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You won’t believe what it does to assist you with your home sale!!  Check out the possibilities!!  Just make sure you are beware of the good and bad ones!!

A lot of real estate agents are looking for a good, reliable home stager that can magically transform their listings into the price point their seller is hoping to achieve.


Understanding and questioning about Home Staging in Triad NC

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 7:35 pm
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Smiling Through Your Real Estate Sale

Take a few moments to chuckle a little bit and take a deep breath, your real estate challenges could truly be more adventurous. And partnering with a real estate agent with deep experience can make all the difference in keeping humor on your side. I’ve been buying and selling real estate for over 25 years, learning the industry and having a few laughs along the way. Here are three steps that will help you keep things in perspective and make you chuckle as they highlight how great agents make this a fantastic industry…

Posted on August 11, 2018 at 4:06 pm
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3 Ways to Succeed in Buying Rental Property

Venturing into the world of rental properties can be a daunting task. There is plenty to consider when buying rental property and even more to consider when it comes to managing it. Despite these challenges, investing in real estate continues to be one of the best ways to create stability for your money in the long-term. If you are thinking about entering the rental market, it’s important to work with an experienced agent who knows not only what property is available, but also the nuances of neighborhoods. With over two decades of experience in real estate, I’ve matched investors with rental properties that align with their goals time and again and can lend you the expertise that you need in order to find success in real estate investment. To get you started, here are a 3 ways to ensure success when buying rental property…

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 4:37 pm
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Tips to Attract Young Home Buyers

When preparing your home for sale, it’s important to consider the varied ways different markets of buyers will view your home. What appeals to you, may not be ideal for those shopping for a new home. Take, for example, the impending power of Millennials (aka Generation Y, born between 1982 and 2002), who are the largest group of home buyers in America for the third year running. Fail to consider how these young home buyers are looking at properties, and you could miss out on 35% of all buyers. Check out these tips to make sure you are considering young home buyers in your marketing plans…

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 11:00 pm
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Top-Rated Elementary Schools in Winston Salem

Winston Salem offers a variety of education options for different types of learners and selecting property in the proper district can make a huge difference in the educational experience and opportunities for your children. From varied after school activities to social styles, look below for four top rated elementary schools in the Winston-Salem area…

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 2:57 pm
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How to Stage a Home for Quick Sale

I’ve seen so many sellers who believe that their personal taste should dominate a house that is up for sale, yet I know from experience that buyers are looking for a place they can envision their own style and personality. People rarely buy a house, they instead buy a vision they have of their next home. Transitioning your home into a showcase that will appeal to the widest variety of qualified buyers is essential to getting the offers and traffic you need to sell. To get started, learn how to stage a home for quick sale by focusing on these three main areas that buyers consider…

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:02 pm
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Why You Should Use My Free Home Value Estimator

Home values fluctuate regularly and with the economic ebb and flow of recent years it can be hard to understand exactly what your home is worth in today’s market. Should you start by looking at recent sales on your street and in the area? What if you live in an area where sales happen infrequently? Maybe you should start with a look at tax valuations, but then again those can vary greatly and may not align with actual sale prices. Knowing what your home is worth involves running comparatives and understanding the specific area where your home is located, a process that can be daunting. As a part of my service to the community, and efforts to reach the most sellers, I’m including a link to my personal “Back At You” home value estimator below. I’m providing this service to you free of charge…

Posted on April 5, 2015 at 11:05 pm
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Do Open Houses Sell Homes?

s you interview real estate agents and work to list your home professionally, you may hear some agents touting the necessity of holding a few open house dates to drive traffic to your property. Open houses can have a role in the selling process, but you should select an agent who is going to help make sure that having an open house is the right choice for your home. Because the real consideration is: “Do Open Houses Sell Homes?” and will holding one sell yours?

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 6:39 pm
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