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Should You Accept the Highest Offer for your Home?

Imagine a kid running a lemonade stand. He’s selling his product for 25 cents a cup. He’s doing okay. Sales are good. Then someone comes up to his stand and says, “I’ll give you 50 cents for a cup. But, I don’t have the money right now. Give me the ...

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Fire Safety Checks You Should Do At Least Once a Year

Chances are, you know that you should change the batteries in your smoke detectors at least once a year — even if you suspect the batteries are still good. But that isn’t the only fire safety check you should do annually. Here are some other recommended tips to help keep ...

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Cleaning Tips for Instantly Improving Curb Appeal

As you may know, curb appeal refers to how your property looks from the street, where potential buyers first see it. Your home’s curb appeal can have a big impact on the sale of your property. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a buyer to drive by a listing, rather ...

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How Emotions Can Get in the Way of Selling

Like most homeowners, you probably don’t think of your property as just a building with rooms and a backyard. To you, it’s much more than that. It’s a home.  When you walk into your dining room, for example, you don’t merely see the table and chairs. You see memories. You ...

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Bathroom Staging Tips from Professional Home Stagers

There’s a reason why there are “kitchen and bath” stores, and even design magazines devoted to these rooms. A well-staged kitchen and bathroom can make the entire home look better. So, it’s no surprise that professional home stagers pay particular attention to these spaces. What do these pros have to ...

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Getting a DIY Renovation Done On time and On Budget

Two of the biggest stressors for DIYers are projects that cost too much or take too long. Unfortunately, there’s no sure way to guarantee that one or the other (or both) won’t happen. But there is a lot you can do to minimize the probability. When budgeting, a big mistake ...

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Is it Time to Re-Shingle Your Roof?

No matter what you think of snakes, you must agree that they have a unique way of dealing with worn-out skin. When the time comes, they simply shed it — like an old jacket — revealing a fresh new skin underneath.  Your home’s roof doesn’t have that advantage! So, when ...

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Dealing with Stress when Selling Your Home

Let’s face it. Planning events, even exciting ones like an overseas vacation, can be stressful. So, it’s not surprising that some homeowners — even those thrilled about moving — can slip into “worry mode” when putting their property up for sale.  Unfortunately, this anxiety can make the process of selling ...

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Should You Sell in a Slow Season?

A slow real estate season is defined as a period of time that has less activity — fewer listings, fewer transactions, etc. — than other times of the year. In many areas, the slow season is in the winter, but it can be at other times as well. The question ...

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Making your Main Floor Show Well

Where do buyers form the most lasting impression of a home for sale that they visit? On the main floor! When buyers view a property, they often spend a lot of time on the main floor, thinking and imagining. They visualize cooking in the kitchen, having family dinners in the ...

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