How to Make a Great Offer in Today’s Market!

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The current real estate market can be a challenging one for buyers.  Inventory is low, and other buyers are looking too! When a home that fits your search criteria comes on the market, we want to make sure you can see it in person right away.  Once you’ve seen a home and decide it’s “the one” and you’d like to put in an …

Seven Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season

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The holidays are often considered a poor time to sell your home, but selling during the months of November through January can work to your advantage! Buyers who are looking for homes during this time tend to be serious, and there are fewer homes on the market to compete with yours. If you are committed to putting your home on …

10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

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  If you’re thinking about selling your home, and you aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to getting it ready, you aren’t alone!  This list will help you focus on what we feel are some the most helpful, and also cost-effective ways of of preparing your home for the market. Declutter: You want the space in your home to be maximized, not for …

Selling Your Home: Why Staging?

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15 seconds.  That’s how long it typically takes for a buyer to form an opinion about your home, and those first impressions matter.  Because of that, I’m excited to be the certified Staging Design Professional for Wiens & Roth.  I love using my skills and training to help our sellers stage their homes because I absolutely believe that staging works, and that’s why it’s included as one …

Should I Rent or Buy a Home?

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Choosing whether to rent or own a home is not an easy decision. It requires you to carefully examine the factors and costs associated with each option. Which is better? That depends. Your unique economic situation, lifestyle and goals play the largest part in deciding what is better for you. It’s important to go into your calculations with open eyes. …

Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying a Home

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The last thing in the world you would ever want is to spend a bunch of time searching for a home, finding that perfect place and then not being approved for your mortgage. There are also many common mistakes homebuyers make that could make the process much more painful than it has to be. We’re writing this article because we …