Last-Minute Open House Tips

  Your open house is almost underway! You’ve already made sure your home is warm and inviting and you’ve taken time to carefully stage it. Now, here are some last minute cleaning tips to quickly spruce up any areas you may have missed. Prep for Pets You may be ready for your open house, but…

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Tips to De-Clutter Your Home in 2016

We found this blog on Century21.com and thought visitors to our website would find the information helpful in getting organized during the New Year. The New Year is the time for a fresh start. It brings a feeling of starting over, and an opportunity to improve all areas of your life. In the New Year, take some time to complete…

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4 Reasons to Sell Your Home – Sellers

If you’re currently on the fence about making that final sell, now may be your golden opportunity. Century 21 Riverpointe, a Downriver based real estate company, is able to help you with this important buying decision. “Mid-March to mid-April is the best time to hang the sale sign nationally, with homes selling 15% faster and…

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Staging – What’s the Scoop? – Sellers

“A new member survey by the National Association of REALTORS® found that 49 percent of participants who work with buyers say that staging has an effect on the buyer’s view of the home. But another 47 percent believe that staging only sometimes impacts a buyer’s view of the home. Only 4 percent of REALTORS® said…

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Auto Claims Less in Homeowners – Sellers

A recent study shows that homeowners have much less history of auto claims than others. “Insurers have long observed that, on average, drivers who own their homes file fewer [auto] insurance claims than renters. And, in fact, many companies take homeownership into account when calculating a customer’s premiums, says Des Toups, managing editor of Insurance.com.…

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Giving Winter the Cold Shoulder – Sellers

It’s very easy to run into real estate issues during the cold winter season. However, there are some very simple things you can do to improve your sales over the brisk holidays. For example, here’s a tidbit from Blanche Evan’s article, showing you how to use the winter to your advantage: “There’s a lot about…

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Amenities for Rich Homebuyers – Sellers

A little more pocket change can yield a little more luxury for your family and your household. “Great views and five-digit square footage just aren’t enough anymore. Here’s what amenities buyers are looking to shell out millions on their next home are looking for now.” In this article, from CNN Money, luxury amenities, such as…

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Homeowner Holiday – Sellers

The holiday season is the perfect time to show off your beautiful home, and all the gorgeous and merry decor you tacked on to it…particularly to potential buyers. “It’s that season where you want to celebrate the coming holidays with a grandiose display of ghouls and goblins followed by pumpkins and wreaths and hand-traced kindergarten…

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Too Much Personality? – Sellers

Warning: selling your house usually means someone different will be buying. Make sure it can be their house. “Many sellers love their homes. They’ve made some of their most important memories there, and their home is literally where their heart is. When these homeowners took on improvements, from painting rooms to kitchen and bath renovations,…

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