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Jan. 20, 2015

How To Sell Your Own Home in Maryland : Home Selling Tips

 How To Sell Your Own Home in Maryland  

: Home Selling Tips & Precautions



How To Sell Your Own Home in Maryland? 

Thinking of selling your home yourself?

Thinking on selling your home on your own?

For Sale by Owner (FSBO) There are some people that sell their home the  FSBO way.

The majority of these sellers do it because they know the person they are selling it too. Most often this involves family members or close friends.

But in most cases they sell their own home to avoid paying a commission to an agent.

This is a risky move for anyone to try as it  reminds me of a time when I met one of my clients for the first time.. 

First, allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Fernando Herboso, I’m the broker for Maxus Realty Group in Montgomery County Maryland. 

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about this client of mine that had to sell his home and was looking for ways to save money. 

He had a dilemma, as he was considering selling his home on his own in an effort to save commission,  but he also knew that selling his home as a FSBO was too time consuming and too risky for him.

Luckily he listened to my presentation as he realized that a very small percentage of FSBO are usually successful. 

Why try to overcome the odds and take on the difficulties of creating marketing systems just to sell one home?

I reminded him that my systems were already in place as my company  spends thousands of dollars each month making them run efficiently for all our listings...

That's when I decided to create a postcard that depicts clearly the difficulties for all For Sale By Owner candidates trying to save on commission fees.. .ignoring the facts that it takes time and money to market a home...if you want to achieve the highest value possible. 

Here is what we created: 

For Sale By Owner


The odds of overcoming the difficulties in selling a home by creating system from scratch.. .simply does not make any sense these days...

This is why my client realized that he had to employ the services of a full time real estate professional, (that is) if he wanted the odds on his side.

I introduced to all my “Home Selling Systems” one evening at his home. I showed him how we were able to attract buyers for our listings as we multiplied the number of showings by 10 in just the first 7 days we had it listed. 

The home was SOLD soon after in just in 27 days, and he  was able to save thousands of dollars on commission fees by "NETTING" more money at the closing table.

Should you decide, at any time, that you could benefit from the expertise and skills of a professional Real Estate Agent with a proven track record of success and marketing systems ready to promote your home..

I’m only a phone call away (301-246-0001) 

You are under no obligation and I can assure you that our meeting will allow you to explore your options even more so. . .


Should you use a ZESTIMATE to sell your house? 

 I also invite you to watch this video and see how a Zestimates may or may not help you sell your house...




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 How To Sell Your Own Home in Maryland  


: Home Selling Tips 

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Dec. 7, 2014


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Nov. 7, 2014



A Really Nice Home For Sale 

Large, sophisticated and casual
 Featuring  upgraded appliances, morning room, luxury baths, luxury kitchen  and many more extras.. 
Majestic Ceilings.....
Separate Dining Room...

Deck with a View. . wooded lot!
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Maxus Realty Group is a full service Maryland real estate company operating in Clarksburg Maryland. Our team is dedicated to providing you with assistance in any aspect of real estate within Maryland DC and Northern Virginia areas. IncludingClarksburg Maryland  Montgomery County,Frederick County , PG County, Washington DC, Arlington, Alexandria,  Fairfax and Loudon County
Let us know if you would like to see this beautiful Home..
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Oct. 28, 2014

Rent Or Buy - Which Is Better?

Rent Or Buy - Which Is Better?  

Maryland Real Estate 


This is  a question that I get asked many times in some form or another.Usually, it comes from young couples that are just starting out are wondering?

Rent or Buy? Which is better?

The problem with this question is that there is no standard answer that fits everyone..

It depends on many personal factors  that when put together, it will paint a clear picture whether you should buy or rent...

Some of this personal factors include, 

What is your monthly income?

What about your existing debts?

How long do you plan to live there?

How much money do you have saved up for the down payment?

What is your credit score?

What is the current real estate market in your area?

What is the current rental market in your area?

Taxes?, marital status?, economic growth of your area?

and on and on..

 If you’re serious on your decision to buy a home, you should consult with a professional that have a vested interest in helping you succeed.

Millennial is a new term for new age buyers coming into the real estate market

They have seen with their own eyes the real estate bubble that exploded on their parents homes in the 2005 -2007 real estate crash

Precisely why they are now questioning more than ever...

But my advice will always be...

Should you make a decision to buy or not based on what your parents experienced in the past?


Base it on what your needs are on your  personal future?                                                 

When does buying a home makes sense?

When it fits your plans!

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Oct. 27, 2014

What Credit Score is Needed to Buy a Home in Maryland | Are You Ready To Buy?

What Credit Score is Needed to Buy a Home in Maryland ?

First of all,  you might be wondering which credit score mortgage lenders use?

  • Equifax?
  • Transunion?
  • Experian?

I get this question a lot and I'm not sure why?

There’s no sense focusing on something that only lenders have control of it, the fact remain that you need to be credit worthy  to be a borrower.

All lender determine your creditworthiness by pulling your credit score.

But if you must know, the answer is your FICO score and that is an standard being used with most lenders in general. 

