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Staging the Three Most Important Rooms

When your home is shown to potential buyers, every room is important. However, there are three types of rooms that buyers tend to pay particular attention to: kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. How do you make these rooms look great? Use these staging tips from professionals. In the kitchen, make sure the stove, ...

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What Do I Need to Know About Putting in an Offer on an Estate Sale?

While buying a home through an estate sale can be like purchasing any other resale property in many ways, there are a few key differences that are important to know. When you come across a property listed for sale, the homeowner is usually the seller. However, if the homeowner has died, ...

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An Example of the Sales Process of Selling a Business

There are various approaches to selling a business and the following will provide one framework that is typical.  The purpose is to help potential sellers understand the process and to assist in the questions you may have as they begin to think about selling their business. Step 1. Preparation Prepare an Introduction ...

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Sole Discretion Clauses are NOT “get out of jail free cards”

  We are hearing that during this pandemic more than one buyer has put an offer in on a property, conditional on financing and/or inspection, and when it came time to waive it they failed to do so. This is even though there was no legitimate reason not to waive the ...

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Want to Sell Your House Faster? Make it Anonymous

What do you notice when you visit a model home in a new development? Often, you will find wonderfully furnished and decorated rooms that anyone could live in. The operative word here is “anyone”. Sure, there might be a computer screen on a desk in the den, or a child’s doll sitting ...

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Year-Round Home Maintenance Checklist

Don't be caught off-guard! Maintaining your home is much easier than paying for big repairs. Look through this home maintenance checklist to make sure you're staying on top of properly caring for your home.   1 of 21 Install / Replace Smoke Detectors Going without smoke detectors on every floor of your house is ...

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“Client” or “Customer” – What’s the difference?

  Consumers sometimes use the terms “client” and “customer” interchangeably, but there’s a big difference between the two. If you’re relatively inexperienced in buying and selling properties and you want some expert guidance and advice, I strongly recommend signing on as a client, and not as a customer. Whether you sign a ...

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3 Ways to Make Your Home Accessible for All Ages

As multi-generational families are opting to live under one roof, homeowners may want to renovate to accommodate this growing demographic. Here are some tips to create an inviting home, while also maintaining universal appeal for all occupants regardless of age: Keep your options open When planning renos, keep your floor plan ...

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Little Touch Ups that Make a Big Difference

You are probably already aware of the major things you need to do around your home to get it ready for sale. These include getting rid of clutter, doing minor repairs, and making everything clean and tidy so every room is as much of a showcase as possible. But there are ...

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The Seven Deadly Sins of CRE Investment

Buying a CRE asset above its value or at a low cap rate is rarely a route to a successful transaction. Most of you have heard about the Seven Deadly Sins that include; pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed and sloth. There are also Seven Deadly Sins of commercial real estate ...

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