Aug. 6, 2020

Blog - Why You Should Have House Plants

House plants have been a huge trend lately in home decor and design, and for good reason. House plants have been proven to be very beneficial for us to have around, and here’s why.

Believe it or not, there are tons of things in your home secretly giving off harmful pollutants called...Read More

Posted in HGHG Blog
Aug. 5, 2020

Blog - The Importance of Good Photos

So you’ve decided to sell your house. What’s next? Home photos. If your realtor comes to your house and takes out their phone to start taking pictures, it may be time to rethink who you’re listing with. The quality of the photos in your home’s listing will make a huge difference in the timeliness of selling your home. If a buyer is clicking through dark, blurry, low quality pictures they most likely will move on to the next home. On the other side, if the photos are bright, clear, and inviting, your home will come across as much more appealing. Our team once had a seller come to us looking for help selling their home. Their home had been listed for 901 days with a different agent and was not selling. When we looked into the listing, we immediately knew why. The pictures were dark, blurry, and didn’t capture good angles of the home. We went to the home, rephotographed, and listed the home. It sold and was closed in 118 days. This is the importance of good home photos.

Here is an example...Read More

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Aug. 5, 2020

Blog - Moving With Pets

If you are anything like our team, your four legged friends mean the world to you. It’s pretty easy to decipher your pets mood and how they are feeling. Animals grow attached to their environment and things just as humans do, so it’s no wonder why moving can be stressful for them. A new house, a new yard, new smells, new people…it can sometimes be very overwhelming for your pet. On the human side of it, moving with pets isn’t always easy either. Packing up their stuff, traveling with them, watching for signs of stress and discomfort, the list goes on and on. Our team cares about every member of your family, even the furry ones (or maybe scaled or feathered too.) That is why we are writing this article, to make moving with your best friends as easy as can be...Read More

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Aug. 5, 2020

Blog - First Time Home Buying

It’s your first time buying a home, we imagine you’re probably a bit nervous. Have no fear, we are here to help you. This post will teach you the ins and outs, common mistakes, questions to ask yourself, home buying myths, tips, and much more!

Buying a home is proven to be one of the best long term investments a person can make. However, it can be intimidating. Can you afford it? What if I make the wrong choice? How do I start the process? These are all common questions we hear from first time buyers, and we hope we can answer them for you. We believe buying a home shouldn’t be a stressful process, but an educational and exciting one! That is why...Read More

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Aug. 5, 2020

Blog - How to Add Value to Your Home

Whether you bought your home in great condition, or as a fixer upper, you should always look for ways to add value to your home. These don’t always have to be big, extravagant projects either. There are multiple ways you can add some value with simple and cheap upgrades. If you are intending on selling your home in the future, this added value will only make things easier and help you get your money’s worth. If you’re already in your forever home, why not add some value to enjoy yourself!

Let’s get into the details...Read More

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Aug. 5, 2020

Blog - Real Estate Vocab

We know some of the words you may hear during the real estate process, buying or selling, can be confusing or have a total mystery meaning. That’s why we felt it necessary to start our blog off with a little vocabulary lesson.

It does no good to have your realtor or lender ramble off a bunch words that have no meaning to you. How are you supposed to make any educated decisions? Unless you have been through the real estate process before, you will most likely be asking for help understanding these terms. Congratulations, you’ve come to the right place. We have put together a list of commonly used terms and their definitions for you. Let’s get started...Read More

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July 15, 2020

Open House: Big Turtle Dr NE

15875 Big Turtle Drive NE | Bemidji, MN 56601
$549,000 | 3 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 3,664 SqFt

Open house on Saturday, July 18th from 11:00am until 1:00pm at 15875 Big Turtle Drive NE

Imagine watching gorgeous sunsets from the wrap around deck of this beautiful home on the east side of Big Turtle Lake! 3+ bedroom, 3.5 bath, "escape" home with a loft and breathtaking views of the lake yet within minutes of Bemidji. Great landscaping and a double attached garage for your vehicles. Many updates have been made to this home, making it move-in ready for you to enjoy!
To see more property details, click here.
Posted in Open Houses
June 10, 2020

Open House: Irvine Ave NW

Open house on Saturday, June 13th from 10:00am until 12:00pm at 4240 Irvine Ave NW #22

 

Are you looking to ''right size''...or maybe simply your life? This home will check off those boxes for you. This one level living home is conveniently located in Villas at Natures Edge off of Irvine Ave, just North of Anne Street. The common interest community will take care of your lawn care, removes your snow & garbage at a reasonable monthly cost. The home is quietly tucked in the back of the cul-de-sac where you only see trees & wildlife. The home offers an open concept living with vaulted ceilings, the living room features quaint accent recessed ambient shelves & a built in fireplace. You will appreciate the large pantry & the convenience of laundry room right off the kitchen. You will find this home minutes from shopping & healthcare, but you will feel like you are in the country
To see more property details, click here.

4240 Irvine Ave NW #22 | Bemidji, MN 56601
$218,900 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,554 SqFt 

Posted in Open Houses
March 22, 2020

Covid-19 Coronavirus

Home buyers and sellers, as things change and we learn more and more about the Covid-19 / Coronavirus, we at Counselor Realty of Bemidji are also doing what we can to still be able to more forward with home sales and purchases.  We also want to state that as things change daily, we are also continuing to adapt an are following guidelines and the experts in the industry.  

 

Posted in Vlog
March 13, 2020

We need homes to sell!

We need homes to sell in Bemidji.  If you are thinking of selling your home or property in the Bemidji area, we want to talk to you.   Homes are selling, inventory is low and we have buyers ready to buy.   Interest rates have also come down so buyers have much more buying power with a lower interest rate.   

Give us a call at 218-766-5588 Doug or 218-556-4604 Melissa to schedule a one on one to evaluate your house and give you a realistic price for your property.   

For a quick evaluation of your home, click here.  

Posted in Tips: Sellers