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  • Posted November 29th, 2016 by Clarissa Gregg
    There’s no doubt about it, selling a home can be a very stressful time. Despite the high levels of stress that selling your home can bring up, there are several things you can do to help yourself relax and face the challenges of your home sale with a level head. 1. Preparation is key. The more prepared you can be in advance, the easier selling your home will be. Making sure that you are on the same page with your spouse, child, or whoever else will be helping you sell your home is crucial to...
  • Posted November 1st, 2016 by Clarissa Gregg
    How long is too long? When signing a listing agreement with a real estate agent, a listing term is to be negotiated. This listing term is the amount of time you have given your chosen agent to market and sell your home. Many times real estate agents may request 6 months to yearlong listing terms. Unless you are in a uniquely slow market, red flags should go up if a listing term is requested for over 6 months. ...
  • Posted October 18th, 2016 by Clarissa Gregg
    At Moving Station, we receive many questions from our homeowners regarding our programs. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we receive. Q: I have a friend/neighbor who is a real estate agent, why shouldn’t I just use them? A: Your friend/neighbor may be a great real estate agent, but are they the RIGHT agent for you? Sometimes mixing personal relationships with an important business transaction isn’t the best idea. It can often be hard for people to be completely frank...
  • Posted September 27th, 2016 by Clarissa Gregg
    Things That Can Delay Your Closing The big day is here; your home is under contract and ready to close! Everything is going smoothly until you get a call from your agent that the closing has to be delayed. Successfully closing on a home is dependent on many things coming together and sometimes there are bumps in the road, which can add to the overall stress of a home sale. At Moving Station, we have the experience of many different unexpected situations popping up, and have the expertise to...
  • Posted September 13th, 2016 by Clarissa Gregg
    At Moving Station, we are well equipped to face any kind of challenge that might come our way regarding your home sale. Our expertise allows us to navigate difficult situations with ease, and we are able to draw from our extremely capable team to find answers to even the most complex problems. Here are a few examples of how we have been able to help homeowners like you with issues that arise during their home sale! “The homeowner had an adjacent, vacant, buildable lot, along with a very nice,...
  • Posted August 23rd, 2016 by Clarissa Gregg
    Buyers come to home showings with the goal of envisioning themselves in the home they are about to see. Unfortunately, a seller can unknowingly cause a buyer to change their minds within seconds of walking in the door. Here are a few things a seller should avoid when showing their home: • An unclean home, or clutter everywhere. If you were having a guest to your home, you probably would not leave dirty laundry on the floor, trash overflowing out of your trash can, or piles of paper...
  • Posted August 9th, 2016 by Clarissa Gregg
    Selling a home is not always an easy process, especially when you have been living there for decades with memories surrounding you at every turn. As a seller, it is your choice, based on your real estate agent’s recommendation, where to price your home. Oftentimes, a seller has a number in mind and they will not budge below that number. Perhaps selling below that number would mean losing money on the sale or not walking away with enough for the next move. However, overpricing your home can...
  • Posted July 26th, 2016 by Clarissa Gregg
    While every seller wants as much as possible out of their home sale, what happens when your house is on the market and not selling? Price reductions are sometimes a necessary part of marketing a home. It can be hard to let go of the price you initially decide is appropriate for your property, but here are some reasons why you may want to seriously consider dropping your asking price. 1. You are running out of time. If you have a home that needs to be sold within a certain time period, you have...
  • Posted July 19th, 2016 by Clarissa Gregg
    2015 saw the best housing market we have seen in the United States since 2007, and 2016 has been shaping up as an even better year! Economic growth is progressing, employment is increasing, and people have more income to allow them to buy a first home or upgrade if needed. Here are some of the ways that 2016 is proving to be a great time to buy or sell a home: 1. Unaffordable rents will increase in price more than home values. Rental housing offers the convenience of not having to worry about...
  • Posted July 6th, 2016 by Clarissa Gregg
    Things That Can Delay Your Closing The big day is here; your home is under contract and ready to close! Everything is going smoothly until you get a call from your agent that the closing has to be delayed. Successfully closing on a home is dependent on many things coming together and sometimes there are bumps in the road, which can add to the overall stress of a home sale. At Moving Station, we have the experience of many different unexpected situations popping up, and have the expertise to...