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    Your house’s furnishings suit you fine, but your beloved rooster wallpaper might not suit the masses. Look at your house from a buyer’s perspective, and make minor enhancements to put its best foot…   Read the Article

  • You've got better things to do on a Sunday than hold an open house. It’s not the greatest feeling having your home opened up for strangers to ogle at your closets or poke through your shower. And…   Read the Article

  • A glass of wine, some delicious hors d'oeuvres and live music. This sounds like a great way to spend an evening -- and sell your home. With standard open houses not doing the trick in today’s…   Read the Article

  • If you're a buyer who has ever braved the open house front, you have likely found yourself battle weary. You come prepared with your Zestimate to wage war against the agent armed with freshly baked…   Read the Article

  • Foggy windows are easy to spot, but they can be a big problem. Look for condensation and water in between double-paned windows. That's a sign the seals around the window's edges aren't working and…   Read the Article

  • A professional home inspector is allowed access to all areas of the house -- basement, attic, crawl spaces, practically everything. Why not you? Serious sellers don't have anything to hide…   Read the Article

  • In a crowded home-selling market, making your home stand out from the competition is key -- but it can be a challenge. Buyers typically look at dozens of homes over the span of several days, and…   Read the Article

  • Don't just pick up the phone, call the number on the sign, and go by yourself. First, it's unsafe. Second, you can end up looking at a bunch of properties that don't meet your search criteria or…   Read the Article

  • First impressions can often decide whether someone wants to see more of your act, or gong you before the show even starts. To ensure a Chuck Barris "Wow!" instead of a gong of rejection, run through…   Read the Article