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Selling a Home

Tips for Selling Your Home: To-do’s When Putting Your Home on the Market

September 5, 2014
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Between traditional advertising and increasingly diverse methods of self-promotion, your home listing could enjoy more exposure than was possible even five years ago. The possibility of extra online and foot traffic is a definite boon for selling your home—so long as you put in the work to separate yourself from the competition. Help your home stand out with these helpful to-do’s for putting your home on the market. Enhance your curb appeal Your home’s exterior is the one thing you can’t hide from view, so…

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Selling a Home

3 Ways to Keep Your Home Realtor® Ready

May 22, 2014

If you’re the type of person who can keep a house neat and spotless 24/7, hats off to you! For the rest of us, living in a home that’s on the market (and might be shown at a moment’s notice) can be a challenge. Luckily, once you’ve taken all the major steps to declutter, clean and repair your home for sale, there are a few simple strategies you can use to keep it looking its best for buyers. 1) Make a list of your hotspots—the parts…

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Life at Home, Packing & Moving

Spring Cleaning Checklist Part 5: Tips for Homebuyers and Sellers

April 4, 2014

If you plan to move this year, spring cleaning can be a great head start—both for homeowners getting ready to sell and for homebuyers ready to pack. With that in mind, here are some bonus checklist items to help you focus on those goals as you move from room to room. If you’re moving this year… Put seasonal items—such as winter coats and clothes, heavy drapes and comforters, and holiday decorations—away in moving-safe boxes and label them clearly. Be aggressive about your decluttering. This infographic…

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When to Put Your Home on the Market

March 19, 2014

Is it the best time to sell your home? Not sure if it’s the right time? There are pros and cons to selling your home and moving during every season of the year. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect throughout the year. SPRING Pros: Spring is selling season in the housing industry. A lot of buyers are in the market and you can expect more traffic than many other times of year. With grass greening and flowers blooming, it’s also a great…

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3 Smart Improvements to Sell Your Home

November 6, 2012

Looking for ways to boost your home’s saleability? Focus on these homebuyer hot-buttons! 1. Bathrooms: Bathroom remodels can often increase your home’s resale value. Consider replacing outdated tubs, sinks, vanities, fixtures and flooring. Even basic maintenance tasks like re-caulking the tub, replacing old shower doors and applying a fresh coat of paint to the walls may make a difference. A few stylish touches like plush new towels and bathmats can help too. 2. Kitchen: Many times, the heart of the home can be the heart…

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