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“Is It Over Yet?” and Other Thoughts You’ll Have When Selling

“Is It Over Yet?” and Other Thoughts You’ll Have When Selling

The election is over and if you’ve stepped into any retail store post-Halloween, you may think that the holidays already have arrived. So, while political thoughts have ended and a few holly jolly thoughts may be floating through your mind at the moment, if your home is on the market or you’re preparing to sell your home as we enter the holiday season, your mind is probably being flood

Home Staging: Bright Ways to Bring Fall into Your Sale

Home Staging: Bright Ways to Bring Fall into Your Sale

It pretty much goes without saying that fall is a great time to sell a home. But, did you know that this crisp, cool season also offers an excellent opportunity for sellers to capitalize on some of fall’s bright colors and warm scents to bring in prospective buyers? Here are a few tips for sellers who want to highlight the season in their homes this fall: 1. Start Outside There may

What is My Home Worth? Five Factors to Figure!

What is My Home Worth? Five Factors to Figure!

Maybe you’re thinking about selling your home; maybe you’ve heard that interest rates are low and you think that now might be a good time to refinance; maybe you’re simply curious about your home’s worth. All of these are great reasons to take a closer look at your home’s value. But, how can you do that? Actually, there are a number of ways to estimate your home&rs

Sellers, Here’s the Dirt on 10 Things Buyers Don’t Want to See

Sellers, Here’s the Dirt on 10 Things Buyers Don’t Want to See

So, you’ve hired a real estate agent and listed your home for sale; you’re confident you set the right price and have properly marketed the home to targeted buyers; you’ve even got some showings scheduled. You’re on your way to making a sale, right? Well, hopefully. Even if you’ve got those preliminary sales steps in place, you may still be turning off home buyers

Tackling Roles: What Real Estate Agents Do for Buyers & Sellers

Tackling Roles: What Real Estate Agents Do for Buyers & Sellers

In the spirit of the fall football season, today we’re taking a few pages out of the playbooks of two opposing teams that come from the real estate industry. Yep, you guessed it; we’re talking about home buyers and home sellers. Since both teams obviously are working toward different outcomes, their coaches – you know, their real estate agents – must call vastly differen

Empty Nest? Time to Evaluate Retirement Living Options!

Empty Nest? Time to Evaluate Retirement Living Options!

It’s back-to-school season for students across the country, but what about the empty nesters that may be left behind? Many Americans that have reached or are nearing retirement may be faced with a multitude of questions about their living situations. When left with an empty nest, many older Americans choose to downsize, look for retirement communities or seek assisted living options. But,

Must-Dos to Make a Home Move-in Ready Before it Hits the Market

Must-Dos to Make a Home Move-in Ready Before it Hits the Market

Move-in ready. No matter what interior and exterior features today’s home buyers are looking for, you can pretty much bet that those three little words appeal to every buyer out there. Who doesn’t want to walk into their future home and simply start making it their own? As a seller, you want to do everything you can to assure buyers that your home is move-in ready. Even if you alrea

“Why Isn’t My Home Selling?” 10 Reasons Your Home Sale may be Stagnant

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“Why Isn’t My Home Selling?” 10 Reasons Your Home Sale may be Stagnant

The heat of the summer selling season is pouring down. You know you’ve heard about it… the neighbors up the street whose home was under contract in merely five days… even your friend across town who received two offers after just days of being on the market… so, why do buyers seem to continue to pass on your home? This summer is proving to be a great time to sell; so,

What Is My Home Worth?

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What Is My Home Worth?

With schools wrapping up for the year, the summer home-selling season is in full effect. Families that are planning a move are getting in gear to find their new home and settle in before classes pick back up in the fall. Whether you’ve been considering selling your home or not, all of this movement in the real estate industry may have you wondering how much your home is worth. After all,

From Attractive to Zealous, Ten Words Sellers Should Know

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From Attractive to Zealous, Ten Words Sellers Should Know

The Memorial Day weekend has unofficially kicked off the start of summer, so you know what that means… the home selling season is in full swing! With an influx of available homes hitting the market, sellers may be scrambling for ways to make their homes stand out amongst the rest. Before buyers even take a look at available homes, they’ll browse the listings. So, it is important fo