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How to Make Home Repairs (Virtually) Virtual

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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

How to Identify Defects Commonly Found in a Home Inspection

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Home buyers are in a tough spot right now. In many cases, in order to compete and win, they’re forced to waive contingencies – including the home inspection. As a result, many are spending top dollar for homes that, unbeknownst to them, could have significant

Top 10 PunchList Repairs in 2020

Top 10 PunchList Repairs in 2020

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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

3 Ways Realtors Can Prevent “Inspection Rejection”

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Updated May 7, 2021 When a buyer walks from a deal, it’s frustrating for everyone involved. And while any seasoned Realtor knows that this situation can’t always be avoided, there are many instances in which it can. Especially when the home inspection is to blame.

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

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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

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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

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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