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What to repair before you list your home?

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are our top five recommended repairs to make before selling your home. Repaint walls. Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce it up, and generally, it can be a do-it-yourself project. Make sure cover any walls with scratches and chips and consider updating any accent walls with a more neutral coat. Repair … [Read More...]

Entertainment in the Prescott Arizona area

Entertainment in the Prescott Arizona area Prescott, Arizona appears in the "top" lists for many reasons-greatest place to retire, exceptional outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking and even friendliest town. But something not so publicized is all the great entertainment and entertainment venues around Prescott, Arizona. Entertainment venues in Prescott, Arizona Prescott Elks Theater- "The Prescott Elks Theater and Performing Arts Center is a classically designed turn of the 20th century opera house seating over 500. Completed in 1905 and listed on the National Register of Historical Places as Elks … [Read More...]

Luxury Home Certification (CLHMS)

CLHMS designation is awarded to Institute Members with documented sales performance in the top 10% of their market. Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Home Marketing SpecialistTM (CLHMS) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agents who have earned it have the knowledge, experience, competence, and confidence they require. Earlier this month we completed our Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation.  We enjoyed a great two day class at the Scottsdale Association of Realtors. Julie and Dennis Jennings has been awarded the … [Read More...]

5 Harmful Homeowner Habits

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’re not even approaching the low end of that range, they won’t even consider the offer. Incremental negotiations: … [Read More...]