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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.

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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

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?

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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

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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