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How Should I Prepare For Internet Showing?

  Today, your first “showing” will be on the Internet – you’re watching this on the Internet, right? Your price, listing description and PHOTOS determine whether someone will visit in person.  Consider professional staging advice or help. Prep for...

How Should I Prepare The Outside For An Open House?

  Professional “staging” may include the exterior, but if you’re doing it all yourself, try the five things outlined in this video. 1 – Landscape & lawn. That’s the first impression; make it a good one. Mow, prune, edge and get rid of junk! 2 –...

How Should I Prepare The Inside For An Open House?

  For many homes and markets, professional help from someone in “staging” makes good financial sense.  Like this video say, check your staging options first. If you are doing it yourself, here are 5 key tips. One – Depersonalize. You want the buyer to...

Which Square Footage Figure Should I Use?

  Home size is one of the key figures used in comparisons. But you may have different measurements to choose from,  as you’ll learn in this video, including builder, appraiser, tax records and possibly owner records. Which one is right, and which one is...

6 Selling Mistakes

  If you’re selling, don’t do these things – take some notes from the video! 1. Don’t Sell Before The House Is Ready. If it doesn’t present well, it won’t sell well. 2. Don’t Over-Improve People buy houses in neighborhoods. If yours is so “improved” that it...

What Is An Appraisal?

  Every house is unique; appraisers are trained and licensed for expertise in putting a value on properties. Appraisers don’t work for the buyer or the seller;  their primary mission is actually to protect the lender who’s risking money against the home’s value....

What Does The Closing Process Involve When I Sell?

  As this video explains, a signed sales contract doesn’t mean your house is sold. There are still financial, contractual and legal steps for both sides. The buyer has to get financing to meet the contract terms – which includes credit checks. The property...

What Happens After I’ve Applied For My Loan?

  Once you’ve supplied the 6 required piece of information and included any other information the lender deemed necessary, you’ll receive a Loan Estimate within 3 business days. Once all the information has been verified IF the loan is approved the...

How Can I Find Out About Schools & Community Resources?

  The video puts this in more visual terms, but basically, contact the local Chamber of Commerce for promotional literature or talk to your real estate agent about welcome kits, maps, and other information. You can get information about school systems by...