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Take Great Listing Photos

Shoot like a pro with these tricks of the trade
Posted by Honor Tarpenning on April 08, 2016 in  listing  Listings  seller tips
According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 trends report, 43% of home buyers used the Internet as their FIRST step in their home search and 88% of people used the Internet as an information source at some point in their search. 83% of these people found “photos” to be “very useful” in choosing a home. This puts enormous weight on online listings, and most importantly, listing photos.  Many realtors choose to put the important job of taking listing photos in the expert han... read more
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All of the spaces above were described as “cozy” or “efficient” in their real estate descriptions. Are they “cozy”? I hope so. Are they small? Nope, not for us! With our area settling into the autumn season, words like “cozy,” “warmth,” and “homey” become part of everyday conversation. I recently had a visitor to my home who described my den as “cozy.” I was beyond flattered, as this is just the way that I want my den to ... read more
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Listing Your Home in the Fall!

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on October 09, 2015 in  Buyers  Fall  Holidays  Listings  Market Trends  Selling
Listing Your Home in the Fall! I’m not sure how many times I have heard a friend or family member bemoan that they would have to wait until spring to put their homes on the market. Sure, spring is the most popular time to buy and sell real estate, but did you know that the fall selling season comes in a close second? Sometimes, depending on your situation, it might be the best time for you to sell you home. There is nothing more cozy and memory provoking than a fire in the fireplace, the smell of cinnamon ... read more
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What to Expect When Listing Your House: The Offer

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on June 19, 2015 in  listings  negotiating  offer to purchase  realtors  What to expect
  As soon as our home hit the market we starting showing the house. Four days after going active in our MLS (Multiple Listing Service), our Agent hosted our first open house. Two days later, we had an offer. As soon as the text message came through that our Agent had emailed us a copy of the offer, my husband and I commented that, “This is it! We need champagne for signing!” Ahhh, how that elation quickly deflated. With shaky hands we opened the offer. It was for a whopping $25,000 less than our... read more
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Listing one’s house for sale can be a taxing situation, or it can be a pretty easy one. Hopefully by educating yourself on what to expect you can take the stress out of one of the most important decisions that you will make in your life. Step One: FIND A GOOD REALTOR. I can not stress enough the importance of this first step. After buying and selling quite a few homes in my life, this step has played the most important role in keeping the process rolling smoothly. There are many many factors that need to b... read more
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