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The stylish living room of a home that's been prepared for sale, as featured in Craig Ackerman's book, "Selling Grandma's House."

Recent Newsletters

Don’t Fall for These 5 Homebuying Myths

I’ve debunked a lot of misconceptions in the course of working with umpteen homebuyers and conducting 50+ how-to-buy-a-home seminars. Commonly held real estate myths can cost you money, and the home you have your heart set on. Here are five of the biggies.

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Why Estate Sales Are So Last Century

Recently, I was consulted on the sale of a beautiful home in trust on 25th Avenue in San Francisco. The home was bursting with more than 40 years of accumulated furniture, antiques, Asian art and memorabilia.

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A Hairy Sale: Clashing Brothers, Neglected Home

When the trust attorney came to me, the Marinwood neighborhood house had been vacant and untouched for two years. The property, in the coveted Dixie school district, belonged to the same family for 60 years but hadn’t been maintained.

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Mill Valley Home’s Potential Made Visible

I often hit a snag when the seller and attorney have trouble visualizing how cosmetic upgrades will dramatically transform the home. So they balk, complain or refuse to pay for them. But results are convincing.

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