For Home Sellers

Negotiations to be Prepared for During the Home Selling Process

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers. Tagged:

Anyone who has ever bought a home knows just how many negotiations can occur. Price is almost always negotiated, but there are other times when a seller will need to negotiate further. Some of the more common situations are outlined below. Price When it comes to the price of a home, sellers have an ideal…

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The Different Meanings of Escrow – The Basics

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers,For Home Sellers,Mortgage. Tagged:

The term escrow has two different meanings, both of which pertain to the holding of money by a third party. To help you better understand the difference, I’ll cover the basics in this post! ESCROW – Meaning 1 What is escrow? Once a buyer and seller have agreed on a price and contract for a…

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Why Could My Home Appraise For Less Than Market Value?

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Location, home features, and market value all play a role in determining what a home is worth. When a buyer and seller agree on a selling price for a home, the buyer must then get a home appraisal done. Most lenders will require a home appraisal for a mortgage. If a borrower defaults on a…

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Organizing Your Entryway For Home Showings

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers,Home Sale Preparation. Tagged:

  Entryways. They are the catchalls of the home. Shoes, coats, keys, book bags and purses always seem to be scattered around the door. In the frantic pace of entering and exiting the home, it always ends up in a shuffled mess. This particular part of the home can be a pain to keep looking…

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How to Best Prepare Your Home for Millennial Buyers

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers,Home Sale Preparation. Tagged:

Looking at buyers in terms of their generation and purchasing patterns is a smart business move. Different generations have different opinions on things from buying houses to education. Millennials are the newest and largest generation moving into the real estate market. Learning how they tick and marketing your home accordingly will give you an edge…

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How To Survive a Real Estate Closing

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers,For Home Sellers. Tagged:

Often one of the most overlooked and glossed over areas of the home buying or selling process is the closing. A couple quick signatures and the exchange of keys might be the ideal situation but there are some important things to remember. The items below are things to keep in mind to have a smooth…

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A Guide to Paint Finishes and Where They Work Best

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers,For Home Sellers,For Homeowners,Home Sale Preparation. Tagged:

When you have decided to tackle the project of repainting in your home you can be sure to anticipate many decisions. In addition to hundreds of colors to choose from, you also have a handful of paint finishes to choose. Not every finish is right for every room or material you will be painting. The…

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Sellers Disclosure: What You Need to know

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers,Home Sale Preparation. Tagged:

Let’s face it, as a home seller there are probably things that you would like to keep to yourself, especially when it comes to problems or defects in your home. When selling though, full disclosure is best for not only yourself but also for the potential health and safety of the buyer. Here is a…

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5 Ways to Use Neutral Colors in Your Home

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers. Tagged:

A neutral color palette may sound dull, but actually there are a ton of different colors out there that can transform your outdated space into something amazing! If you’re selling your home, this is a great step in starting to prepare to list it. The trick is to use the right mixture of wall colors,…

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