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Seminar offers secrets on selling, buying a home

Dickson Realty brothers Richard and Gary Bolen may have the secrets of the ever-changing real estate world wrapped into a seminar package called “How to Sell a Home; How to Buy a Home.”

As remedial as it sounds, Richard Bolen is prepared to unlock the essential points to the largest transaction in people’s lives. These points include how to price a home to sell and what buyers want to see and why.

Bolen will show statistics to back up his points and invites open discussion about a crucial economy in Tahoe. South Lake Tahoe’s median price has skyrocketed over the last six years from $189,000 in 2000 to $476,000 currently.

Like most areas across the nation, transactions have decreased in the last year in a leveling off of sales. Bolen has put a figure to that trend, indicating its takes 37 percent longer for homes to sell this year versus 2005.

There are even examples used to help people follow along.

Discussed at the forum are:

— California and Nevada market statistics.

— What buyers want and why.

— What sells and why it sells.

— How to sell fast.

— How to sell at the highest price possible.

— How to buy at the best price possible.

— Bridge loans and getting equity out of your listing.

— Why a house fails to sell.

— How to best price your home.

— Current interest rate environment.

— Making sure your escrow works.

— What it costs a seller to over-price a home.

— Better investments than a long-term listing.

— The MLS, what it is, how agents use it and what it means for you.

If you go

What: “How to Sell a Home; How to Buy a Home” free seminar; refreshments served

When: Wednesday, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Arts Building next to the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., across from the Tahoe Daily Tribune, South Lake Tahoe

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