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How to Make an Offer

There’s nothing like that moment when you finally find the perfect house. You may be tempted to write the seller a check on the spot, but knowing how to make the right offer can make all the difference on whether or not you actually land yo...

Negotiating Tips for Sellers

Some people are born hagglers, but for many, negotiating can cause anxiety – which can be heightened when you’re dealing offers on your home. On one hand, you want your property to sell quickly, but you don’t want to compromise ...


Setting the Purchase Price

When it comes to selling your home, setting the purchase price is one of the most difficult decisions you’ll have to make. If your price is too high, your house could stagnate on the market, or you could alienate potential buyers. On the ot...

Top 10 Mistakes Buyers Make

#1 Making major purchases. Your finances will be scrutinized before a bank will approve a home loan application. Even if you have perfect credit – or you’ve recently come into some money – extravagant purchases can jeopardize yo...


Top 10 Mistakes Sellers Make

#1 Setting the price too high. Not only will you get fewer offers, but buyers may think something is wrong with your property when you lower your price. Get an appraisal or do a Comparative Market Appraisal (CMA), then set your asking price accor...

Top 10 Things to Include on your Sell Sheet

A sell sheet is an important marketing tool for selling your own home. Whether yours is clever and creative or simple and straightforward, make sure it includes these 10 key details for ultimate effectiveness.

  1. A short headline...

What Buyers Should Expect at Closing

Once the house-hunting, negotiating, and inspections are over, you’re counting down the minutes until you can move in to your new home. Closing, the final meeting where all the papers are signed and property title is formally transferred, i...

Where to Place Your Sell Sheets

In this competitive housing market, it takes a lot of hard work to make your home stand out – and advertising has become more important than ever. If you want your house to sell, you have to be aggressive and get creative with how you use y...