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Preparing Your Home to Sell: A Quick Guide

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Oct 1, 2019

 

Once you decide to sell your home, things move rather quickly. Between consultations and renovations and open houses, a lot happens in a few short weeks. Without the proper planning, you can lose track of the process and end up frustrated, overwhelmed, and underpaid for your property. 

The most important thing to remember when selling a home: preparation matters. The better prepared you are, the more likely you are to lock in the selling price you want. 

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Topics: Seller Resources, Moving Tips, Real Estate Tips, Selling Your Home, Prepping your home

Tips for Downsizing Before Your Move

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Sep 3, 2019

 

The moving process can be as exciting as it is stressful. As you plan to sell your home, the opportunity to clean house, start anew, and organize your home in a way that inspires joy shouldn’t be overlooked. But how do you determine what stays and what goes?

When you purposefully downsize, you cut down on moving expenses (and reinvigorate your home decor at the same time). Consider these tips for downsizing to make your move a lot easier: 

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Topics: Low Maintenance Homes, Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Home Decor Tips, Moving Tips

6 Questions to Ask When Considering a Neighborhood with an HOA

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018

Let’s say you have your heart set on buying a home in a community with a swimming pool, a clubhouse, and maybe even a playground or trails. Having access to these amenities often means living in a community with a homeowners association, or HOA.

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Topics: Buyer Resources, Moving Tips, Home Owners Association, Investing in Property, Home Buying

Tips for a Stress-Free Move with Your Pet

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018

You’ve just bought a new home, and Fluffy and Fido are starting to worry about all the moving boxes going into the truck outside. Pets can easily become stressed during a move, which might cause them to lose their fur, become aggressive, or even run away.

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Topics: Buyer Resources, Moving Tips, Pet Owners, Home Buying, Moving your pets

The 5 Emotional Stages of Buying Your First Home

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018

Ask anyone you meet and they’ll likely recall vivid details about their first roller coaster ride, their first day of school, or their first kiss. A first home purchase is no different! While buying your first home comes with its fair share of ups and downs, it will ultimately be an enjoyable experience you’ll remember for years to come.

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Topics: Buyer Resources, Moving Tips, Real Estate Tips, Home Buying, Selling Your Home

3 Home Buying Mistakes That are Far Too Easy to Make

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018

This time of year is ideal for looking for homes. Since springtime is a popular home selling season, you have plenty of choices when it comes to finding listings in your preferred location, in your ideal price range, and with your favorite features. With all of these options, it’s going to be a breeze buying your perfect home… right?

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Topics: Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Moving Tips, Real Estate Tips, Home Buying

14 Conveniences You Don’t Want to Forget in Your Home Search

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018

You have it all planned out. You know exactly which shopping centers and conveniences you want to live near, you know which amenities you need within a few miles of your community, and you have a general idea of where your workplace, grocery store, and soon-to-be-favorite hangouts are located.

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Topics: staying active in the foothills, things to do in the foothills, Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Moving Tips

Beat the Winter Blues with Colorful Home Décor

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018

The winter holidays and New Year’s have come and gone, and so have all the decorations. With no twinkling lights or festive ornaments brightening up its main living areas, your home can start to look a little bare. Not to worry! Here are a few winter home decorating ideas that can cheer you up and bring back the holiday sparkle. And if you’re planning to sell your home this season, these tips will also help you impress potential buyers with your warm, welcoming home.

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Topics: Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Home Decor Tips, Moving Tips, Winter Home Decor

How 2016 Technology Has Changed Your Home Search Forever

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018

When was the last time you hopped in your car to start your home search? Most home buyers today just pick up their phones to instantly view properties all around the country — no car required.

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Topics: Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Moving Tips, Technology, Smart Homes

These 6 Simple Tricks Make Moving Surprisingly Effortless

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 7, 2018

Let’s face it, moving to a new home is no picnic. Moving day will be here before you know it, and you feel like there’s no way on Earth you can sort through all of your belongings and pack your entire life into a moving truck in time.

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Topics: Moving Tips

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