June 2017

Weird But True: Fancy Bath Salts Can Help Sell Your Home

From BY NATALIE BERG You’re not just selling a home, you’re selling a lifestyle. We get it. You’re pragmatic. You’ll buy that deep cleaning and decluttering your house are important steps in a comprehensive home staging process that could help your home receive higher offers and sell faster. But what’s up with those staging…

4 Questions Your Agent Might Not Answer — And Why

From BY STEPHANIE BOOTH Want to know how old the roof is on a house, or whether it uses gas or electrical heat? Your trusty real estate agent can tell you pretty much anything you need to know about a home you’re hoping to buy (or at least find answers for you). Yet if you ask your agent certain…

8 Rookie Mistakes That Keep People From Selling Their Homes

From BY DANIEL BORTZ If your home is struggling to catch the eye of a buyer, it could be for an entirely valid reason. Maybe you’re stuck in a sluggish market or have the poshest place on the block (always a tough sell). But there’s another possibility, too—your home could be sitting on the market because of a rookie selling mistake….

Staging Tips That Help Buyers Fall in Love

From BY NATALIE BURG Their agent won’t have to say, “Picture this.” Buyers will see your home at its best. Staging your house can make you money. Seventy-one percent of sellers’ agents believe a well-staged environment increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer, according to the National Association of REALTORS® “2015 Profile…

5 Crucial Questions Home Buyers Should Ask Sellers Before Moving In

From BY MATT CHRISTENSEN Moving into a home you’ve just bought is exciting—and sometimes exasperating. That’s because, although you might love your new place, you don’t know it all that well—which means that sooner or later, you’re bound to end up in a situation where you’re floundering cluelessly with the circuit breaker, or petting a neighbor’s seemingly…

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