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Sellers: Control What You Can Control

In Sellers by Doug Phelps

As a seller, there are a host of things you can’t control in your home selling process. For starters, you can’t force potential buyers to come see your home, let alone make an offer on it. But to improve your chances, there are 8 things you can address that could otherwise turn off prospective buyers.

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Seller Disclosure Laws Protect Buyers: Four Types of Information

In Sellers by Doug Phelps

When a seller and buyer enter into a contract, the seller has certain obligations to let the buyer know of any known defects with the property, as well as other issues. Real estate professionals encourage their seller clients to err on the side of caution and disclose anything that might be considered an issue.

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What Buyers Need To Know When Dealing With A Seller’s Market

In Buyers by Doug Phelps

As a home buyer or seller, the ability to negotiate favorable terms is always an important aspect of any real estate transaction. There are really two basic kinds of markets: a buyers’ market, and a sellers’ market. The rather unlikely scenario, a balanced market, only seems to happen in a transitionary time and is short-lived. You might be wondering; what …

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9 Essential Things You Need For A New House

In Homeowners by Doug Phelps

Image: donatas1205/Shutterstock These must-haves will make things a lot easier in the first few weeks. When Lauren Hunter and her husband moved into their first home in Hilliard, Ohio, the previous homeowner had left behind a ladder. “It turned out to be awesome,” Hunter says. “You don’t realize how many situations where ladders make things easier. Hanging pictures is one thing, but …

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What You Should Really Know About Browsing for Homes Online

In Buyers by Doug Phelps

Image: HouseLogic It’s fun! It’s exciting! It’s important to take everything with a grain of salt! Oh, let’s just admit it, shall we? Browsing for homes online is a window shopper’s Shangri-La. The elegantly decorated rooms, the sculpted gardens, the colorful front doors that just pop with those “come hither” hues. Browser beware, though: Those listings may be seductive, but …