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Packing & Moving

Preparing for a Move: How to Declutter & Minimize

April 13, 2017

It pays to know the difference between your treasure and your trash, particularly when it comes to moving. No sense in hauling what’s effectively dead weight, right? But the process of determining—and purging—what doesn’t hold personal worth can carry a fair degree of murk and uncertainty. Does this have lasting sentimental value? How much of something is too much? Won’t I need this someday? After all, you’re not just organizing random objects; you’re organizing your life. But rest easy. Many have emerged from the decluttering…

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Buying a Home, Selling a Home

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
Pro Photo Tips

It’s no secret: good listing photos sell homes faster and for more money. That, combined with the fact that 92% of 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…

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