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Houses sell at all times of the year, and serious buyers are looking all year-round. Each season, there are different ways to prepare your house to attract a prospective buyer. During the summer months, your landscape is in full bloom. As the saying goes, “first impressions are lasting impressions,” and this holds true from the moment a prospective buyer drives by a home for sale...
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The best time to move is when you are still in charge, on your timetable, not when you have to. One couple, while visiting Seabrook, the Erickson Living community where I work as the personal moving consultant, told me they wanted to move while they were still able to direct the move. That way they could help decide where they would go, as well as organize the move themselves and decide what they...
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I ve never met a seller who hasn t experienced sweaty palms, palpitations, and an overwhelming sense of doom. Add 30, 40, or 50-plus years in one home and the barriers to selling feel insurmountable. [caption id="attachment_14485" align="alignright" width="258" caption="Attention to details: Getting your house cleaned by a professional gives it that extra shine for buyers. (File photo...
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Things tend to accumulate when we become comfortable in our homes, and many of them we no longer need. Clearing them out when your house is on the market serves a dual purpose: It frees up buyers attention to focus on the house rather than your stuff, and it gives you a head-start on packing. Which clothes are you NOT wearing? Winter is a great time to revisit summer clothes. If you...
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A new year means a fresh start, and it s the perfect time to let go of what no longer serves us. Seize the opportunity to organize, declutter, and free yourself from things that are taking up unnecessary space in your house and your life. Here s a tip to get started: Identify and shred unnecessary documents Most people keep documents they no longer need. The first of the year is a...
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Wherever she goes at Brooksby Village , Barbara Kovacs finds herself engaged in jovial conversation with friends. She appears to be in her element, as jokes and laughter accompany her journey between buildings. [caption id="attachment_7245" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Barbara Kovacs, who moved to Brooksby Village last summer, has embraced her new home."] Surprisingly...
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Statistics have shown that homes with pets, pet odor, and pet damage can suffer tens of thousands of dollars in lost value. Keep these things in mind to help you remove the signs of your pet and sell your house: Buyers can be nosey If you can smell it, you can t sell it! Many pet owners don t notice the presence of an odor because they are acclimated to living with it...