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Responding to Feedback When Selling a Home

April 9, 2019
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Selling a home can be an emotional process. You’ve invested money and memories in your property, and you want the payoff to be worth it. But, selling a home is also a transaction—probably one of the biggest you’ll make—and it’s important to set some of those feelings aside and stay focused on your financial goals and your moving timeframe. So…how do you do that? Start with your real estate agent. A real estate agent will help you price your house based on comparable property sales—taking…

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Lighting Tips to Help Sell Your Home

March 22, 2019
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You’ve found the right real estate agent. You’ve repaired or replaced everything that needed fixing. You’ve covered the three D’s of home staging—Decluttering, Depersonalization and Deep cleaning. Finally, it’s time to put your home on the market. But, wait! There’s one often-overlooked detail that could sabotage all your hard work: the lighting. In the game of First Impressions, a poorly lit home is at an automatic disadvantage. Darkness can make a home feel small, uninviting and dirty, even when it isn’t. Worse, a potential buyer…

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Checklist: Knowing When it’s Time to Sell

March 19, 2019
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There are many factors involved with selling a home, and knowing when to sell is chief among them. With the aim of simplifying your decision, we’ve created the following checklist, outlining various motivators people have to sell their home. If you can check off any of the boxes below, you might be ready to put your home on the market and find something more suitable to your wish list and lifestyle needs! You need or want more space Maybe you’ve got a new bundle of…

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5 Tips for Streamlining Your Home Sale

October 10, 2018
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Wondering what you can do to help ensure a quick and profitable home sale? We’ve got you covered! Following are five fundamental tips to help streamline your home sale so you can skip the headaches and get started on the next chapter of your life. Hire a real estate agent. An experienced seller’s agent knows how to price, market, show and sell your home for top dollar. Ask friends and family for recommendations and be sure to select someone who understands your home, neighborhood and…

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Help! I Bought a New Home But Still Haven’t Sold My Old Home

September 21, 2018
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Congratulations! You’re under contract for a new home. There’s just one problem: your current home hasn’t sold—and closing day is coming up fast. What to do? Here are a few options to consider when you’ve purchased a home but still haven’t sold your old home.   Take out a bridge loan (or swing loan) Ask your mortgage lender about whether your old home has enough equity to qualify for a bridge loan, short-term financing intended to help you bridge the gap from one house to…

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