Ep 63: Real Estate Fact or Fiction

When it comes to real estate, there are some common beliefs that you’ll often here but how many of these are actually accurate? Today we’ll play a game of real estate fact or fiction by presenting Colleen with seven different statements and she’ll tell us whether each one is true or false.

On This Episode:

When you get ready to sell your home, it’s time to start considering all the different factors that go into getting the best price.

As you’ll find when doing research, there are endless opinions online about what’s best. We want to help clear up any of the misinformation that you might’ve found by playing a game of ‘Fact or Fiction’ with Colleen Benson.

We have seven different statements we’ll present to her and she’ll tell us whether they are true or false. You might be surprised by some of the answers you’ll hear on this episode.

Listen to the full episode or click on the timestamps below to hear a specific segment.

[0:31] – What’s the latest on the real estate market locally?

[4:29] – Fact or Fiction: The outside of your home is just as important as your interior when selling the home?

[6:27] – Fact or Fiction: The most important sales factor is location.

[7:50] – Fact or Fiction: Real estate agents are all the same.

[9:31] – Fact or Fiction: Always use a high list price to leave room for negotiating.

[12:19] – Fact or Fiction: It’s much more expensive to own a home than to rent.

[15:04] – Fact or Fiction: Don’t trust agents. They’ll say anything to make a sale.

[17:43] – Fact or Fiction: For Sale By Owner will save you a lot of money.

[18:51] – If you’re thinking about selling your home, start here.

Colleen Quotes:

Now matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they’ve walked through the door.” – Keeping It Real Estate Podcast

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Colleen Benson

Colleen is a licensed Principal Broker in the State of Oregon. She has more than 20 years of experience as a Realtor and has helped build the top Keller Williams team in Salem. Her tremendous team now serves buyers and sellers throughout the Willammette Valley and the Oregon coast. She is the host of the Keeping It Real Estate radio show on 104.3 FM KSLM. The show plays Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and has been on the air since January of 2019. Don't hesitate to reach out to Colleen if you have any questions about buying or selling real estate in the area!​

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