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Choosing an Agent to Sell Your Home: 4 Tips

January 23, 2017
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You’re ready to buy your dream home. But first, you have to part with your current home. Of course, you can choose to sell your home on your own. However, there are many advantages to enlisting the aid of a skilled real estate agent. How can you find the right listing agent for you? Following are four tips for choosing an agent to sell your home: Ask around. Want to find an agent who understands your home, neighborhood and expectations? Ask the people who understand…

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Lighting Tips to Help Sell Your Home

January 2, 2017
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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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What Are House Hunters Looking for in 2016?

September 9, 2016

From dedicated laundry rooms and outdoor living spaces to eat-in kitchens and walk-in pantries, here’s a look at the top structural items on homebuyers’ wish lists—plus a few more desirable features like exterior lighting, garage storage and hardwood floors. Check out our handy infographic and feel free to share it!   If you like this post, don’t miss our other home-focused infographics: Tips for coordinating your home’s color scheme and A simplified guide to mortgage options.   

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Prepare a House for Sale (Despite Kids & Pets!)

August 23, 2016

You’re ready to buy a new home. But first, you have to sell your existing one, which can be a bit of challenge if you have young children and/or pets. You love your kids, but prospective buyers may not appreciate your human and fur babies quite as much as you do—especially if it looks and feels like they have hijacked your home. The key to staging a home for sale is neutralizing it so house hunters can picture themselves and their belongings in the space.…

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4 Things a Real Estate Agent Can Do for You (Other Than Show Homes!)

April 13, 2016
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If asked to describe the role of a real estate agent, most people would probably say that it’s to help clients rent, buy and/or sell property. Although technically accurate, this description fails to convey the breadth of a typical agent’s responsibilities. From initial consultation to final transaction, real estate agents often perform countless tasks on behalf of their clients. Following are four things an effective real estate agent can do for you (so you won’t have to!): Research. It’s always wise to do a little…

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