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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...


How to Secure Financing

Buying a house is the biggest purchase most people will ever make, and securing a mortgage is a huge financial commitment. In a time when foreclosures run rampant, understanding your financing options and making a responsible choice can make all ...

How to Make an Offer

There’s nothing like that moment when you finally find the perfect house. You may be tempted to write the seller a check on the spot, but knowing how to make the right offer can make all the difference on whether or not you actually land yo...


How to Take Photographs

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and that’s certainly true than when it comes to selling your home. Nothing will capture a potential buyer’s interest like pictures that showcase the best attributes of your house. With a f...

Top 10 Mistakes Buyers Make

#1 Making major purchases. Your finances will be scrutinized before a bank will approve a home loan application. Even if you have perfect credit – or you’ve recently come into some money – extravagant purchases can jeopardize yo...


What Sellers Should Expect at Closing

Selling your own home requires an intense amount of time and energy, and by the end of the process, you’re ready for it to be done. The good news is you’re almost there! All that is left is closing, when you’ll sign all the pape...

Where to Place Your Sell Sheets

In this competitive housing market, it takes a lot of hard work to make your home stand out – and advertising has become more important than ever. If you want your house to sell, you have to be aggressive and get creative with how you use y...