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Monday, April 29, 2019   /   by Christian Robinson

Worried you might Sell TOO SOON!

If your home sold for top dollar you’d no doubt celebrate like crazy. But, how would you feel if you checked its value a couple of years later and found that it had risen even more? Would you be kicking yourself for selling too early?

This is what’s called “sellers remorse” and there are many home sellers suffering from this affliction all over the country. This is absolutely mental torture and it can occur anytime someone sells their home and later discovers they could have gotten more money had they hung on longer. Some home sellers get sellers remorse even before listing their house, thinking they should wait longer so they can ask for more money. They start ruminating about the possibility of leaving tens of thousands of dollars on the table if they list now rather than waiting.

Does this sound like you? It’s totally understandable because we’re very much in a seller’s market right now with home prices still going up nationwide.

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Monday, April 29, 2019   /   by Christian Robinson

Preparing Your Home for Sale: Grout Edition

You know those gloomy weekend days when you just can’t stand the thought of heading outdoors and Netflix has nothing new to offer? Have we got a job for you!

Take a look at the grout in your tile floors. Rather gross, right? Unless you suffer from ablutomania (we’ll wait while you go look it up), those spaces have seen better days.

So, take advantage of the downtime and get a head start on spring cleaning with these handy tips.

1. Clean it

Surf the internet for “how to clean dirty grout” and you’ll find enough different ways to keep you busy for the rest of the winter. So, we tried some of them on a grungy entryway tile floor:

Toothpaste
Nail polish remover
Barkeepers’ Friend (a cleanser)
Bleach
Vinegar
Soft Scrub
Magic Eraser
Vinegar and baking soda
Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda
A slurry of baking soda and water
The latter, allowed to sit for about five minutes and then scrubbed with a toothbrush was by far the most effe ...

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Monday, April 29, 2019   /   by Elizabeth Sorensen

Why FSBO Can Be a No-Go

In this DIY-age, it is easy to want to do everything by yourself. Saving money is great, and there are so many things today that we can do on our own after a simple Google search and a YouTube video or two. While sometimes doing it yourself saves you a few dollars, that isn’t  always the case when selling your home.


When looking at it from the outside, the For Sale By Owner option, or FSBO, may seem great. With a standard Realtor commission of 5-6%, wouldn’t it make sense to save yourself that money? Think again. In most cases, people choosing to take the FSBO route end up losing more than that when they try to sell on their own. Here are a few reasons to consider forgoing FSBO and hiring an agent.


1. Keeping emotions out can be difficult


Your home typically means something to you. It is where you’ve created memories. Because of that, it can be difficult to remove your emotions from a sale. Agents are there to be a mediator for rejections or nega ...

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Monday, April 29, 2019   /   by Elizabeth Sorensen

8 Things Home Sellers Should Never Reveal (Except To Their Realtor)

When homeowners decide to sell, they may find themselves justifying their choice to anyone who’ll listen. But, as the old saying goes, “Loose lips sink ships.”
In today’s world where sharing is the norm, sometimes keeping your rationale for making a move all to yourself is the right move. Though sellers would never intentionally want to harm their chances of securing the best deal possible, by being a little too honest, they can ultimately lose leverage when it comes to negotiating.


The following are 8 things home sellers should never reveal (except to their Realtor).
1. “These taxes are killing me!”
No one enjoys paying property taxes, but watching them spike over time can be a huge turnoff for some homeowners — particularly those who don’t take advantage of public school districts or other amenities funded by tax dollars. Still, sellers who share that they believe they’re grossly overpaying will cause buyers to think twice ...

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Monday, April 29, 2019   /   by Sara Koenig

Does your lawn measure up to the rest??

As you prepare your home for sale, PLEASE don't forget the lawn and that VERY FIRST impression that it makes on a potential buyer! It make a big impact!

While the winter is now just a memory, the damage done to your lawn over those winter months may not be. If you’re in an area where temperatures drop severely and winter storms are constant, your lawn has probably suffered.

Now that spring is in full swing and summer will be here before we know it, it is time to give your lawn a little TLC. Here are the steps to turn your lawn from an eyesore into a sight to see!
1. RAKE IT OUT!
This is an important first step to take following the winter months! This will work to remove any dead grass or other winter debris. Make sure you invest in a durable rake to easily remove larger pieces like sticks and matted leaves.  Raking will expose any patches that need attention and helps to begin preparing the soil for any reseeding that may need done.
2. AERIFY
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