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Selling a Home

Staging Your Home on a Dime

September 11, 2018

It’s a common dilemma among sellers: Staging your home can increase its value, but you don’t want to spend a small fortune on a professional stager. Good news! It’s possible to prepare your home for showings for a fraction of the cost of a staging company—and still sell it for top dollar. Following are some home staging tips that may impress prospective buyers without breaking the bank. Clear the clutter. Potential buyers want to feel at home in your home, which can be difficult to…

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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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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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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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What to Update When Selling Your Home

February 22, 2017

You want to make your home more attractive to prospective buyers, but you don’t want to waste valuable time and money in the process. We don’t blame you! Determining which home renovations will bring you the greatest return on your investment can be tricky. Before you reach for the toolbox or call your contractor, you may want to consult a local real estate agent (get tips for choosing one here). He or she can assess the current condition of your home along with other factors…

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