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How to Set Your Listings Up for Success

    In the olden days of real estate, only properties listed in the MLS, newspaper, or on busy roads were easily found. Thanks to the power of the Internet, this has all changed. A “For Sale By Owner” home located out in the middle of the woods can now easily be found thank to … Continue reading “How to Set Your Listings Up for Success”

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House Away from Home: Pros and Cons to Owning a Vacation Home

    Summer is the best time for a little getaway. Whether you’re packing up the family for a cross-country road trip or heading out to the lake with friends, it’s always nice to kick back, relax, and get away for a little while. While you’re laying out by the pool, sitting around the campfire, … Continue reading “House Away from Home: Pros and Cons to Owning a Vacation Home”

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Stuck in the Middle: Real Estate and Divorcing Clients

    Divorces are like marriages: none of them are the same. Where some couples amicably split and go on to be cordial or even friendly, others threaten litigation at so much as a sideways glance. When divorcing couples are on good terms, the agent’s job is much easier, but if the divorce is not … Continue reading “Stuck in the Middle: Real Estate and Divorcing Clients”

Mission Impossible: Creating Your Best Chance to Sell Tough Listings

    Some listings seem to almost sell themselves. If you’ve got a charming, reasonably priced 3 bedroom ranch it’s likely to get multiple offers in the first day on the MLS with how strong the market is in most places, but what about the other listings? While selling a defunct multi-million dollar warehouse or … Continue reading “Mission Impossible: Creating Your Best Chance to Sell Tough Listings”

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Appraisal, Assessment, Inspection: What’s the difference?

    There are a lot of terms in real estate that are very industry specific. Whether you’re working with an agent or buying/selling on your own, it’s wise to have at least a basic knowledge of the process and terminology. Among the terms that cause the most confusion for homeowners is home appraisal, property … Continue reading “Appraisal, Assessment, Inspection: What’s the difference?”

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What’s that SMELL?! Remove Pet Odors in 6 Easy Steps!

  We’ve all been in one of those homes. Whether you’re a cat-lover, a dog-person, or have no interest in pets of any kind, we’ve all been in a home that smells like “pet.” It’s a distinct smell and it’s never good. Sometimes it’s a noxious ammonia smell from an unkempt litter box, other times … Continue reading “What’s that SMELL?! Remove Pet Odors in 6 Easy Steps!”

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New Year, New Home? How to Tell if You’re Ready to Buy

    So you’ve decided to make the jump. Maybe you want to be able to paint the walls any color you’d like (we hear Ultra Violet is in for next year) or have a backyard for your dog to play in or are just tired of having the expense of rent instead of the … Continue reading “New Year, New Home? How to Tell if You’re Ready to Buy”

What Advice Do You Have for Bidding in a Real Estate Auction?

Question: What Advice Do You Have for Bidding in a Real Estate Auction? Answer: These days, many homeowners are opting to sell their properties at auction rather than go through