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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.

How much is my home worth?

Still on the Fence About Selling?

Rising home prices are good news if you are planning to sell your home this year. Understanding why they are rising may help you realize the full benefit of this trend, including the increased equity in your home right now.

Enhance Outdoor Spaces and Sell-ability

Are you looking to ramp up the curb appeal when selling your home, or just dreaming of dining beneath the stars this summer? Here are some affordable tips for sprucing up outdoor spaces to help you meet your end goal, and get some extra enjoyment out the summer before moving. The project doesn’t have to be big or expensive to be full of appeal.

Sellers- Not All Home Inspection Fixes are Required

When selling your home, you can expect the buyer to request a home inspection. It’s to the buyer’s benefit to identify any potential problems that owners have not already disclosed. You may get an extensive list of potential fixes suggested by the inspector and wonder how you will ever come out ahead if you fix them all. But rest assured, some fixes may not be necessary, especially in a seller’s market.

2021 Real Estate Market Recap

Real estate trends have been a bit unexpected, starting with the pandemic, and continuing through 2021. While there was early caution over COVID-19 slowing real estate activity, demand in many communities has risen. At the same time, economic uncertainty kept many homeowners in place, especially those that refinanced with historically low interest rates, creating a shortage in inventory. Supply chain woes slowed new construction. Yet, people continue to look for new homes, with high demand expected to continue, even as interest rates rise. Lets take a look at state and local data over the past year.

Selling Your Home This Winter Has its Advantages

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Sellers might be wondering if putting their home on the market in the winter will result in a sale. Though the snowy months are generally a slow time for home sales, this past year has been anything but typical. So, should you try to sell your home now?

Increasing Mortgage Rates- The Good and the Bad News

Rising mortgage interest rates could be a curse or a blessing for prospective homebuyers, depending on a host of factors. With a housing shortage, builders unable to meet demand, and millennials wanting to become homeowners, rising interest rates are a new wrinkle in the home buying challenge.

What is the Magic Number Every Home Seller Should Know?

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Whether you are selling or just curious about its value, it’s crucial to know your property’s worth—and if your real estate investment has improved during your tenure. You can get some basic information online. Drilling down that magic number can help you decide if you should sell and what you might gain from doing so.

The Best Use of Time (and Money) When Fixing to Sell

In the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in. We can help you think through today’s market conditions and how they impact what you should – and shouldn’t – renovate before selling.

Here are some considerations we will guide you through:

Sold Your Home? Downsizer’s Guide to Stress-Free Moving

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Moving to a new home is an exciting time, but it is also a monumental task that can leave you feeling overwhelmed. This is especially true when downsizing. What others may see as clutter is your life lived as you remember it. We’ve put together a few simple strategies to help you get moving, and take some memories along with you.