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What Not to Overlook When Buying a Home

It’s important to be thorough in your hunt for potential or existing problems before purchasing a home. I always advise my clients to have a home inspection to check for anything that could develop into a huge issue later on, but even with an extensive home inspection, there are things that go unchecked and unnoticed. Coldwell Banker… Continue reading What Not to Overlook When Buying a Home

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Seller Pitfalls to Avoid

I’ve written several posts about how good the housing market is for sellers right now (especially in Central Ohio), but there are still things sellers need to remember if they want their home to be one that gets an offer on the first day. Pricing your home correctly will help bring in fast and serious… Continue reading Seller Pitfalls to Avoid

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5 Ways to Turn Your New House into a Home

Purchasing a home is an exciting experience, but sometimes new homeowners have a hard time making it feel like it’s really theirs. Here are a few ways to make your new house feel more like home: 1. Give it a new coat of paint. Have any rooms with wall colors you aren’t too fond of?… Continue reading 5 Ways to Turn Your New House into a Home

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Prevent Your Listing From Expiring

Having a home on the market for months without receiving an offer can be stressful, and it can eventually become a home seller’s worst nightmare: an expired listing. After being flexible with your schedule, letting strangers walk around in your home, and trying to keep everything neat for longer than you ever imagined, you can… Continue reading Prevent Your Listing From Expiring

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Is Your Home Ready to List?

Listing a home before it’s actually ready to sell is a good way to ensure that it stays on the market and brings in a low offer. With a little elbow grease and this checklist, you can make sure that your home is in the perfect condition for prospective buyers. Exterior  Repair or replace damaged… Continue reading Is Your Home Ready to List?

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6 Tips for a Successful Showing

Taking the time to prepare for showings can make the difference between a home staying on the market or selling quickly. With a little time and effort, you can make sure that your home is in perfect condition during showings and that it makes a good impression on every person who walks through the door.… Continue reading 6 Tips for a Successful Showing

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Countdown to a Spring Listing

Spring is only a few weeks away, which means two things: It will hopefully stop snowing soon. A lot of people are going to start putting their homes on the market. If you’re in that group, there are a few things that you should be doing now to ensure that you’re ready to list when… Continue reading Countdown to a Spring Listing

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Sell BEFORE Spring for the Best Results

Keeping Current Matters posted a great article highlighting a few important reasons to list a home before spring. Traditionally, spring and summer were considered to be the best times of the year to sell a home, but research and personal experience suggest otherwise. In January alone, I listed three homes and had them go into… Continue reading Sell BEFORE Spring for the Best Results