Identifying and Removing Pet Stains & Odors

Many of us adore—and sometimes live for—our beloved pets. Many pet lovers own homes, and as often happens, begin to think about selling. However much you stand by your animal, and whether not you’re thinking of selling (though more so if you are), how would you like some good tips on how to remove any […]

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Essentials for Your Real Estate Closing

These are the must-have items all the well-informed Buyers AND Sellers are bringing to closing! A valid photo I.D. (drivers license): Everyone involved wants to be sure the right people are signing this day, so don’t forget it! Your Checkbook: Even if you normally use only plastic. Sometimes there can be a small overage or […]

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Pet Owners: Preparing Your Home For Showings

Selling your home requires so much work! (But you know that, right?) If you’re preparing your home for sale, and if you’re a pet owner, well, there’s even more work to do. You’ll face additional challenges before and during the showings. Two big-ticket items must be dealt with: a thorough clean-up of pet odors, stains, […]

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Planning for a Smooth Move!

When my family moved from Wasaga Beach, Ontario to Columbus, Ohio, we had many logistics to overcome. Getting our cars approved, organizing the moving truck, getting rid of all the liquids in our house, saying our goodbyes and finding temporary housing in our new country. Fortunately, we had the help of a relocation company, although […]

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6 Reasons to List Your Home Through the Holidays!

It’s the perfect conditions for listing. Decorate your home early, so that it’s warm and inviting, showing off all the best features…and your competition is limited, as other sellers take their homes off the market for a couple of months during the holidays. January is a time for new beginnings; new jobs, moving to a […]

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The Art of the Deal

Recently, I was discussing a buyer who selected a Realtor based on her assertion that she “aggressively pursued the best possible price” on a home. I wondered whatever happened to the art of the deal? Sure, we all want the best price, and no one wants to feel they overpaid for their home, especially these […]

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Commission-Breath: Avoid it!

Not so long ago, there was an article in Columbus Real Estate Voice about the kind of Realtor or Salesperson everyone dreads. You know, it starts with that really aggressive handshake to show you they’re in charge and then the meeting proceeds like a sales tactics class gone wrong? We’ve all been there, and wanted […]

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How to Sell a House – an Infographic

Infographics remind me of Snakes and Ladders. (Some people call it Chutes and Ladders.) Remember when you used to trace your finger along the route you moved your game piece? Using this infographic from mint.com you can do the same for selling a house. Provided by Mint.com

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out what it means to REALTORS!

What you want Baby, I got What you need Do you know I got it? All I’m askin’ Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit) Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home Good REALTORS® take their responsibilities seriously, love their work, take Continuing Education classes, abide […]

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How do Real Estate Auctions Work?

This article is in recognition of National Auctioneers Day. The third Saturday of April is celebrated in recognition one of history’s oldest professions. Auctioneers recognize their day by volunteering their time and services in their communities. Selling and buying your home through an auction has been a growing trend, and many people are interested…and a […]

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