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Using Your Home to Make Money Without Selling It

According to REALTORS, Americans bought more than six million homes in 2019. Although selling your home can bring in a lot of money, giving up the place where you've made countless memories can be difficult. Considering that homes appreciate in value, you also lose a solid investment opportunity by selling your home. Fortunately, selling a home isn't the only way to make money from it. Before saying goodbye to your domicile, consider these legitimate money-making alternatives.

1. Think About Opening a Bed and Breakfast

Travelers usually find overnight accommodations by renting hotel rooms. While you can find hotels virtually anywhere, many travelers get tired of hotels. They're often expensive,

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6 Signs You Have an Excellent Real Estate Agent

Selling your home can be difficult, but if you have an excellent real estate agent, then the process will become significantly easier. On the other hand, you may struggle to find a good real estate agent if you don't know what to look for. Because of this, we have six signs that will let you know if you found a top-notch real estate agent.

1. A Likable Personality

This may seem strange, but a likable real estate agent knows how to work with people. Keep in mind that buyers are more likely to make a purchase from someone that they like, so this is a key quality that you should look for in a real estate agent. This way, he or she can get on the buyer's good side and secure the sale.

2. Confidence

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5 Affordable Home Upgrades You'll Love

You want to update your house, but you don't have tens of thousands of dollars to do it. Fortunately, there are many appealing home upgrades that won't break your budget. Discover five low-cost ways to improve the aesthetics and function of your home. You can even do many of these upgrades yourself, which will save you more money on the cost of labor.

1. Stair Runner

Bare steps are more than just an eyesore. They can also be a safety hazard due to slipperiness. You can easily install an attractive stair runner that provides traction on wet or slippery stairs. Shelf liners that come in long rolls are a budget-conscious solution for this. Choose a woven runner. They're available in solid colors and patterns.

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While social media and social network platforms have been great for reconnecting with friends, family members and individuals from across the globe, it serves a myriad of other purposes that can come in handy in everyday life. If you are currently in the market for a new home, consider using social network platforms to help you find a home that is not only within your price range but is also truly reflective of the home you envision for you and your family.


Let Your Network Know You're in the Real Estate Market


If you already have established social media accounts, reach out to your family members, friends and even your business associates to let them know that you are in the real estate market. Sharing a public post informing others that

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Buying a home is probably the biggest financial investment you’ll ever make. However, purchasing a house is only the first part. You must take other things into consideration such as repairs and home maintenance. 


Maintaining your home can be expensive, so offsetting some of the cost is a must. A home warranty can help lower the costs, but at what price? Here’s what you need to know about buying a home warranty.


What is a Home Warranty?


Before you rush to get a home warranty, it’s essential to know what you’re getting into first. Home warranties are used to help people pay the price of either repairing or replacing one of the home’s systems or appliances.


Here is a list of some of the things a home warranty can cover:


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Having lived in your home for a while, it's easy to ignore the outdated light fixture or damp basement walls. However, a prospective buyer will not tolerate these problems. Before you sell your home, take the time to make these critical updates.


Mold Remediation


Toxic mold is a problem in homes across many parts of the country. A burst pipe might be all that it takes to set off an explosive growth of mold in your home's walls. A sewer backup or flood could also cause mold growth. Naturally high humidity levels, an air conditioner malfunction or a severe weather event could also trigger the growth of toxic mold. Hire a licensed, bonded and insured mold remediation company to get rid of the mold and make essential repairs.


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Cleaning a home meticulously requires time and energy as well. With the busy life that you have, you might not have the hours to do so. On that account, you need professional cleaners who will do a perfect job. We’ve rounded up critical reasons why you need to hire experts to do it for you.


Great Results


Proficient cleaners have training and experience to give you the best outcome. They will work on the bathroom and kitchen sinks and make them spotless. All your windows and floors will be super clean once they complete the exercise. Plus, the whole house will ooze fresh air since they use excellent detergents.


Pocket-Friendly Services


Professional cleaning is utterly beneficial since it comes with economical prices. The

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A home that is on the market for more than a few days may struggle to sell at all. Therefore, it is in your best interest to make sure that your property is as appealing to buyers as possible the moment it is listed. However, even if your home doesn't immediately find a buyer, there are things that you can do to attract interest in the property.


Hire a Real Estate Agent

While it can be possible to sell a home without a real estate agent, it can be a lot easier to do so with a professional's help. A real estate agent can help you determine the proper list price for the property and share the listing with his or her email and social media contacts. Furthermore, an agent can help you stage the home so that it looks appealing to those who

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When you are preparing to sell your home, your real estate agent may advise you to hire a home staging professional or to depersonalize the space. If you thought about storing all of your extra stuff in your closets, garage or basement, this is not a wise decision. A storage unit is a great idea for sellers, and here are four reasons why.


Remove Clutter


Clutter makes a space look smaller. If every one of your drawers, cupboards, shelves and closets is packed full, this gives prospective buyers an idea that your house is not big enough. Clutter also makes it difficult for buyers to imagine how they would decorate and live in the space. A good rule of thumb is to remove enough items so that drawers, closets and cabinets are only

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When you are selling your home, you expect your realtor to go all out for the marketing process. The more people who read about, hear about and see your home, the more offers you are likely to get. These are some of the best digital marketing apps and social networking tools that your realtor should be using in order to market your home to potential buyers.


Facebook Live


Facebook Live is an app that allows your realtor to create a video and share it live with their smartphone. All they need to do is download and log into the app. The app connects to their main Facebook account. Their followers will see that they are live, and they can click over to watch the video in real-time. Followers can also watch the video at a later time. The

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