What you don’t know can cost you time and money when it comes to selling your house. The best source of information is your real estate agent, and we’ve put together a growing list of helpful resources about the home selling process. When you’re ready, call Tom Verhelst at 218-205-2604 | Karen Zell at 218-731-6836. to discuss how we can help sell your house.

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Pricing Your Home Like an Expert

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How savvy MN sellers come up with the right price Home pricing takes research an a certain amount of detachment. Homeowners have a tendency to remember everything they have put into a property and price with their heartstrings instead of the most realistic tools- cold, hard data. Savvy sellers know that reviewing numbers will always … Continued

Minnesota Real Estate Market Report

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RE trends that will affect 2019 There is so much to love about Minnesota, from lakes and recreation to the “Minnesota Nice” attitude. As real estate activity slows during the holidays, it is a good time to look at what the market is doing. If you are planning on buying or selling, we can help … Continued

Hot Tips for Selling in Winter

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Preparing for a good winter showing Houses don’t typically sell well in the winter. Chilly weather discourages buyers from looking, and dull winter light can make even the best homes look dreary. However, if you are compelled to sell over winter, there are some strategies to showcase your home with a warm ambiance. Here are … Continued

Is FSBO a Good Deal?


Why Selling Your Home Yourself Really Doesn’t Save Money We don’t often write about selling your home yourself. Even though we advise against it, it is hard not to sound self-serving. However, a recent experience of a friend reminded us that it is good to discuss your home selling options. This sweet couple tried to … Continued

7 Tips to Sell Your Home Fast

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How Homeowners Can Help in the Selling Proces There are many reasons homeowners may have to sell their home fast- a new job, a move out of state or financial circumstances are just a few. In addition to hiring a great realtor, there are steps homeowners can take to ensure a speedy sale. Setting the … Continued

How to Sell Your Home to Millennials


The tide is shifting away from baby boomers as the major player in the real estate market. Millennials, roughly those aged 20 to 36, are a growing force in buying, renting, or investing in real estate. If you have property to sell, understanding this shifting market is essential. A mountain of research has been conducted … Continued

Faux Your Pre-Sale Remodel?

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New Materials that Can Be Better than the “Real Thing” Sprucing up the house when preparing to sell can garner a higher price, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money you won’t get back. In many instances (depending on the sale price of the house), fabulous faux materials can be substituted for … Continued

6 Tips to Get Ready for an Appraisal

Preparing for a home appraisal? Follow these easy steps to showcase your home and maximize your property’s value. 🏡 Think about first impressions Look at your home and property from the driveway with a critical eye. Remove weeds and trim landscaping, take away toys, tools, dead vehicles and anything else that may be cluttering the … Continued

Preparing Your House to Sell

When selling, you want to maximize profits. Keep these 3 must-do tips in mind when preparing to put your home on the market. Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible … Continued