Get Your House Ready to Sell: A Complete Guide

Homeowners choose to sell their homes for a variety of reasons, and for many, it can be an emotional experience. Selecting a reputable real estate agent to guide you through the process of selling your home is a great start. But there are also steps that you can take...
Selling Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent

Selling Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent

Selling your home by yourself can be exciting, but the process can also be stressful and time consuming. A For Sale By Owner (FSBO) seller must commit to not only getting their home ready to sell but also marketing their home until they find a qualified buyer. ...

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How to Sell Your House Fast

How to Sell Your House Fast

Sell long, sell wrong. If it takes you a long time to sell your house, and you’re not getting a good price for it, then you’re probably doing something wrong. Here are some tips to help you make it happen more quickly and with a greater return.  How Fast Can I...

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How Much Does it Cost to Sell a House?

How Much Does it Cost to Sell a House?

Selling a house can be expensive, but as they say, sometimes you have to spend money to make money. While real estate agent commission costs are the biggest part of what you stand to pay, there are other costs to be aware of too. In our experience, sellers pay roughly...

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What is a plat map and why does it matter?

What is a plat map and why does it matter?

A plat map (sometimes simply called a “plat”) is a legal document showing the division of a piece of land into specific lots.  Reviewing a property’s plat map as well as the more detailed plot map can help determine exactly what property is being bought or sold. A...

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The Best Time to Sell a House: A Comprehensive Guide

The Best Time to Sell a House: A Comprehensive Guide

In real estate, timing is everything. When you’re selling your most important asset, it’s a good idea to think plan ahead based on both market and personal factors. If you have the luxury of choosing when to sell, you may be able to time the market to maximize your...

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Selling a House As Is: What You Should Know

Selling a House As Is: What You Should Know

Selling your home “as is” means that you’re selling your house in its current state just as it is.  This is with an understanding that no repairs will be made to it before closing, and the home will come with all its current faults and issues. Selling your house this...

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Market Pulse: April 2021

As temperatures rise, so does the amount of inventory on the market. However, we are still experiencing a strong sellers market. There is still a drastic shortage of homes on the market and sellers are in high demand. This is the ideal time to sell as buyers are...

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What Is a Transaction Broker? Know This Beforehand

What Is a Transaction Broker? Know This Beforehand

Most people looking to buy or sell a house have an idea of what a buyer’s or seller’s agent is. Although, you might not understand entirely what each does for their respective parties. In many states recently, transaction brokers have started to appear as one of many...

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How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

A residential appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true (or fair market) value of what a home is worth, in the current real estate market. Buyers typically need a mortgage loan to afford a home. A mortgage lender will order an appraisal to ensure that they are...

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Can a Seller Back Out of an Accepted Offer on a House?

Can a Seller Back Out of an Accepted Offer on a House?

The short answer is yes. A home seller can back out of an accepted offer on a house for several reasons, but fortunately, it’s very uncommon. Seller’s are usually highly motivated to make the real estate transaction happen for their own personal gain which is why when...

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What if My House Doesn’t Appraise for the Purchase Price?

What if My House Doesn’t Appraise for the Purchase Price?

Once you're under contract on your home, you’ll need to have an appraisal done. An appraisal is a professional report that helps measure a home’s true and current market value. And honestly, any homeowner can get a home appraisal at any time, if they want to pay for...

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Market Pulse – Raleigh March 2021

Market Pulse – Raleigh March 2021

As we move on into spring, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 3,092 vs 2,841 (down 8%)Average sales price: $352,285 vs...

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Market Pulse – Phoenix March 2021

Market Pulse – Phoenix March 2021

As we move on into spring, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 8,863 vs 7,365 (down 17%)Average days on the market - 43 vs...

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Market Pulse – Seattle March 2021

Market Pulse – Seattle March 2021

As we move on into spring, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 2,913 vs 2,843 (down 2%)Average days on market - 22 vs...

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Market Pulse – Denver March 2021

Market Pulse – Denver March 2021

Even with the big snows lately, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition as we move on into spring.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 2,439 vs 2,194 (down...

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How Much Does It Cost to List on the MLS?

How Much Does It Cost to List on the MLS?

Are you looking to sell your home and wondering how much it costs to list your house on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)? Well now, you’ve come to the right place.  What is the MLS?  If you’re considering being a home seller, you likely know about the MLS...

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How to list your home on the Multiple Listing Service

How to list your home on the Multiple Listing Service

When it comes to selling your house, getting in front of as many buyers as possible is the best way to make a quick sale and maximize your proceeds.  Talk to any agent and they’ll tell you that only they have access to the MLS, which they consider the holy grail...

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How to Stage a House for Sale While Living in It

How to Stage a House for Sale While Living in It

You’ve made the decision to sell your home, and you want to stage your house for sale while living in it. You’ve found a great real estate agent and have staged your home to sell. Somehow as you’ve been staging your home with professional stagers, magic happens. Rooms...

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Questions to Ask When Selling a House

Questions to Ask When Selling a House

Selling a house is a major task. And if you want to simplify the process while also maximizing profits, then being prepared is very important. Are you thinking of selling your house in the near future? Make sure the questions you ask when selling a house are these...

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What Does Under Contract Mean in Real Estate?

What Does Under Contract Mean in Real Estate?

When Yogi Berra said a baseball game wasn’t over until it was over, he meant that even as much as a team might be down or up in runs, the game wasn’t over until the last pitch was made. This also applies to the real estate term “under contract.” Under contract in real...

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How to Pick a Realtor

How to Pick a Realtor

It doesn’t matter if you’re an investor that’s bought and sold numerous houses or you’re a first-time home buyer, picking the right realtor is a tricky and stressful decision. Of course, you could go the FSBO (For-Sale-By-Owner) route and avoid listing agents...

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How Long Does it Take to Sell a House?

How Long Does it Take to Sell a House?

Just how long does it take to sell your home anyway? You might think it shouldn't really take all that long to make a home sale, right? Well even if that’s the case, that’s often just the time the house is listed on the market to the time the seller accepted an...

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How Much Does It Cost to Move?

How Much Does It Cost to Move?

When you’re selling your house, it’s up to you to move before the closing or right after. If you’re doing it yourself, it will obviously cost you much less money from your moving budget, however it will probably cost you much more time in packing and transporting. If...

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How Long Does It Take to Close on a House?

How Long Does It Take to Close on a House?

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the gauntlet of searching for a house through submitting a successful offer for the house you love. But you still need to make it down the home stretch to the close date.  So how long does it take to finish the closing...

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