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Who Has Time To Sell Their Home? You Do And Here's Why.

By: Sara Foulkes
November 8th, 2018

Contributed by Sara Foulkes, Realtor®, eric stewart group of Long & Foster When there are 100 reasons not to do something, what is it that compels you to go ahead and do it anyway? That’s right, I’m talking about the headache that is selling your home and moving to a new one. My name is Sara Foulkes, and this is how my family moved with three kids and a new puppy -- and why it was worth it.

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Why "Stink Up" Your Chances of Selling your House?

By: Jessica Martin
January 26th, 2018

During the sale of your home, you will probably come face to face with an ugly truth - there are certain parts of your house (design and structure-wise) that buyers might not like. It's hard to hear, but read on to learn some of the major aspects of your home that buyers will be looking for and what they really don't care to see (or smell)! 

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BLOG: What is Escrow?

By: Jessica Martin
January 19th, 2018

Escrow. In the buying and selling process, you'll come across this word on multiple occasions. What is escrow? What does it mean, and how does it relate to the real estate transaction? Read on to find out more.

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Moving | Sell | INSIDER TIPS

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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A Realtor's Perspective On How To Win Against Multiple Home Offers

By: Eric Stewart
June 29th, 2016

With inventory decreasing in the DC metro area, sellers are currently in the driver’s seat when it comes to selling their home. More buyers are finding themselves in multiple offer situations, especially in the $300,000 - $500,000 price point. In recent weeks, Robert Garcia, a Realtor® with the Eric Stewart Group of Long & Foster, represented three different buyer clients who all found themselves competing against other buyers. In each situation, Robert’s buyers came out on top. How did this happen? Read on to find out.

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Who Should You Notify When You Change Addresses?

By: Eric Stewart
March 31st, 2016

There are a million and one things to think about when making a move. Amongst the sorting and packing, letting people know you’re moving is a vital part of the process. It may seem like a simple online form filed with the post office is all that’s needed, but there’s actually a host of places, people, and companies that should be alerted to your impending change of address.

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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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When Should You Move Out If You Are Selling Your Home?

By: Eric Stewart
October 20th, 2015

When selling your home, you’re the boss when it comes to deciding when to move. Depending on your particular situation, there are three times you can consider vacating your current home – before, during, or after the sale. Like a lot of decisions pertinent to the home sale process, a number of trade-offs can come into play. 

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INSIDER TIPS | Moving

How To Prepare For A Move And Avoid Extra Moving Costs

By: Eric Stewart
July 14th, 2015

When it comes to a residential move, it is always advisable to select a reputable moving company and get a detailed quote before the move. Although our clients may diligently do both, a move can sometimes exceed the cost detailed in the estimate. 

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