Selling Process

Dec. 18, 2014

Full Disclosure: How Pre-listing Home Inspections Even the Score for Sellers

When we were kids, we stuffed our closets full of our toys in lieu of putting them neatly away, hoping that our parents would never find the mess we made. We thought we could spend as little time as possible on chores to maximize the amount of time for fun ...

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Aug. 18, 2014

Home Staging Ups the Ante in Today's Competitive Market

When selling a home, it’s important to have that special something that will set your home apart from the competition. And one great way to make your house more appealing to prospective buyers is by hiring a professional home stager to prepare the home in a way that will increase ...

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July 28, 2014

4 Questions Every Home Seller Asks

Are you thinking about selling your home this spring? If so, you're likely to have many questions—especially if you've never sold a house before. It's helpful to understand the basics.

Brett Furman, a broker/owner in St. Davids, Pennsylvania suggests asking these four questions every home seller ...

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July 24, 2014

Five Remodeling Projects That Add Resale Value

When considering which rooms to renovate in your home, it’s important to keep in mind which upgrades are likely to give you the greatest return on your investment. A recent report by Remodeling magazine indicates the top five projects that recoup the most dollars at resale.

1. Kitchen – The ...

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June 21, 2014

For Your Client: 7 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agent

With millions of homes across the country being sold each year, and the increasing number of foreclosures and short sales, the process of selling your home has become more complex than ever before.

"Seller disclosure statements, lengthy and tedious forms, and the emergence of buyer-brokers have made the process one ...

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May 20, 2014

Bathroom Tips and Trends to Attract the Masses

Statistics show that prospective buyers value bathrooms above almost any other part of the home, making it more important than ever that you don’t overlook this space when it comes time to update your home before listing it in today’s competitive market.

In fact, according to the National Association of ...

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May 13, 2014

Who Saves the Commission?

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One of the most common reasons buyers want to deal directly with the seller is because they feel they can save the commission. It’s a valid consideration but interestingly, it’s the same reason the seller isn’t employing an agent; they feel they can save the commission.

Both parties cannot save ...

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March 10, 2014

Valuable Fraud Prevention Tips for Homebuyers and Homeowners

March is Fraud Prevention Month. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has consistently been a leader in the fight against mortgage fraud and offers the following tips to protect yourself from becoming a victim of mortgage fraud.

Misrepresentation of Information

Mortgage fraud occurs when someone deliberately misrepresents information in order ...

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Dec. 1, 2013

A Holiday Open House in 8 Simple Steps

The holiday season is a perfect time to welcome friends and neighbors for a casual get-together that is warm and casual and relatively stress-free.

Party planners at Countryliving.com suggest eight easy steps to a successful soiree for hosts and guests alike:

Plan early – Send out invitations 3-4 weeks ...

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Oct. 29, 2013

Real Estate 411

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When you’re buying or selling, the obvious source to get your real estate question answered is your agent but where do you go the rest of the time? As a homeowner for many years to come, you’ll need reliable help and solid suggestions.

Our business goal is to have ...

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