22 Steps to Hosting the Perfect Open House

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An open house is a huge opportunity for anyone hoping to sell — but you can't just throw open the doors of your home as-is and expect great results. Before you get ready to open your house up to the...
The Hidden Costs of Owning a Vacation Home

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Who doesn't love the idea of collecting rent on a home in a beautiful vacation-friendly location -- and visiting for free when there aren't any guests? It's a lovely concept, but there are several "hidden"...
17 Tips For Winterizing Your Home

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Winterizing your house might seem complicated, especially if you've never done it before. Follow these tips to be ready for snow, sleet, or hail before you know it (or at least before it actually arrives).
23 Common Staging Mistakes Sellers Make

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Staging a home isn't an exact science — it's more of an art, one that covers several rooms and flows throughout a home. The goal is to create a warm, welcoming space that will resonate with buyers. Here...
18 Steps To Getting Through Escrow

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Escrow is a critical component of the home sale that typically takes between 30 and 45 days — but for many buyers it seems to stretch on for centuries. What should you do?