Here in northern Minnesota, we are no stranger to the cold and snow. Although summertime is the busy season, buyers are certainly not stopped because of the snow, and sellers shouldn’t be either. There are multiple reasons why listing your home in the winter months can be beneficial, but we will get to that later. First, we need to ensure you are giving potential buyers the best experience during winter showings of your home. There are steps that need to be taken in the winter months before showings that are not necessary in the summer, but make a huge difference to buyers...Read more
If you were born somewhere between 1980 and 1998, you are a part of the Millennial generation. Since you were born with the Internet practically at your fingertips, it only makes sense to say you live in a research driven world. Today, Millennials make up the largest group of home buyers and are powering the modern housing market. If homeownership is a part of your dream, here are seven tips to help you have a better idea of what it takes to buy your first home...Read More
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
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.
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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