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Thursday, November 21, 2019   /   by Elizabeth Sorensen

Thinking of Selling Your Home This Winter? Do These Things NOW!

Winter is quickly approaching and cold weather is coming right along with it. If you’re thinking of selling your home during the colder months, now is the time to take care of prepping your home for the winter season. Before the deep freeze hits, you’ll want to make sure you’ve done your seasonal maintenance. By preparing for the impending weather, you can address any issues that may get worse with colder temperatures or just keep your home in the best condition to make sure your property is in top shape no matter the season. Here is a great reference checklist to make sure you’re doing the basics to get your home ready for the cold- whether you plan to list your home or not!


1. Rake it up.
Everyone loves the changing leaves, except your grass. Leaving fallen leaves in your yard can kill you grass and prevent growth in the spring. Make sure you keep those leaves raked up!


2. Check your gutters.
Those same leaves that can kill your grass can also clog ...

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Thursday, November 21, 2019   /   by Elizabeth Sorensen

Should I Stay or Should I go?? How to Decide If You Should Remodel or Sell...

After living in a home for several years, it can be easy to discover things you may not be crazy about. While some things can be a quick fix, there may be major changes that make you wonder if it is worth the investment. At this point, you're probably asking yourself if you should remodel or just find a new home. As you have probably realized, this isn't always an easy choice. There are many factors that go into this decision. Here are some things to consider when deciding what will work best for you.


1. Determine which is more cost-friendly


While both options will have costs, one will have more than the other depending on your situation. Some of the costs of selling include agent commissions, moving costs, minor repairs, the costs of a new home, and potential upsizing costs. The costs of remodeling can include permits, architectural plans, materials and labor, and any other additional costs incurred in the process. 


2. Look into the current housing market
Dependin ...

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Thursday, November 21, 2019   /   by Elizabeth Sorensen

What to Expect After You List Your Home For Sale...

After all of the preparation required to list your home, you are probably ready to relax and wait for offers. While most of the hard work is done, it is important to keep in mind things that you may run into during the sale process. As you begin to welcome potential buyers into your home, here are a few things to expect now that your home is listed!


1. You might feel like you live in a museum.
You may have spent a great deal of time cleaning and decluttering, but now you are going to need to maintain that cleanliness. Potential buyers are going to expect a home that was as neat as the listing photos they saw, so it is important to meet their expectations. Now that you have officially listed your home, maintenance is necessary. There may be showings where you don't have time to do a full deep-clean, so choosing to keep your home 'show-ready' will help reduce any stress about the appearance of your home for a showing.


2. There will be some inconveniences. 
Now that you'v ...

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Thursday, November 21, 2019   /   by Heather Schelling

What to expect when selling your home

Wondering what to expect when selling your home?
One thing’s for sure, selling a home will incur some expense. Sellers should be prepared to pay for excise tax, escrow fees, recording fees, outstanding liens, buyer’s title insurance, and Realtor commissions if listing in the MLS. Most of the time, those fees are deducted from the sale price of the property. What’s left over is the seller’s net proceeds. If you’ve hired a Realtor, they can work up a Net Seller Sheet that will itemize the various fees to sell based on your specific location. In general, it costs the seller about 9% of the sales price.
Besides the financial impact, sellers should expect to make repairs if they’d like to attract the largest audience. A fair number of buyers have been approved for an FHA, VA or a USDA loan. Those are government backed loans that have stricter guidelines for property conditions. Having your home in tip-top shape will maximize your profits and pay off in ...

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019   /   by Heather Schelling

Ten Tips to WOW Potential Home Buyers

Looking to sell your home and need a few ideas to attract buyers? Here’s a quick list to get you started.
1.      Bake cookies and/or display cut flowers. Buyers love the smell of freshly baked cookies or bread hot out of the oven. That smell lingers and invites them to want to stay longer. It’s a nice touch that shows you want to offer something to the seller. Fresh cut flowers add life to any room. Be sure the toss when they’ve seen better days.
2.     Make any necessary repairs or offer to make them prior to closing. If possible, take care of any repairs before you list your home for sale. If you’re rushing to put your home on the market, ask your Realtor to list any repairs that you agree to finish prior to closing. You may also elect to have those repairs done after closing. The cost can be deducted from your proceeds.
3.     Spiffy up the front yard: mow, weed, edge, pick up debris. Displa ...

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