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May 2018

Found 3 blog entries for May 2018.

Why Buying or Selling a Home on your Own is a Bad Idea Especially in the Cayman Islands.

Just like every morning, you prepare a bowl of cereal and make your coffee the way you like it. After sitting down with your computer, you look through the newest property listings to see which property hit CIREBA last night and see what open houses there are in your community?

Thanks to the internet, you have been able to get into real estate all on your own! Here is where we step in and tell you that you are getting yourself into some dangerous business. Of course, every homebuyer is capable of doing everything on their own, but it is not the safest decision! Buying or selling property is one of the most important financial decision one will make and in turn,

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Tips For Vendors Selling Their Property:

Every seller wants their home to sell fast and for the most amount of money.  But it's not luck that makes this happen.  It is careful planning and knowledge of how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers running to write you a check.  There are a few suggestions on how to prep your house:

 1)    Disassociate Yourself with your Home: Say to yourself, “This is not my home anymore, it is a house for a new owner.” It is hard, but if you want to get the most for your home, you cannot be sentimental.  Enjoy the memories you had and look forward to making new ones in your new home.   Look towards the future and the exciting times ahead.

 2)    De-Personalize:  Pack up those personal

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Here are eight valid reasons to use a CIREBA trained Real Estate Professional to help sell you Grand Cayman Real estate property. Avoid going the FSBO route. FSBO = For Sale By Owner!
One word that sums it up, RISKY. FSBOs jeopardize time, money, and most importantly, a favorable outcome. In fact, in the North American and we can apply it as well to the Cayman Islands, research shows that FSBO listings sell for about 5.5% LESS than comparable properties sold through the MLS. Some sellers reason if they do-it-themselves they can save the commission, big mistake!

1. Knowledge:
Sure you can educate yourself on anything, there are thousands of books on real estate. However, full time experienced successful CIREBA trained real estate agent’s experience is

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