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Let’s Be Realistic: How Long Does It Take To Renovate a House?
Home Selling
So, just how long does it take to renovate a house? The short answer is way longer than you actually think it’s going to. As anyone who works in construction will tell you, massive renovation projects tend to hit hiccups along the way. These problems, like shipment delays, the discovery of mold w...
1 month ago
Andrew S
An Honest Look at Homelight Reviews
Home Selling
The Homelight reviews are in—and they’re brutally honest. If you are looking for good agents, they can be hard to come by. Whether you are buying or selling your home, finding the perfect person to represent you in the maze that is often real estate transfers can be tricky. Luckily, there are p...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
Does We Buy Ugly Houses Work? Reviews and Explanations
Deciding How To Sell
  Sometimes you’ve got a major fixer-upper on your hands that you don’t know what to do with it. You don’t really have the time or resources to repair it and sell it on your own. Or maybe you just have bad memories in a particular home and wanted it off your hands yesterday. Enter We Buy...
2 months ago
Luke Babich
Zillow vs. Redfin vs. Trulia
Deciding How To Sell
It’s hard to know which of the most popular real estate websites to use to get the best results. Zillow vs. Redfin? What about Trulia? There seems to be so many different sites to choose from that it’s easy to get confused by the online real estate industry. Here, we’ll go over the pros and c...
2 months ago
Jake Cardenas
How Companies That Buy Ugly Homes Work
Deciding How To Sell
Real estate is big business these days. Since the housing market crash (resulting in tons of foreclosed properties), a new market of “house flippers” has emerged. These are people that buy distressed homes, do some quick fixes and cosmetic updates, and then resell for a profit. You might have s...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
What is a Statewide Buyer and Seller Advisory?
Home Selling
In California, those in the real estate industry have taken the initiative to try and avoid all legal backlash, if possible. Because of this, there are many disclosures and forms that all parties in a property transfer must not only be aware of, but also use. The California Association of Realtors ...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
What Is an Open Listing Agreement?
Thinking About Selling
When it’s a buyer’s market out there, sellers need to do everything they can to make sure that they can get the best sales price for their home. Sometimes to achieve this sellers might choose to put their house on the market in a few non-traditional ways. One of these is an open listing agreeme...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
The Best Ways of Getting Smoke Smell Out of a House
Preparing Your Home For Sale
Have you ever walked into someone’s home and gotten smacked in the face with the smell of cigarette smoke? Non-smokers are especially sensitive to this, but even heavy smoke can be smelled by current smokers. The smell of smoke definitely does not help the sale of your house. Getting rid of the s...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
What Does It Cost to Sell a House?
Thinking About Selling
Selling your home is an exciting journey. Once you settle, you can buy a new property and even have wiggle room in your budget for a vacation! But before you start to book tickets to Boca Raton, consider the costs that come with selling a house. The sale price of your home will not be the amount th...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey
How to List Your House on an MLS
Home Selling
When you want to sell your home, you have many options. One of them is to create a real estate listing with an MLS database. This way, it’s easier for potential buyers to find you. What is an MLS? MLS is industry speak for a multiple listing service. These services are the main way that Realtors ...
2 months ago
Leisl Bailey

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