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Will your home make a good “second” impression?

I’m sure you’ve heard that first impressions are important. And it’s true! When it comes to selling your home first impressions are important, but so are second impressions. Let me explain further… In the real estate business, the first impression is also sometimes referred to as ‘Curb Appeal’. How does the home ...

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Making the Right Offer

You’ve shopped around and attended a few select viewings. Now you’ve found the home of your dreams. It’s yours – as long as you make the right offer! So how do you make the right offer? That’s a very important question to consider. If your offer is too low, you risk the ...

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Should you write an offer letter?

You have found the house of your dreams and you can already picture yourself living there. But you find out other people are feeling the same way – you could be in a multiple offer situation. How can you make your offer stand out? In a hot real estate market you ...

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Thinking of Moving? Two Things You Need to Know

If you’re thinking of making a move within the next few months, there are two important things you need to know. The first is the market value of your current property. That’s the amount your home will likely sell for in today’s market. When you know its market value, you’ll have ...

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Hiring the Right Moving Company

How do you select the best moving company for your needs? Ask for recommendations. Beware of fly-by-night operations. They may seem like a bargain, but you get what you pay for. Request a written estimate and contract. (Beware of movers that just give you a price over the phone.) Confirm they are covered by ...

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Making a Good “Second” Impression

You’ve heard the term “curb appeal”. It refers to the first impression a buyer gets when he or she first arrives at your home and looks at it from the outside. That first impression is critical. But there is a “second” impression that is also very important. That’s the impression buyers ...

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How Do You Determine What You Need to Do?

Say you’re a homeowner wanting to sell your two-level, detached home. You sit down and make a list of things that need to get done to make your property as attractive as possible to buyers. You consider the backyard. “Hmm,” you think. “Doesn’t our deck need a new finish and our ...

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What To Do When Closing Dates Don’t Match

If you want to sell your current property and purchase your next dream home, you might be concerned that the closing dates need to be on the same day. You might be worried about losing a property if the closing dates overlap, or being put out on the street if the ...

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The Emotional Side of Selling

Let’s face it. Selling your home is as much an emotional decision as it is a practical one. Sure, in some ways, a property is a “product”. You want to sell that product quickly and for the best price, so you can buy your next dream home. A home, however, is also ...

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Make Buying a Home Smooth Sailing

In the nautical world of pleasure boating, there is a specific process to follow to ensure a fun day on the water. Skip one of those steps and you risk having a miserable experience. The same holds true when buying a new home. There is a process to follow to ensure ...

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