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Pets Earth: A Pawsome Place to Treat Your Pet




For the first episode of our new “Park Bench” series, we’re spotlighting Pets Earth—an all-natural dog and cat food store.

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For the first episode of our new series “Park Bench,” we’re spotlighting Pets Earth—an all-natural dog and cat food store located right next to Elkhorn South High School.

In addition to offering plenty of great treats and toys for your pets, they also offer walk-in grooming services and provide wash stations that allow you to clean your pet yourself.
 
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Pets Earth is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you’d like to know more about them or you want to reach out to them, you can visit their website www.petsearth.com or give them a call at (402) 505-3340.

If you have an Elkhorn business you’d like us to spotlight in an upcoming video, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. If you have any real estate questions, feel free to give me a call or send me an email as well. I’d be glad to help you.

The Bill Black Team—Formerly of CBSHome—Is Moving to NP Dodge




Our team is making the switch to NP Dodge, and today we’d like to let you know what this change will mean for you.

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At first, CBS Home Real Estate was simply “CBS”—having been named after the three gentlemen who ran it at the time. A little later on, another brokerage called Home Realty went under and was absorbed by CBS. It was at this point that CBS Home Real Estate was born.

But now, after more than 50 years, CBS Home Real Estate is coming to an end…sort of. We’re making the switch to NP Dodge. We believe this transition will truly be what’s best for our clients. NP Dodge is family owned and has been up and running since 1855, making it the oldest real estate company in the United States.

 
We’re so excited about this change.


And longevity isn’t all they have going for them. They handle insurance, title services, land development, property management, and much more. Our team has a lot of faith in the brand and what it stands for. We’re so excited about this change.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

How Do I Price a Home for Sale?




Pricing a home properly is one of the keys to getting it sold for top dollar. Here’s a peek inside my process.


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I’m brutally honest in my assessments.


It’s extremely difficult to price your home when comparing it to other homes on the market because of all of the different factors involved. I was recently at a property trying to determine where to price it by looking at a few of these factors, including the siding, landscaping, location, and other major systems in the home. I also looked at the structure of the property, the details, and even the smells. I’m brutally honest in my assessments, but that’s only because I’m trying to get all of my clients top dollar for their homes. To learn more about how I can help you get your home sold with expert advice and expert marketing, watch this short video.

Are Open Houses Worthwhile?




Are open houses a good idea for home sellers? Today I’ll give you a couple things to consider.


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Should you or should you not have an open house?

Here at the Bill Black Team, we have a solid marketing plan, and after almost four decades of listing houses and selling them at high rates, we know what to do in order to expose your house to the market.

Less than 2% of buyers come from open houses, so it’s entirely up to the seller as to whether or not we do an open house.

But here’s my concern: When those buyers walk through that front door, I don’t know who they are or whether they can afford this house. I have no idea if they intend to buy this house or if they just wanted to come look around. We’re seeing an increase in thefts during open houses; prescription drugs, personal information, jewelry, firearms, collectible items, and more have all been reported missing from these types of events.

The biggest thing I worry about regarding open houses is the personal safety of the homeowners. I will say, however, that I’ve been doing this for a long enough time that I’ve got that aspect taken care of if you’re ever interested in doing an open house.

 

Less than 2% of buyers come from open houses.


If you’d like to talk to us about our marketing plans to expose your home to the market and how to sell your home at a successful list-to-sale ratio, reach out to us. Last year, we sold between 99% and 101% of the sale price on average. Those are pretty good odds. Hope to hear from you soon!