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Thursday, May 26, 2022   /   by Brian Armstrong

Interest Rates and Inflation Are Affecting Homebuyers and Sellers

If you have been watching the news over the past several weeks, you have likely seen analysts discussing inflation and interest rates. Both mechanisms have a strong pull on the U.S. economy, and if you are looking to buy or sell real estate, understanding what the numbers are indicating is key. Read on as we dive into what is happening with our current economy and what impacts Vermonters (or future Vermonters) will face! Please keep in mind we are not financial advisors, and you should always speak to a finance professional before making any decisions to understand the appropriate solution(s) specific to you.

The Inflating Economy

Over the last year, we have seen a tremendous rise in inflation. Inflation, in simple terms, is a year-over-year calculation of everyday goods like food, gas, electricity, etc. In the past 12 months, we have seen a huge jump coming to a whopping 8.3% increase. With the cost of living rising across the U.S., homebuyers feel the effects in their pockets. ; ...

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Thursday, March 31, 2022   /   by Brian Armstrong

Can Hiring a Real Estate Agent Help You Maximize Your Home’s Value?

Life is full of changes, and where you live today may not be the right fit for you in the near future. If you are preparing to put your home on the market, but are unsure if you should hire an agent, that’s ok! We meet and chat with Vermonters every day, and you are not the only one who is contemplating this. In short, can you sell a home on your own without an agent? Yes, however, you may miss out on maximizing the value of your home sale. Below we outline how leveraging the skills and knowledge of an experienced real estate agent can help you find more success when selling your home. 
Is My Pricing Right?

One of the most crucial mistakes we see homeowners make when trying to sell their own homes is pricing their property correctly. Setting an accurate price from the get-go is essential to a quick and profitable sale. Many homeowners will overprice their property, which tends to lower the number of potential buyers and lengthen the time the property sits on the ; ...

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Thursday, March 3, 2022   /   by Brian Armstrong

Top 5 Mistakes Home Sellers Make

Ready to sell your home this spring? As the temperatures warm up in the Green Mountain State, you are not alone. Spring is one of the most common times of year for a homeowner to put their home up for sale, so it is essential to make sure your property is competitive against others coming to market. Throughout the process, there will be a variety of decisions for you to make, which will ultimately determine if you have a successful and profitable sale. Below we outline the top 5 mistakes you should avoid when selling your home!

Selling The Home "For Sale By Owner"

Many homeowners believe that they can save money selling their homes without a real estate agent. Sellers that hire an agent commonly pay about 6% of the sale to the agent for helping them close their deal from start to finish. While this may sound like a large chunk of the sale, the added value of having a knowledgeable agent can help sellers achieve higher offers and fewer days on the market by bringing in qualified b; ...

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021   /   by Jordan LaFond

How to Sell Your Home "As-Is"

The real estate market has changed dramatically over the last year. One change is that homes are now often sold “as is.” Simply put, this means that the buyer will not request the seller to make any repairs or offer seller concessions for items that may be missing, broken, or outdated. Today, sellers are less willing to make repairs or modifications to get their homes sold, and the reason behind this is simple: they do not need to. Due to the overwhelming buyer demand and lack of available inventory, it is common for a seller to receive multiple offers on their property. Chances are high that at least one buyer will submit a bid that does not request the seller make any modifications to their home. An attractive offer without repairs will stand out to the seller, and it improves the likelihood that it will be accepted.


An important note here is that selling your home “as is” does not mean you can withhold material facts. When you sell a home you mus; ...

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021   /   by Brian Armstrong

How to Stage Your Home for a Quick Sale

If you are thinking about selling your home, you may have heard of the term “staging” to help you sell your home quicker. Staging refers to preparing the home with the primary goal of appealing to as many potential buyers as possible. Staging focuses on highlighting your home’s best features to help you attract potential buyers and maximize the price your property sells for. The goal when you sell your home is to help potential buyers envision their future living in your home, and this guide can help you do so!
Why You Should Stage Your Home
If you look across the market properties for sale, you will notice some homes that really stand out and some that don’t pop out as much. Many homeowners do not stage their home prior to putting it on the market, which means two things. 1) Those homes are likely not going to fetch a large pool of buyers or the highest value they could get for their home. 2) Your staged home will really stand out next to comparable homes in ! ...

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