Your FICO score is a combination of the 3 listed above...which are the three main credit bureaus. 

If you are looking for the perfect "LOWEST CREDIT SCORE" you must have and get the best pricing from a will need at least 760 points.

If you have any mistakes or missteps inside your credit report, you must deal with them before buying a home if you want the best rates possible...and  in some cases, this could take several months.

Maybe you will find that  your credit score is not sufficient for you to get a loan. Your income and the ratios play an important role in determining how much credit you can get.

This is a very personal conclusion based on your own  credit score, your income ratios, your debt amounts...and a few other important relevant facts. I caution for you NOT TO DISQUALIFY yourself...but have a professional evaluate your whole application for the best advice possible.

In summary, the only thing you have control over your credit score is to keep up diligently with your bills, don't wait until the last minute to pay them, don't  over burden yourself with so much credit and be responsible and strive fro perfection when it comes to paying your bills...

If you have low credit scores, do not get discouraged, there are ways to raise your credit up with the right us if you need assistance on this 301-246-0001.


What it takes to get a loan plus information about grants when you are a first time home buyer?  

What Credit Score is Needed to Buy a Home in Maryland ?

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Sept. 23, 2014

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Silver Spring MD Latest Listings

2212 COLSTON DRIVE Unit #C-203, Silver Spring MD 20910


2212 COLSTON DRIVE Unit #C-203, Silver Spring

Renovated 2 kitchen. Hardwood floors. Located on the DC/Chevy Chase/ Silver Spring border in the close-in & desirable Rock Creek Condo Community. Walk to park/m...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS MC8462381
  • Bldg. Rock Creek Apts


2207 DEXTER AVENUE, Silver Spring MD 20902


2207 DEXTER AVENUE, Silver Spring

Modern, updated & move-in ready! 5 big bdrms, a FB on every lvl, granite/stainless kit, lg flat yard, off-st parking for 2 cars, solid oak hardwood fls on main & 2nd leve...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS MC8462314


13733 IVYWOOD LANE, Silver Spring MD 20904


13733 IVYWOOD LANE, Silver Spring

Beautiful corner lot home located close to major routes for easy commuting. Spacious yard w/rear fencing. Updating inside include Kitchen w/granite counters; some applia...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS MC8462299


14900 ALPINE MEADOW LANE, Silver Spring MD 20906


14900 ALPINE MEADOW LANE, Silver Spring

NEW PRICE & NEW CARPET!! Single-family priced like a townhouse!! Granite Isl Kit w/new stainless appliances, sunny Breakfast area, Fam rm w/vaulted ceiling & open floor p...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS MC8462278
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3005 LEISURE WORLD BOULEVARD Unit #305, Silver Spring MD 20906


3005 LEISURE WORLD BOULEVARD Unit #305, Silver Spring

Welcome home to this gorgeous 2-bedroom+library condo*marble foyer*gourmet kitchen w/tiled backsplash+wood flooring*separate formal dining room*gas fireplace w/decorative...

  • Beds 2
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Sept. 9, 2014

Amazing Prices | Save $$$$ Buying a New Home In Clarksburg MD Now!

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Most of them are shared or they work for different builders at the same time

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22966 NEWCUT ROAD Unit #2361, Clarksburg MD 20871


22966 NEWCUT ROAD Unit #2361, Clarksburg

Beautiful 2Lvl Condo , w/ att.1car garage and driveway. 2BR and 2.5BA. HW floors in Liv/Din Combo. Breakfast Bar, SS Appl., Granite counter tops, Gorgeous Dark Wood Cab.,...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS MC8450703
  • Bldg. Arora Hills Codm


23518 SUGAR VIEW DRIVE, Clarksburg MD 20871


23518 SUGAR VIEW DRIVE, Clarksburg

Spectacular all the way around. Million dollar view from the back,see pictures, Gleaming hardwood floors, everything has been upgraded and so clean you can eat off the f...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS MC8450163


12832 CLARKSBURG SQUARE ROAD Unit #302, Clarksburg MD 20871


12832 CLARKSBURG SQUARE ROAD Unit #302, Clarksburg

2 level huge luxurious condo w 2 car attached gar + 180 sq ft storage rm. Spectacular view. Big kitchen w corian & upgraded cabinets. FR, DR, LR, & Den. Huge double walk-...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS MC8450007
  • Bldg. Clarksburg I Cod


23034 SWEETSPIRE DRIVE, Clarksburg MD 20871


23034 SWEETSPIRE DRIVE, Clarksburg

Beautiful town house! Virtually new!!Open floor plan,gleaming hardwood through out LL & in Gourmet kitchen w/ granite counter tops, stainless steel app, recess lighting,c...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS MC8448598
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Aug. 30, 2014

How To Buy A Home With Tax ID - Como Comprar Casa Con Tax ID

How To Buy A Home With Tax ID 

Como Comprar Casa Con Tax ID 

A new program from the U.S. Department  of the Treasury has been implemented  to foster community growth with the use of a Certified CDFI Fund

Un nuevo programa que esta auspiciado por el Departamento del Tesoro de USA esta ayudando a mucha gente latina a comprar casas con solamante un TAX ID



Where to start? What is the first step? Who should you contact first ? 

