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Whether you're prepping your home for sale, in the real estate market, or looking for ideas for your home- this blog has it all! Take a look at our Seller related articles and give us your feedback!

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Good photography can make the difference between a home selling in weeks or selling in months. We’ve all seen the weird real estate listings circulating on the internet and made fun of the rooms full of porcelain dolls and weird tchotchkes. Don’t let that be your house! 

Although real estate photographers are skilled in making your home look its best, they’re not miracle workers. The photos representing your home should give potential buyers a true feel for the space—without having to imagine what it could look like without your clutter.

Here are a few things home sellers do that mess up their real estate photos!

1. Leave the home dirty and cluttered

One of the most important ways to get your home ready for photos is to clean and

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Of course you want to sell your home for the most money possible! But how exactly do you make that happen? Here are our top 10 tricks to earn more money on the sale of your home.

1. Use A Realtor

“But if I sell my home using a realtor, I have to pay commission.” We hear you. But according to the National Association of Realtors, the average For Sale By Owner home sold for $185,000 last year while the average home sold with a realtor sold for $245,000! An agent will use their expertise to negotiate on your behalf, earning you so much more money in the long run. 

2. Stage Your Property

Buyers have a much easier time imagining themselves in a furnished home. If you’ve already moved out, it’s worth the money to look into a home staging company

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Many homeowners want to know how much their home is worth—and understandably so! Whether they intend to sell in the near future or are wondering how much added value their home improvements have created, most homeowners want to know just how much their home is worth in today’s market. 

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question, and it definitely can’t be answered with a visit to an internet site. Finding out how much your home is worth is a complex process that shouldn’t be done without the advice of a local Realtor who is familiar with the market. 

Here are some FAQs we receive from homeowners to help you on the way of finding out the value of your home: 

Q. Can I determine my home’s value from an internet website? 

A.

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You might think you have it covered when it comes to selling your home. How hard can it be really? Well, harder than you think. Before you put up that “For Sale By Owner” sign, read these reasons you shouldn’t first: 

1. It’s going to cost you a lot of time 

You’ll have to take amazing photos of your home. Market your home to potential buyers. Show your home to people who aren’t serious buyers. Show your home repeatedly to serious buyers. You’ll be talking to so many people every day. Prepare for this to be your new part time job. Is it worth it? 

2. You’ll lose money

Most people who do FSBO believe they’ll be saving money by not using a real estate agent. In reality, a good realtor will price your property to get the most money in the

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If you’re looking to make some home improvements, it’s always good to choose ones that will offer you the best return on your investment! But what are those? Here are the best home projects to add value to your home: 

1. Make sure your kitchen is cooking

In terms of sale value, one thing that can really make or break a home is the kitchen! The kitchen is thought of as the heart of the home, so if it isn’t up to snuff, it can really devalue your home. But don’t worry—you don’t have to totally overhaul the kitchen. One thing you can work on is giving outdated cabinets a new appeal with a crisp white semi-gloss paint. For a little elbow grease and a bucket of paint, you can totally transform your kitchen. If your cabinets are just way too old to

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There has never been a better time than now to list your home! The home inventory in Chattanooga and North Georgia is so low that homes are selling in just hours of being on the market. 

Choosing a Realtor is the most important step in the process, so if you’re thinking of listing your home, here are just a few questions to get you started: 

1. How many clients do you have right now? 

This question is worthwhile for two reasons. First of all, you want to know how much business your potential Realtor is doing. If they only have a couple couple of clients, you have to wonder why. But also if they are a mega agent with more clients than they can handle, will your home get the attention and effort that it needs? Make sure that there is a good balance

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If you’ve gotten to the point of thinking about your home inspection, the odds are good that you’ve got a contract on your home—congrats! 

The last thing you want is to get caught with surprises in the home inspection that could delay the closing or cause the buyer to walk. If you prepare a bit in advance, you can help alleviate some of the potential issues and help the process along. 

1. Clear access 

The home inspector has to look under every rock, so make it easier by making said rocks freely accessible! Think about your electrical box, furnace, hot water heater, air conditioning units, attic door and any other possible locked spaces. For example, if the attic is in a closet, be sure to move clothes and items underneath that might be in

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Now that we’re halfway through 2018, we thought it was a great time for a mid-year review of Chattanooga’s booming real estate market. With low home inventory and plenty of people either relocating here or choosing to buy a home, there are great opportunities for both buyers and sellers in today's market. Here’s what we know looking back on 2018 so far:

1. Median sale price is at a three-year high in the Greater Chattanooga and North Georgia areas

The median sales price for 2018 is currently at $201,000, while in 2016 it sat at $172,000. Home prices are doing well in many areas of our market. For example, in St. Elmo homes sell 30 days faster than the area average and for almost $10,000 more than other areas! Many sellers are surprised by home

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There are thousands upon thousands of articles out there about buying a home (lots of which you can find right here!), but what if you do your best research and still just can’t find your dream home? There is rarely a home out there that will check every box for you—that is, unless you decide to buy a vacant piece of land and build your dream home yourself. 

But before you starting looking at house plans, it’s important to know the do’s and don’ts of land purchases. Whether you’re buying vacant land to build a home for your family or you hope to sell the plot for a profit in the future, be sure you keep these basic tips in mind.

1. Figure out what the land’s zoning ordinances

Before you sign on the dotted line, you’ll need to check with the

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Selling Secret #10 - Price your home right the first time

So many sellers make the mistake of pricing their home way too high at first with the idea that they can always lower the price later. But this is the wrong way to go! When a home is first listed on the MLS (Multiple Listing Services - a service your realtor has that shows all the homes available in our market) , that’s when you’ll get the most interest and buzz about your home. If you price it too high out of the gate, people will pass right by your listing and by the time you figure that out and lower the price, it can be too late. Not to mention, if you see something with its price marked down, sometimes your first thought is that something is wrong with that item. Same goes for a

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