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Get Your Move On!

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 8/10/17 6:50 AM

Get Your Move On!

…I like to move it! Move it!...

…I like the way you move, I like the way you move…

…Moving on up. Moving on up, to the east side…

…There’s something in the way she moves…

…Workin' on our night moves…

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Topics: Home Buyer, Sellers, home buying, House Buying, Home Selling

So You Still Want to Sell?

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 8/3/17 6:50 AM

So You Still Want to Sell?

Stop! Breathe in. Exhale – before you really begin to dig into the process that is selling your home, take a moment to consider how much of a hurry you are in to sell. Selling your home is a big deal – don’t rush it! No doubt, you are eager to get your home on the market, and depending on your situation, you could be desperate to get it out of your hands - but rushing in the beginning will usually only cause you setbacks and lengthen the process. 

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Topics: Home, Home Buyer, Sellers, Buying, homebuying, home buying, selling, House Buying, Home Selling

You're Paying How Much?

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 7/14/17 6:45 PM

You're Paying How Much?

Let’s try something. Close your eyes and picture…. wait, don’t close your eyes, keep reading. How about this, use your imagination to picture a kindergarten teacher, now a gardener, now a doctor, and lastly an appraiser. I bet you envisioned a stodgy, older man in suit who never smiles for that last one. While I doubt, this is true for all appraisers, I would have to guess that they got this reputation because their job requires them to be void of influence. They are to come in and assess the value of the home.

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Topics: Home Buyer, Sellers, Buying, home buying, Home Selling

Throw In The Dog… And Other Weird Buyer Requests

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 7/13/17 6:30 AM

Maybe some buyers think, with a new home, comes a new life. At least that seems to be the case when it comes to some of the instances cited in an article on Realtor.com. Check out some of these weird requests below:

Is that rain?

I want you to unlock the house and let me back in, then turn on the hose, and make it rain on the house so I can hear what it sounds like.”

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Topics: First Time Home Buyers, Home Buyer, Sellers, home buyers, home buying, Home Selling

Zip Your Lip!

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 6/27/17 6:30 PM

Zip Your Lip!

I have a bad habit of talking to talk, just something to fill the silence. I’ve realized that sharing every thought that pops in my head isn’t’ best and sometimes, I should just not say anything. According to a video recently posted on Realtor.com this is something that sellers might want to consider doing as well! They mention 3 phrases that are commonly said by someone selling their home, that are better left unsaid.

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Topics: Home Buyer, Sellers, Buying, home buying, selling, Home Selling

The Neighbor Sale Assist

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/22/17 6:45 PM

Most of the time, you never consider your neighbor as one of your biggest selling points when you decide to sell your home – but neighbors play a huge role in potential curb appeal.

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Topics: Home Buyer, Sellers, home buyers, home buying, selling, neighbors, curb appeal

Signs a Seller May Bargain

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 2/22/17 8:45 PM

There are tell-tale signs you must look for as a buyer when you’re house shopping to know when a seller may be ready to bargain. Trulia says these are the most obvious giveaways to look for…

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Topics: Home, Sellers, homebuying, home buying, selling, bargain

Selling in Winter

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 1/18/17 7:30 PM

Homes are totally sellable in winter. In fact, if someone is looking to buy your home in the winter months, they’re probably in a hurry. But here are some key factors, according to Zillow Porchlight’s Brendon Desimone, to selling in the winter-time.

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Topics: Sellers, Winter, house, heat, selling, heating

Reasons to Buy in Winter

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/16/16 3:30 PM

While we’re not quite there yet, winter is on its way, and the holiday season is upon us. It’s definitely not the most popular time to buy a new home, but you could be missing out if you don’t.

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Topics: Sellers, fall, Winter, tax, home price, taxes, homebuying, reasons

Staging No-No's

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/7/16 7:30 PM

When staging a home to sell, you obviously want to put your best foot forward. While you may not have an issue with the room you’ve dedicated to your life-long passion of porcelain dolls, a potential buyer might.
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Topics: Home, Staging, Sellers, selling

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