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7 Surprising Ways to Make Your Rooms Look Bigger

We all have that one room in the house that seems to be closing in on us. Whether your house is on the market or you’re just in the mood to do some redecorating, there are a number of simple tricks you can do—using design and organization tips—that will make even your smallest rooms instantly feel bigger and more spacious. Look in the mirror. Mirrors reflect any light in the room, giving the appearance of a more open space. For maximum impact, hang mirrors on walls opposite of windows or other sources of natural light, which will help bounce light around the room. Get off the ground. Furniture raised off the ground by legs can allow more light to flow through the room, making it … Read more

Thrifty Staging Secrets

Staging your home for the sell is one of the most important elements in making your space inviting and attractive to potential buyers, but in the midst of a move, who has the time (or money) for a complete renovation? Save time, money, and energy—without sacrificing quality—with these tips. Remove excess by ridding cluttered rooms of furniture or decorative pieces that are taking up too much space. Minimal seating, wall hangings, and rugs offer a cleaner, more appealing look. Increase the size of a space visually by pulling furniture away from walls, maintaining a similar color scheme between rooms, and incorporating lighter-colored fabrics. Avoid personalized items such as children’s toys, books, or DVD collections, which might be off-putting to potential buyers. Keep it clean by … Read more

Short Sale Seller Advisory from Arizona Association of Realtors

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The Short Sale Seller Advisory is a Resource Provided by the Arizona Association of Realtors® What is a Short Sale?  A short sale is a real estate transaction in which the sales price is insufficient to pay the loan(s) encumbering the property in addition to the costs of sale and the seller is unable to pay the difference. A short sale involves numerous issues as well as legal and financial risks. This Advisory is designed to address some of these issue and risks, but does not purport to be comprehensive. Please click on the photo of  document to download PDF.

To Disclose or Not to Disclose

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Regarding your seller’s disclosure agreement, The general rule of thumb is “when in doubt, disclose.” This will protect both you and the buyer and be instrumental in avoiding future lawsuits. There are; however, a few very specific cases when disclosure is not required and sometimes seen as discriminatory. Material facts that do not need to be disclosed are very limited and licensees and transferors of property are protected by statutory law in these few circumstances. The Stigmatized Property Law (A.R.S. 32-2156) reads as follows: “No criminal, civil, or administrative action may be brought against a transferor or lessor of real property or a licensee for failing to disclose that the property being transferred or leased is or has been: 1. The site of a natural … Read more

Buyers Handy Checklist

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When purchasing a home, you have to think about the long-haul as well as your first impression. It’s all too easy to fall in love with a property at first glance and forget about all the potential challenges you will face as the new owner. Here’s a quick real estate buyers checklist of 10 items that you should check off for every new property you look at in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley & surrounding area.  If you consult  this checklist every time, you’ll have a much better chance of ending up with a home that keeps you happy for years to come. Permits Research to find out whether or not the property has had any work done on it and whether or not it … Read more

Garden Brook Advantage Program for Land Owners

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Ready to Build Your Dream Home? Finding qualified contractors who specialize in a specific style such as Green off the Grid Building, Log Homes, Santa Fe or Modern Contemporary homes can be challenging. Living, working, & selling in the Prescott Area for over 25 years has given us the knowledge to create lasting relationships with the finest building contractors in the area. Our building partners provide a wide variety of home designs to meet each individual’s personal lifestyle and budget. From obtaining construction loans, finding contractors, hiring home inspectors, and working with interior designers, landscapers, and movers…we are there for you from start to finish. Wanting to Sell Your Land? If you are a land owner wanting to sell, our Advantage Program for Land Owners … Read more

Garden Brook Sellers Advantage Program

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“Flexible” Commission Schedule Many realtors have a very rigid commission schedule that is not in touch with today’s fast paced market. The Garden Brook Sellers Advantage Program offers flexibility. The commission varies depending on when the house is sold, who sells the house and whether or not we are selling your next home. Sell the Property Yourself, While it is Listed, and Pay No Commissions How you benefit: Having the ability to contribute and get compensated for your efforts. You can run ads and hold open houses if you wish. This, of course, does not apply to a buyer exposed to the property by my office or another agent. “Cancel” the Listing at Any Time If for some reason we do not provide 100% satisfactory … Read more

Selling Your Home – The 90 Things You Can’t Afford to Neglect

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The best way to sell your house is to sell it fast. When your house isn’t in the best condition, it sits on the market for far too long and becomes stale. That’s when people begin to wonder what’s wrong with it… You only have one defense against one stagnant showing after the next. You need to be absolutely certain your house is in the best condition possible. Marketing has everything to do with presentation. When you present a poor and flawed product, its negative aspects stand out and affect the entire experience. When you put your home on the market, it needs to be immaculate. It needs to have all of the positive aspects that attract buyers. The market is full of people who … Read more

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