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Tips For Selling A Home With Pets

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Tips For Selling A Home With Pets

Selling a home with pets takes a few extra steps in order to make sure the home is ready for any buyer who walks in the door. The last thing you want is for a buyer to automatically exclude your house from their list due to some pet related issue. In order to remove any stigma in the buyers mind it is best to minimize as much as possible the fact that a home has a pet.

While your home is on the market it would be ideal if your pet or pets can stay with a relative and thus be out of sight out of mind for buyers who then have one less thing to distract them when they come through your home. For most home sellers though sending their pet away even for a little time may not be an option. Regardless if your pet stays in your home or stays with other family the below tips will guide you in getting your home ready for sale by taking care of any pet related issues

Repair Pet Damage

Furniture

When it comes to repairing pet damage this means more than just repairing scratched walls, chewed up molding, or frayed carpets. Check your sofas and other furniture (wood or upholstered furniture) to make sure there are no rips, tears or wood damage cause by your pets. If you can repair those items effectively then do so. Otherwise it may be best to put those pieces of furniture in storage or sell them before you start showing your home to buyers. Buyers will definitely notice pet damage on walls, carpets, molding and they will notice pet damage on furniture. The fact that buyers can see the pet damage on furniture but don’t see any on other parts of the home may lead the buyers to think there is more unseen damage around the house as well. Remove...

Great Social Media Platforms To Use For Real Estate

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Great Social Media Platforms To Use For Real Estate

Being a social media aficionado I find myself with many social media apps on my smartphone and using those many different social media platforms to share my knowledge. Social media is great in that it allows direct interaction and sharing of knowledge and information with anyone. As an active blogger I try use social media to help spread the word about the articles I have written so that someone out there may find some answers to a problem they are having or to a situation they have encountered. Not only do I share my own content on social media and I am also sharing the content of other experts through my social media accounts as can be seen by my articles 35 Top Bloggers and Social Media Power Players and by my Best of 2015 Real Estate Articles. There is a lot of great information out there on the internet and social media is a great way to share the best content.

Content curation social networks like List.ly, Scoop.it, and others help social media sharers organize the content they want to share in one easy location. The advantage with many of these networks is your ability to organize groups of articles into topics to make it easy to find. This allows you to have a real estate section, a YouTube video section, a podcast section or a combination of that and more. It is a great way to share the stuff you find to be valuable and informative in one location.  Take a look at...

Podcast #8: Real Estate and Family Law

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For this podcast Real Estate and Family Law I sat down with Michael McNeil, Attorney with Graydon Head Law Firm. During our conversation we discussed divorce and selling a home, prenuptial agreements, the effects of divorce on mortgage payments and more. This podcast is helpful for those wanting to sell their home and may be going through the process of divorce.  

I hope you enjoy the podcast and find it informative.  Please also consider sharing with those who may find it useful.

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Best Real Estate Blog Articles For 2015

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Best Real Estate Blog Articles of 2015

There are many blogs out there and with the amount of content produced daily it can be overwhelming to find good sources of information. With that in mind I put together a list of the best real estate blog articles for 2015.  These are articles that I find to be thoughtful, insightful or informative.   The bloggers who wrote these articles go out of their way to share the latest information with any reader who is wanting to be up to date in real estate.  These articles are presented in no particular order and cover a wide variety of real estate topics.

The List

Bill Gassett of MaxRealEstateExposure.com wrote about home ownership tax advantages in 2015 and it is a good time to get refreshed on this topic with tax season right around the corner. Knowing what tax benefits home ownership gets you is important so you are not leaving money on the table.

Need some garage sale suggestions? Well Deb Rhodes of DebRhodesChathamHomes.com has you covered. When getting your home ready for sale reducing clutter and getting rid of unwanted items should be a goal. This article by Deb gets you on the road to having a successful garage sale that will help your home look better when it comes time to put it on the...

