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Taking the right photos is one of the biggest influencers in marketing a home. Home searchers often use the internet to research homes and high quality pictures that are bright, clear, stand apart from the crowd. This can go a long way in selling your home quickly and can even get you a better deal! We take great pride in having excellent photography and want to put the best foot forward on your home! Here’s what to expect when the time comes: 

 

Have your home ready to shoot

If you’re not a photographer, or familiar with staging a home, sometimes it’s easy to look over the small stuff - the mop in the corner, the plethora of items you like on the bathroom sink for convenience, the used towels in the bathroom, or the assortment of kitchen

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There are some small things that can be done to prior to marketing your home that really make a difference. Good staging and taking care of minor repairs goes a long way. People want to envision their future in your home, neglected maintenance and excessive clutter can cause unwanted distractions from that process. The tips below include a few things that can be done to help with that process.

 

Curb appeal

Tidy up the grounds, porches and garage. Keep the lawn trimmed and edged. Make sure that your yard is clean of refuse. Your front door gives a vital first impression. Make sure it is scrubbed clean & painted if necessary. Manage visual landscape to improve curb appeal.

 

The magic of minimalism

Make the buyer feel at home by

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When buying or selling a home, it is common practice for a title company to be involved in the transaction. Their primary role is to ensure that the person selling the home has the right to do so. They do this by validating the transaction through extensive fact checking, after their information requirements have been met they then issue a guarantee that is backed by title insurance. This title insurance is meant to protect the lender and the owner from future unsubstantiated claims. The title company has a handful of responsibilities throughout the process. We have created a short list of tasks to give you a better understanding of what value they provide during the transaction.

 

Here’s a list of what they can do for you.

 

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Evaluating a neighborhood

Location, location, location! There are many things you can change about a home, but this isn’t typically one of them. There are no “perfect homes”, every home has its quirks. Find out what is most important to you and what are areas you are willing to compromise on.

Be ready to move quickly when you find what you want. Losing the opportunity to move on your dream home can be heartbreaking.

Pay attention to floor plans, would a particular layout work for better for your lifestyle?

Always do a home inspection. It will save you in the long run.

Vacant homes may appear bigger than they are. Use your phone to take photos, notes or videos of the properties to review later. Property details can blur together after

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As of Friday, I now own a gym! This has been a life long goal of mine and it's amazing to see it come to fruition.

Along with a few partners, I'm now one of the proud owner's of Southside Strength and Fitness! It's a great gym with a family mentality and we can't wait to reopen our doors.

Watch the tour!

 

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Every realtor wants a quick sale, an easy transaction that is as stress free as possible.
Our team does everything within our power to exceed these expectations for our clients. However, every property, homeowner, and situation is unique, and listing a home it’s not always as straightforward as you might think.

Last summer, we listed a triplex and got an offer for our client in 14 days!

Everything was looking great and running extremely smooth, until about three days before the closing date.

We got a call from the title company saying that we wouldn’t be able to close because the carport extended over the property line, by matter of about four feet.

My client could not extend the closing date because he was due to leave the country for several months…
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When faced with difficult situations you have two choices: succumb or overcome.

To succumb is to fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force. It is, quite literally, a failure by giving up and letting your environment control you, your surroundings, and your future.

To overcome is to overpower or overwhelm, succeed in dealing with a problem, defeat an opponent and to prevail.

We are given these choices everyday, and must face them head on.

Currently, there are still restrictions on who is considered "essential" and what businesses can operate. I know that this is a point of contention however, I believe all businesses are essential in some way, especially when it comes to local economies. And, of course, people are essential.

When all of

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Even though we are in interesting times with a volatile financial market, real estate is still growing! I just put together one of my biggest deals ever this week.

We are now pending on a $2,000,000 commercial property in the Valley. We’re working with a developer to create a new project and will be releasing more info about that in coming months.

There are tons of ways to look at every situation. We choose to seek the positive and the opportunity.

 

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Last spring, I listed a home with a less than ideal floor plan.

I knew it could be a tough sell, but despite the unique design, I found a buyer for our client within 30 days.

We quickly came to an agreement on which repairs needed to take place before closing, and thought to myself, “This is going great and will be such a smooth sale.”
Then, during the repairs, something came up that would significantly increase the cost of repairs.

One of the action items was to install a sump pump in the basement. (A sump pump helps to keep excess water from accumulating, and pumps water to the exterior away from the home.)

And, since this home was built in the 50's, the basement was basically... a solid block of concrete.

This made a clean exit route for the…
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I’ve come to realize, most people don’t know what it really takes for a real estate agent or company to be successful.

The public mostly sees the agent who is out selling. However, what you don’t always see is: the admin, marking, accounting, HR, transactions and other departments that keep your real estate transactions moving.

We built the team around the idea that we can all do more together and provide a better service for you, the client.

Because of that we can provide you with better marketing, back end support, updates throughout the process, and more attention to both your personal needs and the needs of your transaction.

You win every time by working with our team because our agents aren’t worried about the details, and can focus on taking care

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