How To Keep Your Identity and Credit History Safe

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Who is responsible for protecting your identity and credit history? Only you are responsible for making sure your personal information is safe. The best way to protect your credit is to check your credit regularly through AnnualCreditReport.com. If you discover any errors or mistakes, report the errors immediately so the banks and credit reporting bureaus can help resolve your credit disputes. If you do want to hire a credit monitoring service, make sure you use a service that will help prevent fraud, protect your personal information, and resolve any disputes.   Play video



How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

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Guarding your personal information is the key to protecting yourself against identity theft. Don't carry unused credit cards and your social security card in your wallet. Don't give out your social security number to doctors. Ask your employer what they do to keep your personal information safe. If you are careful about protecting information like your social security number and mother's maiden name, you can reduce your risk for identity theft. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video for more identity theft solutions.   Play video



Identity Theft and Credit History Damage

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Identity theft can happen when your personal information is stolen to open up new lines of credit. Identity thieves commonly use your name, address, social security number and mother's maiden name to create fake identities. Eventually, you will be held responsible for these accounts that you didn't know existed. The long-term damage to your credit history from identity theft can be more damaging than the short-term effects. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video on Identity Theft for more information on how to protect yourself from identity theft.   Play video



Selling Your Own Home (FSBO)

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What does it take to sell your own home and what should you do first? You're responsible for both the seller's and the agent's duties. The most important this is to make sure your pricing is comparable to others in the neighborhood. Set a good listing price and you will attract buyers to the table. You can also attract buyers with lots of pictures on the Internet and by staging your home appropriately. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video for more FSBO advice.   Play video


For Sale By Owner: Selling A High-Priced Home

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When you are selling a higher-priced home, the buyers you are dealing with are probably more experienced and won't be first-time home buyers. As experienced buyers, they know the process and might not need a real estate agent to walk them through the sale. When you list your home as FSBO, you can save money on the commission, but sellers still need to be willing to work with buyers' agents. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video for more FSBO advice from experienced FSBO sellers.   Play video