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Cleaning and Painting Are Priorities for Home Sellers
Posted on 04/02/2020
Cleaning and Painting Are Priorities for Home Sellers
Preparing to put your home on the market almost invariably involves three things: painting, cleaning, and organizing. Since you might also need to do some repairs and updating, it's crucial that you prioritize your tasks and make sure you're not spending more money, time, and energy than necessary. Consulting with your real estate agent about what projects are the...
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How to Make The Best Impression on Home Buyers
Posted on 04/01/2020
How to Make The Best Impression on Home Buyers
No matter how you look at it, putting your home on the market is a life-changing experience! Not only will it change your future circumstances, but it will have an impact on your day-to-day routine, right now. If your home is actively being shown by real estate agents, there are a few things you may need to do on...
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First Time Buyers: 3 Common Pitfalls
Posted on 03/31/2020
First Time Buyers: 3 Common Pitfalls
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels Are you in the market for your first home purchase? If so, congratulations! This is an amazingly exciting stage of life, and we know you must be excited. Many first-time buyers run into issues that can turn their new home into a source of stress. Here are three common pitfalls you should...
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Advice: Listen to Your Agent when Staging Your Home
Posted on 03/30/2020
Advice: Listen to Your Agent when Staging Your Home
Photo by John Wollwerth via Shutterstock No matter how well-intentioned, when it’s time to sell your home taking the advice of friends and family while disregarding the advice of your agent is a recipe for slowing down your home’s sale. Your professional agent knows the current market and what buyers look for. In fact, they may even have...
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What to Expect After You List Your House
Posted on 03/29/2020
What to Expect After You List Your House
If you recently added your house to the real estate market, it may be only a matter of time before you sell your house. In fact, if you know what to expect after a home listing is published, you can plan accordingly for all stages of the home selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to...
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High-End Finishes for Your Home
Posted on 03/29/2020
High-End Finishes for Your Home
Image by Mike Gattorna from Pixabay The benefits of buying a luxury home that's under new construction include customizing it to fit your life and your family, and choosing your own finishes is a perfect way to achieve this goal. But which finishes will still maintain their beauty under the stress of busy families on the go? Which...
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Find Out How Much Your Home Remodel Will Cost
Posted on 03/28/2020
Find Out How Much Your Home Remodel Will Cost
Many hopeful homebuyers seek to save money by buying a fixer-upper and doing most of the renovations themselves. This is a proven method for those who have a knack for home improvement and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. However, estimating the cost of a remodel can be difficult. There are many costs you may not be aware...
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Selling Your Home? Make Sure These 5 Places are Clean First
Posted on 03/27/2020
Selling Your Home? Make Sure These 5 Places are Clean First
When you’re preparing your home for the market, your main goal is to make it as desirable as possible to potential buyers. Not only will this gain more attraction from interested parties, but it can also help you out in a bidding war by making your home stand out among the rest and therefore increasing the final sale value....
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3 Factors to Consider Before You Sell a Condo
Posted on 03/26/2020
3 Factors to Consider Before You Sell a Condo
Looking to sell your condo? You're in luck, as there is high demand for condos across the United States. As a condo seller, it is important to allocate the necessary time and resources to find ways to maximize the value of your property. By doing so, you'll be able to evaluate your condo, understand its strengths and weaknesses and...
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Select the Perfect Closet Lights
Posted on 03/25/2020
Select the Perfect Closet Lights
Image by B. Forenius from Shutterstock There are some overlooked places in your home that need proper lighting. A good example is a closet. Whether a closet is small or large, proper lighting is essential for safety and good illumination. When building a new space or upgrading an existing one, these tips will help you choose the ideal...
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Reasons to Revisit Your Home Selling Strategy
Posted on 03/24/2020
Reasons to Revisit Your Home Selling Strategy
Although you may have allocated significant time and resources to craft a home selling strategy, your residence still lingers on the real estate market. Fortunately, you can always revise your home selling plan as needed. Ultimately, there are many reasons why now may be a good time to revisit your home selling strategy, and these are: 1. You can...
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5 Home Improvements Under $100 to Boost the Value of Your House
Posted on 03/23/2020
5 Home Improvements Under $100 to Boost the Value of Your House
Home improvements are a great way to add value to your home if you’re hoping to sell in the near future. The problem is, however, that many home improvements are costly and time-consuming. And, if you don’t plan carefully, they could even cost more than the amount of value you add to the home. The good news is that...
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