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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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Tuesday, August 31, 2021   /   by Jordan LaFond

How to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal in 5 Easy Steps

How to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal in 5 Easy Steps 
Have you ever driven by a house and thought, “Wow, that’s a really nice looking home?” There’s a phrase for that: Curb Appeal! Curb Appeal is a fancy way of saying how well one's home and surroundings look when viewed from the road. In this article, you will learn why curb appeal is so important and how you can increase your home's curb appeal without breaking the bank!

Why is it Important? 
Curb appeal is the first impression that someone will have when looking at your home. You always want to leave a good first impression, and it is no different when it comes to your home! If your home isn’t appealing from the outside, buyers may assume that the inside will look similar.

Additionally, pride of ownership is one of the “not so obvious” things buyers are looking for when it comes to buying a home. Buyers want to know that a home has been well maintained by its current owne5 ...

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Thursday, August 19, 2021   /   by Brian Armstrong

How to Make Your Home “Smart”

When you think about the term “smart house” you may reminisce on the late 1990’s Disney classic! While were not talking about a house with a mind of its own, we are talking about updating your home with the latest and greatest home equipment. As tech evolves, you may find yourself wondering how you can make your home life easier. These time and money-saving gadgets are here to stay so check out your next smart home upgrade!
Smart Speakers
Smart speakers have taken homes by storm! These units are sleek but pack a powerful punch to deliver you quality music without the need for a full-blown entertainment system. Just connect your favorite streaming service or play directly from your phone and dive into your favorite songs! These devices not only play music but can help you surf the web, answer questions, and even tell you the weather! Smart speakers can also be paired together to improve sound and be easily accessed anywhere in your home.
Smart TV
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Wednesday, August 18, 2021   /   by Brian Armstrong

What Is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is one of the many components in the home buying process. The goal of a home inspection is to address any major health or safety issues with a property and most commonly occurs when a home is on the market. Transparency of information is crucial for a smooth transaction and inspections help put buyers at ease when it comes to making a substantial purchase. Keep in mind that home inspections are only a surface-level overview however they do provide valuable information to the home’s general health.
How a Standard Home Inspection Works
Standard home inspections are commonly arranged for and paid for by a potential homebuyer that is interested in purchasing a property. Typically, a home inspection will be completed within two weeks after a sales contract or purchase agreement between a buyer and a seller has been signed. In the agreement, many will include an inspection contingency, which allows the buyer to schedule an inspection, read the findings, and determin; ...

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021   /   by Brian Armstrong

Top 5 Brunch Spots in Greater Burlington

Top 5 Brunch Spots in Greater Burlington
New to the area? Need a brunch place to try? Our Realtors are often on the road and they love a good meal! These are our top five picks for awesome brunch spots in Northwest Vermont! Bon appetite!
 Yelp Elizabeth M.

Penny Cluse Cafe - 169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT
Located right in the heart of downtown Burlington, Penny Cluse is a unique restaurant pairing local art culture and mouth-watering food! *Currently only open for takeout*
HOURS:   Thu-Mon 9am-3pm
 Yelp Jake T.

Firebird Cafe – 1 Main St. Essex, VT
Recently relocated to a new and improved spot in Essex, Firebird Cafe serves up their delicious breakfast foods all day! Focused on quality, they only use fresh ingredients for their menu!
HOURS:    Sun-Wed  8am-3pm    Thu-Sat 8am-8pm


3 Squares Cafe - 141 Main St, Vergennes
If you want to spice up your brunch cuisine, 3 Squares Café is a go-to! Located in&n ...

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  real estate, strong will real estate, vermont, northwest vermont, brunch, food