Prep to Sell

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Costs to expect when selling your home

Oct 1, 2019

Often, when you think about what you’ll make from selling your home, you think mortgage payoff subtracted from the sale price.  However, there are other expenses you will need to consider when selling your home. Here is a brief list of the primary expenses that you need to be aware of. Home Prep:  Prior to […]

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Fall decor tips when selling your home

Sep 16, 2019

Step back and ask yourself if fall decor (pumpkins, scarecrows, and other seasonal ornamentation) will make it harder to sell your home?  Most staging experts agree that staging your listing with fall decor is valuable as long as you do so judiciously. However, not all holidays are exciting to everyone.  The point of staging is […]

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Should you remodel before selling your home?

Sep 11, 2019

Some homeowners are hesitant to update/remodel before selling, which is understandable, but there are a few things you should consider before making a decision. Here are some myths about remodeling to sell that homeowners should debunk before deciding. MYTH #1: Homeowners want to remodel AFTER they purchase the home – Typically, buyers can’t visualize the […]

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How to stage your home to sell, even with kids and clutter underfoot

Jul 27, 2019

There are many articles providing tips on staging and decluttering.  Most do a good job on outlining the statistical benefits of good staging and giving good practical how-to’s, as does this one.  But this one is especially good because of it’s focus on families with kids.    The author roles up her sleeves and talks […]

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Doing this one thing can help sell it faster

Jul 27, 2019

Let me cut to the point of the article; this is about doing a pre-inspection. I fall in the 80/20 camp on this. I think it’s a good idea 80% of the time, but there is always 20% of the situations where it may not be a great idea (ok, maybe 90/10, but you get […]

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Manage the stress of selling your home

Jul 12, 2019

I get it. Selling a home can be a stressful process. But it can be especially stressful if you are in the dark and are uninformed! This article talks about a study that showed the many reasons why home sellers were stressed. Yes, it can be a completely stress free experience, but much of what […]

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5 secrets to make your home sell faster

Jul 11, 2019

This article gives some good tips on getting your home ready for sale. It’s not exhaustive as it doesn’t include what you should consider repairing, but it’s a good list of high impact basics. A few things I would add to each category:

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How to paint your way to a profitable, faster home sale

Jul 9, 2019

Although it’s hard to determine how much a good painting update can add to the selling price of your home, there’s good evidence that it does. There’s also good evidence that it can help your home sell faster, and time is money! This article provides a summary of preferred colors and focus areas, as well […]

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Here’s how to draw in buyers and get a higher price

Jul 9, 2019

When readying your home for sale, you want to make sure you’re presenting the best “product” possible to potential buyers. What does that mean? Well, there are two general type of investments you can make your home more marketable; functional and cosmetic. Functional items such as HVAC or roof repairs or replacements won’t necessarily increase […]

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