Sellers- How Important Are Photos of your House?

Photos are vital to your sale! When you sell your home, you must be aware of how your home shows…and these days, that includes how its showing on the internet! The majority of buyers shop online before they even approach a Realtor, and Realtors encourage their buyers to search online to get a feel for […]

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Buyer vs. Seller: Does it have to be a battle?

Buyers and Sellers want different things out of a home sale. It helps to understand both points of view when negotiating…if you can understand the other point of view, you can offer something they want in order to get something you need. Bargaining and negotiating doesn’t have to be a battle… A Real Estate Buyer […]

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Home Staging – Why Should I Do It?

Yes! Many buyers shop online first, and they eliminate homes based on photos alone. The first impression of your home could be the ONLY impression it makes! Buyers tell Realtors all the time that they don’t like the photos, or that the house in question looks too dated, cluttered, small, or messy to bother to […]

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Selling a Home the Feng Shui Way

At the most basic level, feng shui is about paying close attention to space from a ch’i* perspective. In other words, it’s understanding how color, placement, furnishings, accents, neighbors, location, etc. impact its inhabitants. For example, if you have a chaotic office, you may be ineffective in your work. If you have a yang (active) […]

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Interactive Video Helps Homeowners in Trouble

Find Your Way Home is an Interactive Video created by Fannie Mae to help homeowners understand their options when they are concerned or in the process of losing their home. You, the viewer, are introduced to three families, and you choose which situation most parallels your own. Are you like Miguel Gonzalez who is underwater […]

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Twelve Steps: The Path to Selling Your Home

Step One: Choose a Realtor. Talk to several agents, and listen carefully. Does the agent understand what’s important to you? Do they listen to you? Do they communicate clearly and in a way that makes you feel comfortable? Step Two: Sign a Listing Agreement with your chosen Realtor. Step Three: Listen to your Realtor’s advice […]

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Hazardous Waste Recycling Resources for Oakland County and Beyond

If you’re like most people when it comes time to move to a new home, you suddenly realize you’ve got stores of hazardous waste that the moving company won’t transport and you shouldn’t leave for your buyers. There are several events to dispose of hazardous waste throughout the year. Be proactive and get rid of […]

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Affordable Home Improvements: Time to be Floored

Never underestimate the value of an updated floor. New neutral carpeting in a room gives a quick lift. If you’ve got a variety of carpeting colors in each room, installing the same neutral carpet throughout the house provides a visual cohesiveness that makes the house feel larger and less compartmentalized. Another way of opening up […]

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Affordable Home Improvements: Mini Kitchen Lift

If you’re planning on selling and realize your kitchen is outdated, it doesn’t make sense to invest in a 5 digit kitchen renovation expense. There are a few mini-kitchen updates you can do to improve the desirability of your house. Home buyers still consider the kitchen the heart of a home and some will reject […]

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Affordable Home Improvements: The Un-Dating Panel

Ahhhh wood paneled walls. Originally expensive, the veneering process of the 60’s and 70’s made the installation of wood paneling easy and affordable. There’s hardly a house from that era that hasn’t seen wood paneling in the basement or den. If you are the owner of a home with sheets of wood paneling adorning the […]

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