Bering Real Estate Co. Ryan Harrison, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty Michelle High, Century...

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Hanging Christmas Lights

Hanging Christmas Lights

It's that time of year again when many homeowners are preparing to decorate their homes for Christmas before the weather gets too cold. The first thing that a homeowner should do when hanging Christmas lights outside their home is to ensure that the lighting is...

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Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®