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Welcome to our collection of videos, created to provide homebuyers and homesellers the answer to many questions. These videos cover a wide range of topics offering advice, helpful hints and invaluable information. Take a moment to watch the videos and if you have additional questions, please consult with one of our knowledgeable, professional experts and put them to work for you! 509 966-3030

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Be Sure to Say it with Pictures!

They say a picture paints a thousand words. This is even more true when it comes to selling a home. Visually showcasing a home has never been more important.

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What About Your Pets!

Sellers are advised to create the illusion that everything is new and fresh in their homes. But when pets are involved, it's not always easy to keep things clean and orderly. Here are some fantastic suggestions for showing one's home when there are pets in the picture.

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The Backyard Oasis

Today's prospective homebuyers are increasingly interested in a property's outdoor living space as they are its interior. Savvy agents understand this powerful trend and are staging homes on two fronts—the terrific indoors and the great outdoors. The following tips will help ensure that your sellers' backyards are as distinctive as their homes themselves.

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 Researching the Perfect Neighborhood

There's an episode of the hit TV series "How I Met Your Mother"? where the characters of Marshall and Lily decide to buy a home in a neighborhood they are unfamiliar with, only to learn later that it sits downwind from a sewer plant. The message for your buyers is obvious: Do your homework before committing. 

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5 Tips to Make Your Bathroom Stand Out!

Updating a tired-looking bathroom is a great way to increase a home's resale and the fixes are not too costly or labor intensive. A renovated bathroom offers an intimate, contemporary feel and is one of the things people will remember about a home.

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The Psychology of Color on Your Home

Color choices are very personal and when selling your home, it's critical to appeal to the greatest number of potential buyers. Since people's reaction to color is immediate, it has a tremendous influence on their daily choices. 

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The Value of Take-aways

A time-honored business principal maintains that consumers generally base their buying decisions on emotion. Only later do they use logic, often to rationalize their emotional decisions. Homesellers, working closely with their agents, will prepare their homes to evoke positive and personal emotions for those who come inside. They should also create "takeaways" that will keep those fond memories resonating in prospective buyers.

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  Lawn Care

Spring is in the air. That means homebuyers will be paying as much attention to the exterior of a home as inside. Buyers want to envision their kids playing in the yard, their friends coming over for barbeques and the lazy Sunday afternoon laying on the lawn. Some great tips for sprucing up the yard.

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5 Tips for Spring Cleaning

Spring is here and for those selling their home, there's nothing more beneficial than doing a great spring cleaning job. It will not only make your home look great, but it can get rid of clutter that could distract potential buyers. Here's an article that serves up five spring cleaning tips that will help you sell your home.

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 Time for An Appraisal?

One of the most important jobs for your real estate agent is to determine the value of your home by developing a Comparable Market Analysis, which will be used in pricing the home for the right amount. If your property isn't attracting serious shoppers, your agent may recommend that you invest in an appraiser to get a second pricing opinion. An appraiser will provide an independent, unbiased opinion to help ensure your price is correct for the market. 

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Don't Curb Homebuyers' Enthusiasm with a Shabby Exterior

Home sellers spend so much time preparing their interior for the sale that they can easily overlook what's going on outside of the home. Yet great curb appeal can increase the value of a property by as much as 15-20%.

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Showcase Your Home for Men and Women

When selling your home, it's important to remember that your interior and exterior need to visually attract male and female buyers. Here are a few useful tips on how to make your home universally appealing to buyers.

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