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How to Make Home Repairs (Virtually) Virtual

How to Make Home Repairs (Virtually) Virtual

COVID’s impact on real estate has been discussed ad nauseam. Been there, done that, shaved the quarantine beard. But, while we all wait for a return to “2019 levels” of normalcy, it’s important to acknowledge that a higher degree of health consciousness appears to have

Top 10 PunchList Repairs in 2020

Top 10 PunchList Repairs in 2020

As we close out 2020 and look ahead to 2021, we reflect on the accomplishments we’ve made and the lessons we’ve learned, and especially… the unexpected events this past year brought our way. No one knows what 2021 has in store. However, as the leading

Staging 2.0: How to Enhance – and Save – Your Listing

Staging 2.0: How to Enhance – and Save – Your Listing

You know the old saying, “You can’t put lipstick on a pig?” Well, that phrase certainly applies to houses, not just people! Everyone thinks that taking down their old baseball trophies, adding a few throw pillows, and lighting an expensive scented candle will be enough

5 Defects That Can Kill Your Listing

5 Defects That Can Kill Your Listing

Updated: April 7, 2021 Above-ground pools. Magenta-colored living rooms. Shag carpet in the bathroom. In a seller’s market, buyers are a lot more forgiving of the small stuff than they’d normally be. But, no matter the market conditions, they’re not going to overlook the big

Negotiating the Inspection Repairs that Matter Most

Negotiating the Inspection Repairs that Matter Most

There’s a lot on the line when purchasing a home. It’s a huge investment – often the largest in a buyer’s portfolio – and requires ongoing time, money and effort to maintain. So, when a home inspection report comes back with a long list of

The Slippery Slope of Buyer Credits

The Slippery Slope of Buyer Credits

To issue a buyer credit? Or not to issue a buyer credit? No, you won’t find this in Shakespeare – but you’re sure to encounter this dilemma during the home sale. And while each transaction is unique (the home, agents, buyers, and sellers), the decision, in many

Why Sellers Should WANT to Take Care of Closing Repairs

Why Sellers Should WANT to Take Care of Closing Repairs

Selling a home can be a grueling endeavor. Whether a marathon or a sprint, the home selling process has a way of leaving homeowners feeling a bit, well, gassed. Decluttering, staging, keeping each room in showroom condition 24/7 (a real treat for those with pets