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Home staging is the latest trend in real estate, and if you are selling your home you are likely at least aware of what this growing practice involves. Home staging is a marketing strategy that encourages you to make your home as presentable as it can be to buyers by dressing the interior and exterior of your house so that it looks more like a model home. While there are a number of interior designers, experts, and even REALTORS® who can offer you advice on staging your home for sale, for most sellers a few simple tips can save you the expense of hiring a home stager. Clean Is Key The most

Selling your home can cause potential anxiety about your personal privacy. With your doors open to a nearly constant stream of strangers through your home, you may worry that your personal information is at risk. Protecting your personal information is a top priority. Here are a few tips for protecting your privacy while your home is on the market. Ask Your REALTOR® To Accompany Potential Buyers And Other People Entering Your Home Some REALTORS® allow buyers to walk through the property on their own. If you are concerned with allowing strangers to tour your home unaccompanied, let your

When selling your home, the last thing you want to do is invest more into it, but in most cases making a few repairs or renovations to your home before putting it on the market can really be worth the financial and time investment. You want your home to look fresh, modern, and clean, and with a little work and money you can sometimes increase the value of your home by a considerable amount. Here are a few improvements that can really boost your home’s salability. Fresh Coat Of Paint-Rooms with a fresh coat of paint look new and clean. You’ll want to keep the colors neutral and

Whether the initial love has faded, or your home just doesn’t work for you and your family anymore, deciding between selling your home and remodeling can sometimes be a difficult decision. So what should you consider before making the decision to ensure that you will be more satisfied with the end result than you are with your home now? What Is The Current Condition Of Your Home? If part of the reason your home isn’t working for you or your family anymore is that several areas of the home need updating or improving, then you may want to reconsider selling your home. Often an

The temptation to save yourself the cost of hiring a real estate agent when selling your home can be overwhelming, and with more websites, books, and other resources popping up that claim to give you all the know-how and tools you’ll need to sell your home yourself, why should you consider hiring a REALTOR® at all? Like any job that requires a lot of insider knowledge and experience, hiring a REALTOR® will ensure that you are getting the best price for your house with the minimal amount of work and worry. Not convinced? Here are just a few of the best reasons why no homeowner should

The process of selling your home at any time of the year can be a stressful experience, but if you are trying to sell your home during the busy holiday season it may seem to be almost impossible. The battle to keep your home in model condition and host open houses while at the same time entertaining friends and family-all the work can seem like a difficult task. So what can you do to make selling your home at this time of year less stressful while still keeping your property in salable condition? Here are a few tips to make it easier! Keep The Decorations To A Minimum Even if your home is

There are a number of reasons why you may need to sell your home in a buyer’s market, and though getting the most for your home in that situation may seem impossible, there are several strategies you can use to get the best offer for your home. Here are a few tips to getting the most for your house in a buyer’s market! Know Your Local Real Estate Market While the national housing market may be booming, your local market may be very different. A real estate agent can give you the information you need to determine how your local housing market is doing, and whether it is a good

If you are thinking of putting your home up for sale, or already have your property listed, you may want to consider hosting an open house as part of your marketing strategy to get your home sold. An open house is still one of the most effective methods for getting a quick and profitable sale, and here are a few tips to hosting a successful open house that won’t eat into your profits. Clean And De-clutter This is probably the simplest and most inexpensive way to make your home its best for an open house. Be sure the kitchen and bathrooms are spotless, all the beds are made, and messes

If you are selling your home and are motivated to get the deal done quickly, you may be tempted to accept a low bid. Whether you need to sell because you are being relocated or need to downsize to save your financial investment, there are several things you should consider before accepting a bid that is below your asking price. Here are a few tips on making that decision a bit easier. How Motivated Are You? The decision to accept a low bid should always be influenced by your actual financial position rather than simply wanting a quick sale. If you are in a situation in which you may lose

Many a home seller has been there-the house has been on the market for months and there is no sign of a sale. At what point should you pull the house off of the market, assuming it is even an option for you? When you start to feel like you are getting nowhere, it’s important to step back and consider the facts of the situation before you make any decisions. Is The Season A Factor? If your house has been on the market through the summer and well into fall, and the holiday season is approaching, you may feel there is no point in keeping it listed through the winter. You may be right.

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