Get ready to sell your house? Then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work! Selling a home, after all, entails a whole lot more than just planting a “For Sale” sign on your front lawn or uploading a few random photos of your place—especially if you’re angling for the most cash. (And, honestly, who isn’t?) So before you put your house on the market, peruse this checklist of things you must do in preparation. Some of these tips are surprisingly easy, while others might require a bit more elbow grease. But they’re bound to pay off once buyers start oohing and ahhing over your place—and hopefully ponying up aRead More →

Change of address checklist - Faruqi Team at Keller Williams

Preparing for a change of address? In addition to the obvious moving basics like acquiring boxes and packing supplies and renting a truck or hiring professional movers, you’ll also want to make sure you’re notifying the right people and places about your move. It’s better to do this earlier rather than later so that you don’t face potential hassles like missed bills or service lapses. Not sure where to start? This change of address checklist will fill you in on who you need to give a heads up to about your new home. The post office Start here, since notifying the post office of yourRead More →

How-to-Negotiate-Repairs-After-a-Home-Inspection-Haggling-Tips-for-Buyers

If you’re buying a home, you’ll want to know how to negotiate repairs after a home inspection. After all, odds are even the dreamiest house will have problems, and sellers might be open to the notion of fixing a few flaws—with the right persuasion. So once your trusty home inspector scrutinizes this potential purchase and hands you his report, what should you say to the sellers from there? Look no further than this handy haggling guide for home buyers on how to negotiate repairs after a home inspection. Pick your battles While it’s tempting to start nickel-and-diming the sellers so that your new home can beRead More →