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Don’t Sell Without Getting An Annual Property Review

It will, however, help optimize your chances of a better deal.  It’s not uncommon for buyers to sit on the fence and compare when negotiating. A clean bill of “house health” and a little documentation showing prior needed repairs have been completed, or even a report showing

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Measuring Tape on Siding

The Truth About Price Per Square Foot

I’m interested in educating the public about the fallacies of only looking at price per square foot because it can lead to inaccuracies when estimating the value of your home, especially when you use it to arrive at an asking price for your home.

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Real Estate Reality - FSBO

I Have a Property Disclosure Statement – Do I Need a Home Inspection

I received a note from a potential client last month. It went like this: Hi Gary -I’ve been looking for a home for months now and finally settled with the seller. It’s being offered by a FSBO (for sale by owner) and the seller has been truly wonderful to work with. They’ve invited me in […]

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Cool Ways to Save

SEE THESE Cool Ways to Save $ This Season

Cool Ways to Save with ENERGY STAR infographic

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Gary Smith - Brandon MS Home Inspector

Brass Has No Class!

Jeeezzzz, I remember choosing this fixture for ALL my spec homes back in the 80’s and we didn’t think our homes were “cheap”! According to Mary Umberger of Inman News in her recent post at “Rooms for Improvement”, brass has no class when it comes to impressing buyers.

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