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Debunking the Myth: You Must Have an Open House

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to have an open house if you're selling your own home. In fact, an open house might actually just be a waste of time. Not convinced? Check out these common open house myths. 

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3 Seller Tips for a Stress-Free Home Showing

If your property is on the market and you've never shown a home before, you may be a little nervous about the process. Potential buyers can ask you all sorts of questions, and you really want to make the sale – so you don't want to mess anything up. Fortunately, showing a home is not particularly difficult as long as you understand the process. Read on for advice on how to prepare, what to expect and how to remain stress-free during the home showing process. 

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Need Open House Signs? Here's Where to Find Them.

Sellers often ask us where they can find and purchase open house signs. Whether you're looking for small signs to put up at the neighborhood entrance, or you want a larger one to put in your yard, there are many options available.

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3 Season-Specific Seller Tips for Successful Showings

Spring is now in full swing, and with a change in seasons comes new considerations for home showings, curb appeal, and maintenance. Put your home’s best features forward year-round with these useful tips.
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7 Ways to Tell if a Buyer is Planning on Making an Offer

When you're selling your own home, it can be nerve wracking to watch buyers walk through your property. How can you tell if they're just checking it out to satisfy their curiosity or if they are serious enough to make an offer? This post will explain seven things to watch for that indicate a buyer is highly interested in your home.

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5 Questions Sellers Should Ask Buyers Before a Showing

As a homeowner who has decided to go the for sale by owner route, it's your job to show your home, sell your home and to handle all the required paperwork. Frankly, you've got a lot on your plate. To maximize your time, ask potential buyers the following pre-showing questions to see how serious they are about buying your home.

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Need Virtual Home Tours? There's an App for That.

If a buyer wants to see your home but isn't able to tour it in person, they may request a virtual showing. It used to be a pretty big pain for sellers to set up virtual home tours, but thanks to advances in technology, the process has gotten a lot easier. Read on for a tutorial.

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