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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Selling Your Home Over the Winter Holiday Season

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Strategies for a successful winter home sale With low inventory, buyers are looking throughout the year for homes to buy. Winter is still not a peak real estate season, but home sales have increased across all seasons- even while the snow flies. According to Zillow research, homes listed for sale in the winter stay on … Continued

Selling Your Home- A Beginner’s Guide

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15 Tips for New Home Sellers   Are you ready to sell your home, but not sure where to begin? If so, know you’re not alone. Selling is a complicated process that can be emotional and stressful. You probably feel connected to your home, and it may be your largest investment. It is very reassuring … Continued

Selling Your House Before Purchasing a New One

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Tips for navigating the month-to-month rental market Selling a home in a low inventory market is great, but not if you can’t find or get into your next home right away. If you are having to vacate before your next home is secured, there are more options than overstaying your welcome in a guest room … Continued

Selling Your Home in the Fall

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10 Ways to Attract Autumn Home Buyers Temps may be cooling off in West Central Minnesota, but fall real estate is almost as hot as summer around here. In fact, it is the second-best time of the year to sell a home. It’s a bit of quieter period, when kids are back in school and … Continued

Quick Fixes: Selling During Spring

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Sprucing up for a sale without breaking the bank Spring is here, and that means the start of the busiest season of the year in the real estate business. A thorough spring cleaning is a tradition with many homeowners, but if you’re planning to put your home on the market, more effort than usual is … Continued

Home Selling Faux Pas that Could Ruin a Sale

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5 Seller Tips for a Smoother Home Sale Your realtor is not the only one who employs salesmanship when selling a house. You have a role in prepping your house for sale, welcoming buyers to tour your home, and answering questions as they come up. Preventing buyers from getting on your last nerve while preparing … Continued

10 Tips for Attracting Income Property Tenants

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Managing tenants to optimize your investment property return Whether you plan to turn your home into a rental property, or you plan to purchase a property specially as a rental property, the steps for finding a tenant are the same. You need to be aware of local laws, keep organized paperwork and accounting, price the … Continued

Expensive Home Repairs- and How to Avoid Them

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Home maintenance today can save big bucks later Just about the time you are thinking your home budget is under control, a major repair tosses in a monkey wrench. While home repairs and improvements are a part of the cost of owning a house, there are strategies to avoid being caught by surprise by a … Continued

5 Really Good Reasons to Sell Your Home Now

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The White-hot Market for Sellers is Shifting It’s been a seller’s market for a few years. Those who have wanted to move (or sell to take advantage of the market) have had and easier time. However, several factors indicate that landscape is shifting. The hot seller’s market may be beginning to cool. If you have … Continued