Skip down to page content.

Knox County Ohio Real Estate Information Archive

Sam Miller


Displaying blog entries 1-3 of 3

Mount Vernon Ohio Home

by Sam Miller
Mount Vernon Ohio Edge of Town Home
If you love classic cars, auto racing or motorcycles you are going to love the two extra special garages this property features.  It's only $110,000!
  • Desirable edge of town location
  • Nicely updated and very stylish
  • Hardwood floors and ceramic tile
  • Gorgeous appliance filled kitchen
  • Unique diner style table and seat
  • Great living room / brick fireplace
  • Finished basement is a real bonus
  • 3rd Bedroom possible in basement
  • Huge bedroom sized walk-in closet
  • Modern gas furnace and central air
  • Screened porch patio and decking
  • Attached garage & pole barn garage
  • High speed cable internet available 
  • $110,000

Trade Your Home

by Sam Miller

Trading your current home may be just the option you are looking for today.  Most homeowners recognize that the opportunity to buy a home is much greater today than it has been during the past 30 years.  The challenge for most homeowners today is that they typically need to sell their current home before they are in a position to buy a nicer replacement home.  This is what I like to call the "Real Estate Catch 22".  For many Knox County Ohio homeowners there is a solution to this real estate challenge.

One of the services that I offer on many of my listings is unique real estate trade option.  The trade option exists when I have a client who wants to sell their current home through me and they want to upgrade into one of my real estate listings.  Here is simple example of how my trade option can work:

  1. I have a house listed for sale that you want to buy ($150,000 for example purposes).
  2. Before you can buy this home you need to sell your current home first.
  3. I list your home for sale and I offer to accept a local buyers home in on trade (meaning I will offer to buy their Knox County Ohio home directly from them so that THEY can buy your home using me as their agent).
  4. By me offering to buy their home, they can buy your home and you will buy my listing.    
The primary goal behind the home trade option is to attract a buyer for your home who needs to sell their current home first and my goal is to help make all the deals come together quickly and smoothly.  In many cases when I offer the trade I am able to attract a buyer who doesn't even own a home and is already capable of buying your home without selling anything...but the buyer is attracted to your home because of the real estate sign and marketing that reads "For Sale or Trade".  Many buyers have never seen "For Sale or Trade" advertised before and it catches their attention.

If you are interested in moving up to one of my listings directly through me and my personal real estate team be sure to ask about our real estate trade option.

My goal is to make buying and selling real estate really easy.

Sam Miller

*Disclosure:  The trade option is on a case by case basis and Sam Miller must approve all homes and price ranges being considered for the trade program since Sam Miller would personally be buying the home being traded.  Additional details and or requirements may apply depending on price ranges involved.  Sam Miller has the right to terminate the trade option at any time due to economic conditions or availability of mortgage funds and financing.  

Quality Photos Set My Listings Apart

by Sam Miller

Knox County Ohio is a very competitive community when it comes to selling residential real estate.  There are a tremendous number of homes currently on the market and the reality is that many of these homes will remain unsold.  Most people believe the reason a home doesn't sell is strictly due to the listing price but the reality is that it is often a result of weak marketing and bad photos.  

Bad Real Estate Photo












This is an example of how many homes appear on real estate websites and inside the Knox County MLS.  The quality of this very dark photo is actually not uncommon especially when viewing the interior photos of homes and their virtual tours.  Dark photos are not inviting and they tend to make the rooms look much smaller.  Home buyers are not attracted to homes that look or feel dark or small.  A photo like the one above can instantly eliminate buyer interest in your home and it will generally cause your home to remain on the market longer and it can cause your home to remain unsold.  The bottom line is that poor photos can hurt your home sale. 

Sam Miller Real Estate Interior Photo Example












The difference between the upper and lower photo is very obvious.  There is no doubt that if the home owner had a choice between these two photos they would select the 2nd photo over the top photo every time.  The reality is that sellers always have this choice available and they should select their real estate professional based on the the number of homes the agent has  sold, the agents track record and their reputation, their use of technology to attract interested buyers, the quality of their photos, virtual tours, videos, websites and make sure you choose your agent based on the agents ability to market your home. 

Here is a helpful online blog article that highlights the difference between photos taken with a basic digital camera lens angle, a slightly wider angle lens and an ultra wide angle 10 mm lens.  You will be blown away by the differences an ultra wide angle lens can offer.  This is a must see photo comparison because once you see the photos you will understand why you should ask your agent what type of camera and lens they use when marketing your home.

Sam Miller 

Displaying blog entries 1-3 of 3