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March 2017

Spring is here! Get that home sold!

Finally, Spring is here!  If you have made the decision to sell your real estate, we have some tips for you! First tip: use a licensed realtor! Many people try to sell their homes by themselves.  Some are successful.  However, there is a lot more to it than just putting a sign up or posting an ad in the local paper.  Also, it takes time and knowledge to get the best price for your home.  Do you know how to get your home on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service)?  Also, how to stage it for best results when showing?  How…

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Does your paint color matter?

Okay, it looks like Spring may finally be on it’s way, time to get your home ready to sell.  Here’s a question; does the outside color that you paint your home influence potential buyers one way or another? The answer is yes! First, there are some colors that just don’t work as exterior home paint colors. Ones that clash with other homes in the neighborhood, for example.  Colors that are extra-bright aren’t usually a good choice.  After all, the buyer will be new to the neighborhood, and probably won’t feel comfortable in the neon yellow home.  Consider colors that reflect…

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The best day of the week to list your home?

   You want to list your home for sale.  Spring is a great time to list it.    What day of the week should you list your home, and does it even matter? Why yes, it does! The day that you list your home does matter, but which day is the best depends on who you  ask.  Here are some of the arguments for and against specific days. Monday is the first day of most people’s work week. People are looking forward and generally thinking about the future and they are planning their week and weekends.  Also it gives agents…

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The best listing agent’s tools

For the last few posts, we have been discussing why you need a listing agent, and what he will do differently from other agents.  We mentioned social media tools, but we really want to dig into this topic, so here we go! What do you mean by  social media? We mean the Internet.  You can find anything, buy anything, sell anything, swap or trade anything you can think of.  In addition, these days, people are looking to the Internet for all goods and services that they used to find in more traditional ways.  The phone book, (remember those?),  a…

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List your home part 3

We have been explaining to you why you need to list your home for sale with a listing agent.  We have as already discussed, he will provide a professional home inspection before you list.  Also,he or she will provide you with an Ownership and Encumbrance Report.  This shows any liens or claims against your home.  If you belong to a Homeowner’s Association, your agent should assemble all necessary documents for the sale of your home.  In addition, he will install your ” for sale” sign in a good spot on your property  in a timely manner. What is left? Your…

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