Are you looking for an easy way to become more informed about the home selling process in West Central Minnesota? Karen Zell of Homes and Lakeshore / Keller Williams Realty Professionals has a new online series to demystify both the selling and buying process.

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The first webinar, “Things to Know When You Are Thinking About Selling,” is scheduled for April 13, 2021 at 5:30 pm Central Time via Zoom. There is no cost for the webinar.

“We wanted to provide a way for homeowners to be more informed about the selling process and maximize their home’s potential,” Zell said. “It is a chance to learn and ask questions about the steps to take while you are considering selling your home, all the way through publishing the listing.”

Zell says she started the series as free, in-person community education seminars, but with so many people still working from home, the presentations have moved online to approach a larger audience in a COVID-19 safe manner.

The selling process will be covered in two webinars. Part I, “Things to Know When You Are Thinking About Selling,” will touch on the current real estate market and focus on preparing your home to sell.

Zell, who is also a professional home stager, says one of the biggest obstacles is people often have too much stuff.

“Since selling also means you are planning to move, we’ll talk about strategies to reduce clutter and stage your home and optimize your return,” said Zell.

Other topics covered include what determines a home value, factors in setting a selling price, and all the steps from hiring an agent to when your listing goes live.

Part II, coming up in May, will cover what sellers can expect when their home is actively for sale, all the way through closing. This includes showing your home for sale, the different types of home inspections, appraisal vs assessed value, reviewing offers, different types of financing your buyer may have, title work and closing.


Pre-registration is required, and the number of participants is limited.

Zoom meeting info: Things to Know When You Are Thinking About Selling
When: Apr 13, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Click on the registration link below.

Registration Link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

After the seminar, all registrants will receive two free reports—Karen’s Top 10 Home Staging Tips, and a Home Seller’s Resource Guide, which lists area contractors and service providers, from plumbing and remodeling to painting and landscaping.

About the Presenter:

Growing up on West Battle Lake, Karen Zell is an expert in lakeshore properties, with keen knowledge about Otter Tail County communities. Before becoming a licensed realtor in 2008, Karen owned and operated a popular lakes area restaurant for 14 years. Working together with realtor husband Tom Verhelst under the brand Homes and Lakeshore, the team is consistently ranked as top selling agents for units sold in the six state North Central Region (MN, WI, N & S Dakota, Montana and Wyoming). Karen Zell and Tom Verhelst are part of Keller Williams Realty Professionals in Fergus Falls, MN, where Tom is also a broker.

The couple is also active in the community, serving on the board of the Fergus Falls Area Habitat for Humanity; supporting local foodbanks; membership in Fergus Falls Sertoma Club, focused on issues relating to hearing loss & impairment; as well as membership in the Veterans Advocacy & Benefits Association and Zion Lutheran Church.

If you have further questions about the home selling process, contact Karen Zell or Tom Verhelst at info@homesandlakeshore.com. If you have questions about the webinar, or have difficulty registering, contact mediaminnesota@gmail.com



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