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Close the deal.

October 14, 2019

Your negotiations were successful and you have a legally binding agreement. But, is the house truly sold? Not quite yet. It’s time for the vital final steps known as “closing.”

Your REALTOR® and lawyer will do most of the work Thank goodness. Closing a deal involves many, many complicated and time-consuming legal maneuvers. That’s why you’ve hired pros.

YOUR CLOSING CHECKLIST

You still have plenty to do yourself, and here’s a comprehensive list.

Contact your lawyer and notify them ...
 

Seller 'gift' may disguise problem

October 25, 2019

It's common for buyers to ask for appliances or other personal items when they purchase a property, but what about the seller who voluntarily leaves personal items as part of the sale? There are numerous pitfalls when it comes to dealing with personal property included in a real estate sale. The lender can deduct the value of the personal items ...

Let your REALTOR® Market your home

October 24, 2019

You’ve spruced up your home and it’s never looked so good. It’s time for your REALTOR® to do their thing. Your REALTORS® marketing tools. The “For Sale” Sign. Despite all our leaps in technology, the “For Sale” sign continues to be an extremely effective way to advertise. Anybody responding to your sign is a good lead, because they have ...

Find a REALTOR® Who is Right For You.

October 23, 2019

There are many reasons why a REALTOR® is essential when selling your home but which REALTOR® is best for you? Your REALTOR® who helped you buy your current house is a good start. Sticking with a REALTOR® just makes sense. If they did a good job helping you buy your home, they’re probably the best candidate for helping you sell it. They already ...

Staging the perfect home sale

October 22, 2019

It is time to kick off the new year with a fresh batch of homes for sale. Even though the market is in a slump, we are starting to see a shift with more interest in the market from buyers. Open houses are one of the best ways to get those buyers to write an offer, but how do you ensure your agent is putting on the perfect open house? Thousands ...

Modify my home in THIS market?

October 11, 2019

With many areas of the country now in a down sales cycle, it makes a lot of sense to consider some changes that will make your home more comfortable -- for you but not necessarily the next potential owner. In fact, aging-in-place renovation work is expected to provide one of the bright spots for residential construction as the industry ...

Boost your curb appeal over the weekend

October 9, 2019

If you’re selling your home soon, ensure that prospective buyers will want to come inside by sprucing up the exterior before they drive by. Don’t worry, this doesn’t have to be a time-consuming project. Here are some easy improvements you can make to boost your curb appeal – all in just one weekend. Paint or stain your front door. You probably ...

10 Ways to Get the Best of Winter When Selling Your Home

October 4, 2019

If your home will be for sale this winter, it is important to master certain seasonal issues that are less significant or even non-existent at other times of the year. Here are 10 bits of sage advice from RE/MAX agents that can help put a “Sold” sticker on that yard sign. Let Those Lights Shine: The best way to combat winter’s short and ...

6 Reasons Why This Winter Is a Great Time to Sell

October 3, 2019

Forget the myth that winter is a bad time to sell real estate. While sales usually inch lower in the cooler months, some real estate pros are saying this winter in particular may be a great time to sell a home. Here’s why: 1. Mortgage rates are near record-breaking lows. 2. Home prices are starting to rebound in many markets across ...

Keeping up with the upkeep

September 30, 2019

Keeping your home in tip top shape throughout the selling process calls for attention to details. Unless you hire a cleaning service to come in often, you'll want to keep a handy list in order to have a schedule for what needs to happen when. Your initial cleaning should include washing windows, cleaning out closets and cupboards, professional ...
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