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Monthly Archives: December 2016

    5 Things To Do Now For a Better 2017

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | December 28, 2016

    Donate: The holidays are over, you probably received a bunch of new stuff, used only half of the Christmas decorations you’ve been hording or found a new bedroom set on sale.. it’s time to donate older items you don’t have use for. Make space, organize and clear out any clutter. Holiday Ready: Christmas is over,... Read More

    8 Things Realtors Do “Behind Your Back”

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | December 21, 2016

    Ok, that sounds bad.. but if you’re wondering what your agent is doing when they aren’t showing you houses or holding open houses at your newly listed home. They shop property online: Realtors are just like you! They browse new properties at 2 in the morning on a Saturday night.. but instead of looking at... Read More

    What to Fix If You’re Selling

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | December 15, 2016

    Walls and floors Replacing or refinishing your flooring and painting the walls are the quickest and least expensive ways to give a house new life, Aubrey says. With these enhancements, you can expect roughly a 15% uptick in asking price. Paint color matters. Shades of gray are in with buyers right now; stay away from tan and... Read More

    Checklist For Your Big Move

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | December 7, 2016

    When you’re preoccupied with important relocation-related tasks, it’s easy to forget about informing relevant people and institutions of your upcoming residential move and subsequent change of address. But notifying specific organizations and individuals of your relocation is essential for ensuring a smooth moving process and preventing various hassles and troubles with your mail and accounts. Here’s a checklist of... Read More

    Mortgage 101

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | December 6, 2016

    Break down the down payment A down payment is a simple idea — it’s just the money you’re putting down for a house — yet coming up with said dough can be overwhelming. We’re demystifying the down payment in the above video, starting with how much you have to put down on a house. In... Read More

    Selling During The Holidays

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | December 2, 2016

    Nobody buys a home between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, right? WRONG!!! Seller’s often ask our agents if they should take their listings off the market during the holiday season. Nothing happens between now and the end of the year, right? Maybe it’s best to wait for the spring selling season? Not necessarily. The old answer... Read More