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Decluttering isn’t just for selling and moving

One of the best things about a change of address or moving are the boxes and boxes of unused stuff that you pack up and ship off to Goodwill. If feels like you are unloading hundreds of pounds that have been weighing you down without you even knowing it. What if we decluttered before we had to? Not only will decluttering your home make moving easier, it will make showing and selling your home easier, too. But, the best part, decluttering will positively affect your mental and physical health. The Mayo Clinic states that clutter causes a lack of focus, makes your brain less able to process information, contributes to sleeplessness, and can increase cortisol levels which are very unhealthy for your body. Now that you know why you should declutter, here is the how to get you started.
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Why You Should Do A Walkthrough and How To Do It Right

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Doing a walkthrough before closing on your new home/property is very important. It is the very last step before you head to the title office to seal the deal. Considering that this purchase is most likely the biggest purchase you have made to date, it is something you absolutely want and need to get right. The walkthrough allows you to check out the property to make sure that any agreed upon updates and repairs have been completed and that the condition of your new home is even better than it was when you made the offer.
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Top Questions to Ask Potential Real Estate Agents Before Signing on the Dotted Line

A really good real estate agent wants to be as good a fit for you as you are for him/her. In order to determine whether you will all work well together, you have to ask some important questions. A professional and experienced agent will be expecting you to do your due diligence and welcome the opportunity to answer your questions.

Here are some important questions to ask before committing to an agent:
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Improve your chances, REVIVE your bathroom for a RESELL

While a lovely kitchen has the potential to persuade a buyer into the purchase of a so-so home, an outdated and grungy bathroom also has potential to turn a buyer off an otherwise attractive home. Taking the time to give your bathroom a makeover can really improve the marketability of your home. Fortunately, it also doesn’t have to break the bank monetarily or in time. Here are some great ideas for revitalizing your bathroom for a resell with a small budget!
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Just like summer temperatures, the housing market is heating up

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The first wave of the pandemic made many people hesitant to make any changes especially such large ones, like selling or buying a home, and rightfully so. The spring market, which is usually quite good, slowed way down. But today, things are heating up. This uptick in the housing market can be attributed to those who have put home selling/buying on the back burner during the pandemic shut down are now braving the waters. Because: 1) businesses have opened up and an air of “business as usual” has commenced, 2) people having a better sense of where they stand with employment, and 3) of months of isolation at home, people are realizing the importance of loving one’s home–people are starting to gain more confidence and move forward with decisions to sell and buy. With low interest rates and low inventory, buyers and sellers should and are taking the plunge.
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Summertime home improvement projects that will increase your home’s value and make you fall in love all over again

Summertime is a great time for starting or completing some of those home improvement projects on your wish list. It is also a good time to consider what will and won’t yield a good return on investment. Ultimately, if you plan to live in your home for a number of years and know that the new patio or that swimming pool will yield hours and hours of enjoyment and family time, then maybe return on investment is in quality time and not monetary; that is a pretty great thing! Here are some projects to consider if you want to increase your home’s value as well as make it a more enjoyable space!
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Simple DIY tips for staging your home

Sure, you can pay for staging, but if you are still living in your home, it is nice to keep some semblance of normalcy while you are trying to sell your home (not to mention you can save money). The main goals as you stage your home need to be centered around making your home look and feel clean, bright, and cared for as well as roomy and open (including the inside of closets and drawers). Here are some simple DIY tips for staging your home that will go a long way in making a good impression on potential buyers.
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A step-by-step guide to selling your home

You are considering selling your home, but like many, the thought of such a daunting task has you instantly overwhelmed—you are certainly not alone. There is no denying that there is a lot to do, but using this helpful step-by-step guide will give you a basic game plan to get your momentum moving forward.
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