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Real Estate Q&A: #1 You ask, we answer. We get a lot of questions on a daily basis here at the office. We decided to start a new blog series where we answer common questions that we receive from buyers, sellers, and agents. If you have a question you would like answered, leave it in a comment below to be featured in the next ...
Importance of Listing Photos Helpful tips for perfecting listing photos. Buying a home is one of few instances where it is socially acceptable to judge something based off of looks. Most of the time, a potential buyer’s first impression of a house is formed when they look at pictures of it online. The layout of real estate apps and websites ensure that the pictures ...
Garage Sale 101 A way for your neighbors to find deals and for you to make a profit. Garage sales can be a fun and rewarding way to declutter your household: especially for those who are looking to move. About 50% of movers are said to have hosted garage sales of their own before putting their house on the market. Many of us ...
A New Approach to Open Houses Everybody likes a party. 21 Mike Team of Century 21 Homestar is now encouraging team members to follow this open house approach. Showing up minutes before the scheduled start time. Setting out flyers of the listing alongside a stack of your business cards. Waiting for a potential buyer to come through the door so you can recite your preplanned list ...
Sellers’ Guide to Multiple Offers The exciting but stressful situation of receiving multiple offers on your house. You put your house on the market: anxious to begin receiving offers or nervous that you won’t receive any in the time that you’re expecting. Finally, you receive an offer! …And another! Maybe even a third. For some, it will be clear which offer they want to choose ...
Curious About Local Real Estate? Receive the Latest Local Market Stats Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home ...