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A New Home…Without Moving!

Research suggests that the average person will move over 11 times during their lifetime. Whilst moving is exciting, it’s expensive and can be very stressful. What if there was some way to get that ‘new home’ buzz without the hassle? Well, of course there is, and that’s why people spend time and money updating their…

Six Creative Ways to Drum up Interest in Your Home

A perfectly updated home at the right price in a highly coveted neighborhood may sell right away, but what about the rest of the homes that hit the market? You should be able to depend on a well-connected, experienced real estate agent to create a solid marketing plan, network with fellow agents, and hold open…

Three Needless Seller Worries

Starting with the initial decision to sell, worry is often a major issue for sellers; however, once a listing agreement is signed, sellers are no longer alone with their worries. PJ Wade explains Three Needless Worries and how real estate professionals remove stress and worry for sellers. As if there isn’t enough for sellers to worry about when…

7 Packing Mistakes You’re Making

Moving is a drag—there’s no way getting around it. But there are ways to make your move a whole lot easier, and it starts with packing.  Here are ten moving mistakes you may be making—and how to avoid them.  1. You figure you can pack everything in a few days Begin with a plan—and start…

VA Closing Costs: Seller Paid or Buyer Paid?

For those who are eligible for a VA home loan, it’s really quite the program. It’s one of the few home loans that do not require a down payment, probably its biggest feature. But in addition to no down payment, there is no monthly mortgage insurance payment. This increases buying power. Other loan programs with…

Top 5 Reasons to Use White Glove Moving Services

A household move is never easy, no matter whether you are moving within the city or to another state. Add to this the necessity to safely relocate valuable and fragile items, and your household move can turn into a nightmare. The lack of proper organization and knowledge about the right ways of handling and packing breakables and…

Do Newsletters Really Work to Keep You Connected?

With the hundreds of online channels that offer real estate information designed to engage the consumer, countless options for services, and with Alexa equipped with the ability to answer almost any question on demand about real estate, the question to ask is: Do newsletters even really work? The internet has proved that the consumer’s level…

To Pool or Not To Pool

When selling a property with a pool, the first thing to know is that you should be prepared (and prepare your clients) for a bit of resistance from certain potential buyers. A number of people have a negative mindset when it comes to the discussion of pools, and I think this is due in part…