Category Archives: Home Sellers

Real Estate Experts and Why You Should Make Use of One

A couple speaking with a real estate expert while looking at homes for sale.

Thinking of buying or selling a property? You should consider working with a real estate expert to help ensure each element of the transaction runs smoothly. There is not just a single type of realty expert- there are many, and which ones you will need depends on your situation and goals.

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Downsizing Tips for Empty Nesters

Two empty nesters packing up their kitchen so they can downsize homes.

It happens to many families: after a lifetime of kids, a lifetime of memories, and a lifetime’s worth of stuff, you are suddenly faced with a space that feels too large and cluttered. Sure, your house was the perfect place to raise your family, but do you still need a three or four-chair dinner set? How about that clean, empty bedroom you are no longer using? If you suddenly find yourself with more space than you need, downsizing may be a good idea.

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Transforming Real Estate Marketing with Interactive Listings

A realtor and clients exploring interactive listings using a VR headset.

Just as buyers in other industries crave more immersive brand experiences that resonate with their values and aspirations, today’s home buyers are looking for more than just a list of property specifications. In a sea of cookie-cutter houses and generic real estate listings, buyers want to feel a connection with the place they will call home.

This is where interactive listings shine. Originating as a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, interactive listings have morphed into a core feature of real estate marketing.

Let us take a closer look at why this is the case.

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Property Value: Does Painting a House Add Value

A palette of colors that one can choose from when deciding to paint a house.

When it comes to increasing the value of your home, there are many different factors to consider. Some homeowners opt for expensive renovations or upgrades, while others focus on simple cosmetic changes. One of the most common ways to boost the value of a property is through painting. But do the color and condition of a house have an impact on its overall value?

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Five Tips to Sell Your Home Faster in 2024, According to Home Stagers

A living room that has been staged, one tip to sell your home faster.

The housing market is competitive, and nobody wants their home sitting on the market for months on end. Constantly having your home in tip-top shape is a tricky task, especially with kids and pets running around. And endless disruptive showings to prospective buyers are not ideal. So, the sooner your house sells, the better. Luckily, there are some things you can do to receive an offer on your home in record time. While not a guarantee, the following five tips from home stagers can go a long way to ensuring a faster sale in 2024.

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How to Reduce Stress Before, During, and After Moving

A family sitting near unpacked boxes in their home.

Moving into a new house is exciting – and, like most major life events, incredibly stressful. You have to pack, clean, and hire movers, all on a timeline and budget.

According to a survey conducted by OnePoll, 64% of respondents consider their latest relocation one of the most challenging experiences they have ever had.

Moving comes with many different parts: planning, budgeting, and figuring out how to get your precious belongings into your new home. While procrastinating may be tempting, you can take a few simple steps to make your move less stressful.

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Home Renovations to Avoid That Could Bring Down Your Home’s Value

A couple discussing potential home renovations.

It may surprise you, but some of the most spectacular home renovations are valueless in the eyes of buyers. What you might consider luxury, another might see as a waste of time, money, and space.

One of homeowners’ biggest home renovation mistakes is adding unnecessary features to their homes. Others make undesirable changes, turning off prospective buyers from putting in an offer. Whether you plan to live in your house a bit longer or plan to list it soon, you should protect your home’s value by avoiding these 10 renovations. 

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Downsizing and Investment Strategies for Retirement

By: Frances Black

Two retirees who are choosing to downsize in retirement.

Downsizing from your current home can make a lot of sense for retirees — or even older people still in the workforce. Most real estate accrues over the long run — the Great Recession notwithstanding. Provided you can find a reasonably priced replacement property and a good mortgage rate, residential sales can unlock capital that in later years can help fend off that most morbid of retirement bugaboos: longevity risk.

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Selling Your Home During the Holidays: Tips for a Successful Listing

A living room tastefully decorated to sell a home during the holidays.

The holiday season is upon us, and if you find yourself in the position of selling your home during this festive time, you might wonder how to navigate the real estate market effectively. Contrary to the belief that the holidays are a challenging time to sell, you can make your listing stand out and attract potential buyers with the right approach. In this guide, we will explore some valuable tips for a successful home sale during the holiday season.

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Staging Your Home: What’s Really Worth It?

A living room that has been staged for selling.

Every decision counts when gearing up to sell your house, from the color of the bathroom tiles to the style of the living room rug. However, some choices can significantly influence potential buyers’ perceptions and your home’s selling price. Here are some practical and impactful staging tips that can make your residence irresistible.

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