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An Easy Method to Prepare Your Home for the Market [VIDEO]

If you’re preparing your home for the market, you need to follow the three D’s. Here’s how doing this will get your home show ready.

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When getting ready to list your home, the best way to prepare it for the market is by remembering the three D’s: declutter, depersonalize, and damage.
What do I mean by these three terms?
Declutter: When going through your home, look for any clutter that’s laying on the floor or anything that’s out of place. Your kitchen and bathroom countertops especially should be free and clear of any personal items. Getting rid of those things makes it easier for buyers to look at clean, clear spaces.
Depersonalize: Along with the clutter, look for personal items and mementos like photos to remove from the walls and countertops. You want buyers to be able to envision themselves in the home—not you.
Damage: Look for anything that needs to be repaired within your home. I’m not saying hire an inspector to inspect your home for things that aren’t clear; I’m saying look for things that are obvious so you can get them repaired before any buyers can spot them.
If you need any help or have any questions about getting your home on the market, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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March 27, 2017 · 5:08 pm

Here’s Where to Start the Homebuying Process [Video]

Where does the home buying process truly begin? Your first step should be finding out home much you can afford.

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If you’re thinking about buying a home, your first step shouldn’t be looking at homes online. There are a few reasons for this.

First, you could fall in love with a home and later find out that you can’t afford it. Secondly, you might become discouraged if you don’t find anything that you like, or you might even find out that you can afford more.

Naturally, the first step in finding a home is finding out how much you can afford. You want to be sure to talk to a lender (we actually recommend talking to at least three lenders) to see what they offer in terms of closing costs, interest rates, and the different financing packages you can use.

After you talk with a lender, they may actually tell you that you can afford more than you’re comfortable with. Be sure to sit down and figure out with your lender what you’re truly comfortable with. Even if you can afford a massive home, the higher payment might leave you in a bind and unable to spend your money on other things like vacations or other big expenses.

The next thing to focus on with your lender is actually becoming a qualified buyer. This means getting written documentation that says you’re qualified to buy a home. When you make an offer on a home, you can present this letter to a buyer to show them that you’re qualified, putting you in the best position to close the deal.

Finally, you need to speak with a real estate agent, of course. Remember that the seller pays the real estate commission, so make sure the agent represents you as a buyer at no expense.

If you have any questions or comments or you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in the area market, give me a call or send me an email. I’d be happy to help!


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March 3, 2017 · 2:30 pm

A Valuable New Real Estate Resource for You [Video]

I’d like to welcome you to my new YouTube Channel.

On my channel, you’ll find tips for both buyers and sellers in the real estate market, as well as updates on what’s happening in our local market. The real estate market affects all of us!

I really want this page to be a valuable resource for you. If you have any questions about our market or about real estate in general, send me an email. Odds are good that if you have a question about a topic, someone else does as well, so send your questions my way and we’ll make an educational video.

Take a look around the channel and subscribe. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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March 3, 2017 · 2:16 pm

SOLD with over $2,600 in Savings!!! Another Don Anthony Realty Home For Sale in Wendell NC No Longer! Congratulations to our Clients!

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November 21, 2016 · 2:00 pm

Want to Sell a Home in Indian Trail NC in Bonterra? This Don Anthony Realty Seller is Under Contract!

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November 21, 2016 · 11:00 am

Just Listed by Don Anthony Realty! 5 bedroom 3.5 bath home for sale in Hillsborough NC in Burkes Meadows!

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November 20, 2016 · 2:00 pm

Want to Sell a Home in Charlotte NC in Stone Creek Ranch? This Don Anthony Realty Seller is Under Contract!

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November 20, 2016 · 12:00 pm