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How to Get Top Dollar When Selling Your Home

Selling | August 22, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

One question we often get asked here, is “What can I do to make sure I get TOP dollar when I sell my home?!” The answers aren’t as complicated as you might think! Let’s look at the top THREE ways you can do this! ­ Decluttering and Thorough Clean The first step would be to…

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How to Choose Your Realtor – Solo vs a Team Agent

Buying | August 14, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

  A lot of people ask me how to choose a Realtor and if they should be working with a Solo Agent or working with a Real Estate Team. As with many professions, there are all kinds of Realtors out there, some are great, others are not so great – so I’ve created this video…

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Finding the Right Location

Buying | August 10, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

So you’re ready to buy a new home and it needs to be perfect for you and your family. You want a place that has everything you need now as well as something you can grow into long term. You’ve made a list outlining your criteria but with so many options, which area should you…

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Why Home Buyers Should Work With Real Estate Agents

Buying | August 8, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Many home buyers may doubt if they need to work with a real estate agent. Agents are there to do several works on behalf of the home buyer, particularly in navigating extensive paperwork. A real estate agent can help a buyer in purchasing a property. Here are some tips on how you can work well…

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Steps to Help You Write the Perfect Real Estate Offer

Buying | July 30, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

No matter how good your offer is, if it is poorly written, your chances of the seller accepting it drops significantly. It is essential to use the right forms and procedures to give you the best chance at completing the transaction. Here are a few steps to keep you on the right track:   Use…

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What Real Estate Agents Do for Home Sellers

Selling | July 22, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Are you planning to sell your home? If so, then you’ll eventually find yourself working with a seller’s agent. Seller’s agents are real estate agents that specialize in assisting owners who want to sell their homes or other real estate property. Much is expected from seller’s agents, given that they are supposed to be professionals…

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How Technology Has Impacted the Real Estate Industry

Real Estate Tips | July 17, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

In the past, purchasing real estate was not an easy process, especially for the buyer. With so many factors in play and information hard to find, making that final purchase decision can be agonizing.  However, new technologies are emerging, simplifying complicated processes into simple tasks. As this trend continues, the real estate industry may very…

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Why it’s Important to Stage Your Home

Selling | July 14, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

  Let’s talk about staging and why we feel it’s critical to getting the most money when selling your home. Most people have heard the term but not everyone knows what it really is or why it’s so important. Simply put, home staging is using things such as art, greenery, lighting, accessories, furniture pieces and…

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3 Tips on How to Find the Best Real Estate Agent for You

Buying, Selling | July 13, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

The real estate market can be a vicious and competitive place, which is why it may be in your best interest to have someone on your side who knows it well. This is where a real estate agent comes in, as they can help you navigate the complex real estate market and allow you to…

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How to Get a Pre-Approval

Buying | July 11, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Previously we discussed why you definitely want to get pre-approved before you start looking for homes, but here we’re going to dive a little deeper and tell you exactly how your bank/credit union determines your pre-approval amount. HOW A LENDER PRE-APPROVES YOU Credit Score First off is your credit score. Most people have heard of…

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