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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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Wednesday, November 20, 2019   /   by Dixie Simon

Thinking About Selling Your Home

Why?  I mean that. This is a Serious Question?  Why? 



So many people “think” about selling their home. Thinking about it and doing it are two different things. The #1 question I ask people is what is your WHY? If you don’t have a big enough or passionate enough WHY it is going to be rough going. When we get passionate about anything in life we make things happen. If you really love your location, love your home but it needs a little bit of new paint and has a few repairs here or there. I'd like to see if we could make a little money. Don't do it. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say make the repairs. Your' why is wimpy. Just love where you are and there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with that. 

Selling your home is a lot of work. But if you are moving to get closer to grandbabies, that move becomes an ant-hill, not a mountain. If you are moving because you are getting a divorce, too soon and too fast are not in your vocabulary ...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019   /   by Sara Koenig

Three home seller myths you need to know.

Whenever anyone mentions that they’re thinking of putting their house up for sale it seems that everyone wants to give their opinions on the subject.

Because of that, a lot of myths have developed that seem to go around like the game, Telephone. Let’s debunk those myths so that when you’re ready to sell, you know the facts!
MYTH #1: Automated Home Evaluations Are Always Accurate
Have you ever seen an Ad on Facebook that says “CLICK HERE to automatically determine your home’s market value” or something along those lines? If the answer is yes, I promise you’re not alone. The problem with the automated home evaluations is that they are not taking every factor into consideration and can result in false information, causing you to believe that your home value is less than what it actually is or even higher than what is realistic.
The internet doesn’t know if you refinished your hardwood floors, updated all your landscaping, added a bran ...

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