Understand the Process

Whether a first-timer or seasoned home buyer, your home buying and selling process can be as challenging as learning a new language. Before you make your move, it's important to first understand the steps involved and the buzzwords of the "deal" to ensure the smoothest transaction possible.



Easy outdoor staging tips to make the right first impression

“Stage” your property to create maximum return

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Key Questions to Ask Potential Real Estate Sales Associates

Questions you should ask a potential agent to ensure the quick and problem-free sale of your home.

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Selling Tips in a Buyer’s Market

How to make your property a standout

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Pricing Your Home Right: Art or Science?

When you and your REALTOR® sit down to analyze comparable homes and recent sales, you may find that prices of homes similar to yours can be thousands of dollars apart.

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Moving with Young Children

How to introduce your child to the moving process and new surroundings.

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Pricing Your Home For Sale

Find out how to set a price for your home so you can get the best deal in the current housing market.

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Understanding Today's Home Buyers

If you’re a home seller, you need to know what buyers are facing in today’s real estate market, so you can do the one thing that will help the right buyer buy your home.

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Understanding CMA – Comparable Market Analysis

No two homes are alike, which is why pricing a home for sale can be so challenging.

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How-to’s: How Much Home Should You Buy?

Should you buy as much home as you can afford, or just what you need?

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How-to’s: Should You Have An Open House?

With so much information available online, do you still need an open house?

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How-to’s: What to do if your home doesn’t appraise at the price you want to sell?

There are more choices than amending the contract to the appraised price, or losing the buyer

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The Dealkillers – Dark, Cluttered and Dank

Too much furniture, pet odor, or a dark ambiance are all problems that are easily correctable

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How to Negotiate with Buyers

Sellers today have to do more to attract buyers and offers than ever before.

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Attract Serious Buyers and Discourage Lookie Lous

What filters will discourage people who will waste your time?

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First-time Home Buyers Dominate the Market

In some areas of the country, housing is selling like hotcakes, driven higher by the first-time home buyer segment of the market.

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Springtime Home Buyers Have Incentives to Hurry

If you’re a qualified buyer, now’s a great time to buy a home

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What Makes a Home Architecturally Significant?

Architecturally significant homes are treasures that draw admiration generation after generation.

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How Do Buyers Shop For Homes?

In recent years, home buyers have relied less on newspapers and open houses, and turned more to online resources

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Now’s The Time To Buy Your Home

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The Right Mortgage

Options, options and more options. How to choose the "right" mortgage for you.

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Agents Still Outperform the Internet, Say Buyers

The more technologically advanced home buying becomes, the more it remains the same.

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Finance FAQ

New to home finance? Learn the answers to these fundamental questions.

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The Loan Process

Learn the steps along the way to financing your new home.

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Your Credit

How Credit Influences Your Home Financing Options.

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The Right Mortgage

Options, options and more options. How to choose the "right" mortgage for you.

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Purchase Checklist

With so much to think about, working from a checklist can keep you on track.

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Private Mortgage Insurance

Find out about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) and how it compares to other loan insurance programs such as FHA loans.

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How-to’s: Understanding Your Credit Scores

When you apply for a mortgage loan, one of the first things your lender will do is check your credit history

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What Makes For A Winning Offer?

Congratulations! You and your sales associate have searched the listings, looked at properties and found your potential dream home. How can you tender an offer that closes the deal?

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Moving with Young Children

How to introduce your child to the moving process and new surroundings.

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