September 2014

There are 2 blog entries for September 2014.

The famous saying, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression,” is something home sellers should take to heart. It’s a good idea to take a thorough evaluation of your home before you put it on the market. Try to look at it as if you were a buyer or enlist the help of friends or neighbors to give you their opinions. Be honest and ask yourself if you would buy and move into a home in the condition your home is in now.

If your home doesn’t create a positive first impression, buyers will either come back with a lower offer or won’t make an offer at all. You want the initial impression to be so positive that there are multiple full offers and competition to buy your home. So let’s talk about the things you should do before you put your home

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Do you have a property that you can’t decide if you should sell it or rent it? Do you want to rent it but you’re unsure about how to find a quality tenant? Nothing is absolutely guaranteed but there are seven steps you can take to help ensure you are getting the best tenant for your property and start generating some extra income.

Always check references.
Make sure you get contact information for previous landlords and reach out to them. Find out if the applicant paid their rent on time, how long they lived there, if they left the property clean and free of damage, and ask about general character.

Do a credit and employment check.
Credit checks are a good indicator of history but they are not the end-all-be-all of a person’s reliability. Consider that

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