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First-Time Seller Tips: What You Should Know In Advance

When I put my house on the market, nobody told me about the flurry of real estate agent meetings, showings, open houses, and staging appointments. When you add the paperwork, I was overwhelmed. After the process was over and I left the closing, I decided to create a website that focused on all of those things that I didn't know I'd have to do. My goal for this site is to make sure that other first-time sellers have a resource to learn what they can expect from the sale and closing process. I hope that the posts here help you prepare for your first sale with the confidence of an old pro.


The Great City Debate For Home Buyers

30 January 2017
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The decision to buy property rather than rent is a big one. It will commit you to one location for the next 5-10 years, most likely, so it's important to find a place where you could be happy during that time. here are some questions to ask yourself about choosing a location to buy property in.  What Are Your Core Values? Some people approach location from an external perspective. For example, they see that a city has a great beer scene or good job opportunities. Read More …

Two Tips To Help You Find The Perfect New House

20 January 2017
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For many people, purchasing a house is a defining moment in life.  It's a time when they're able to finally get a place that they can truly call their own.  This brings a great sense of pride because it's a huge accomplishment.  However, buying a house is a tremendous investment that should not be entered into lightly.  You want to get a home that you can feel good about getting back to each day. Read More …

4 Benefits Of Enlisting The Help Of A Real Estate Agent When Buying A Home

29 December 2016
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One of the biggest decisions you will ever make is finding a place to live and making an offer on a home. Being a homeowner is sure to be one of the proudest moments of your life. However, the key to buying the right property and not the wrong may rest in relying on the help of a real estate agent. This professional is well-trained to assist you in finding the best property that suits your needs. Read More …

Tips To Help You Sell Your House By Owner

29 December 2016
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On average, you will have to pay a commission of 5% to 6% if you sell your home with a real estate agent. If your home is worth around $200,000, this could be rough $10,000 to $12,000 that you will have to automatically pay when your house sells. If you do not have a lot of equity in your home, you may decide to try selling it by the owner to avoid paying this commission. Read More …

Last-Minute Things To Do Before Dashing Out Before An Open House

28 December 2016
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Preparing for an open house when your home is for sale means that you'll be performing a variety of tasks that will show the residence in the best possible light. In advance of the open house, you'll clean and declutter your home, make sure that your grass is cut, and you may even put out accents such as freshly cut flowers on your kitchen table. As you get ready to leave the house in anticipation of your listing agent arriving and running the open house, you might be wondering about any last-minute things you can do to further increase the home's appearance. Read More …