Blog Tips for Sellers
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#WinWithRealtyHive: Avoiding the Price Reduction Talk

    The Endowment Effect, sometimes called the Ownership Effect, is a psychological and behavioral economics principle that says people attribute a higher value to things they own simply because they own them. An excellent example of this effect in action is at rummage or yard sales. Instead of pricing something according to the actual … Continue reading “#WinWithRealtyHive: Avoiding the Price Reduction Talk”

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New Hope for Home Ownership Through Land Contracts

    In some places in the U.S., land contracts are common. Land contracts, a form of seller financing, are written legal agreements used to purchase real estate. These agreements work similar to a standard mortgage, but rather than borrowing money from a bank or lender to buy the property, the buyer makes payments to … Continue reading “New Hope for Home Ownership Through Land Contracts”

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Take It or Leave It: What You Need to Know about Real Estate Fixtures

    Close your eyes and pretend you’ve sold your home and are getting ready to move out. Imagine your living room. You see the empty space where your couch was, the blank space where the television was mounted, and the bare windows once covered by full curtains. Wait a minute, make that a nearly … Continue reading “Take It or Leave It: What You Need to Know about Real Estate Fixtures”

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How to Sell Your Home in a Land Far, Far Away

    Once upon a time in a land far, far away a lovely family owned a lovely piece of land in the lovely woods. The family built themselves a small cottage where they enjoyed spending their weekends and summers, and although there was no lake for swimming or indoor plumbing, it was their cottage … Continue reading “How to Sell Your Home in a Land Far, Far Away”

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New Home, New Friends: Tips for moving with elementary aged kids

    For adults moving to a new home can come with a lot of emotion, but for kids, it can be an absolutely earth-rattler. Kids crave consistency and structure and moving to a new home tends to turn everything they’re used to upside down. The positive to this is that kids are also very … Continue reading “New Home, New Friends: Tips for moving with elementary aged kids”

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Get it Write: How to create the perfect listing description

    Whether it’s a single-family home that completely neglects to mention what’s on the second floor or a land listing that mentions nothing of the property and only talks about the nearby community, we’ve all seen listings that you wonder what the agent was thinking. Real estate agents tend to be excellent talkers and … Continue reading “Get it Write: How to create the perfect listing description”

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5 Tips for a Less Stressful Long Haul Move

    Maybe you’ve recently taken a job in a new state or perhaps you’ve grown tired of the cold northern winters and are looking to make a change to warmer weather. Perhaps you’re thinking of moving back to your hometown or to a place you’ve never been. In any event, moving your home base … Continue reading “5 Tips for a Less Stressful Long Haul Move”

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Radon Gas: What you don’t know could kill you!

    Most people spend the majority of their time at home so it’s important to have a home that is both comfortable and safe. While smoke detectors have been a staple in American homes for years and carbon monoxide alarms have been required in any home built after July 1, 2008, there’s another highly … Continue reading “Radon Gas: What you don’t know could kill you!”

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Real Estate 101: The Basics for the First Time Home Seller

    The Price is Right (or it needs to be!) Have you ever fell in love with an item in the store, but when you saw the price tag decided it wasn’t worth the cost? Maybe you decided to just wait until there’s a sale, figuring that the price would come down before the … Continue reading “Real Estate 101: The Basics for the First Time Home Seller”