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July 8, 2019

9 Mistakes Sellers Make When Prepping a Home for Sale

I know you have seen some of these in person or in photos....

 

It is time to sell my home! The photographer comes in 2 days and we know the list price because I spoke with at least one Realtor. Now comes photo ready and then show ready! To ...

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June 12, 2019

4 Unique Clauses for Real Estate Contracts

Hey buyers! I know life is stressful for you right now with the current market. Whether you are working with me or someone else I am sure you have put in at least a few offers and had them rejected. If you are under contract or recently purchased and did ...

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May 8, 2019

What type of real estate to purchase first?

 

Last week I was speaking with an attorney friend of mine over coffee and we got to talking about real estate and first home purchases.

 

The usual topics came up like inspections and the best places to buy. Which is the best school district? Of course. One question ...

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March 8, 2019

4 Signs Your Home Is Over Priced

We Realtors really hate being negative. I myself fall in that same category. I like being positive and working hard for my clients. So when a home isn't selling and everyone is looking around scratching their head you need the truth. That should come from your real estate professional ...

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Feb. 6, 2019

A Seller's Guide to Home Inspections

If you didn’t know the home inspection contingency is where we see the most number of home sale transactions fall apart. One party digs in. Another party refuses to fix something. The next thing we know, buyers are out searching for another home. Sellers are hosting another open house. I ...

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Jan. 2, 2019

The Packers are out- How you can win?

 

Sure sucks when the Packers aren't in the playoffs. But there is an upside. In Northeast Wisconsin the best time to sell (most properties) is in the spring and summer. I always suggest sellers get a head start and be ready to list as soon as the Pack ...

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Dec. 11, 2018

Hey Mr. & Mrs. Buyer, do you feel like you're spinning your wheels?

If you have been actively searching for a home for more than 6 months, then something isn't quite right. Now this excludes anyone who is being very, very specific. While I am at it let me define "actively searching". Actively searching means anyone looking at homes in person. Not ...
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Nov. 13, 2018

6 Ways to Update Your Home on a Budget

'Tis the season right? I don't mean for the holidays, those have come and gone with your resolutions! I mean it's the season for home selling!

 

With that comes the age old questions about what to do for updating. Not all of us have the endless budget ...

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Oct. 24, 2018

Why We Might See a Buyer’s Market in 2019

Are you ready? Are you ready for a buyer’s market in our area? Yes it might happen! There are a few factors (which I’ll lay out later) but it very well could happen.

 

Interest rates: They are climbing. Anyone who has taken econ: 101 understands that the economy is ...

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July 30, 2018

Interviewing Realtors? You bet your commission

You are hiring someone to work for you. Whether or not you have ever hired someone in the past this is not the time to half ass it. Take your time, start early and always, always interview 2-3 agents. This will be helpful because you need to do two things ...

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