Buying or selling real estate is the largest transaction most people will likely make in their lifetime. Yet there are hundreds of people in every city in the world, buying homes and selling them. How do they do it? Have they taken a special course on how to buy a condo? Are they smarter than you? No, of course not! Plenty of ordinary people just like you feel overwhelmed when it comes time to make their first major real estate transaction. But with a few basic tips and a little advice, you too can find buying and selling real estate as easy as 1, 2, 4.

If you're a first timer, you're most likely to be making a real estate purchase as your first transaction. Buying a new home is an exciting time, but the trick is not to let the excitement and possibilities represented by the real estate world carry you away. Buying real estate is a balance of the head and the heart, and it's market research that will get you the best deal. Here at East 124 we've got lots of helpful tips on real estate decision making as well as a wealth of information and statistics on some likely cities that you might find yourself buying in.

Of course, once you've learned how to choose your home you've still got to buy it. There are a lot of people who find dealing with the developers of new construction or the sellers of resale homes to be very uncomfortable. Most people don't like confrontation, and in order to get a great deal you have to be willing to negotiate! If you're determined to go through the process alone, Jim East can give you some tried and true negotiating tips that can help you. Or, if you'd prefer to get a little help, you can learn all about real estate agents and real estate brokers and what they can do to make your transaction go a little smoother.

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Selling a home usually comes after buying unless you've inherited a house from a relative, but even your second transaction can be cause for concern since selling is so different from buying. You'll need to prepare the property to be seen by buyers, learn how to display, promote, and advertise your home, and how to deal with buyers. Jim East, from his many years of selling homes, can give you some pointers for dealing with a real estate sale as well. He can even point you in the direction of personal assistance.

So whether you're looking to buy and sell residential real estate or you're thinking about going to some people who do commercial mortgage lending and starting a business, Jim East can help. We also suggest you contact professionals who understand the process of getting your real estate license and can inform you of all the necessary training.

There's a perfect home or business property out there for everyone, and following Jim East's advice can help you find it and get it for a price you can afford. If you're dealing with multi-thousand dollar transactions, you can't afford to pass up this opportunity to get free advice from an expert.

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