Category Archives: Selling Trends

Home Staging: Top 5 Tips You Need to Know

                Enticing buyers can be hard. You’ve been living in your home and you made it your own, but oftentimes once it’s ready to sell “one man’s junk” is not necessarily “another man’s treasure.” The key to displaying your home in the best light possible, garner the most interest and offers,  is to make it show in a way that lets buyers visualize their future there. How can you best do this? Get help from a professional home stager.... view article »

What are we hearing from buyers?

What do buyers want, now, in the spring of 2017? If you are considering selling and wondering what the chatter is, what people are wanting in their next home, see below for the most common asks we are hearing from our buyers now. “There’s not a lot on the market.” No, there isn’t. This is the overall issue everywhere- simply not enough houses to go around. If you have a house you are even thinking about selling in the next few years, call your realtor to discuss. It... view article »

Why Do You Need a Realtor?

Sounds a little suspect coming from your realtor, but this is a valid question. Today with a website and app for everything, it can be easy to wonder, “Why do I even need a realtor?” Websites like Trulia and Zillow are great resources to browse homes and see what is out there, but they are no substitute for an expert guiding you through one of life’s most stressful decisions. Here are a few reasons why we feel technology can’t replace people: Expertise. We live and breathe... view article »

Top 10 Things to Ask Yourself Before Selling Your Home

Spring is rapidly approaching and so is the busy season in real estate. If you are on the edge of deciding whether or not you should sell your house this spring, here are a few things to ask yourself as you make your decision. 1. Can you find a property you like, in the area you want to be in, and within your budget? This is an important one to think about. It may be just the right time to sell your house, but can you... view article »

House Flipping Tips: Where to Spend and Where to Save

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With the housing market still going strong in the Minneapolis area, now is a prime time to get into the game of flipping houses. House flipping entails buying a fixer-upper home, putting in the work to remodel it, and then selling it for a profit within 12 months. Due to the high demand for entry-level homes, low interest rates, and a tight market, house flipping is at a 10-year high. RealtyTrac reports that in the first quarter of 2016, 6.6% of home sales were a... view article »

Selling Your Home in 2017

Daniel & Julie talked about the importance of marketing your home on Twin Cities Live this week.  There are both high-tech and low-tech ways to sell your home in 2017. Find out what their advice is on what works and what doesn’t. Staging consultation & contractors to perform repairs/updates: You should work with a realtor that provides professional staging services. Whether it’s to give decorating and furniture layout recommendations or completely furnish and stage a vacant property it is important that it is done by... view article »

Selling Your Home Advice

Continuing their discussion on selling your home, Daniel and Julie’s most recent appearance on Twin Cities Live was to share their advice on how to maximize the profit you get from selling your home. Small things like the temperature during a showing and the way your home comes across during an inspection can make or break a deal. Showings: You want your home to look perfect (clean, blinds open, temperature between 70-72, home smelling good, lights on and music on if possible) You need to... view article »

6 Tips for Selling a Home With a Pet

A common contradiction that arises when buying and selling homes is that while many of us are pet lovers and keep pets in our homes, most people don’t like to see evidence of a pet in a house they are looking at buying. The goal when staging your home is to make it as easy as possible for buyers to picture themselves living there, and pets can be an obstacle to that. From shedding hair to food bowls to litter boxes, pets make their presence... view article »

Advice on Selling Your Home

Daniel and Julie were on Twin Cities Live this past month ready to talk about the initial preparations needed once you’ve decided to sell your home. So you’ve decided you want to sell your home, what’s next?? • Meet with a realtor and talk about marketing and preparing the home You should at least interview a couple of realtors to see who is going to market your home the best and work the hardest to get your home sold. Price should be figured out after you... view article »

3 Home Updates You Can Do This Weekend

Sure, in today’s seller’s market, you could probably list your home as-is this weekend and have an offer on your desk by Monday. But a savvy seller knows that they can finagle a higher offer by making a few small but impactful home updates. The three updates we describe in this post are so easy they can be accomplished in one weekend, but they can make the difference between receiving an offer that meets asking price and receiving an offer that earns a profit. #1... view article »