Por dónde deberia empezar? 

Cual seria su primer paso?

Quien le puede ayudar?

Y lo mas importante?

Cuales son las ventajas y desventajas de comprar una casa ahora. 

Ha habido muchos programas de ayuda para Latinos para comprar casas, pero este nuevo programa ha sido levantado especificamente para ayudar a familias que tienen solamente un tax id

A lot of families are waiting for some type of Inmigration reform to buy a home.

The process has been complicated by the politics in Washington

Ultimately, there are "other" ways t buy a home with just a TAX ID  if you are employed and paying taxes for at least 2 years.

Muchas familias estan esperando de que pasen alguna Reforma de Migracion para aclarear los papeles y fanalmente comprar una casa.

Hay un ambiente politico muy complicado en Washington DC, y por eso la espera de que pasen una ley para ayudar a la gente latina no esta cercana.

Pero en este caso, comprar  una casa con TAX ID puede ser el sendero para que finalment sea un dueño de casa aqui en los Estados Unidos.


¿Que es lo que Ud. necesitaria , y cuanto de enganche será requerido para comprar su casa con tax ID?

Por el momento, Ud esta requerido de poner por lo menos un 20% de enganche para comprar su casa.

Tiene que tomar en cuenta que tambien tiene que pagar  impuestos de propiedad y un seguro de titulo para los dueños que son típicamente pagadas dentro de este 20% que trae de "Down Payment"


Tiene que tomar en cuenta tambien de que los prestamistas quieren asegurar que usted pueda hacer pagos, por eso requieren que ud tenga una buena cantidad de inversion en su propiedad. Por eso le piden los 20% de enganche...y que tenga un historial de empleo por los ultimos dos años.

Pero lo mejor de esto es de que los prestamistas saben que la historia del credito...normalmente  es bien limitado para la gente que no tiene papeles...por eso, este programa no toma mucha atencion a su historia de credito.

La compra de su primera casa es uno de los momentos más importantes de de tu vida. 

Es una decisión que se debe analizar y consultar con personas que tengan experiencia y conocimientos sobre bienes raíces. Por eso, llameme al 301-246-0001 para iniciar un consulta gratis por telefono. 


Buying your first home in this country is sometimes referred as having the American Dream

The dream is not just about owning your own home...The American Dream is traditionally and equal opportunity to seek prosperity in this country for you and your entire family .


ayuda para comprar casas

Haga en este momento el primer paso.. 
llamenos al 301-246-0001
y comenzamos hacer su sueño una realidad
Fernando Herboso
Herboso & Associates llc 
Maxus Realty Group
Maryland , DC y Virginia 
Consejos Para Comprar Una Casa en Maryland o Virginia 

How To Buy A Home With Tax ID - Como Comprar Casa Con Tax ID 





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Aug. 22, 2014

When Selling Your House. . . CHEAP IS EXPENSIVE!

When Selling Your House. . .



Nothing is cheap or expensive by itself, but when you compare to something else..based on tangible results, it becomes clear what is the better value


People always base their perceived values on reference points, and those references points are based on what brings you more money at the end of your transaction.


When selling your home, your intent should not be to 


Your intent should be  "What is the best value for me?"


“It does pay to align pricing with your intended purpose"

There are home sellers that are stuck in saving a commission no matter what...even if we can prove them that our method of selling will bring them more money at the closing table..


Being a closed minded consumer in this case is VERY EXPENSIVE


Our unique value proposition is built around being “hassle-free and simple while extracting the last penny of your equity"




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Aug. 13, 2014

The Other Listing Agent Told Me That They Could List My House For Less

The other listing agent told me that they could list my house for less...why should I pay you more?


The question got me thinking...that was a fair question I received from a consumer facing many choices out there..why should they hire me to list their home at my price when there are hundreds at a lower price?

So I prepared this for her...

Dear Home Seller:

There is a difference when someone who wants to "LIST" a property or someone who wants to 'SELL" a property.

There is a difference between being a "customer" or being a "client"

There is a difference between being paid up front for your needs and not caring if you were successful or not..

or someone that will invest money, time, leadership and sacrifice to accomplish your goals and only then.....expect to be paid.

I don't list properties..

I sell them. .

I will protect my client's price

I will market their home

I will negotiate the best price for them

I will negotiate the best terms for them

My services are not on a vending machine...

My services are sold only after  I perform, surpass and achieve my client's goals to the best of their expectations.


"My fees are not an expense...they are an investment for you"


I know agents that can put your home on the MLS for only $95

They are the ones that got their license and soon discovered that. . 

they can't sell a property on talent..

So they did the best next thing..

They reduced their charges on proportion to the value they bring to you...


My advice is..

If you want to "LIST" it..go for the ninety five dollar one....

but, If you want to "SELL" number is 301-246-0001


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