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The Benefits of Interviewing Real Estate Agents

If you want to sell your home as efficiently as possible, then you need to pick the right real estate agent. However, it can be difficult to find a real estate agent based on the information you find online. While it may seem strange, here are three reasons why you should interview your real estate agents before hiring them.

Ask Them Questions

If you sit down and talk with a real estate agent, then you can ask him or her various questions. This way, you can ensure that your goals and the agent's goals will align as you work together. Keep in mind that you can ask the agent plenty of home-related questions during the interview.

Here are some common questions to help you see whether the agent has

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3 Tips for Finding an Ideal Real Estate Agent

If you plan to move out of your home, then you should find a real estate agent that can meet your needs. However, you may be worried about finding a real estate agent that can offer you the right services. If you feel this way, then we have three tips to help you find the ideal real estate agent for your situation.

1. Look at Online Reviews

You should always spend some time looking at reviews when you want to pick someone to work with. This also applies to real estate agents, since you can get a general idea of how they work with others. By reading reviews, you can get a good idea if they're a good match for your needs.

Keep in mind that the reviews will have varying opinions. This means that you

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Deciding Between Turnkey and Fixer-Upper Homes Can Be Difficult

As a homebuyer, many factors are involved when deciding between turnkey and fixer-upper purchases. It is never a good idea to buy a home without truly understanding how each type affects the owner. What are the best ways to tell if you should buy a home with makeover potential? When do you know that a completely finished house is your best choice? Here are a few considerations that could help you make the best decision.

A Fix Doesn’t Have to Be Done Right Now

Most people who buy fixer-upper homes do it for the turnaround investment potential. If they can make enough improvements in a short amount of time, they can resell the home for a premium because of increased equity in a vibrant

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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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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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A buyer doing their due diligence is likely to add a stipulation that allows them to arrange for one or more inspections of a home and property before they go through with its purchase. These inspections are meant to inform the buyer of potential problems, and the results give the buyer a chance to back out of the deal if the inspection is unsatisfactory or if you, as the seller, refuse to remedy any problems. If you disagree with the buyer's home inspection report, you have a few options for handling the situation.


Ask the Inspector


If you disagree with the inspection report, contact the inspector. Ask to see photos or videos of the areas on which you disagree. Some aspects of a home inspection could be up to interpretation, but others

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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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Yards have always been somewhere on the checklist of most homebuyers. However, today, green space is more important to homebuyers than ever, meaning you’ll need to bring your green space A-game if you want your home to sell quickly. 

Green space Value 

Why is green space so important in today’s real estate market? Research is showing access to green space offers tremendous physical and mental health benefits ranging from stress and blood pressure reduction to ADHD-symptom improvement and creative boosts. So, the question isn’t if you should capitalize on your property’s green space... it’s how. 

Usability Is Key For Green space 

Green space of any sort is a commodity in certain metropolitan areas, such as New York City and Chicago, where the

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Homes for sale are surprisingly common targets for thieves. While they may seem empty to some, experienced thieves know that they are easy targets that can still be full of valuables. If you are putting your home on the market, you need to know how to keep it safe from intruders. 

Why Empty Homes are a Tempting Target

Empty homes are a tempting target for thieves because most home robberies are crimes of opportunity. Thieves may plan to come rob a home, but they are not concocting elaborate plans to circumvent security systems. Instead, they tend to look for homes that are easy targets - and no target is more tempting than an easy home. After all, there's no chance that a person will be home to call the police, and the odds of being interrupted in

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Finding your dream home is a massive undertaking. Because of this, it is always vital that you ask plenty of questions when you're looking into a specific property. Today, we're going to examine a few of the best questions you can ask to determine whether a home is right for you. 

What Are The Local HOA Fees?

HOA fees are a commonly unforeseen cost that plague new homeowners. Many neighborhoods have monthly HOA fees upwards of $500. We always recommend consulting with your realtor to determine the monthly cost of HOA fees. This will allow you to determine whether a property is actually within your price range. 

What Is The Value Of This Property

Although this point may seem obvious, many buyers often fail to realize the market value of

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