Found 73 blog entries about Selling.

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Your home should be the place where you feel safe and comfortable. As we age, our home can present a new set of challenges to us that we previously did not have a reason to consider. Each year countless senior citizens are injured in or around their homes, but there are some steps you or your loved ones can help you take in order to make the environment safer for you. 

Home Safety Tips for Seniors and Active Adults when living in their home

Let’s look at six major areas you need to consider when creating a safety checklist for your home. 

6. Identify Falls Risks

The number one cause of injury for the elderly: falls in their home. Falls prevention may seem like a very dry topic, but it is important to prepare your home to minimize your risk of a fall. In addition to regular physical

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What Does 'Under Contract' Mean in Real Estate?

What Does Under Contract Mean in Real Estate? 

You've decided to buy a home and whether it's your first home or your tenth you're likely to stumble across homes that are listed as 'under contract' on the real estate listing. Homes under contract in real estate mean there is a contract on the home and is pending sale OR the home is listed as a contingent real estate listing, it could also mean the property is 'active under contract' as you'll see in Charlotte - All have small differences in their meaning.

At some point during the house-hunting process, you've no doubt stumbled upon a listing that at first glance seems too good to be true. The photos look amazing. The house meets every last one of your specifications. The school district is

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Pros and Cons of Using Opendoor to Sell Your Home

Selling your home to Opendoor is worth it for people who are looking for a more convenient sale rather than higher profits. The following pros and cons of using Opendoor will give you a great indication if working with Opendoor is the right decision for you.

iBuyer companies are popping up everywhere around the country with several here in the Raleigh area including Opendoor, Offerpad, Zillow, and more. Fast-growing, affordable areas are targeted by companies like Opendoor because they can capitalize on all the folks who are moving to the area.

One of the things you have to understand when selling to Opendoor or any iBuyer company is that they are a business and they are looking for profit. This

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How to Measure The Square Footage of a House

Are you wondering how to calculate and measure square feet to figure out the square footage of a house? We have you covered in the article below with a guide on how to determine the total square footage of a house!

How to measure and calculate the square footage of a house

When determining how to measure the square footage of a house, it may come as a surprise that there is not a national standard for measuring residential property. For that unique reason, everyone tends to measure square footage a bit differently.

Because established measurement standards are not in place, it is all too easy to measure square footage incorrectly, which has happened countless times. This is what makes measuring the square footage of a house tricky in some ways. Although a

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9 Things to Know BEFORE Your Home Appraisal

Home appraisals. They can keep buyers up at night after going under contract on a home. With competitive bidding wars and home selling for large percentages over the asking price, it's no wonder everyone is concerned about the home appraisal.

Home Appraisal - 9 Things to Know About Your Home Appraisal

Here’s what you want to know about your home appraisal and the role it plays when buying a home. 

After spending several weeks touring homes throughout Raleigh, you have finally found the home of your dreams. The seller accepts your offer and you are officially under contract and the home will be marked contingent. Your mortgage lender informs you of the next step in the process: the home appraisal. While the process may sound intimidating, there is no reason

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Appraisals 101: What to Expect From the Home Appraisal Process

Home Appraisal Process: What to Expect from a Home Appraisal!

Wondering what to expect from your home appraisal? We have you covered.

You've found a home you love, put down an offer you're excited about, and the closing date is fast approaching. Now it's time for the home appraisal.

The light at the end of the proverbial tunnel is close. You can practically feel the keys landing in your hand, especially if you're a first-time homebuyer. But before you do there's one last factor to consider: the home appraisal.

Like making counter-offers and going through the home inspection process, the home appraisal can be a sticking point between buyer and seller. Here's what you need to know about home appraisals so that you come prepared.

What is

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How Do Real Estate Agents Get Paid?

One of the most common questions people ask when considering a career in real estate is how much does a Real Estate Agent make and how do they get paid? It's important to understand that Real Estate Agents do not get paid hourly, instead, they make a commission on the sale of a home in which they represented the client. 

A Realtor's commission is based on several factors including the price of the home, the commission split marketed to the real estate firm and the split between the firm-Realtor. Again, the Agent is not paid hourly and they operate as an independent contractor within their real estate firm (the brokerage they work for). How much a Real Estate Agent makes per sale is unique in every situation and

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How to Find Property Lines

Searching for a property lines map? Want to know how to find your property lines for free? We are going to go over some tips and tricks to help you find your property lines online for free, using satellite maps, as well as when it's time to hire a professional to help you find your property lines.

How to Find Property Lines Online or Property Markers with GPS

Wondering how to find your property lines? Finding your property lines online is a great place to start. Property markers are another great way to determine your property lines if you have them set up. You can sometimes see property lines on Google Maps and at the very least Google Maps or any map platform can give you some general information to help you narrow down finding your property lines. Finding property lines can be

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First Year Real Estate Advice from 17 GREAT Agents

One of the first questions new Realtors have for me is always 'how much money will I make in my first year?' and in order to answer that question, you need to understand how Real Estate Agents make money. How much commissions you make in your first year as a Realtor will be entirely dependent on you and how much business you're able to generate. Your gross income is different than your net income, so make sure you're tracking your expenses. The advice below is from 17 Veteran industry leaders who offer tips on how to build your business when you're starting out.

If you're looking to make 100k in your first year as a Realtor you'll want to first reverse engineer the process. What is the average price of sold homes in your area? How many homes

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7 Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Bigger is not always better. Sometimes, less really is more. You may be feeling the need to downsize your home, which can happen for many different reasons. Real estate agents often hear from their clients that they are looking to downsize to save money or simply because their house has too much space and no longer fits their needs. Downsizing is one of the many reasons people use our website to search homes for sale in Raleigh. Clients want to move into something smaller and sell the larger home they currently live in. Since several different reasons can lead you to the decision to downsize your home, let’s take a look at seven steps that you can take to accomplish this task efficiently. 

7 Ways to Downsize your home and remove clutter in the house

7 Tips to Downsize

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