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    Understanding the Listing Contract

    By Gavin Butler | April 28, 2022

    When you hire a listing agent, you’ll be presented a listing agreement that outlines the duties and responsibilities your real estate broker will have in selling your property for you. The purpose of the listing agreement is to authorize the broker to find a buyer for your property, including paying a competing broker to bring... Read More

    Home Features That Decrease Value

    By Gavin Butler | April 20, 2022

    Just like the features that can increase the value of your home, there’s a laundry list offactors that can decrease the value as well. It’s equally important to think about whatcan negatively impact your home’s value as those that can increase it. Here’s are a few often overlooked features that may negatively impact the value... Read More

    Don’t Pick Your Agent on List Price Alone

    By Gavin Butler | January 26, 2022

    When you interview more than one agent to sell your home you’ll likely get more thanone suggested list price. While it’s tempting to choose the agent who suggests thehighest price it’s not always your best option. Here’s why: Most agents don’t do a lot of businessSome agents will flat out tell you what you want... Read More

    What You Don’t Know About Disclosures

    By Gavin Butler | January 19, 2022

    Most states have laws that require home sellers to disclose what they know about the operating and environmentalcondition of their homes as well as any situation or encumbrance that may affect the home’s value. Disclosure StatementIf a shower pan leaked on the floors, and was repaired, that must be disclosed to the buyer, even if... Read More

    Home Features That Increase Value

    By Gavin Butler | January 12, 2022

    Since no two houses are exactly the same there are bound to be unique features of yourhome that affect it’s value in a positive way. It’s a good idea to take some time toconsider these before deciding on a list price. The obvious ones are remodels and upgrades, but what about the less commonfeatures that... Read More

    CMA’s Are For Buyers Too

    By Gavin Butler | November 10, 2021

    Choosing a listing price or an offer price on a home can be challenging since no two homes are identical. Sellers traditionally use a comparable market analysis, or CMA, as a useful tool for determining their listing price. The CMA compares the seller’s home to those that have already sold nearby or are currently on... Read More

    Moving Checklist

    By Gavin Butler | October 20, 2021

    Moving to a new home can be an exciting but stressful journey. By finding the rightmovers and having a good, though flexible, moving plan, most of the common movingheadaches can be easily avoided. Start planningFinding the best mover for you at the right price involves a simple evaluation of your needs. Moving companies provide awide... Read More

    How to Handle Offers

    By Gavin Butler | October 20, 2021

    When you get an offer on your home, your agent will explain to you each point of what the buyers have sent. This includesnot just the offer price, but also what type of financing, any closing cost credits, the amount of the earnest money deposit,the closing date they have proposed, any inspections they are requesting,... Read More

    Prepare Your Home to Sell

    By Gavin Butler | October 20, 2021

    As you prepare to put your home on the market, there are improvements you can make – some small, some big – that willhelp you appeal to homebuyers and maximize the price you get for your home. And some existing home features can be amajor selling point.According to the National Association of REALTORS® latest profile... Read More

    3 Point Pricing Strategy

    By Gavin Butler | October 20, 2021

    There are three primary pricing strategies we use when we list your home: Price above market value Price at fair market value Price below market value Price Above Market Value Say we push the envelope on price and list your home above market value, what willhappen?The pros are that you may just find that perfect... Read More