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So, you’re ready to list your home and go on a new adventure? How exciting! We know that the process can seem a little intimidating, but a great realtor will walk you through each step and leave you feeling confident about what’s next.

Once your home is “market-ready”, it’s time to spread the news. Of course the listing will emphasize all the fantastic details, but for potential buyers, the photos are what will seal the deal. With the incredible photo capabilities of smart phones, you may be questioning whether professional photos are necessary. We can assure you the answer is yes! 

Your listing agent will schedule a professional real estate photographer to tell a visual “story” of your home. An experienced photographer will have an eye for detail…

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It's almost summer, so bring on the sunshine! With warmer weather approaching, it's time to uncover those pools. Whether you currently own a pool or are looking to purchase a home with one, we've got some tips for prepping and maintaining your own private oasis. 

Opening Your Pool
  • Algae grows faster when temps are higher than 65, so don't wait too long to open your pool.
  • Pool water should be fully drained and replaced every two to three years to avoid a build-up of algae and to extend the life of your investment.
  • If you notice there's standing water on your cover, be sure to use a sump pump to drain it. This will help you avoid damaging the cover and will prevent too much of the excess from leaking into your pool water. 
  • It's also…
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So you've decided to list your home and need someone to do the heavy lifting to get it sold? Maybe your family is growing or you're ready to downsize? Looking for the ideal space to call your first home? It's time to call a real estate professional! Choosing the right agent can seem like a daunting task, but we've put together a guide to help keep things simple.

Do I Really Need a Real Estate Agent?

Although you can list and sell your own home, there are many benefits to hiring an agent. A realtor is working in the local market every day, so their knowledge of current pricing trends is invaluable. This can ensure you make the highest profit possible on your home. They know what buyers are looking for and how to stage your home to grab the…

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As the end of 2023 is almost here, the idea of starting fresh in 2024 has never sounded better! What better way to start the new year than with a new home? With interest rates starting to drop, buyers are getting excited and becoming more and more active in their search. To help your home stand out, prepping your home before you list will make a world of difference to buyers! As a seller, the idea a preparing a home can sometimes feel overwhelming specially coming out of the holiday season. The good news is it doesn't have to be. We are here to help! We've put together a checklist to help you get started now so that you can be ready as we enter the new year!

It is important to note that while this list covers the basics of your home, every house is…

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The holiday season is a magical time of year, and there's nothing quite like having friends and family in the comfort of your own home. We have seen so many people purchase their first home in the recent years which creates the perfect opportunity to host holiday gatherings for the first time. Whether you purchased your first home or moved into a new home, we've put together a list of 10 essential tips to help you host an unforgettable gathering and make lasting memories during this special time of year. 

1. Create a Warm Welcome 

Begin with a festive entrance to set the tone for your gathering. Consider placing a wreath on the front door, adding twinkling lights, or placing a seasonal doormat to greet your guests with holiday cheer. 

2.…

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It’s crazy to think we are already half way through 2023! While the real estate market has been ever changing, it has still been a busy year so far. The most common question people ask is– how’s the market going? So let’s talk about how the first half of 2023 has been.

How is the current market?

It is still a seller’s market. WAIT! Don’t leave! It may still be a seller’s market, but it is not the same type of seller’s market that we saw in 2020, 2021, and 2022. Interest rates, inventory, days on market all look very different from this time last year. So what does that mean?

Interest rates are higher than they have been in the previous years. A significant amount of people either bought or refinanced within the last few years to take…

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In the competitive world of real estate, it's essential to make a lasting impression on potential buyers. One highly effective method to achieve this is through home staging. We've put together a few reasons of the importance of home staging in the real estate market and how it can significantly impact the selling process.

Enhances visual appeal

Home staging involves arranging and decorating a property to showcase its best features and create an inviting atmosphere. By decluttering, organizing furniture, adding tasteful décor, and maximizing natural light, staging helps enhance the visual appeal of a home. A well-staged property captures the attention of buyers, making it more memorable and increasing the likelihood of a sale.

Highlights the…

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If you’ve kept up with the real estate market over the last few years, you’ve probably noticed it has been anything but what we would consider “normal.” Historically low interest rates, property values increasing exponentially, and houses selling within hours! In the last half of 2022, we saw an increase in interest rates which caused the market to shift a bit. 

We are currently still in a sellers market as there are still many buyers looking for a home and not enough sellers. While it is incredibly unlikely that we will see interest rates drop to 2% and 3% again, those low interest rates seem to still have an effect on our current market. Many people who purchased or refinanced in the last several years locked in the lower rates and now they…

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Hello, first day of Spring! The weather may not have gotten the memo, but that won’t deter us from starting our spring cleaning. With the new season comes the time to refresh your home and tend to any home maintenance items you may have been putting off. Spring cleaning usually consists of decluttering every room, detailed scrubbing around the house, and changing out seasonal decor. The lists of to dos can sometimes be longer than we anticipated, which can make it easy to miss a few items. 

To help you keep up with your spring cleaning, we’ve put together a list of areas that are commonly missed to add to your checklist.

Ceiling fans and light fixtures

Ceiling fans and light fixtures can often get overlooked especially if they are constantly…

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1. Inspections

The most common reason for buyers backing out of a contract is due to the results of a home inspection. The home inspection notes any issues in regards to safety, structure, and functionality. It allows the buyer to make an informed decision about what they are purchasing. While typically the buyer will negotiate with sellers on repairs to be done or money to go towards repairs, if a buyer has an inspection contingency in their offer they have the right to walk away. A buyer is most likely to walk away if they cannot come to an agreement with the seller or a major issue like water intrusion or foundation issues pop up. 

Seller tip: There are two things a seller can do to help prevent a buyer from walking. Fixing necessary items…

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