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Checklist for Putting Your Home on the Market

May 5, 2017
Planting flowers to improve curb appeal

Your dream home’s calling your name, but first, you have to sell your current residence. Not sure where to begin? Not a problem! Our handy checklist outlines seven simple steps to take before listing your house, townhome or condo. __ 1. CHOOSE AN AGENT. If you’re planning on buying a new construction home, ask your homebuilder if they have a program to help you sell your current home. If not, it’s time to choose an agent. Ask friends and family members for referrals and take…

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What is a Seller’s Market in Real Estate?

March 14, 2017
Couple with a Realtor

In real estate, a “seller’s market” occurs when the demand for housing exceeds the supply. This often results in multiple buyers competing for a single home. Cue the bidding wars… A seller’s market is obviously an ideal time to sell your home—especially if you have built up a lot of equity. But is it the right time to buy a home? Imagine falling in love with a house and then having to submit a more attractive offer than 10 or even 20 competing buyers (and…

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How Selling a Home Works

March 10, 2017
The Allman

Transitioning from first-time buyer to first-time seller? Check out the following roadmap for an overview of the process and tips to help you successfully sell your home! Make home improvements You don’t want to sink unnecessary money into your current home (better to save it for the next one!), but there are a few prudent touch-ups that could possibly help to decrease your home’s time on the market and even net you a better asking price! For specific suggestions, check out What to Update When…

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Capturing Curb Appeal: 4 Real Estate Photography Tips

March 8, 2017

Photos sell homes, and no photo is more important than the exterior shot that will be associated with your home’s MLS listing. Ideally, you or your real estate agent should hire a professional real estate photographer to do the job. But, if you’re listing your home independently or have a tight budget, here are some DIY photography tips. 1. If possible, shoot in the spring. Even if you’re planning to stay in your home until fall, don’t let spring pass you by without taking some…

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4 Pro Tips for Better Real Estate Photography

February 28, 2017
master bath in the Wallace model home

It’s no secret: good listing photos sell homes faster and for more money. That, combined with the fact that most house hunters search online, makes a very compelling argument for investing in professional photography. If you’re determined to tackle the task yourself, here are some tips from the pros on how to take better interior real estate photography. (Looking for advice on exterior photography? Check out our article, Capturing curb appeal: 4 real estate photography tips). 1. Get the right tools. Great photography starts with…

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