Category Archives: For Sellers

Gen Z is Not Too Young to Buy a Home

Generation Z is growing up. Those born in 1995 or after are taking out more credit and increasingly eyeing homeownership. About 14 million of Gen Z consumers who are 18 or older are taking out credit, and that includes those … Continue reading

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Homeowners Emphasize the Look of Kitchen, Laundry Appliances

Homeowners don’t care only about how well an appliance performs. They are also placing more emphasis on its look too, finds the J.D. Power 2019 Kitchen and Laundry Appliance Satisfaction Studies. That trend will likely continue too as “HGTV diehards … Continue reading

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What Families With Young Kids Need in a Home

Finding the right property is particularly stressful for families with children under the age of 18, and choosing the neighborhood carefully is critical to their home search, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2019 Moving With Kids survey, based on … Continue reading

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What to Do Before the Movers Show Up

Working with professional movers doesn’t mean the homeowner can escape the entire process. Homeowners will still need to prep the house for the moving company before they arrive to pack them up. Realtor.com® recently highlighted several of the items homeowners … Continue reading

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Renovations With the Worst ROI

Some of the most popular renovations, such as a kitchen remodel or landscape upgrade, are likely to cost your sellers more than they’ll get back at resale. And a major mistake sellers make when undertaking home improvement is tailoring the … Continue reading

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This Can Kill a Sale No Matter How Beautiful the Home

The home may look great, but if you don’t get this one thing right, buyers won’t be buying, real estate pros say. And that all centers around the smell—the sense that too many home sellers neglect to pay attention to. … Continue reading

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Most Common Problems Uncovered in Home Inspections

Very few home inspections ever come back completely clear. Indeed, 86% of buyers who recently had a home inspected said their inspector identified at least one problem, according to a new survey from Porch.com, a home remodeling resource, which surveyed … Continue reading

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Cleaning Hacks of Stagers When They’re in a Rush

A home often has to be show-ready in a hurry when a buyer calls asking for a property tour. Professional home stagers have plenty of cleaning tricks up their sleeve to get a home ready in a hurry. They recently … Continue reading

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How Much Money Americans Think They’ll Need to Retire

Most Americans believe they’ll need an average of $1.7 million to retire, according to a new study from Charles Schwab. Researchers analyzed 1,000 401(k) plan participants across the country. “The bulk of folks do not get there,” Nathan Voris, a … Continue reading

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Is ‘Modern’ Overused in Property Descriptions?

The word “modern” is often used in property descriptions, but it may be confusing potential buyers, according to a new article at Apartment Therapy. The term has different meanings to different buyers, Paul Maranger and Christian Vernast of Sotheby’s International … Continue reading

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