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How Much Would Your Home Sell For Today?

March 2nd, 2012

If you are planning to sell your home soon, you will want to know how much it will sell for on today’s market. Even if selling is the furthest thing from your mind, you may be curious to know how much your property is worth.

How do you find that out?

A good REALTOR® will look at a variety of characteristics to determine the current market

value of your home. These will include the number o ...

Stay or Move? How to Decide.

December 1st, 2011

Do you sometimes review the real estate ads in your local paper? Do you drive by an open house sign and feel the urge to stop and check it out? Those are common indications that, at least on some level, you’re thinking about the possibility of making a move.

But how do you decide if you should actually move?

The first step is to consider whether there are any practical reasons to cons ...

Should Your Hire a Professional Home Stager?

October 28th, 2011

 

You’ve probably heard about home staging. It involves decorating your home so that it looks attractive to potential buyers.

“Staging” can be as simple as cleaning and decluttering, or as elaborate as making each room look like it’s part of a high-end model home.

There’s no doubt that staging can help sell your home faster, and for a better price. The question is whether you need a profession ...

Understanding Market Value

October 24th, 2011

If you were going to sell your car, what would you do? Well, you would probably check the classifieds section of your newspaper to find out how similar vehicles to yours are priced. Then you would set your advertised price within that range.

What you would be doing, perhaps without knowing it, is determining the “market value” of your car.

Market value is simply what buyers today are will ...

Deciding Between Two (Almost) Perfect Properties

July 24th, 2011

You’re looking for a dream home. And you find... two! How do you decide between them?

That may seem like a nice problem to have. But, actually, deciding between two similar properties can be a stressful challenge.

The best way to decide is to review what you absolutely need to have in a new home, then check which property has all of those features.

If both have what you need, switch ...

Should You Worry About Market Fluctuations?

July 15th, 2011

You turn on the television and watch a news story about housing prices going down. Then you receive a flyer in the mail about a property around the corner that sold for a decent price. Next you read a newspaper article about the housing market on the upswing again.

It’s a little like being on a roller-coaster ride!

Unfortunately the ride isn’t much fun if you’re thinking of buying or ...

Preparing Your Home for Sale in less than a Week

June 21st, 2011

It’s great when you have lots of time to prepare for something important. But life doesn’t always happen that way. Sometimes you have to move quickly, and do the best you can with the time you have.

Say, for example, you had to get your home ready for sale, and you only had a week to do so. What could you do in those few days to make your home as attractive as possible to potential buy ...

Questions to Ask a Prospective REALTOR

June 10th, 2011

When choosing a REALTOR® to help sell your home, there are dozens of questions you can ask. But, perhaps, the most important questions to ask him/her are these: 

•            What do your past clients say about your services?

•            Do you build your business on repeat business and referrals?

•            Do you have experience selling our type of home in this type of neighborh ...

Getting a Handle on the Home Selling Process

June 6th, 2011

You probably know there’s more to selling a home than putting up a FOR SALE sign. But if you don’t understand the process in detail, you might feel intimidated and stressed when it comes time to put your property on the market. 

Fortunately, the home selling process isn’t that difficult to understand. There are basically six steps. 

Step one is selecting the right REALTOR®. You need a ...

Understanding the Home Buying Process

March 3rd, 2011

The more you know about the best way to reach a goal, the more likely you are to get the result you want. So, whether you’re hunting for a new job, assembling a backyard BBQ, or training for a 3 mile run, you’ll want to use a proven process to help you get there.

That certainly holds true when shopping for a new home.

There is a proven process to getting the home you want, in t ...

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