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Selling a Home

Prepping Your Home for a Real Estate Photographer

January 12, 2016

Good listing photos can mean the difference between a quick sale and an epic fail. After all, the majority of buyers now begin their home search online where photos can be examined, compared, contrasted and discarded in mere minutes (sometimes only seconds!). That’s why many sellers choose to enlist the aid of a seasoned, professional real estate photographer. If you’ve already hired a pro, you’re well on your way to sporting a SOLD sign on your front lawn. But don’t send out your change of…

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5 Things to Do Before You Sell Your Home

September 21, 2015
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Are you preparing your home for sale? Is it currently on the market? Here are five things you may want to do before the offers start rolling in. Get your finances in order. It’s a good idea to figure out your finances before you even list your home for sale. This includes getting an accurate estimate of your home’s current value (knowing how much profit you may make, if any, can help you determine your budget for your next home). Other important steps to help…

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Strategies to Keep Your House Clean When Selling

April 6, 2015

Many potential homebuyers have a tough time seeing past dust and disarray. Can you blame them? But living in your home and keeping it buyer-ready at all times can be rather daunting. Before you schedule your first showing, it’s a good idea to: Declutter and depersonalize. It may be difficult for prospective buyers to envision themselves in a home filled with family photos and knickknacks. Plus, too much clutter can make your spaces seem smaller. Now is the perfect time to purge or donate items you…

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Selling Your Home: 3 Questions to Ask Your Agent

February 12, 2015

By the time you’ve chosen a real estate agent, you’ve hopefully asked them dozens of questions about their track record, their local knowledge, how they plan to market your home and—very importantly—how they plan to keep you in the loop throughout the upcoming sales process. Those questions all have to do with what your real estate agent will do for you. The next three questions are all about what you can do to help your agent make the sale. 1. Is my asking price right?…

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A Bright Spot: 5 Home Lighting Trends

January 24, 2015

Lighting is one of the most important elements in your home, creating an inviting environment while setting the scene for entertaining or comfortable living. That’s why we’re excited to illuminate today’s top five trends—courtesy of Progress Lighting. Read on to learn what the lighting professionals have to say about establishing just the right ambiance for your home.  Grouped pendant displays When it comes to pendant lighting, the design experts at Progress Lighting reveal “the more the merrier.” A large entertainment island is popular in today’s…

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