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10 Home Improvements to Avoid if You Want to Maximize Your Home’s Value

Posted by Amber Carrillo on June 20, 2015 at 2:26 PM

After watching most of the shows on HGTV and DIY Network, you might be convinced that you need to make some elaborate improvements to your house before selling it in order to increase the potential sale price.
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Topics: Seller Resources

Seven Reasons That Summer is the Best Time to Move

Posted by Amber Carrillo on May 29, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Not everyone is fortunate enough to choose when they move. For many people, it is simply a waiting game. They can’t move until they either sell their current house or close on a new home. Moving is almost always secondary to the buying or selling.

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Topics: Seller Resources

Using Technology to Increase Your Home’s “WOW Factor”

Posted by Jim Abbott on May 27, 2015 at 4:18 PM

Technology is rapidly changing just about every aspect of our daily lives. We have smart phones, smart TVs, smart cars, and even smart houses. There is almost nothing left that hasn’t been improved by modern technology.

Now that many millennials have become established members of the workforce, they are also out buying houses. In addition to the features that everyone else is looking for, these homebuyers want their homes to have the type of technology features that add a certain ”WOW factor” that will impress their friends and relatives.

Fortunately, many of the most popular features that these new smart homes offer can be retro-fitted to just about any house with a Wi-Fi connection…and they can actually be implemented with minimal work and expense!

Here are some of the most popular smart home features that you might want to consider to increase the “WOW factor” in your home:

Smart Thermostat

Way back when the first programmable thermostats hit the market, they were considered to be pretty advanced technology. Today, you can buy a thermostat that syncs right up to your home’s Wi-Fi and can then be controlled from your smartphone from anywhere in the world.

Took off for work in a hurry and realize you forgot to turn the heat down? No problem, just pull out your phone and hit a button. That is the power of modern technology.

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Topics: Seller Resources

Summer Cookouts: Staging Your Outdoor Space

Posted by Wendy Powers on May 12, 2015 at 2:58 PM

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Topics: Seller Resources

5 Quick and Easy Household Tips to Make Mom Happy

Posted by Amber Carrillo on May 9, 2015 at 9:02 AM

Mom is the essential ingredient that keeps a house feeling like home. She’s usually the one who does everything that needs to be done to keep everyone else on schedule.

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Topics: Agent Resources, Buyer Resources, Seller Resources


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