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Preparing your House for Sale (Part 2 of 2)

Posted by Shelly Peterson on March 04, 2020 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
In part 1 we discussed the first three steps (with a detailed list) to getting ready to market your home for sale. Part 2 focuses on some steps that are easily forgotten in the rush to sell...4. Maximize Curb Appeal   ·         Paint the home's exterior, including trim, doors and shutters. ·         Check front door, doorbell, address number and welcome mat. ·         Pow... read more
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Preparing Your House for Sale (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by Shelly Peterson on March 04, 2020 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
1.      1. Plan Ahead   ·         Call your Realtor (ME!) and make an appointment to chat as soon as you are thinking about moving. Her advice will be invaluable as you move forward.   ·         Walk through each room and even take photos with your phone to get a Buyers perspective. ·         Consider getting a professional home inspection t... read more
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Purchasing a Home with a Pond

Posted by Shelly Peterson on January 01, 2020 in  Buying a home  Real Estate Advice
Purchasing a home with a pond means that you have your own personal body of water to gaze at or even fish. But owning a home with a pond comes with a variety of questions that need to be answered before you make your decision. Safety first. Living near a pond is most definitely a safety issue for families with young children or families who may have frequent visits by youngsters. Is it feasible to build a fence to separate the pond from the house? What other safety measures and mechanisms would need to be put... read more
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When a real estate agent visits your home for the first time to present her market analysis she is incredibly optimistic. She wants to love your home as much as you do. She wants to be able to say that you will be able to get your asking price in twenty-four hours and Settle on the perfect day for you. But sometimes after walking through your front door her stomach will start to knot because she knows she is going to have to sit at your table and tell you some things about your home that are hard to hear. You can... read more
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