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Open houses…to do or not to do?

The professional real estate community appears split on whether it’s a good idea to hold open a house for sale; although, I don’t really understand the negative thoughts. It doesn’t make sense to blatantly announce that no house should ever be held open, yet agents say it. Why would an agent want to restrict market exposure for a listing? Common sense says it’s smart to expose your home to the largest number of buyers, and getting buyers inside to preview a home is a huge hurdle to jump.

Home Staging Tips

Home staging is the act of preparing a home (and the contents of the home) for sale, with a special emphasis on presentation and appearance. Staging a home for sale normally involves things of an aesthetic nature, such as design, organization and overall appearance (as opposed to mechanical or functional improvements).

The goal of home staging then is to improve the home’s appearance in the eyes of potential buyers, with the ultimate goal of selling the home more quickly and for the highest possible price.

Top 10 Home Showing Tips

The Gracious Welcome, Although the buyer is a guest in your home, you want the buyer to imagine owning the home. You don’t want to make the buyer feel like an intruder.

Don’t expect the buyer to remove his/her shoes, unless you are selling to a buyer for whom religious or cultural reasons mandates it. Otherwise, the presumption may be insulting.

Leave the house.The buyer won’t talk about the house in front of you or open doors with you standing there.

How to Make a Move…

Many homeowners who have lived in their home for years and years have a low property tax bill. However when they move and buy a new home, their property tax bill will mostly likely go up based on the value of their new home, right? Not always!  If you are thinking about making a move, but are concerned about paying more in property taxes, there may be an option for you.

What you need to know about the Million Dollar Guild®

Million and multi-million dollar residences represent the lifestyle choices and the portfolio plays of the very successful.

The right real estate professional can help you maximize your desired lifestyle and protect your investment as you buy or sell residential real estate.