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Tips for Helping Relocation Homebuyers

March 23, 2017
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Uprooting is a big step for homeowners. Luckily, there are specific ways to help relocation homebuyers. Some of our favorite ideas include: Focus on schools. School ratings are important to not only families with children, but to all buyers thanks to their impact on resale value. Make sure you can easily direct clients to online sources of information about the schools serving your area. Emphasize convenience. While not always at the forefront of a buyer’s mind, proximity to frequented places is important for a high…

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Open House Tips: Do’s and Don’ts

January 11, 2017
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An open house can make or break a home sale for you and your seller. These tips can help an open house go smoothly to increase the chances of an interested buyer moving forward. Do: Have a sign advertising the open house up in the neighborhood for at least one week before the event. It’s helpful to give buyers enough notice to plan to attend an open house. A week is a good amount of time for locals to see the sign and add it…

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Why Show New Homes to Short-sale Shoppers?

August 16, 2016
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Shopping foreclosure and short-sale homes can be a frustrating experience. The homes may be in poor condition and clients could lose excitement in the buying process.   Here are five reasons to consider showing new homes, even if you specialize in lender-owned resale properties. Your clients may be surprised at what they can afford—a beautiful new home that is move-in ready without the hassle of potentially unaffordable repairs. After all, a fixer-upper may not really be a bargain when you factor in materials, trade labor…

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