Why Hasn't Your Home Sold? . . . The 8 Most Common Reasons

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Did your listing expire without selling? Is everybody else's home selling but yours? If you're serious about selling, then you're probably pretty frustrated. It's time to take a fresh approach.

There are reasons your home has not sold that are unique to your situation. You should take note of the feedback you received on showings and discuss the reasons with your agent to come up with a new strategy.

Here are the 8 most common reasons a house remains unsold as well as actions you can take to get it sold.

Tips For Showing Your Home During The Holidays

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With Christmas only a few weeks away, the holiday season is in full swing.

If your home is for sale, or you are planning to list your home within the next few weeks, here are a few tips that will help you show off your home at its best inside and out.

Wash (at least) the front entry area of your home so it's clean and inviting, and touch up the paint on your front door if needed. 

Be sure to keep buyers and showing agents safe by keeping your driveway and walkways clear of ice and snow.

4 Important Tips For First-Time Home Sellers

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Selling your home is one of those big life events. Because most people don't sell a home very often, some good solid advice in the beginning can help avoid making costly errors in judgement.

So where should you go for the best advice?  A real estate professional. Find someone that you can trust, invite them to your home, share your plans with them, and get all your questions answered. Get an agent involved before you start any preparation. A good agent's guidance will go a long way to save you time, money and aggravation.

Remodeling? Think About What Buyers Will Want

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Are you planning a remodeling project?  If so, and you plan to sell your home sometime within the next few years, you should take into consideration what younger home buyers are looking for when deciding how to spend your renovation budget.

Why?  Because buyers under 35 years of age make up more than 1/3 of home buying consumers, and it is predicted that this percentage will rise.

Here are the important things that younger buyers want in a home, and they will pay a fair price to get what they want.

Do These Things Before Listing Your Home For Sale

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Are you planning to sell your home within the next 3-6 months?  Even if your timeline is a little longer, you should start getting your home ready to shine now. 

When your home hits the market you want it to wow potential buyers so you can get the best possible price and sell within your optimum time frame.

Here is a helpful list of things to do ahead of time so you will be confident and not stressed or overwhelmed when the time rolls around. It always comes faster than you think!

6 Easy Changes to Make Your Rooms Look and Feel Larger

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Looking for ways to make your space look and feel larger?  

Here are six easy changes you can make.


1.  Hang curtains higher and wider than your windows.  The eye will be drawn up and over and the windows and the room itself will look larger.

2.  Strategically place a large mirror in the room.  Mirrors reflect light and create the illusion of more space.  They are also good for checking your look before heading out the door.

Selling Your Home? Think SAFETY FIRST!

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Part of the necessary process of selling your home is allowing strangers into your home. Although your agent will take every precaution to verify the identity of persons entering your home, there are certainly reasons to be cautious.

If you are looking for a home, you are entering other people's homes where you also need to be thinking about safety.

Here is some valuable advice to protect yourself against the potential for crime:

No Time To Prepare Your Home to Sell? Do These 4 Things

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There is a ton of advice out there on how to get your home ready to sell.  It's all good advice, and even complete home staging is a good idea, but a lot of people just don't have the time or the money to do the things they would like to do to make their house the best it can be.

If you're one of those people who is seriously time-challenged or financially challenged, then here are a few things you can accomplish that will have the most impact on getting your home sold in the least amount of time for the most money.