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Is your home appealing to younger buyers?

Is your home appealing to younger buyers?
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on February 25, 2014 in  Sellers
If you are selling your home, working with your Realtor to identify potential buyers in your market may be important as the number of Generation Y Americans continues to make up a larger portion of today’s home buyers.  If you own an older home you may need to make some adjustments in making your home appealing to this category of younger buyers.   -Market Your Community:  Young buyers tend to look for good schools and recreational amenities where they can begin their families.  Pick up brochu... read more
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Listing your Home

Listing your Home
Posted by Sarah Buttera on February 21, 2014 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna  Sellers
Are you ready to list your home but not sure how to pick the right realtor?  There are many contributing factors to examine before listing your home with an agent.   To most people their home isn't just a house, but a home that they have created many precious memories in.  So selling a home isn't always easy but with the right agent it will be easier to move forward with selling your home with ease and peace of mind. Here are a few tips to help you obtain the BEST realtor to help sucessfully sell y... read more
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Preparing for the Spring Market!

Preparing for the Spring Market!
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on February 19, 2014 in  Sellers
Chances are you are sick of winter and we are too!!  Spring can be one of the busiest times for Real Estate we are looking forward to kicking the melting snow to the curb and helping you get your home in tip-top shape to get it listed and sold!   During these next few dreaded weeks of winter it’s ok to get a jump start on preparing your home for listing this Spring! 1. Start Packing – Start sorting through closets, the attic, basement and garage to decide what to keep, give away and sell.  When it... read more
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Are you falling for a home this Valentine's Day?

Are you falling for a home this Valentine's Day?
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on February 14, 2014 in  Buyers
With today being Valentine’s Day it is a day to think of that special someone in your life, but who said your “home crush” couldn’t bring a smile to your face!  What exactly is a “home crush?”  For those of you who don’t know, we have turned to realtor.com for the meaning.   Realtor.com has defined a “home crush” as being so drawn to a home that you find yourself looking it online or in person more than once.  “In a recent survey, 69 percent of the 1,000 people surveyed admitted to having ... read more
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What does your front door say about you?

What does your front door say about you?
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on February 11, 2014 in  Home Improvements
Did you ever wonder what the neighbor down the block was thinking when they installed that unconventional front door you noticed a while back?  Chances are the homeowner’s true personality was shining through when that door went in!    Dating back to Chinese philosophy and ancient Greek architecture the front door tells a lot about the people living inside.  From red, to pink, to even mixed and unmatched there is personality and story behind those stylish front doors on your block!  &#... read more
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