Home Selling

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Trying to sell your home? Follow these great suggestions that will surely catch the attention of potential buyers!

 Pre-Viewing 

Chances are potential buyers have already viewed pictures of your home before visiting. This is the very first impression of your house, next to your front yard. This is the deciding factor for almost every potential buyer. Of course your home has the right amount of bedrooms, bathrooms, and even a bonus game room for the kiddos, but what do these pictures tell a viewer about your house? Are the pictures bright and inviting? Do the angles of the pictures truly show how spacious the kitchen is? Do these pictures do your house justice? These are all questions a seller…
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A contingency gives the buyer/seller the right to back out of a sale due to specific circumstances without any penalty. Found within contracts, there may be a list of several conditions that need to be met in order to close the sale. It is important once you figure out what contingencies you want to be sure to write them clearly into your offer.

There are several common contingencies:

-A buyer's inspection contingency is listed in the contract when the closing of the sale depends on the result of various inspections performed.

-A financing contingency appears when the sale is dependent on the buyer’s ability to receive an appropriate loan or other form of financing.

-An insurance contingency is used so the contract will be dependent on the

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Vacant homes are often a challenge to realtors in today’s market. People tend to buy houses that appear more attractive and welcoming.  A large empty house can seem overwhelming to potential buyers and the flaws of the house are magnified. With these tips, your vacant home will become more enticing to buyers.  

Light Staging

Light staging your vacant home can make it more welcoming and warm for potential buyers. By placing a few items around the house, vacant homes can appear livable.

Tips for light staging:
· Shower curtains or towels in the bathroom and kitchen
· A fake bowl of fruit on the kitchen counter
· Small tables in various areas with books or magazines
· Placing a box of cake mix on a

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Homeowners Insurance typically covers at least some of the stuff in your storage unit. Although, there are certain situations in which your storage may be only partially covered or not covered at all.

When you put your assets in storage make sure they are insured
It is easy to make the mistake of putting your property into storage assuming it's covered. Most Homeowners Insurance do cover off premises properties from fires, theft, damages, and things like that. There are some Homeowners Insurances that don't cover your stored assets and you need to double check with your Insurance company and make sure that your property is covered before you put it into storage.

Ask your Insurance Professional about off premises coverage
Your Insurance

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Congratulations, you have gotten through the hardest part; you have found your dream home! But what next? The following steps will help guide you through the home buying process. 

1. Make an offer

  • Having a real estate agent will be very helpful in doing this. The agent will help you develop an offer and present it to the seller. They will help you come up with a reasonable purchase price and conditions that you might want the seller to meet prior to buying. The agent can also advise you on a reasonable partial down payment, or “earnest money deposit,” to show you are serious about the property.

2. Negotiate

  • The asking price and price you want to pay often times may not
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            Selling or buying a home can be stressful. Closing day can be overwhelming and confusing for new home owners. We are here to help answer any questions regarding closing day!

What exactly does closing mean?

The term closing refers to when both the seller and the buyer of the house commit and fulfill all duties agreed to in the sales contract.  More or less, it is the actual transfer of ownership of the house to the buyer. The term “settlement” can also be used when referring to closing because all parties involved are “settling” on the contract.  You are required as the seller to have all personal items removed from the property as well.

Where does is happen?

Typically, the closing of a sale happens…
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Comfy, cozy, and cute!

Lots of shade surrounds the beautiful lot with gorgeous towering trees for peaceful living. There is a bright and airy floorplan with open spaces in both the living and dining room.

There are updated kitchen granite counters with a spacious pantry!

A long expansive covered porch and decking that overlooks the magnificent pine tree provides a quant relaxing atmosphere for afternoon and evening leisure time!


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5 Tips for First Time Home Sellers


Selling your home for the first time can be extremely nerve-racking, yet at the same time one of the most exciting times in your life! There are many things that you can do to ease the process for you and your loved ones. It is normal for everyone to be a little anxious when listing your house, so here are some simple tips to help you along the way!


1. Choosing a realtor
This step could make or break the entire process. Luckily, most realtors are experienced and friendly enough to hold your hand through buying and selling process. One of the most important things when picking a realtor is to look for someone with a lot of familiarity in your neighborhood. They will

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If you are getting ready to sell your home, you need to think about who is looking to buy in your area. Millennials are starting to purchase their first homes and look for different things than older generations. To keep up with this younger generation, understand what millennials are researching and looking for so you can target them specifically. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Know How to Target Millennials

The millennial is tech savvy and the seller needs to respond to this growing trend. When a potential buyer comes to survey your home, have specs ready on a tablet like the iPad Air 2 to supplement the tour. Having access to online research as the buyer walks through the home makes it easier for you to close the deal by

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About to sell your home and need some quick easy ways to boost it’s value? Or maybe the neighborhood you live in has gone down in value?

Whatever the case is, here are 10 easy ways to improve the value of your home.

1. Open Up Space
-Whether knocking down a small wall or removing that kitchen island, opening up space in your home will make it more inviting and pleasing. 

2. Landscape
-Untrimmed trees, bushes and overgrown lawns can hide the beauty of your home and take away from the value of it. Buyers will instantly be turned away from your property if the outside is not appealing.

3. Lighting
-Adding lights to accent the inside and outside of your home will not only increase the value, but also allow

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