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What to Expect During a Home Inspection

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on March 18, 2011 in No Category
When selling your home, it is necessary to get a home inspection. While it may not be something you immediately think to do, it is very helpful in identifying any problems you may have before you even put your Jacksonville, NC home on the market. A home inspection can last anywhere from two to three hours and involves the inspector going through every part of your home from top to bottom. The following are some of the things an inspector will pay close attention to during an inspection: Operation of plumbing ... read more
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Top Five Questions to Ask Your Realtor

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on March 29, 2011 in No Category
When you choose a real estate agent to help you find Jacksonville, NC new homes, there are five important questions you need to ask. While you may have done your research your real estate agent should be your expert, and as your expert they should help guide you through the home-buying process. Is now a good time to buy? This is one of the most important questions you can ask. By assessing how much you have saved, how much money you make, and how long you plan to live in the home, a quality real esta... read more
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Top 10 Home Staging Tips

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on March 07, 2011 in No Category
Staging, which can be often overlooked by home sellers, is a necessary part of the selling process. Home staging involves cleaning, decorating and de-cluttering your home. Your goal is to highlight your Jacksonville NC home’s best features and get potential buyers to picture a life in your home. De-personalize your home by removing all family photos and memorabilia. Set your dining room table and include a new, eye-catching centerpiece. Only include 50% of what is usually in your closet to give the allusion it ... read more
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Tips to Negotiate With Your Real Estate Broker When Selling a Home

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on March 10, 2011 in No Category
One of the most important things to know when you are negotiating with your real estate broker is that by law, commission must be negotiated. This means you have some power to haggle. If you manage to talk your real estate broker down even one percent, you can potentially save thousands of dollars. Quality real estate brokers will not try to talk you into a commission percentage that is unfair. Average commission percentages usually range from five to six percent, but can change based on a broker’s experience, avai... read more
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Real Estate Photos: Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on March 23, 2011 in No Category
When you are interviewing for a job, you want to put your best foot forward. You wear nice clothing, carry a briefcase, and make sure every hair is in place. Your resume is in pristine condition and you sell your smile to every person you meet. Selling your home is very similar; you want to put your best foot forward. Many people have begun to rely solely on the Internet to find their next home. According to the National Association of Realtors, nine out of ten home buyers search for their next home on the Internet... read more
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