Don't Miss These Overlooked Places When Cleaning Your Home

Sellers, Don’t Miss These Overlooked Places When Cleaning Your Home

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When you’re preparing to list your home for sale, “Spring Cleaning” takes on a whole new meaning. We know how nerve-racking it can be to get your home looking its best. So, we’ve compiled some of our favorite cleaning resources, as well as a checklist of most overlooked places that we’ve seen while showing homes. Most Overlooked Places A good …

Why It's Smart for Sellers to List Early in 2017

Why It’s Smart for Sellers to List Early in 2017

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Traditionally, home sellers list their homes in the Spring/Summer to take advantage of the height of the buying season. However, 2017 is already proving to be a year of change and economists are urging home sellers to list early if they want to sell under the most favorable conditions. Here’s why: 1. Nationwide, inventory has dropped considerably. Throughout 2016, we …

What is Buying a Listing

What is “Buying a Listing”?

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Have you ever heard the real estate slang “buying a listing”? No, we’re not referring to the actual act of purchasing a home. We’re speaking of the ethically questionable act of listing agents securing listing agreements by agreeing to whatever listing price the seller presents. How is this ethically questionable? Consider this scenario… Say you’re getting ready to list your …

I'm Not Happy. Can I Cancel My Listing Agreement?

I’m Not Happy. Can I Cancel My Listing Agreement?

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You’ve signed a listing agreement with a real estate agent and listed your home or land for sale. Now, you aren’t happy with the services or you’ve decided it’s not the right time to sell, but you’ve signed a binding contract. Can you cancel? The answer to this question depends on the state and brokerage. It’s very important for you …

Should I Make Repairs to My Home Before I Get an Offer

Should I Make Repairs to My Home Before I Get an Offer?

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You’re preparing to put your home on the market or it’s already listed, and you’re trying to decide if you should make any repairs. If you’re like most sellers, you want to put in as little money as possible before selling the home, because your goal is to make money off the sale. That’s understandable. After all, you have other …

I've Listed My FSBO with a Realtor. Now what?

“I’ve Listed My FSBO with a Realtor. Now what?”

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If you’re reading this, you either were or are currently trying to sell your home without the aid of a Realtor. If you’re like most FSBOs, you decided to go this route to either save money by eliminating a commission and/or you wanted more control over the marketing and showings. Either reason, you have decided or are considering listing it …

Vacant Home Scams

Have a Vacant Home? Beware of These Scams!

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I was reading a blog this morning from a real estate broker on ActiveRain, and I thought it important enough to make mention of. The blog, “It’s another one of those firsts . . . This one is important.”, written by Mike Cooper, a real estate agent from Winchester, VA, was a description of a recent experience he had with …