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9 Tips For Summer Home Selling

9 Tips For Summer Home Selling

What’s the best season in which to sell your home? That depends greatly on who you ask, and where the home is located! If you live on the coast, it’s likely that summer is your ideal time, but if you live somewhere where skiing is the main attraction, winter is probably the best time to sell. While spring and fall tend to be the most popular times to sell a home overall, it simply depends on too many factors to be able to give one single answer.

Some Realtors say that summer is the worst time to sell your home. Why? Well, people are distracted by summer vacations, the kids being off school and needing more care and attention, and all the endless summer activities that go on in communities across America. Still, if you find yourself needing to put your house on the market in the summertime, there are lots of ways to ensure that you get the most attention from buyers that could result in a sale.

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3 Tips On Timing The Sale And Purchase Of A Home

3 Tips On Timing The Sale And Purchase Of A Home

If you’re like most people, you’re probably concerned about selling your house before having one lined up to buy.

You don’t want to sell your house first, not having somewhere to go.

But, at the same time, you know you can’t buy another house, without selling the house you already own.

Ideally, you want to time the sale and closing of the house you have to sell, with the purchase of the house you’re moving to. Ideally…

But, it isn’t always easy, or even possible. You certainly can’t bank on it. So, it’ll help you to have a few tips to up the chances of timing the sale and purchase as much as possible, or at least have a plan just in case it doesn’t…

1. Negotiate time to find a home.

Probably the easiest solution is to sell your home to a buyer who’s willing to give you some nice terms in the...

The 8-Hour Top-to-Bottom Deep Clean

The 8-Hour Top-to-Bottom Deep Clean

The last thing you want to do when the weather turns nice is clean, right? You want to be outside grilling, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the warmth after a long, cold winter. That’s why we’ve created a one-day deep cleaning schedule that is bound to get your home clean as a whistle in one day, so you can get outside and enjoy yourself! Here we go!

9-10AM – Let’s start in the bathroom.

The first thing you’ll do is wipe down the walls and ceiling. Use a vacuum first to make the task easier, and remove dust and hair. Doing this now will save you time down the line because you’ll avoid the inevitable buildup that will accumulate through years of neglect. Use the brush attachment on your vacuum first, cleaning up dust and cobwebs. Don’t forget around the baseboards, too, which is where a lot of hair and dust accumulates.

Now, wipe down the walls with a gentle...

Open House Etiquette 101: A Guide For Buyers

Open House Etiquette 101: A Guide For Buyers

Open houses can be an interesting experience for first-time buyers and seasoned buyers alike — especially if the owners are still living in the home.

It can be a bit awkward walking through someone’s home, looking at their things, and judging whether their property is a place you can envision as a home for you and your family.

But it doesn’t have to be awkward! As long as you know what’s appropriate in terms of etiquette, open houses can be a breeze.

So, what are the rules for open houses? What’s proper etiquette? And how should you as a buyer behave when attending an open house?

Treat the host with respect

The first — and most important — rule of open house etiquette is to treat your host with respect. Whether you’re dealing with a real estate agent, an owner, or both, it’s important that you’re polite and respectful....

Fixer Upper vs. Move-In Ready: Which One Is Right For You?

Fixer Upper vs. Move-In Ready: Which One Is Right For You?

When it comes to buying real estate, you want to make sure the property you purchase is the right fit for your needs. For some buyers, purchasing a home that needs some work is the ideal situation. For others, getting a turnkey home that’s move-in ready is the only option they’ll consider. And for still others, both seem like reasonable options.

The question is: which is for you? There are pros and cons to both fixer uppers and move-in ready homes. The important thing is to recognize which is the best fit for you, your budget, and what you want out of a home.

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of fixer uppers and move-in ready homes to help you determine which is the better fit for you:

Fixer uppers

Fixer uppers are, as the name implies, homes that need a bit of TLC – or fixing up – upon move in.

Pros

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