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Archive for December, 2009

That’s It? That’s the Best I’m Going to Get?

Posted by Jody Deeds on December 4, 2009

Believe me…I understand how hard it is when selling your home, to separate your personal attachment, blood, sweat and tears from the analytical, business perspective of the deal. Right? To be the mediator, the therapist, the negotiator, the analyst, etc.

I’m here to tell you that as your professional full-time Realtor who markets homes and gets them SOLD, believe me when I say that the majority of the time, the first offer you get on your home is the best.

Sure you have to clean the home, price it competitively for the market (this one is key) and expose it to the masses, but barring any off the wall issues with the home or overpricing, you should attract fairly reasonable offers on your home.

So, when you get that first offer, as long as it’s within range of what other similar homes are selling for in the area, you should try and “Make it Work.” I work darn hard to get my sellers the best price possible for their home. Keep in mind, there are a number of items other than price that can be negotiated. But, I’m here to tell you that letting a home warranty, curtains, a day or two extra to close, is not worth losing the deal over.

Ask yourself…how long did it take for you to get that first offer?

The reality today is that you are 1 in 14,000 homes listed for sale and there is a 7 month supply of inventory in Columbus and surrounding areas. So, here’s some advice for sellers and for sale by owners…respond to every offer you get, and negotiate all offers the best you can…especially the first one.

If you need help selling your home or just have some real estate questions, pick up the phone and call me today.


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The Christmas 20 for Charity

Posted by Jody Deeds on December 4, 2009

From now thru New Years, Pickerington has a subdivision that is putting on a fantastic Christmas light show/display. Open 7 days a week from 5pm-midnight. Now thru New Years.

20 homes all connected and synchronized to Christmas Carols. They’ve been doing this for a couple years now and each year seem to add more homes to the display.

They ask those stopping by to donate non-perishable food items. The donations will be delivered to Mid Ohio Food Bank. Last year they donated 3 tons of food. Of course, there is even a greater need this year. So, bring your family and friends and check it out.

Click the image below to learn more.

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Cabin Rental in Hocking Hills

Posted by Jody Deeds on December 4, 2009

Some friends of mine have a new cabin rental available in Hocking Hills area. Rates are very reasonable and it is conveniently located to Hocking Hill attractions. It is only 5 miles from Old Man’s Cave and is situated in a peaceful, secluded setting.

The cabin sleeps 5 and has 6 person hot tub, woodburning fireplace, kitchen, 42″ TV w/dvd and directtv, surround stero w/ipod dock and much more.

Check it out and make your reservations today. They are filling up fast.

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Spoon & Spatula – New Local Business

Posted by Jody Deeds on December 4, 2009

With holidays just around the corner, tis the season with a new local business. They offer Homemade Goodies for all occassions.

Custom Wedding/Birthday/Specialty Cakes, Cookies, Buckeyes, and many other irresistable treats.

They just did a specialty Hannah Montana birthday cake for my daughter this past week. It was absolutely beautiful and delicious.

They’ve been providing goodies for years for family and friends but have recently launched “Spoon & Spatula”.

Visit their website at or call them at 614-837-8142 or 614-837-6817 to discuss your homemade goodie needs.

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