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Found 53 blog entries tagged as "Selling a Home".

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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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Staging Your Home for a Quicker Sale

selling a home quickly, sell my home fastIf you are planning to sell your home, you probably want to sell it quickly. It is common knowledge that a well-staged home is more likely to appeal to potential buyers. At the same time, if your home isn’t staged well, you could give the wrong first-impression and delay the sale of your property. So, when staging your home for sale, here are a few tips to follow. You may want to check out more Seller Topics.

Have you ever heard the expression "It's 20% product and 80% marketing"? This is true to a large degree in real estate sales too. Besides having to meet a prospective buyer's needs with space, bedrooms, bathrooms etc. the home must be marketed effectively.

That includes several good pictures (we recommend

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Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly

selling a home quickly, sell my home fast, selling a homeWhether you are selling your home during the peak home buying season or not, following these simple Realtor tips can help you sell your home quickly, which you know is every seller’s dream. If you're a Realtor working with a seller that's more "under-the-gun", these will help them successfully sell sooner, rather than later.

1. Make a good first impression. Take the time upfront to create some curb appeal. If prospective buyers drive by and don’t like what they see on the outside, they aren’t likely to take the time to look at the inside. Make sure your lawn is well maintained, plant some flowers, paint the fence, replace the mailbox--whatever it takes to give the best possible first impression.

2. Consider what

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Housing Market Remains Strong across Ohio

southern ohio homes for saleThe housing market has been so strong over the past several months that some people are now talking about another “housing bubble”.  No one can accurately predict the future and yes, sometimes history does repeat itself. Let’s take a look at some actual statistics in various areas to see how things are shaping up.

The following statistics are being taken directly from the multiple listing service of Cincinnati. Some people do not like statistics while others love them.  

All of the statistics provided with be as of today’s date, August 4, 2015. I am calculating the results for single family, residential homes only.

Monroe Ohio Real Estate

Monroe Ohio currently has 50 active (for sale) homes. The

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R.O.C.K.I.N.G Real Estate Agents - G is for Guiding

good real estate agents, real estate agents in west chesterWell now, power outages, severe thunderstorms and down internet lately in Monroe, Ohio, but finally back for the 8th and final installment of R.O.C.K.I.N.G Real Estate Agents.

Guidance. Ever wish someone had guided you through something that seemed complex, intricate, difficult or loaded with grey area, obscure or difficult aspects. We all have, and at times guiding others based on our experiences. Many young people buying a used car with no experience in auto-mechanics will take a parent, relative or friend with them to inspect a car, in hopes of not "landing a lemon". 

With real estate though, there's no lemon law, only court. Add to that, ever wish someone had told you something earlier that

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R.O.C.K.I.N.G Real Estate Agents - N is for Negotiating

real estate agents in cincinnati, good real estate agentsHope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. Back for part 7 to talk about another important characteristic of good real estate agents; negotiating.

What is negotiating? It's simply two sides exchanging and making concessions until a "meeting of the minds" can happen, or in other words a "deal is struck?. 

Although, if your Realtor is one of the Agents to Avoid, you don't have much hope.

One thing a buyer's agent will typically negotiate for is for the seller to cover some or all of the buyer's closing costs for example and often times is necessary to make a buyer's purchase possible. Many buyers can swing the down payment and miscellaneous expenses like inspections, but closing

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R.O.C.K.I.N.G Real Estate Agents - I is for Investigative

good real estate agents, real estate agents in west chesterHello everyone, had enough rain? Good grief! Well, back again to discuss another characteristic of good real estate agents; investigative.

Working with a Realtor is sort of like working with a private investigator and not all are of equal skill and passion. But if you're going to buy a home, there's a lot of investigating to do.

You, as a buyer or seller should really investigate the agent you're thinking of working with, so, investigation starts with you.

A real estate agent should begin their investigation with the buyer or seller and I'd like to talk about this from both vantages.

Investigative for Buyers and Sellers

Starting with a buyer (and this actually helps sellers) an

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R.O.C.K.I.N.G Real Estate Agents - K is for Knowledgeable

real estate agents in cincinnati, cincinnati real estate agentsHiya all, back from trekking back forth across Ohio to meet with agents and discuss proper care of referrals and clients.

Had an absolutely wonderful and relaxing stay again at Donna's Premiere Lodging in Berlin, Ohio out in Amish Country; had to stock up on spices and cheeses again.

Love that place, the chalets, log cabins and service are amazing and very romantic. Check out Donna's if you ever get the chance, you won't be disappointed.

Well, among other real estate agent characteristics that are good for business and great for clients, we discussed knowledge.

I'd like to preface this with the fact that just because an agent is newer to the industry, doesn't mean they can't serve

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