Prepping Your House for Market: 5 Areas That Will Make or Break Your Home Inspection

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You have butterflies in your stomach. You can’t decide which perfume to use — flowery and feminine or bold so he knows you mean business. Should you start in the kitchen or go straight upstairs? And should you tell him about that thing in the attic?

You have a date with a house inspector, and you can’t back out now.

Home Inspection

A home inspection is a crucial step in putting your house on the market. Buyers need to collect as much information about the property as possible to be sure they’re investing wisely. And for sellers, a poor prognosis can mean the difference between an easy sale and a long list of costly repairs.

A successful inspection boils down to these five priority areas: … more
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This infographic shares some details about what actions not to take as you are considering buying a home. Jensen and Company is a real estate firm in Salt Lake City, UT but these principles apply across the US.  Read More


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5 Unexpected Skills you Need in your Real Estate Agent

Real Estate AgentGuest Blogger: Marni Epstein-Mervis

HomeZada is a huge asset when it comes to selling your home, but failing to pair it with a top agent could mean months on the market, costing you thousands. There are a lot of licensed real estate agents, but actually very few who do it well enough for a full-time living. And even fewer who consistently outperform the local market. You’d probably never invest your money with a part-time financial planner, or have a procedure done by a part-time doctor; that’s why using a friend who’s a part-time real estate agent, though simple, might not actually be the best choice. Read More