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Can't Miss Home Staging Tips

REALTORS® know how important it is to have a home in the best shape possible when showing it to prospective buyers," said NAR President, Chris Polychron, executive broker.  "At a minimum, homeowners should conduct a thorough cleaning, haul out clutter, make sure the home is well lit and fix any major esthetic issues."

 

What's Next? 7 Steps To Follow When Buying A Home

 

Decide to buy a home.

That sounds reasonable, right?  Yet, so many of us are really 'just looking' rather than seriously considering changing the location of our home.  Shy is it that you want a new home?  Has your lifestyle changed enough to warrant this type of investment?  Until you identify your needs and your wants, you'll find it very difficult to find the home that's right for you.

What a Homeowner Should Know Before FSBO-ing

What homeowners should know before FSBO-ingThere are things you should consider before putting your house up for sale by owner (FSBO).

Selling your own home is tougher today than it’s ever been.  Informed savvy buyers, a wide spectrum of inventory to choose from, and you have to be in front of the buyers in ways that often mean big headaches for homeowners.  

The truth is, the primary reason for most people to sell by owner is that they want more money in their pocket.  That is actually not regularly the case. Statistics show that homes sold with an agent sell for higher prices with less deal breaking terms than their FSBO counterparts.

The three biggest reasons homes sell for higher prices and better terms with an agent are: