Tag Archives: home seller tips

Resource Video: Sellers Edition

When is a Commission Due? Real estate agents are paid a commission when they help you sell a home. They receive a commission based on the home’s price after the sale has been completed. A contract will be signed by …
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Six Unwritten Rules Every Seller Should Follow

The house is clean, the landscaping is done, the house is listed for sale and your first showing is scheduled. Everything is immaculate but there is still one more thing that needs to be taken care of…you! No matter how …
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Selling your Home? What Landscaping Projects Pay Off

If looking around your yard means seeing more weeds than plants, it’s time to break out the gardening tools. Did you know that by keeping up your yard, you could contribute up to 28% of your home’s overall value? That …
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How to Turn a Lowball Offer into a Home Run

Picture this: you just put your home on the market with some gorgeous photos of the remodeled kitchen and beautiful landscaping. An offer comes in the next day! …but it is 30% below your listing price. It is easy to …
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Fido: The Home Seller?

Many of us are pet owners and lovers, however when it comes to showing our home, we are told to hide all traces of our pet from the home…including our pet! This can be hard because our pets are part …
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Categories: Home Selling, How to


Why For Sale By Owner Isn’t For You

Today’s market is hot! With homes flying off the market and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, otherwise known as a For Sale by Owner or FSBO. Here are some reasons why …
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Categories: Home Selling, How to


Eight Tips for Fall Home Staging

  While we all may love how we decorate our own home, whether it is giant turkeys, kid’s paintings or even a simple pumpkin collection outside on the porch; our potential buyers come into our homes and try to see …
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Ask an Agent: Earnest Money

Welcome to  Ask an Agent. If you have any real estate questions you want answered, email us at askanagent@shorewest.com and we’ll feature your answer on an upcoming blog post. Question: What is earnest money? How much should I set aside? Answer: Earnest …
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Should You Do A Short Sale in 2012?

Many homeowners are “under water,” meaning they owe more on their mortgage than their house is currently valued at. Some homeowners are choosing to wait for property values to return to normal levels, but others cannot wait for that to …
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What about the Wall Paper?

We see houses with wallpaper every day. Sometimes it is as simple as a border in a room, and other times it is the whole house. Does having wallpaper hurt your chances of receiving an offer? Couldn’t the Buyer just …
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