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Y is for Yard

In Sellers by Doug Phelps

This post is part of an ongoing series, “ABC’s of Real Estate.” Stay tuned for more posts as I run through the a-z of real estate and provide helpful tips for home buyers and sellers alike.

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How will you market my house?

In Sellers by Doug Phelps

This post is part of a series called “Tough Questions: Real Answers,” where I will be answering your burning questions about buying or a selling a home in Colorado, or real estate in general. To submit your question, email me at dougmovesyou@gmail.com

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S is for Staging

In Sellers by Doug Phelps

This post is part of an ongoing series, “ABC’s of Real Estate.” Stay tuned for more posts as I run through the a-z of real estate and provide helpful tips for home buyers and sellers alike.

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“M” is for Market Value

In Sellers by Doug Phelps

This post is part of an ongoing series, “ABC’s of Real Estate.” Stay tuned for more posts as I run through the A-Z of real estate and provide helpful tips for home buyers and sellers alike.

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How Can I Sell My House and Not Be Homeless?

In Sellers by Doug Phelps

Don’t feel rushed into buying any old house just because you are closing on your house, you can add a “rent-back” agreement. This enables you to have time to find your dream home, keep your buyer, as well as stay in your home instead of hauling all your items into storage.

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“A” is for Agent

In Buyers, Sellers by Doug Phelps

You may feel in this day and age, with the internet at your finger tips, that you do not need a Real Estate Agent. This gives you an insight to why you really should still use a reliable Realtor.

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The Case For Downsizing

In Sellers by Doug Phelps

Are you an empty nester considering downsizing? Here are some great reasons to make the decision to downsize sooner rather than later.

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Seller: Get Ready For The Appraisal

In Sellers by Doug Phelps

Is it possible to increased the appraised value of your home? Investing some time and care into your property beforehand, can increase the chances of it coming in at the high end of its potential value.

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Some Clarity to The Appraisal “Waiver” Scenario

In Sellers by Doug Phelps

Waiving the appraisal objection can be an effective strategy for a Buyer when placing an offer on a property against competing offers. Understanding the process and results is the first step in deciding how much above an appraised value you are willing to guarantee.

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Should You Hire A Professional Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home?

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Can you sell your house without hiring a professional licensed Realtor®? The short answer is, yes.  But, why would you want to?  Here are 10 factors that a seller should consider to make the experience fast, easy, correct the first time, and at a reasonable success fee. Pricing. The most important step is pricing your house properly.  Professional agents don’t …

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Ready Your House to Sell Quickly at Top Dollar

In Sellers by Doug Phelps

Get Estimates and Certificates Eliminate surprises and be proactive. Find out what it might cost to replace the major systems in your house that could be on its last legs — like the furnace or a/c, roof or water heater, and in older homes, electrical and the sewer system.  You may not be prepared or even want to replace or …

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WARNING: Leasing Solar Panels for Homes Is Killing the Sale of Homes

In Sellers by Doug Phelps

Property owners who have solar panel leases on their homes are killing the sale of their home. As interest in solar continues to grow in Colorado and across the country, buyers and sellers need to be forewarned. It is more and more common to see disputes, and this problem will get worse. Let’s look at some reasons why. Solar companies …

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The Challenge Of Repositioning

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Repositioning. What is it? You own a house. You need to sell it to buy another because the one you own is too small, too large, too old or in the wrong area. Or, you are just tired of it. Or, there has been a marriage, divorce, a death, a job change or … well, the list is endless. Unlike …

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Multiple Offers Impact Buyers … and Sellers

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Multiple offers on a given property have been a part of our current strong seller’s market. One can easily see how this can create frustrations for buyers. It often creates headaches for sellers too. What is a seller’s market? Defining this is typically done by looking at the number of months of inventory on the market at any one time …

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Call Early When Needing to Sell

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Agents sometimes get calls that go something like this: CALLER: “Oh … I’m glad I caught you. I want to sell my house and need to have it on the market by this weekend.” AGENT: “Great! I’m so glad you want me to help you with your home sale. Are you aware that it’s Thursday…Thursday afternoon?” CALLER: “Yeah. Sorry for …