Sellers

This category is exclusive to topics that affect sellers, and includes news, trends, resources, tips and advice. Selling a home doesn't have to be painful or full of uncertainty, our Ohio Realtors bring you top dollar. Before you decide, if you're selling a home, check out these tips from our local experts.

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TRID ChangesHow TRID Babies Are Progressing

Better late than never! After careful evaluation I decided to watch these TRID babies make their way into the first month of life and report on how they are actually faring on the journey to closing table. No surprise here but...it's  a mixed bag folks. As stressed in prior blogs, it is imperative to have a team of well-educated professionals on your side who truly understand the TRID changes and how to appropriately set everyone's expectations in order to avoid the dreaded 11th hour fallout. 

Cleverly Concoct Your Plan

When interviewing lenders (which you ARE doing...correct?!) be sure to ask pointed questions. Lindsey Akers of Prime Lending states, "any lender can quote fees, rates and basically take the

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In Loving Memory of Ms. Doodle

adopt from pet shelters, adopt a dog, adopt a dog ohioHello again. Normally I write about various real estate topics, but what is residential real estate but a home? Without the peeps and pets, a home is just a house. Doodle was a rescued dog, and my dearest fur-baby friend, and brought a ton of joy and love to our home. It was heartbreaking, but had to put her down two days ago due to kidney failure.

Needless to say, I been crying my eyes out for nearly two weeks now and knew it was coming, I miss her so much, such a loving sweet soul. Couldn't let her suffer, so we took a last nap together. 

She was abandoned in a dumpster, trying to survive of whatever filth was available, dehydrated, starving, cut and bleeding and scared to death and rescued, but then she was mine

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5 Easy Ways to Go Green at Home

be energy efficient at home, energy efficiency, energy efficient homesMore and more, people are caring for and defending the environment. Green Energy like renewable resources of solar and wind are trending up, sellers are making energy efficient upgrades, and buyers are looking for green / environmentally friendly features, appliances and construction materials. 

If you're a home owner, here are some easy things you can do to lower your bills and Go Green for the planet at the same time! It may not seem like a lot month to month but it really adds up overtime, especially is saving energy becomes a habit.

energy efficient appliances, going green, be energy efficient at home1. Keep the heat in and the cold out!

Improve your home’s energy consumption by up to 30% by upgrading your insulation. Insulation saves more than 600 times more energy than

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The Danger of Disclaimers; A Follow-Up to As-Is Homes

real estate disclaimers, selling real estate as is, selling a home as isBack in March, my article "As-Is Homes for Sale - Avoid a Lawsuit", pointing out that selling a home "as-is" doesn't alleviate or relieve sellers of legal liability nor their selling agent. As-is properties could be luxury homes, foreclosures, multi-family or even commercial or industrial real estate.

Realtor, Buyer and Seller Tips - Avoid Lawsuits

I wanted to provide some actual real life examples of how disclaimers can lead people (buyers or sellers) and even agents into a false sense of security. This example below which occurred back in 1988 is a perfect example. Here are more Realtor Tips, Buyer and Seller articles to help you.

The John Douglas Company was a large southern California

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Save Money, Protect Your House - Fall Home Maintenance

Fall Maintenance, fall water damage, protect house fallIf you live in Ohio, Midwest or upper East Coast you already know that winter can be quite cruel and brutal at times. This can be especially true if you are a home owner that doesn’t properly prepare for the harsh weather ahead.

As a very active Realtor, I have seen the damages that can be brought on a home due to improper or poor winter preparation.

Buyers who have recently purchases, or home owners preparing to sell soon or next spring will do well to double-check Fall maintenance and winterizing is done properly.

You may want to check out more articles for Buyers or Sellers.

13 Fall Maintenance Must-Do's

Some of the tips below may or may not apply to you, but most will: 

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Buying a Home - "And Then There Were None"

bad real estate transactions, bad real estate dealsConsidering buying a home? Today's residential real estate markets are more often than not highly competitive with few exceptions. You can trade a car in, or take a Smart TV back and exchange, get a refund, trade; basically find a way to improve your end result. Buying a house is much different with devastating consequences if you're not careful.

Agatha Christie's famous best-seller (over 100 million copies sold) "And Then There Were None" comes to mind.

For your reading pleasure, ten people are lured into coming to an island under different pretexts, e.g. offers of employment or to enjoy a late summer holiday or meet with old friends. All have been complicit in the death(s) of other human beings but

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Preparing Your Roof for Winter

winterize roof, preparing a roof for winter, roof maintenanceWinter is coming. Is your home ready? Preparation and basic maintenance is the best prevention for any major home issue. So when gearing up for winter storms, start with an inspection - a task diligent homeowners carry out throughout the year.

Keep in mind, if you're thinking of selling a home, one of the big items for buyers is going to be the condition of the roof. For buyers, you're going to want to make sure your new home's roof is up to snuff and well maintained. A sound, healthy roof is key to protecting the overall health of a home.

Buyer or seller, you may want to take a look at some other home improvement projects from simply DIY projects to those that require professional work.

 Look now, before the

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Quick and Easy Home Improvements for Sellers

easy home improvements, quick home improvements, cheap home improvements, house valueAs we ease out of summer, it’s becoming more of a buyer’s market. But don’t worry, there’s still time for sellers who may have found their homes becoming a bit stagnant on the market. ABC News’ Real Money Team spoke with designer Christiane Lemieux, who shared some inexpensive upgrades for sellers looking to get the most bang for their buck.

The most affective and low risk upgrade? A neutral palette. A freshly painted white room allows buyers to picture themselves in the space, Lemieux said. These are also great tips for Realtors to share with their seller clients, adding perceived value and appeal to the listing. Here are more articles for sellers and Realtor Tips.

Other improvements with impact

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Get Top Dollar From the Sale of Your Home 

selling my home, sell my home, sell my home for moreHere are a few tips to help you get top dollar when you are selling your home. In addition to these seven simple tips, you may want to look at more articles in the sellers category of our company blog. These are also great tips for Realtors to share with their seller clients.

1. Remove half the contents of closets and cabinets. Taking out half of the contents, then organizing what remains, will make the spaces feel larger. On the other hand, a cluttered closet or cabinet will give the impression there isn’t enough storage space, a message you certainly do not want to send to prospective buyers.

2. Brighten up every room. Buy light bulbs with higher wattages, clean your windows, take down room darkening

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House Value - Fall Maintenance

fall maintenance, buying a home, house valueIf you put in the time and effort to keep your lawn healthy over the summer, you’ll want to ensure that the hard work doesn’t go to waste during the cooler months. Below are a few tips for fall lawn maintenance and preparing for cooler weather.

Did you know some simple things now will both make your life easier and save you money in the Spring. This is especially important if you're planning on selling a home next year during the prime buying season, or if you recently bought a home, a chance at increasing both savings and outdoor beauty.

Fertilize – Feeding in fall fuels leaf blade development, which results in more food stored in grass roots.

Aerating – Heavily trafficked lawns can suffer from soil compaction.

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