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Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:16am | Real Estate, Seller, selling a home, For Sale
Landscaping Tips That Can Help Your Home Sell For some properties, landscaping can make or break a deal. Unless you’re selling a real fixer-upper, your home’s yard is an important part of the real estate equation. If you’re looking to put your home on the market, or you’ve already listed and you haven’t had a lot of interest, use these quick and easy landscaping tips to help your property stand out from all the others. COORDINATE WITH COLOR READ MORE >
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:03am | For Sale, agent, Real Estate, selling a home
When Your Home Doesn’t Sell When you list your home you hope for a quick, successful sale. For many real estate markets throughout the U.S., newly listed homes can be snatched up in the blink of an eye (for some cities, properties can sell within a day or less). While we all would love a quick sale when we list, the reality for some sellers is that their homes may sit on the market much longer than others. If you’ve listed your home and it’s not seeing any interest or offers, read on to find out some of the reasons a home doesn’t sell. UNREALISTIC PRICE READ MORE >
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 11:18am | agent, selling home, For Sale, Real Estate
Top Seller Procrastinations For some, the decision to sell a home is almost automatic, with no hesitation: job change, seller’s market, need more room or need to downsize, etc. For others, there could be a number of reasons why a property owner might hesitate, or procrastinate, to sell. If you’ve thought about selling, but just can’t bring yourself to do it, you could have fallen victim to some of the most common top seller procrastinations listed below. #1. "I'M WAITING FOR THE VALUE OF MY PROPERTY TO INCREASE." READ MORE >
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 5:17pm | new construction, homes, For Sale, warranties, Home owners association, relator
Questions to Ask When Buying New Construction Buying a new home is exciting. Buying a brand new home can be even more so with the realization of being the first owner and possibly being able to choose your own layout and finishes. The prospect of owning new construction is definitely exciting, but it doesn’t come without its own set of questions. If you’re in the market for a new home, and considering new construction, make note of the questions below when you begin your property search.   READ MORE >
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 11:53am | home, Real Estate, Negotiate, For Sale, first time buyers, Sell My Home
When it comes to a real estate transaction, whether you're a buyer or a seller, everything is negotiable. For many couples and individuals, a house or property will likely be the largest asset they ever own, which is why when it comes to the actual transaction, negotiating is incredibly important. Negotiating in real estate is more than just deciding on the sale price of a property or who will cover closing costs, and some negotiations will probably happen after the sale agreement is signed. READ MORE >
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 8:47am | Sell My Home, Repairs, For Sale
Curb Appeal
88 percent of homebuyers begin the process online, looking at pictures on the listing site. Good photos and real curb appeal help entice buyers to check out your house in person. You want to make a great first impression, so don't feel scared to make a statement -- you want buyers to fall in love with your house. The fixes below are minor and budget friendly enhancements that can be done in a day to help make your house more inviting and appealing, and help get potential buyers to schedule a showing! READ MORE >
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:34am | open house, Selling, For Sale
What is the true purpose of an open house? If you said, “To sell my house,” then guess again. The real answer is not what you think—and the truth is one of the best-kept secrets in the real estate business. READ MORE >
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 9:54am | Sell, Sell My Home, preparation, Repairs, For Sale, Home For Sale
Did the holidays leave your home looking a little worse for wear? Were you too busy trimming the tree and ringing in the new year to take care of routine maintenance? Did holiday guests leave lasting proof of their visit all over the carpets? If you’re planning to sell your home this year, now’s the time to get it back in shape and ready for house-hunting season, which is just a few months away. Pack Up and Organize READ MORE >
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:08am | Fall, Repairs, preparation, For Sale
  While spring may be the time for cleaning, fall is surely the time for fixing. Simple improvements can save money in utility bills as well as prevent costly repairs in the future. Like a well-played game of football, the homeowner needs a good playbook to get ahead in the game. The trick is, by the time it is October many areas might be into the first quarter -- well on the way to frigid temperatures – so prioritize and use this valuable time to the best advantage. Play it Safe READ MORE >
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 10:51am | Home For Sale, For Sale
Sold
  If you haven't had a chance to check out the financial advice from Dave Ramsey, we recommend you take a stop by his website - daveramsey.com. He has great information and tips on how you can save money and make better financial decisions. 1. Know what homebuyers want. READ MORE >

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