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Why Home Staging is the Key to Selling your House

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jun 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

No matter what, selling your home is always a tricky endeavor, especially when it comes to preparing for an open house. The goal of an open house is to showcase the unique strengths of your property while downplaying its flaws and appealing to the largest pool of prospective buyers. However, the only way that it’s going to attract anyone is through proper home staging.

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Topics: residential real estate, Selling, open house

How to Add Curb Appeal to Boost your Home’s Property Value

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’re in the market to sell a residential space, the goal is always to increase the property value of your home as much as possible. Luckily, there are a few quick fixes to improve your home’s curb appeal, which can boost property value significantly.

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Topics: residential real estate, Selling, property value

How to Complete a Commercial Real Estate Sale for Beginners

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you have a business that’s looking to change locations, then it might be time to finally sell your commercial real estate property. Unfortunately though, if you aren’t a real estate broker or professional, it can be difficult to figure out where to start—so here are some tips to get your commercial real estate sale past the finished line.

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Topics: Selling, commerical real estate

5 Home Inspection Preparation Tips for Eager Sellers

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

A home inspection is a buyer’s last line of defense against purchasing a subpar property. To facilitate a sale, a home’s condition is examined to ensure the buyer isn’t being swindled. Inspectors indicate areas of concern, which the buyer can use to negotiate a better deal. If you’re looking to pass and receive the highest possible sales price for your home, here are some key areas to look at beforehand.

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Topics: residential real estate, Selling

What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in America

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

With every New Year, there comes innovative real estate trends and patterns that define the nation’s housing market. As a consumer, you must always have your ear to the ground and stay up-to-date with what’s happening in real estate. If you’re considering buying, selling, renting or leasing a property this year, here’s what to look out for and expect from the 2018 housing market in America.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Selling, millennial home buyers, buying a house

Is “For Sale by Owner” Really the Best Way to Sell a Home?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re in the process of trying to sell your home, you will undoubtedly be faced with a critical decision on whether you are going to hire a real estate agent or handle the sale on your own. “For sale by owner” is a popular way to sell houses nowadays, but does that really mean it’s the most advantageous way to do it? Here are a few significant reasons why hiring a broker over selling the property yourself is always your best bet.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Selling, house sale

Are Home Additions Really Worth the Time and Effort?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Whether or not to build an addition to your home is one of the most important decisions that you’ll face as a home owner. If you have a growing family or an urgent need for more space, home additions could be exactly what you need. However, big money renovations have their obvious downsides. Here are a few ways to determine if this is the right option for you.

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Topics: residential real estate, Selling, investment property, home additions

Is it a Buyer’s or Seller's Market? What Each Means for You

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jun 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it is essential that you are aware of the latest trends in the real estate market. That means you should generally know whether or not it’s a buyer’s or seller's market. Check out these easy ways to tell which is which and discover what market we’re in right now.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Selling, seller's market

Rising Real Estate Values and other Housing Trends to Watch

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The real estate industry relies on many different factors to influence the latest developments in housing trends. The economy and any legislation that affects it is always going to be a significant reason that the housing market fluctuates or remains stable, especially on Long Island. Therefore, you always have to pay attention to rising real estate values and any other relevant trends that may affect you and your housing situation.  

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Selling, home value

A Real Estate Agent Break-Up Guide: When Enough is Enough

Posted by Collin McGorty on Apr 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

No one ever said buying or selling a home was easy, especially without the trusty guidance of a real estate agent. However, sometimes your experience with an agent isn’t all that you hoped it would be. Sometimes, the only solution is going your separate ways. But how are you going to know the time is right?

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Selling, Real estate broker, real estate agent

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