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Different Types of Buyers

All buyers are not created equally. While most have the best intentions, some may not be ready or even able to buy your home. By learning to identify the different types of buyers, you can save yourself from disappointment and find buyers who wan...

Explaining Escrow

For many home buyers and sellers, escrow is an unfamiliar term that’s often confused with closing. While an escrow agent is involved in the closing of a real estate transaction, escrow itself is the process where an impartial third party ho...


Creating a Sell Sheet

Designing the sell sheet you’ll use for advertising is your chance to get creative while selling your home. This 8 1/2 x 11 flyer is where you announce the best features of your house. Packed with information, and presented with a little bi...

Negotiating Tips for Buyers

Negotiating can be intimidating under any circumstances, and it can be especially stressful when the house of your dreams is on the line. If your offer to buy is met with a counteroffer, use the following tips for negotiating to help you haggle y...


Should you Remodel?

As you prepare to sell your home, you’re probably considering which renovations will help to increase its value. Almost every home could use a little updating before it’s put on the market, but even the most popular upgrades – l...

Top 10 Mistakes Sellers Make

#1 Setting the price too high. Not only will you get fewer offers, but buyers may think something is wrong with your property when you lower your price. Get an appraisal or do a Comparative Market Appraisal (CMA), then set your asking price accor...


Top 10 Things to Include on your Sell Sheet

A sell sheet is an important marketing tool for selling your own home. Whether yours is clever and creative or simple and straightforward, make sure it includes these 10 key details for ultimate effectiveness.

  1. A short headline...

What Buyers Should Expect at Closing

Once the house-hunting, negotiating, and inspections are over, you’re counting down the minutes until you can move in to your new home. Closing, the final meeting where all the papers are signed and property title is formally transferred, i...