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The Best Time to Buy and Sell

The decision has been made to sell (or buy) your house, but what do you need to know before you start? When you are looking to buy or sell a home, it is important to know the current market and how it will affect your transaction. A local Realtor® will be able to best assist you in coming up with a strategy to optimize both your buying and selling power keeping your best interest in mind. Seller’s market You’ve heard the term “seller’s market” but what exactly does it mean? A seller’s market occurs when the demand is greater than…

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The Importance of an Appraisal for a Seller

You are selling your house, and someone has found it to be the perfect fit for their family. They have been pre-qualified for a loan and now it is on to the next step; the appraisal. Why exactly is an appraisal necessary and what useful information does it provide to you as the seller? LawDepot gives us some of the buyer and seller basics here, while we discuss the importance of an appraisal to a seller. A lot of information An appraisal is a large document that goes into great detail about a house, the land and the comparable sales…

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6 Ways to Correctly Time Your Sale and Purchase

The time has come to sell your home and buy a new one. With this, comes the task of correctly timing your sale with the purchase of your new home. Not an impossible feat, but it certainly can be complex. With a bit of understanding and some planning, it can be successful, especially when considering these 6 items. Same day closing Sometimes the stars align and you can time the purchase and sale to close on the same day. The ideal situation would be to sell in the morning and buy in the afternoon. This works best when you are not…

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You Love Your House, Others May Not

You’re ready to put your house on the market so you call us to come over and determine what you need to do to get your house ready. Don’t be offended when we advise you to make changes to your house to sell it. Please remember that we live in a house differently than we sell it so don’t take it personally. Here are some action items to consider: Expose the floor When we are living in a house, we tend to round corners with furniture to make our space feel cozy. To sell it, we want spaces to appear…

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4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Zillow to Sell Your House

There are many sites available that claim to give insight into your home’s market price.  While a site like this may be helpful for some things, we are going to discuss four major reasons it may not be quite the help you need. It’s a matter of public record The first thing to remember is that these sites use public records as a way of developing information on your home. This means it may only be as accurate as it was at the time the house was last sold. So, if you’re looking to compare your home to another, and…

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Get Top Dollar for Your Home In 2018

Placing your home on the market can be a bit overwhelming so it’s important to have a real estate agent who can help you get prepared for the sale. Below we share some ideas we’d like you to consider to get top dollar for your home in 2018.   Timing When the inventory is low, it is always the best time to put your house on the market. We typically recommend being one of the first homes on the market in January. In our area, January and February are the coldest months of the year, and inventory is low. However,…

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Are Your Neighbors Affecting Your Home Sale?

The time has come to place your house on the market. You’ve done all the proper preparation such as updating the bathroom and replacing that old carpet, and your property is in pristine condition. It should be a piece of cake to sell at or above asking price, right? After all, you have done everything you needed to do in order to sell your house. In a perfect world, all the factors that go into selling would be within your control. However, sometimes we must look to those close to us, like our neighbors.  How they care for their home…

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4 Reasons Why Your Home Didn’t Sell the First Time

Was your house on the market and you had to take it off because it didn’t sell? We’re sure you’ve heard the terms “seller’s market” or “buyer’s market” and either of those could have something to do with why your home didn’t sell. However, there are many other potential reasons your house didn’t sell:  here are the top four. Staging Home staging is preparing your home and property for sale. The goal is to make your home more appealing to potential buyers by minimizing your personal items and allowing the buyers to imagine their own family living there.  This most…

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5 Things You’ll Be Thankful You Asked Your Real Estate Agent

When you’re buying or selling a home, there are numerous questions that you and your agent will be asking one another. Some could make or break your buying or selling experience. Either way, it’s important for both of you to ask as many questions as possible to make sure that your needs are being met. While there are many possible questions, here are five you’ll be thankful you asked. Do you have the time to devote to me and my search? It’s important to find an agent who devotes their full time to real estate full time. Agents who are…

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The Trend of Outdoor Living

Isn’t it nice to retire to the comfort of your living room after dinner, perhaps to enjoy a movie on your big-screen tv above your fireplace?  Now imagine doing this outside.  Wouldn’t that be a treat? What is outdoor living?  Outdoor living is when you create a space in your yard that is specifically made for enjoying the outdoors.  Kind of like bringing the inside to the outside.  This trend is becoming more popular, even in climates that experience all four seasons. What are the options? Outdoor living can be as simple as a porch swing or more elaborate, such…

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