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    • Getting Ready to Sell: Cabinets November 14, 2017
      There is no doubt that most buyers are willing to pay more for a home that is move-in ready and updated.  Property flippers know this, and that’s why they make a large profit by doing the work! If you are thinking about putting your home on the market in the near future, you can take […]
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    • Is A Discount Brokerage Right For You? June 1, 2016
      Would you use a discount tattoo artist?     How about a discount dentist?     Probably not!  Then why would you put one of the largest financial investments of your life into the hands of a discount Realtor?   Real estate fees are expensive, so it’s tempting to try to save money where you […]
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    • Home Staging on a Budget: The 5 Golden Rules March 31, 2015
      Here is a wonderful article from Moshells.com which illustrates the 5 Golden Rules for Home Staging on a Budget: Filed under: Sellers Tagged: home, home sellers, home staging, Sellers, staging
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    • 2015 Cost vs Value Report March 20, 2015
      Realtors and most HGTV watchers know that updated kitchens and baths sell homes.  But what about other projects?  If you have some money to reinvest back into your home, and are considering which projects will give you the most bang for your buck, take a look at Remodeling magazine’s annual Cost Vs Value Report 2015 report for […]
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    • Warm Neutral Paint Recommendations March 20, 2015
      Whether you are a seller looking to neutralize your walls prior to listing, or a homeowner wondering which paint will compliment your furniture, here are 12 no-fail colors that will work with any space and lighting.Filed under: Buyers, General, Sellers Tagged: best paint, Buyers, buying a home, color paint, home staging, neutral paint, paint, Sellers, staging
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    • Median Cost of Rent for a 1-Bedroom in DC March 16, 2015
      We wanted to share DCist’s article about the high cost of rent in the DC area.  Wouldn’t you rather have that hard-earned money go towards owning a home?  We can help with that! DCist: “In the spectrum of cliche D.C.-centric articles, one about how expensive the rent is in a given neighborhood is perhaps the […]
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    • The Treatment: Basic Staging March 23, 2014
      When putting your home on the market, the idea is to de-personalize your space and make it appeal to a majority of buyers.  Choosing a neutral palate will allow buyers to see the potential of your space, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be boring.  Often, a seller will ask me to give […]
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