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Thursday, October 21, 2021   /   by Alex Lee

Why Hiring an Agent Is the Key to Buying or Selling a House

Buying or selling a home can be an exciting time. Whether you are upgrading to more space or relocating for work, the homebuying and selling process open a world of opportunities. However, this can also be a stressful and emotional time for many people.
Budgets, time constraints and the realities of the housing market can put stress on nearly anyone. For this reason, it is best to allow a professional to help you through the process. Here are three top reasons why hiring a real estate agent is the key to buying or selling your house.
Real Estate Agents Specialize in Networking
When selling a home, you want to reach as many buyers as possible. When buying a home, you want to see as many options as possible. While it is possible to reach a considerable amount of buyers on your own using the internet, a seasoned agent will have a much larger network. In addition, real estate agents understand the complexities of marketing to reach your target buyers. When searching for a home, agents a; ...

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Thursday, October 14, 2021   /   by Alex Lee

4 Things You Need to Do Before Contacting a Seller’s Agent

If you're thinking about putting your home on the market, then you're probably excited to contact a real estate agent to discuss details. While that professional is going to be an important component of this process, here are some other things that you may need to take care of before you speak with a seller's agent:
Contact a Financial Advisor
Well before you sell your home, you'll want to consult with a financial advisor. Selling a home will likely be one of the largest financial transactions that you ever go through, and you need to be absolutely sure that you retain as much money as possible. Tax issues following the sale of a home can be complicated as well, and a financial advisor will make sure that you aren’t going to get into any trouble down the line.
Handle Important Home Repairs
Even if you aren’t planning on completely renovating your home, there are probably a few basic repairs that need to get taken care of. It will be very difficult for you to sell the pr; ...

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Friday, October 8, 2021   /   by Alex Lee

How to Protect Your Home Against Rain Damage

With changing weather patterns and extreme conditions becoming more common across the globe, it only makes sense to take an extra measure of precaution when it comes to protecting your home against relentless precipitation. Before you find yourself underwater, here are some ways to be better prepared for the rain.
Review Your Home Insurance
It's important that you do not take your home insurance for granted. Take the opportunity to assess the changing conditions and check your coverage annually to ensure you have all your bases covered. As more geographical areas that were previously unaffected by flooding are experiencing catastrophic conditions, perhaps it may be time to consider additional flood coverage if it's not in your standard home insurance package.
Further, your home insurance agent is your advisor as far as what you need to protect what is likely your biggest investment. Bring your concerns and questions to your agent regularly to be sure you're properly covered to antic; ...

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Friday, October 1, 2021   /   by Alex Lee

Homeward Bound October 2021

The month of October can be a spooky month, maybe even a scary month with monstrous problems. Yikes!! Well maybe not, but words like that seem to be popping up everywhere as kids and adults alike look forward to Halloween. 
In fact, according to the USA Today, adults spend more on themselves to celebrate Halloween than any other day during the year. I get that. Especially if they want to hang out with the kids to go trick or treating, or to a Halloween party of some kind.
For many homeowners and home buyers though, they are truly scared.  Scared to death of how in the world they are going to get out of their house and into their next one (the trick). 
Your referrals help the kids…
Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?   
Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but we donate a portion of our income on every home sale to CHOC Foundation. 
 
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Thursday, September 23, 2021   /   by Alex Lee

Top 4 Upgrades You Should Make Before Listing Your Home

One of the biggest things that you can do to sell your home is make it stand out, and that can be done by upgrading your home. Here are a few home improvement projects that will give your house a facelift before you put it on the market:
Update Your Cabinets
It can be expensive to replace your cabinets, so instead, give them a makeover. Regardless of where they are in your house, they could always benefit from a fresh coat of paint or updated cabinet handles. Add more shelving inside if the space allows it or do the opposite and take away shelving to make room for bigger objects.
Paint Your Front Door
Due to harsh outdoor elements, the color of your front door is going to fade and the paint will peel over time. This means it might be time to give your front door a fresh touch up. By painting your front door,  you can refresh your home's front-facing exterior and increase curb appeal. There are thousands of options to choose from, so you may want to try out paint samples before ...

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