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    Monday, December 10, 2018   /   by Peter Hewitt Team Seller Leads

    11 Reasons to Sell during the Holidays

    You’ve heard it from real estate agents before. “The Winter season is slow.” Or, “No one is really buying or selling.” And even, “I’ll get started in the New Year, it’s a new start right?”
    ...Wrong. The truth is, it’s better to be ahead than behind. The winter months are the perfect opportunity for you to find the motivated buyers, with less competition of homes on the market and better opportunity to sell for more!

    11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the Spring when there are traditionally more houses on the market which could ultimately drive prices down. This could mean you sell high and buy low.

    10. You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year.

    9. Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings on Holidays and when needed.

    8. January is traditio ...

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    Thursday, September 27, 2018   /   by Ashley Ferris

    Decorating Tricks for Hiding Kids’ Messes While Selling Your Home

    Keeping the house together during the selling process is a challenge. Making sure everything is just right for showings and open houses can be exhausting and overwhelming Throw kids into the mix, and things can get downright chaotic. Fortunately, a few small decor choices can help conceal kid clutter—changing your “for sale” sign to “sold.”

    Hide in Plain Sight
    With overflowing toy boxes and tea-party set-ups overtaking the living room, it may be unrealistic to banish all kid stuff to other rooms. Instead, make use of your furniture’s built-in compartments and drawers. Have a storage ottoman next to the sofa? Fill it with everything from action figures and dolls to coloring books, art supplies, stuffed animals and more. Divide the credenza in the family room so that your little ones can store toys behind its closed doors. Accent the open shelves with ceramic vases, family photos, decorative carafes and other appealing decor items.
    If your b ...

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    Saturday, November 18, 2017   /   by Kelly Houston

    No budget, no problem: 5 home staging hacks that barely cost a thing

    Staging a home on a budget isn’t as hard as you may think. As a real estate agent, you can advise sellers on how to instantly boost the appeal of their home using tricks of the trade that cost little or no money and bring a huge return on investment.
    Small changes add up to create buyer-friendly rooms that can sell a home fast for a premium price. Below, you’ll find five ways to stage a home on the cheap.

    1. Curb appeal entices the buyer to see more

    You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The tone set by a property for drive-by visitors will dictate buyers’ emotional reaction. They will either love it or hate it based on their first impression. So, neat and tidy is the recipe here.
    Manicure the lawn, trim the bushes and weed all flower beds. If the mulch is faded, add a layer of new mulch to freshen it up. These simple changes will add loads of curb appeal.
    Once the yard is in order, hang a seasonal wreath or welcome sign on the front door ...

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