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    Saturday, September 1, 2018   /   by Rachael Roberts

    3 Reasons To Sell Your Home In The Fall

    School is back in session and the holidays are right around the corner. You might not think that now is the best time to sell; however, here are 3 reasons why listing your home in the fall can benefit you!
    1) There is less competition! It's no secret that most homes are listed in the spring and summer. However, those homes that are not sold by the end of summer are usually taken off the market and the ones that are still listed start to draw less attention because they've been on the market for so long. That's why if you list during fall, you have the benefit of standing out, as well as facing less competition than during the "hotter" seasons.2) Buyers are more serious! During the spring and summer, many buyers are "just looking" and not that committed. While buyers in the fall tend to be more serious. Many fall buyers have been searching throughout the summer and have not found their perfect home yet. Others are often forced to look for a new home because of a new job ...

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    Wednesday, August 8, 2018   /   by Rachael Roberts

    Tips For Moving Day When You Own A Dog

    For what felt like forever, you’ve been looking at online real estate listings and heading to open houses. Eventually, you found the right house for you and your family. After some negotiations, you’ve reached the closing and are finally a new homeowner. That means it’s time to move!

    Packing up and moving to a new place is always stressful, but when you own a pet, things can get worse if you’re not careful. As much as you love your fur-baby, they can make things like packing and moving a lot more chaotic then it needs to be.

    Should You Hire Movers? 
    You can pack up your belongings without a problem, but should you save some money and move things yourself? Or is it better to hire a moving company? While that depends on your fitness and how many possessions you own, WiseBread.com explains it’s typically better to hire movers. 
    First, movers are experienced carrying heavy objects and trained to do that safely. You can protect yourself ...

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    Wednesday, August 8, 2018   /   by Rachael Roberts

    Found A Home That's For Sale By Owner?

    Homes that are for sale by owner (when a seller decides not to hire a listing agent) are more common than you might think! When you're looking for your next home, you're likely to come across at least one FSBO in your home search. Here are 4 things you will want to keep in mind when buying one of these homes.1) Hire an agent. To ensure the transaction is handled correctly and legally, you will want to make sure you have an agent on your side especially since the seller doesn't! An agent will be knowledgeable about the real estate market and can help craft your offer, prepare the contracts and the right lender for you.2) Be prepared to negotiate. Most FSBO's are rarely priced appropriately. Sellers tend to overprice their homes value because of their emotional attachment to it. When you have an agent on your side, that gives you access to comparable sales data to help negotiate the right price.3) Have a home inspection done. A home inspection can ...

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    Tuesday, August 7, 2018   /   by Rachael Roberts

    9 Things People Forget To Do Before They Move

    There is always a million things to remember when you move!  Don't worry, we have put together a handy checklist of things people often forget to do or don't even realize they should take care of, so you can make sure you're covered.1) The first is pretty obvious, you will want to change your address with the U.S. Postal Service around 2 weeks before moving. The U.S. Postal Service offers an online form to quickly change an address for all of your mail, but that doesn't mean you should wait until the last minute to fill it out. To make sure mail arrives at your new home in time for your life there, complete the form about two weeks before your move.2) The next would be your utility companies. You’ll need to ask your real estate agent how long you need to keep your current utilities on (it’s usually through closing), and you'll also need to work on contacting your new utilities companies. Click HERE f ...

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