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Ask a Realtor: Top 3 Home Seller Questions - Answered

If you're preparing to sell a home, you probably have a few questions you'd like answers to before you list. Luckily, we're here to help! This post will answer the three most common questions we get from soon-to-be sellers.

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Thinking about selling a home in 2017? Read This.

If you're considering selling a home in 2017, you'd probably be happy to get some first-hand advice on how to sell quickly and efficiently. I bet you're also eager to learn how to make as much money as possible at closing. This post provides just that! Read on for real advice from successful recent home sellers.

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5 Small Details That Will Impress Potential Buyers

When you're looking to sell your home for top dollar, it's important to have your home in the best shape possible. But you may not have funds for a full-scale remodel to wow your prospective buyers. Fortunately, there are some small improvements and changes you can make to impress potential buyers without breaking the bank!

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Tips for Selling Your Home in a Transitional Market

In real estate, a transitional market refers to a period of time between a seller’s market and a buyer’s market. There are lots of posts that explain how to sell in a buyer's or seller's market - but few that focus on what to expect and how to attract qualified buyers to your listing in a transitional market. Read on to learn!Photo courtesy of HomeBay listing

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Should You Upgrade Your Appliances Pre-Sale? Find Out.

If you're preparing to sell your home soon, you may be wondering if you should replace your appliances before you list. While this is a subjective issue without any clear right or wrong answers, there are several points you should consider to help you make the right decision.

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Dealing with Termites: A Guide for Home Sellers

If you've noticed wood dust around your home, you may have a pesky critter problem -- termites. While termites are annoying for any homeowner, they are especially exasperating if you're preparing to sell. Don't find yourself in a bind as you work to evict your uninvited guests! Read this to learn about best practices for dealing with termites.

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Learn What Stays & What Goes When You Sell Your Home

Before you put your home on the market or start packing up your belongings, it’s good to have a general idea of what items will stay behind and what items you’ll take with you. Not sure what the norm is or what to expect? Read on to learn the rule of thumb for what stays and what goes!

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5 Big Reasons You Should Hire a Pro Listing Photographer

When you're selling your home, you might want to save money by taking pictures of the property yourself. But, hiring a pro listing photographer is one expense that really pays off when you get quality offers on your home. Let's take a look at five reasons why it's worth the money to hire a pro.

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A Guide to Deciding What Time of Year to Sell Your Home

If you're being relocated for a job or you or a spouse is in the military and is being deployed, you need to sell your house as quickly as possible. But if you're just looking to upsize or downsize and want to remain in your current area, there may be no real urgency to sell. In this case, how do you figure out the best time of year to list? Read on to find out.

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Everything You Need to Know About Real Estate Appraisals

Appraisals are a required part of real estate sales because they are what lenders use to ensure they're not overpayingfor a property. A licensed appraiser will perform a basic inspection of your home. Then, they'll take a look at values of similar homes and will compare their findings to assign your home with a ‘fair market value.’ So what should you expect once your real estate appraisal is scheduled?

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