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COVID-19 Is Shifting Buyers' Priorities

COVID-19 Is Shifting Buyers' Priorities

November 12, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the real estate landscape in many ways—including shifting buyer priorities. But what, exactly, are buyers looking for in today’s market? A recent article from realtor.com outlined the home upgrades buyers are looking for during the COVID-19 pandemic, including: Outdoor upgrades. Many people are spending the majority of...

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Looking for Modern Design?

Looking for Modern Design?

October 19, 2020

Except for the select few who truly don’t care, most people have their own taste for design. Whether it’s transitional, rustic, or farmhouse, everyone has an aesthetic that makes them light up and dream about being able to buy a home that gets everything just right. But there’s one group...

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Expecting Record Real Estate Sales This Winter

Expecting Record Real Estate Sales This Winter

October 08, 2020

Winter is typically a slower season in real estate—but 2020 is poised to change that in a big way. Low inventory, high buyer demand, and record-low interest rates are setting up this winter season to be one of the best seller’s markets in recent history—and if you’re thinking about selling...

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Buying Trends Inspired by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Buying Trends Inspired by the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what many people are looking for in their homes—and, as such, it’s shifted major home and design trends. And it looks like many of those trends are going to continue long after the pandemic is over. A recent article from realtor.com outlined the pandemic-related housing...

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Let it go! 8 seller beliefs that no longer hold true today

Let it go! 8 seller beliefs that no longer hold true today

August 31, 2020

When it comes to real estate, people still hold on to a host of tired, old-school beliefs that are hard to shake off. But to ensure a successful sale, agents need to educate their sellers on how the process actually works today. Here's howBY CARA AMEERAugust 18, 2020Despite the abundance...

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How To Check Out A Potential Neighborhood While Social Distancing

How To Check Out A Potential Neighborhood While Social Distancing

July 01, 2020

Social distancing has completely changing the real estate industry, and stay-at-home orders have presented unique challenges for buyers. Not only are they unable to tour properties in person, but, in some areas, they also can’t walk around the neighborhood and get a feel for whether it’s the kind of neighborhood...

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Fast DIY Projects To Up Your Kitchen’s WOW Factor

Fast DIY Projects To Up Your Kitchen’s WOW Factor

July 01, 2020

When you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, you want it to impresswould-be buyers. And because the kitchen is such an important spot in your home, youreally want to make sure it has the WOW factor necessary to grab the attention of yourideal buyer and help get...

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The Biggest Landscaping Trends of 2020

The Biggest Landscaping Trends of 2020

June 26, 2020

It’s a new year, and with every new year comes new design trends—including in landscaping.The National Association of Landscape Professionals recently released their picks for the top landscaping trends of 2020. Some of the biggest trends poised to take over lawns across the US this year include:Multi-season landscape design. As homeowners...

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5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell

5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell

April 25, 2020

To put the best face on a listing and appeal to buyers who follow feng shui principles, keep these tips in mind.1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the "mouth of chi" (chi is the "life force" of all things) and one of the most powerful...

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5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

April 24, 2020

1. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you'll be able to make repairs before open houses begin.2. Organize and...

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8 Reasons Why You Should Work With a REALTOR®

8 Reasons Why You Should Work With a REALTOR®

April 23, 2020

Not all real estate practitioners are REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. Here are eight reasons why it pays to work with a REALTOR®.1....

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Selling Your Home? Don’t Overlook These Key Details

Selling Your Home? Don’t Overlook These Key Details

April 20, 2020

When you’re selling your home, the steps you take to get your property ready for buyers can mean the difference between a quick and profitable sale and your home sitting on the market for months. And often, the best steps you can take to sell your home are the steps...

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