November 2015 Northern Kentucky Real Estate Market Report

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Northern Kentucky Real Estate Market Report

Want to know what happened during the November 2015 Northern Kentucky Real Estate Market sales period? You have come to the right place. Read on to get the latest statistics and information in the November 2015 Northern Kentucky Real Estate Report.

Northern Kentucky - Boone, Campbell & Kenton Counties

In November there were 128 homes that closed during the month for Boone County, 71 for Campbell County and 142 homes that closed for Kenton County and .  Homes that went pending in November were 134 for Boone, 75 for Campbell County and 139 for Kenton.

  • The average listing price for homes in the Boone County area was $238,868.00 with an average selling price of $178,187.00.
    • Boone County homes during the November time frame were on the market (Days on Market) for an average of 100 days.
    • There are currently 570 homes available for sale in Boone County.
  • The average listing price for homes in the Campbell County area was $222,005.00 with an average selling price of $178,521.00.
    • Campbell County homes during the November time frame were on the market (Days on Market) for an average of 136 days.
    • There are currently 388 homes available for sale in Campbell County.
  • The average listing price for homes in the Kenton County area was $207,487.00 with an average selling price of $147,745.00.
    • Kenton County homes during the November time frame were on the market (Days on Market) for an average of 140 days.
    • There are currently 760 homes available for sale in Kenton...

November 2015 Greater Cincinnati Real Estate Market Report

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Greater Cincinnati Real Estate Market Report

Want to know what happened during the November 2015 Cincinnati Real Estate Market and Northern Kentucky Real Estate Market sales period? You have come to the right place. Read on to get the latest statistics and information in the November 2015 Greater Cincinnati Real Estate Report.

Cincinnati, Ohio - Hamilton and Clermont Counties

In November there were 902 homes that closed during the month for Hamilton County and 221 homes that closed for Clermont County.  Homes that went pending in November were 362 for Hamilton and 114 for Clermont County. Pending status means they had an offer accepted and were awaiting closing pending inspections, appraisals, financing etc.

  • The average listing price for homes in the Hamilton County area was $245,799.00 with an average selling price of $173,234.00.
    • Hamilton County homes during the November time frame were on the market (Days on Market) for an average of 98 days.
    • There are currently 3,175 homes available for sale in Hamilton County.
  • The average listing price for homes in the Clermont County area was $218,121.00 with an average selling price of $157,670.00.
    • Clermont County homes during the November time frame were on the market (Days on Market) for an average of 90 days.
    • There are currently 775 homes available for sale in Clermont County.

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Smart Home Features That Can Improve The Value Of Your Home (Infographic)

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Smart Home Features That Can Improve The Value Of Your Home

With the Internet of Things expanding as fast as the Internet itself we are seeing the rise of many different Internet connected home devices. The definition of a device being “smart” is its ability to connect to other devices like your phone, laptop or other electronics in the home. Smart home devices can save you both time and money by adjusting temperatures when no one is home, turning off lights, making sure the garage is closed and more. There are many smart home products out there. Whereas some really don’t save you much time or money others do both and can add value to your home when it comes time to sell.

Smart Smoke Detectors

Smart smoke detectors can be connected to your smart phone, home computer and other home networking control devices and do more than just check for smoke.

Some smart smoke detectors can determine the difference between slow burning versus fast burning fires as a result of improved sensors in the units.  By being able to respond to slow burning fires better the smoke detectors are able to warn you ahead of time before things get very bad. Smart smoke detectors also have settings for silencing the alarm from your smart phone temporarily when it is only a burnt dinner causing the smoke as opposed to a real fire. The idea behind the temporary turn off is to prevent people from completely disconnecting smoke detectors due to their turning on every time Picture of lit match for smart smoke detector section...

Podcast #7 Topic: Home Staging And Selling Your Home

Podcast #7 Home Staging And Selling Your Home

For this podcast Home Staging And Selling Your Home I sat down with Jo Potvin, Owner of Design To Market Home Staging. During our conversation we discussed home staging, quick staging tips, the benefits of home staging and more. This podcast is helpful for those about to sell a home who are wanting to learn about how to best position their home to sell.  

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