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How to Have a Successful Garage Sale

How to Have a Successful Garage Sale What to sell… Shoppers like to see a little bit of everything. When prospective customers drive by, they’ll more likely stop for full tables. Never underestimate the value of absolute junk. If you haven’t used something in the past year, sell it. Dealers and antique collectors frequent garage sales, so clearly display one-of-a-kind items. Dressers,...

What Real Estate Agents Do

Buying a home is one of the most rewarding experiences any of us will ever have. It can also be one of the most challenging. Professional expertise and services can be a big help throughout the buying process. If you're buying a home for the first time, the process may seem overwhelming. And even if you've been through it several times, every move is different and presents new challenges. This is why we...

Buying and Selling a House at the Same Time?

Buying a new home at the same time as you’re selling your old home is all about timing — and some luck, of course. And while you can’t control everything that happens during the complicated buying and selling process, there are some things you can do to set yourself up for smooth closings — maybe even on the same day! Consider this key information on how to buy and sell a house at the same...

First Time Home Buyer!

How a first time home buyer can utilize their first home as a stepping stone to get to their second home. Leveraging equity and options for generating income from the property can help to do this. This is key for the first time home buyer to consider.    Being a first time home buyer can be difficult and stressful with many things to keep in mind and think about. An agent should be a key resource for...

Disclosures

If you’re in the process of selling a home, when it comes to disclosures, ten different real estate agents will tell you ten different things. Some will say that it’s not necessary to disclose that someone died on your property – even if that person was poisoned and fed into a wood chipper. Some will say to disclose every nut that’s been tightened and every faucet drip that’s occurred. The fact...

Home Buying Checklist

Whether your dream home is new construction or existing home, it helps to know what to look for, and have a plan.    The list below and your Coldwell Banker-affiliated agent will help you conduct a home search, negotiate, and close on a new home. - Get pre-approved for a mortgage, check your credit report, type of mortgage, shop for best rates and programs. - Determine your wants and needs: the...

Home Selling Process

As you prepare to sell your home, we appreciate the opportunity to assist you. Most real estate firms offer one level of service. We believe you should expect more. Coldwell Banker’s exclusive Full-Service Marketing System represents our reliability, professionalism, and commitment to comprehensive service that exceeds expectations – a commitment backed by our Seller Services Guarantee. Our goal is...

Increasing Your Home’s Value

Your home is most likely your biggest financial investment. Whether you’re in it for the long run or about to put it on the market, it can pay to maintain and increase its value. The good news is, you don’t have to break the bank to do it. Here are a few tips for increasing your home’s value in today’s market. Spend an hour with a professional: Invite your Realtor® or hire an interior...

Home Improvements Before Listing Your Home

Preparing to list your home? What home improvements should you do and what ones have the greatest return on investment? When you are putting your home up for sale, you have two main goals; a timely sale, and receiving the best possible price. In order to achieve these goals, your home needs to present itself in the best possible light. While every homebuyer has different ideas about what the “perfect...

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House?

So you’re ready to buy a house, but you aren’t sure how long this whole process is going to take. While each deal is different and can vary in a multitude of ways, for the most part, buying a house is pretty straightforward. Assuming that you are going to be taking out a loan for the purchase of your new home, you will have to follow most, if not all, of the steps below. If you are going to be...

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