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April 13, 2018

8 Signs That It May Be Time to Sell Your Home

Is something telling you that it might be the right time to sell your home? Here are eight signs to watch for that will back up your beliefs and pave the way for that for sale sign.
 
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March 12, 2018

10 Ways to Increase the Visibility of Your Home Listing

Is your home listing not getting the attention it deserves? Learn 10 ways to help increase the visibility of your home listing, from lockboxes to social media tricks and more.
 
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March 2, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Writing Sale-Inducing Home Listing Descriptions

In the real estate industry, it’s common knowledge that the photographs you post alongside your description are essential when it comes to trying to sell your own home. However, accompanying these photos, you need written content that will really drive home that sale.

In fact, the written content of your home listing description could be considered the most essential element, since it will be providing your potential customers with the information they need and the inspired they want.

Today, we’re going to explore 7 key points to remember when you and your real estate agent are writing your home listing description, enabling you to promote interest in your [...]

 
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March 2, 2018

Will 2018 Be a Good Year to Sell?

Virtually every real estate market in the nation has experienced buyers’ markets over the past three years. Since 2014, the median home price has risen 11 percent, and 5.8 percent in 2017 alone. With that kind of momentum, will the best sellers’ market since the housing boom continue through 2018? Or will this be the year that demand sags and conditions favor buyers?

In the first half of 2017, competitively priced homes attracted multiple offers quickly. In many markets, buyers battled each other in bidding wars to win contracts on homes that were on the market only a few days. However, during the last two quarters of the year, demand slowed and for several months [...]

 
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February 26, 2018

5 Ways Social Media Can Help You Sell Your Home in a Hurry

Using the power of social media to market your home could make the difference between landing a buyer quickly and waiting around for your home to be found.
 
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February 7, 2018

Six Things You Can Do to Your Home to Help It Sell This Spring

Realtors agree: Spring is the busy season for buying homes. Once May rolls around, families have done their research, visited a countless number of open houses and have narrowed down their initial list to one or two homes. What puts one over the top?

According to real estate experts across the country, it’s a combination of small things you do to your home that make it a desirable property during the spring months. If you’re ready to put your home on the market, don’t let any potential buyer set foot in your home without first checking out our list of six tips for preparing your home for a spring sale.

#1: Identify small improvements you can make in each [...]
 
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January 15, 2018

Priced to Sell: Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Listing Price

The right listing price can be the difference between a home that sells quick and one that sits on the market. Here are five listing price considerations.
 
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January 12, 2018

Why Boomer Homeowners Aren’t Selling

Until very recently, a growing number of retiring homeowners have downsized by selling their family home and have either bought or rented something smaller. Downsizing can make their golden years easier and more enjoyable by making upkeep more manageable and reducing the costs of utilities and taxes. For retirees suddenly living on a fixed income, their houses may provide the financial cushion they need to enjoy their retirement.

Now that baby boomers, a generation second only to millennials in size, are reaching their late sixties and seventies, they are not doing as expected. Demographer Arthur C. Nelson, professor of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development at the [...]

 
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January 12, 2018

These 5 Colors Can Help You Sell Your Home

Certain colors of paint can increase the price of your home by up to $5,000—see which colors made the list and which colors to avoid, from Homes.com.
 
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January 10, 2018

Smart Homes — What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know

Smart home technology is growing rapidly—it’s expected to be a $130 billion industry by 2020. Predictably, millennials are leading the smart home charge, but all demographics are enjoying the powerful features these devices can offer.

What exactly is a smart home device? These are connected devices that combine artificial intelligence (AI) and Wi-Fi connectivity to help automate or streamline features and tasks in homes. Examples include smart lighting to automate your lights, smart speakers to control other devices and smart TVs that stream media and learn what you like to watch.

To help you better serve your clients, here are some of the key things [...]

 
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January 3, 2018

Curb Appeal Still Matters: Here’s How to Get Your Washington, DC Home Ready to Sell This Fall

Play up the historic charm of your DC home with these curb appeal tips that will get your home ready to sell, from the experts at Homes.com.
 
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January 1, 2018

How to Market to Millennials: These 5 Tips Will Help You Sell to a Younger Crowd

Want to take advantage of the influx of millennial homebuyers entering the market? Here are 5 tips to help you sell to the younger crowd.
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