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Does a Messy House Affect an Appraisal? And Other Appraisal FAQs

Does a Messy House Affect an Appraisal? And Other Appraisal FAQs

Posted on Oct 14, 2020

A home appraisal is an important part of the home selling process. Anytime a home loan is requested, an appraisal must be completed. The appraisal is an assessment of how much the home is worth based on a visual inspection, the recent selling price of comparable properties, location, and the home’s ...
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 9 Tips for Avoiding Common Home Selling Mistakes

9 Tips for Avoiding Common Home Selling Mistakes

Posted on Sep 18, 2020

Selling your home is stressful. In fact, many people rate it as one of the most stressful events of their life – second only to a breakup. According to a recent survey conducted by Zillow, 36% of homeowners even said that they cried during the process. It’s important to know best practices for selli...
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The Home Seller's Survival Guide

Posted on Aug 16, 2016

Selling your home without a plan will end up costing you emotionally and financially. Here are ten strategies we suggest that will help get you to the closing table with your sanity intact.  A home is oftentimes the largest asset you have. You invested a large sum of your hard-earned money into it a...
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Why People Don’t Trust Real Estate Agents

Posted on Aug 01, 2016

There is a trust problem in real estate. It’s our mission to fix this phenomenon. First, let me be clear – I’m not writing this to disparage real estate agents. After all, I am one myself, and I believe most are competent and well meaning. I am, however, here to shine a blazing spotlight on two mis...
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The Difference Between a Flat-Fee Brokerage and Houwzer

Posted on Apr 29, 2016

This question comes up all the time – are you a flat-fee brokerage? In short, no, we are not. Let’s go over the differences. Generally, when consumers deal with a flat-fee brokerage, they are receiving an à la carte service. As a subscriber to this type of service, you may choose from offerings such...
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How Traditional Real Estate is Hurting Homeownership

Posted on Feb 10, 2016

Why homeownership is important and how Houwzer is making it more cost-effective In a January 12, 2016 Inman News article, California Association of Realtors CEO, Joel Singer, expressed concern about the declining rates of homeownership in America. Mr. Singer’s concerns are well placed: Post World Wa...
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4 Essential Real Estate Tactics to Sell Your Home

Posted on Jan 22, 2016

What you need to know to sell your home and get an offer quickly Today's blog post comes from our wonderfully talented Experience Manager, Brandon Budda. If you are a Houwzer client, you will surely cross paths we with him, as he handles all the admin work for our agents. Brandon took a few minutes ...
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How to Sell Your House During the Holidays

Posted on Dec 16, 2015

Tips and tricks to getting your house on the market and sold during the holiday season. If you are thinking about selling your home during the holidays, you may have received some push back. People are often told by friends and family not to sell their home in the winter months. The truth is, people...
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