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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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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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Selling your home is a big step, and a necessary one to move on to the next stage of your life! Whether you’re downsizing after children, relocating to a new neighborhood or are due for an upgrade, the process of selling your home can be a tricky one if you aren’t prepared. Having sold more than our fair share of homes, here is our best advice for selling your home: 

Choose an experienced Realtor

Your home is one of the largest investments you'll ever make in your life, so it's extremely important that you choose the right agent to represent your interests. Choose someone who is experienced and knowledgeable about the market. Your realtor will have information like how many houses are currently on the market in your area and the average number

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After months or even years of looking at listings in your chosen area, you've finally found the home of your dreams. Now, all you need to do is get everything you own into boxes and sent over to your new property.

Unfortunately, moving is often the most complicated, exhausting, and stressful part of buying a new home. All you want to do is enjoy the beauty of the house you've just bought, but instead, you're worrying about things like packing tape and whether you've left anything behind. While there are few things that can get rid of all the concerns that come with moving, there are some ways that you can reduce your anxiety and enjoy the moment at hand. The following tips will help you to successfully embrace the start of your new life.

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There are reasons some homes sell faster than others. We’ve seen more than our fair share of homes, having worked with a lot of clients both buying and selling over the years. So we have the secrets you need to make a well-staged home that is marketable to potential buyers! Check out our top 6 home staging mistakes you don’t want to make: 

1. Over-personalizing your home

Just because you like a wine country themed kitchen doesn’t mean buyers will share the same feelings. When you begin the process of staging your home, try to take out the specific personalization that might make a buyer think twice about the space. In staging a home, your biggest asset is the imagination of prospective buyers. You want them to be able to see themselves in the

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Looking back on 2017, we can see just how booming Chattanooga’s real estate market really is. 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 todays market. Here’s what we know looking back on 2017: 

1. Over $2 billion sold in the Greater Chattanooga and North Georgia areas

Chattanooga and North Georgia’s real estate market was busy for 2017, with no signs of a slowdown as we make our way into the new year! It’s a great time to be either a buyer or a seller in our local market. 

2.  The Torgerson Team sold homes in an average of 25 days on market (compared to Chattanooga’s overall average 59 days on market)

Because home inventory is

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We're excited to have again earned the distinction of being handpicked by Three Best Rated as one of the Top 3 Real Estate Agents in Chattanooga. 

The candidates for this honor are chosen through a 50-Point inspection that includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to general excellence. From this, the highest rated agents are chosen. This isn't a distinction you can buy; it's one you have to earn! 

"We love what we do here at The Torgerson Team, and it's always nice when someone notices," says Nathan Torgerson. "Thank you to our clients for all of your positive reviews and for trusting us with your business!"

For more information or to see the Three Best Rated listing,

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