The Do’s and Don’ts For Shooting Your Own Real Estate Photos

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When it comes to selling your home, it’s all about making that good online impression. The only way to get serious buyers to physically see your home in person is to hook them online. And honestly, the quickest way to do that is with some amazing real estate photography!

But let’s be real – hiring a professional photographer isn’t always in the budget. If you’re looking to save money by snapping your own pics, then we’ve got some great tips for you to keep in mind when you’re roaming your place, camera in hand.

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So What Do You Do With An Old Mattress?

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old-mattressWhen you’re in moving mode, you’re bound to have some items that you don’t want to bring over to the new pad. At some point, this might be an old mattress. Perhaps you’re downsizing, moving in with someone who already has a fancy new mattress, or you want to upgrade your own bed…whatever it may be, you’ll need to figure out what to do with your old mattress. (more…)

Open House Prep: What to do the day of a showing

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How To Prep For An Open HouseOkay, it’s the morning of your open house or you have potential buyers scheduled to walk through your home for the first time later today and you want these customers to walk away feeling completely smitten with the idea of moving into this space as soon as possible!

Of course you have already deep cleaned these important spaces and followed these important steps to make sure your home is looking great for its first impression, but now it’s time to conquer ten quick steps in order to make SURE your home is in tip top shape for your open house.

Here are ten easy tips to help your home make the best first impression it possibly could on these potential buyers: (more…)

5 Areas to Deep Clean Before You Sell

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You only have one chance to make a first impression, right?! So when it’s time for an interview, a first date, or time to meet the future in-laws, it just makes sense that you would spend some extra time “cleaning up”. Maybe you’d get a fresh haircut, possibly a manicure… anything you could do to make that amazing first impression is well worth it, right?

Houses are no different, especially when they’re on the market to be sold. Your house only has one chance to make a first impression on potential buyers during an open house or a showing so spending extra time and effort to get your home in tip-top shape is worth it!

Over the next few weeks, we will be providing a step-by-step guide in helping your home’s first impression turn into love at first sight for those potential buyers– first up, 5 areas to clean before you sell. (more…)

5 Items You Can Leave Behind When Moving

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My husband and I recently moved into a new home and on our closing day we found a few things waiting for us in our new home. No not random items that the previous homeowners accidentally left behind. Instead, they left us with some thoughtful and extremely helpful items that made our first few days of homeownership that much better. (more…)

How Do I Get A Home Loan?

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How Do I Get a Home Loan?Lately, we’ve been chatting all about the process of buying your first home sweet home. To begin, we listed some tips to help you with the whole buying vs. renting dilemma. If you read that blog post and came to the conclusion that you’re ready to give up temporary decorating techniques and add “homeowner” to your resume… then today’s post is perfect for you!

Now, before you start scouring the real estate listings for your dream home, you need to figure out how much house you can afford. Yep, like many large purchases you’ve gotta start with a BUDGET.

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If you’re going to be borrowing money from a bank (which I’m guessing is most of you), you’ll need to chat with a mortgage lender or broker to find out how much cash they’re willing to cough over.

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First 5 Steps To Homeownership

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Becoming a homeowner is an exciting time but is also one that takes preparation, communication and lots of decision-making. Today, we are breaking down the often overwhelming world of the first few steps of homeownership into a 5 Step Guide to Homeownership for Rookies. We hope these 5 steps will guide you in creating a solid foundation to build your home-buying experience on! #punintended #sorrynotsorry (more…)

Our Top 12 Neutral Paint Colors

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Remember when Jerry got new cabinets? Too many decisions can fry your brain! Don’t let that stop you from making the important calls on the design of your home.

When you’re moving into a new home, you probably have a billion paint colors on your mind. There’s just nothing better than sprucing up your new place with a fresh coat of paint, but picking the exact shade you want can be a bit of a doozy, and we’re guessing most people find it overwhelming. Don’t pull a Jerry and let someone else decide – you might end up hating it. Let us help you narrow down your choices to a manageable few.

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