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Five Things Buyers Really Want in a Home

If you're ready to sell, then make sure your house is ready too
Posted by Joe Carelli on October 11, 2019 in  buyers  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  real estate  Sellers  tips
Think you know what buyers want in a new home? When it comes to selling your house it's pretty much a given that you'll have to make some changes to your property. There are probably some minor repairs that you've been putting off, or you might be living in a house that still looks like it's stuck back in the 60s. Whatever the case in your situation, before you jump into a major overhaul, you might be surprised at the features buyers are actually looking for.  Sure, potential buyers enjoy updated kitchens and... read more
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3 Reasons Why You Should Sell Your Home This Fall or Winter

Here are three major reasons why you should list your home in the fall or winter.
Posted by Rebecca Nutt on October 25, 2018 in  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  coldwellbanker  realestate  Sellers  selling real estate
Everyone knows that the spring and summer real estate market is always hot. Sellers everywhere begin to list their homes the first sign of warmer weather in the hopes it will attract a potential Buyer ready to make a move before the summer ends. And while the spring and summer is a great time to list your property, have you ever considered listing in the fall or winter? The demand for homes continues when the leaves begin to fall and the air starts to get chillier. The myth that you won’t sell your home in ... read more
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5 Negotiating Tactics That Kill Sale

Avoid these mistakes to make a real estate deal go smoothly!
Posted by Rebecca Nutt on November 13, 2017 in  buyers  realestate  sellers
Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers: Going far below market value when you make an offer damages your credibility as a buyer and can be insulting to the seller. The seller has a range in mind that they’ll accept, and if you&rs... read more
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Hidden Property Value Factors

There are a few things that might not be as obvious as others.
Posted by Rebecca Nutt on October 09, 2017 in  buyers  sellers
Some the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you have not have realized can affect property values. The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can keep the neighbors from going overboard with decorations or neglecting to care for their home. Homes adjacent to crazy neighbors can potentially be undervalued. Trendy groceries and coffee: Recent statistics... read more
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Friday Feature: Home of the Week

Drive up a long tree lined driveway to this week's beautiful Home of the Week.
Posted by Rebecca Nutt on October 06, 2017 in  buckscounty  buyers  realestate  sellers
Welcome to Fieldstone Farm (Circa 1740), a 15 acre estate property located in the heart of Upper Makefield, Bucks County! This stone farm house features 8 fireplaces with original mantle pieces, pumpkin pine floors, exposed hand notched beams and countless charming built-ins. Many areas of the home have been carefully renovated keeping alive the original integrity of the structure including the kitchen that features barn wood appearance cupboards blended with solid maple cabinetry, granite countertops, de... read more
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