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  • Why Work With a Certified Residential Specialist? What is a CRS? A CRS REALTOR® is a Certified Residential Specialist—one of the top 3 percent of real estate agents in the U.S. CRS agents have more experience and training than the average REALTOR® and they are part of a community of REALTORS® dedicated to improving the real estate industry for homebuyers and sellers everywhere. Why Work With a Certified Residential Specialist Agent? Buying or selling your home is one of the biggest and most... Read More
  • 10 Steps for an Easy Move An efficient, well-managed move not only saves you time and money, but it also can make the transition to your new home easier and more pleasant for your family. That’s why the Council of Residential Specialists offers these proven tips to help make your move a trouble-free experience from start to finish: 1. Set a Budget. Early in the process, determine how much you want to spend to relocate your belongings, then stick to your budget. A CRS REALTOR® can provide... Read More
  • 5 Mistakes to Avoid when Selling Your Home The home-selling process is a complex one, and can be full of opportunities for you to come out on top—or for buyers to score the upper-hand. While you can’t predict everything that could botch a sale, there are a few common mistakes you need to avoid. Mistake #1: Overlooking repairs Making repairs before selling is a must, or you are guaranteed to lose money. “Things that are safety issues or big-ticket items are always a focus,” says Amy Broghamer... Read More
  • Are You Prepared To Do These 5 Things to Sell Your Own Home? It’s a question thousands of homeowners ask themselves every year: Should I try to sell my house myself? If you’re considering putting your own house on the market, keep in mind that selling your home can be a long and difficult process. Before you choose to go it alone, consider that you have to be able to successfully do all of the following: 1. Pricing your home—so you don’t leave money on the table. That means going beyond the usual homework of... Read More
  • 7 Repairs to Make Before Selling Your Home You want to sell your home quickly and profitably, but you may have a few repairs to make first. But how do you know which repairs are worth doing, and which ones are better left to the buyer? Here are a few tips: Focus on the exterior. First impressions are lasting impressions, so be sure the outside of your home is clean and inviting. Paint or replace shutters that are faded or worn, update landscaping and make sure your front entrance is welcoming to visitors. Play it... Read More
  • 3 Reasons to Sell Your Home in 2017 While the housing market has been volatile over the past decade, it is starting to stabilize, and that’s good news if you want to sell a home in 2017. It’s that stability and the accompanying equilibrium between buyers and sellers that makes 2017 a good year to buy a home. Sure, you won’t see the kind of explosive growth homebuyers saw a few years ago, but you also probably won’t see the kind of deep drop in home values that preceded it. Home values... Read More
  • The 2 Most Common Pricing Mistakes Price is the No. 1 factor that helps potential homebuyers determine which homes they want to view. The right price should attract buyers, allow you to earn the most money possible and help you sell as quickly as possible. However, there is an art and a science to setting asking prices, and many sellers tend to overvalue their homes based on two common factors—the original cost of the property and the cost of home improvements. 1. The original cost of the property does... Read More