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So far Laura Barnard has created 24 blog entries.

For Sale by Owner or Agent? Which is best?

2019-09-26T20:34:21+00:00October 1st, 2019|Buyers, First-time buyer, For Sale By Owner, Nathan Baurley, October, Open House, Real Estate Fees, Sellers|

In the current market, homes in many areas are selling quickly, so it makes sense that some homeowners may opt to sell their house themselves instead of enlisting a licensed realtor. The primary reason people choose this method is profit. By saving the average six percent sales commission, many feel like they’re walking away with

Careful what’s posted on social media when buying or selling a home

2019-09-26T20:34:39+00:00October 1st, 2019|2019, Buyers, Dawn Whalen, First-time buyer, October, Sellers|

For those with social media accounts, especially Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, it’s important to be aware of public settings and posts when you’re in the process of buying or selling a property, and this extends to anyone else living in the home. On more than one occasion, a seller’s or prospective buyer’s post has terminated

11 Buyer and Seller Tips for Home Showings

2019-08-28T19:33:47+00:00September 1st, 2019|2019, September|

Home showings are an important part of the home buying and selling process. Its an opportunity for a buyer to imagine their family and belongings in a new setting, and a seller to showcase the property’s best features. When it comes to showing a home, regardless if someone is the buyer or seller, there are

Read this Before Joining an HOA

2019-04-16T15:18:07+00:00May 3rd, 2019|2019, Dawn Whalen, HOA, May, Sellers|

Read this Before Joining an HOA When reviewing details for a property make sure to find out if there’s a Homeowners Association (HOA) associated with the neighborhood. The goals of an HOA are to help a neighborhood maintain common areas, extra amenities and enforce covenants. Dues can range from less than $100 per year up