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INSIDER TIPS | Sell | Moving

How Selling A Home "As Is" Can Be Beneficial And Financially Rewarding

By: Eric Stewart
July 6th, 2016

Do you want less hassle when it comes time to sell your home? If so, you may want to think about selling your home “as is.” Selling “as is” simply means putting the property on the market in its current condition, with few or no improvements. Our NEW As Is Guide provides invaluable tips and suggestions on how to effectively sell your home "as is" while still getting an optimal price. Read on to learn the benefits of selling your home “as is” and how a correct pricing strategy could get you more money than you even anticipated. 

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INSIDER TIPS | Selling

Should You Renovate Your Home Before You Sell?

By: Eric Stewart
June 8th, 2016

It’s the million-dollar question that every seller ponders. As a seller, should you undertake renovations in hopes of increasing your home's sales price? Because every property is different, some homeowners will need to spend money on their property to make a sale and others won’t. This depends not only on your property’s current condition, but the condition of your local real estate market as well. So, what is the deciding factor?

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INSIDER TIPS | Buy | Moving

6 Ways To Learn About A Neighborhood

By: Eric Stewart
March 3rd, 2016

Buying a new home can be a major undertaking. You might not know everything about a neighborhood before you buy, but a little research can ensure you’re moving into the right one.

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INSIDER TIPS | Radio Show | Sell

Are Open Houses Helpful Or Harmful?

By: Eric Stewart
February 18th, 2016

Holding open houses has been an age-old tradition in the real estate industry. Yet, did you know that only 1% of buyers come from these events? My radio show listeners have heard my opinion on open houses many times. I am against them in most instances. In my experience, open houses attract three types of people. Who are they?

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INSIDER TIPS | Sell | Money

4 Things Sellers Should Do To Prepare For A Home Appraisal

By: Eric Stewart
January 12th, 2016

If your home has gone under contract, you are now in the home stretch of your real estate sale. However, there are still a few hurdles that could potentially kill the transaction. One of these is a low appraisal.

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INSIDER TIPS | Radio Show | Downsizing

How To Preserve And Enjoy Your Lifetime Of Photos

By: Eric Stewart
December 30th, 2015

We spend so much of our lives acquiring things. For many people, there comes a time when priorities shift and it’s necessary to downsize in order to live more comfortably and efficiently. However, what do you do with the lifetime of photo memories you’ve accumulated? Your photos tell the story of your life and you want to make sure that the story is preserved and easy to tell for future generations. 

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INSIDER TIPS | Sell

How To Attract More Buyers To Your Listing

By: Eric Stewart
December 10th, 2015

If you are selling your home, you want to attract as many potential buyers to your property as possible. The more buyers that have interest in your home, the more likely someone will submit an offer. How can you compel would-be buyers to visit, and fall in love with your home?

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INSIDER TIPS | Retirement | Downsizing

Learn About The Joys Of Downsizing and Retirement Living Via Our "Senior Moments" Series

By: Eric Stewart
October 22nd, 2015

Are you a senior, or an adult child of a senior, who has procrastinated on downsizing because it just seems too overwhelming or intimidating? You have accumulated a lifetime of memories and personal possessions that you don’t want to lose. Yet, it has become harder to maintain your current home and the neighborhood has undergone a generational turnover, with older friends and neighbors selling their homes to younger families. To give you the spark and motivation to downsize, or as we like to say, open the door to a new season of life, check out our new “Senior Moments” series as aired on The Eric Stewart Show. 

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INSIDER TIPS | Radio Show | Sell | Money

Can A Tree Kill A Home Sale?

By: Eric Stewart
September 15th, 2015

When a home is for sale, mature trees on the property are often a selling point. Trees and other landscaping add to a home’s curb appeal and make the home more inviting. However, are there times when a tree can kill a home sale?

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INSIDER TIPS | Money | Selling

5 Factors To Consider When Determining The Asking Price On Your Home

By: Eric Stewart
September 2nd, 2015

One of the biggest decisions that must be made when selling your home is determining the asking price. There is a direct relationship between how your house is priced and how many buyers will be interested in it.

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