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Home Selling 101: Listing Documents

This is Article 1 of our multi-part series on listing and selling your home. We’ll take you from signing listing documents, through showings and repair negotiations, all the way to closing! Buckle up!


So. You have decided to move, and you've found a real estate agent you trust to represent you in the sale of your house. What can you expect in the first (or possibly second) meeting with your new agent?

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6-Month Seller Checklist

Most homeowners don't make a spur of the moment decision to move. It's a decision they've come to after months, and sometimes years, of careful consideration.

When it comes to selling the house, though, lots of people wait until the last possible moment to start the process of contacting an agent, getting the house ready, and gathering necessary paperwork.

Don't rush the process! As soon as you decide you want to move, start preparing for the sale.

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2016 Gift Ideas for a Smarter Home

The Internet of Things has really exploded in the last couple years, and it doesn't look like it's going to slow any time soon. The home automation market is predicted to have a market value of more than $10 billion by 2020, nearly doubling in seven years.

Already, there are connected devices to do an ever-growing assortment of tasks around the house, from home security to feeding your pet.

Here is a list of smart home gift ideas (from $25 to $900) to make your holiday gift giving a little... smarter.

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Homeowner How-To: Clean a Glass Stove Top Without Harsh Chemicals

Cooked on, burned on stains are notoriously hard to remove from glass stove tops, especially when trying to avoid scratching the smooth surface.

This cleaning method uses baking soda and hot, soapy water to remove most burned on stains from the glass, particularly staining from boiled-over pasta water and the like.

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How Long Will Your Appliances Last?

At a recent Keller Williams team meeting, we were treated to a presentation on appliance life expectancy by Craig Garfield, a Tucson home inspector with Pillar To Post.

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