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Wednesday, January 19, 2022   /   by Tayte Heller

How to Find the Right Person to Sell Your House

How to Find the Right Person to Sell Your House

By: HouseLogic


Your guide to hiring the listing agent who can set you up for success.


Your home is where you’ve lived and loved, where you’ve laughed and cried, where you’ve huddled and snuggled. You’re the pea, your home is the pod. And you’ve been through a lot together.

Now that it’s time to put it on the market, you’re likely experiencing some sadness, plus plenty of anxiety. Because really: How often does your future depend on selling your past? If you’re a little overwhelmed, we don’t blame you.

But there’s also good news: You don’t have to go it alone. 

A listing agent has your back when it comes to the financials, like setting a listing price and marketing, staging, and making repairs to your house. He or she can also help you navigate more personal issues, such as your timeline, and what you’re hoping to achieve with the sale.& ...

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Thursday, December 23, 2021   /   by Stephen Brown

How to sell your home in one week or less

I was able to sell my client Karen's home in under a week. It was her first rental property and she wanted to make sure that the sales process went smoothly. In order to sell her home there were a few things we had to do.
The first step was to ensure that her home was priced competitively and just under buyer's lending approval points. Using Realtor software I was able to price her home correctly. I knew that most buyers were going to come under the $100,000 range and the house was near that value, so we listed it aggressively at $94,900. 
Next, I walked the home and gave Karen recommendations on what she should do to get the most value out of her home. This is something that I recommend everyone do before selling their home. A realtor will inform you on what buyers are looking for in the market and they will guide you on how to market your home for top dollar. 
After, I was able to get professional photography and advertising created for Karen, which cost her nothi; ...

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Sunday, September 5, 2021   /   by Stephen Brown

Here's How to Sell Your Home at Top Dollar, Toledo!

There are three factors that are going to get your Toledo home sold: location, price and condition, but there is one other key factor to selling your home at the best price possible.


Hire an agent. Unlike Zillow, the agent will update the MLS with your home, and that will notify thousands of agents and their buyers in the Toledo region, increasing your home's exposure.



Work with an agent to determine the right price for your home. A home that is priced correctly will sell much easier than one that is overpriced.



Use your agent to get any suggestions about updating your property that may increase its selling value. Typically these are minor fixes such as cleaning the carpets, freshening the landscaping and repainting the walls.



Make the property easy to show. Open houses are a good way to get maximum exposure. Make sure your schedule is flexible so that buyers can see the home when they are able to. The easier it is for the buyer the better chance your home wil ...

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