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First Time Home Seller G...

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Being a First Time Home Seller can be nerve wracking. Even in a hot market, a first time home seller will learn that no house just sells itself friction-free. Sellers who try the For Sale by Owner route rarely make the right choices for themselves when it comes to negotiations and contracts. As a result, they don't get top ...
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First Time Home Seller G...

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Fixing what's broken NOW will ensure that your home sells with minimal issues on offer review day and later at closing. Looking objectively at one's home can be overwhelming for a first time home seller. It is much less so when one has an actionable list of things to fix before the sale.
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Make Your Home “Pr...

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As a first-time home seller, there are so many nuances to the process. How do you prep the house for sale? Fix whats broken and then dive into making it pretty. Prepping your home for the market is one of the toughest things you will do throughout the home selling process, and making the home pretty is a cornerstone of succ...
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First Time Home Seller &...

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Appraisals can turn a real estate transaction upside down. They are arguably the biggest risk for sellers, especially in a fast moving market. Sellers should understand the risks of the appraisal when their home falls under contract.
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Staging Your Home Will H...

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Do you want your home to sell for an extra $24,000? One of the smartest investments sellers can make is staging their home to perfection. Yes, there is an upfront cost to staging, but the data shows that staged homes sell for a higher list to sale price.
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Just Listed Just Sold | ...

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Time to add another one to the record books. We Divas "Just Listed and Just Sold" this Grand Phinney Ridge Craftsman for 28% over and we reached another new record for the neighborhood.
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First Time Home Seller &...

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The top question we get when we talk to a first time home seller is "What does it cost to sell a home?" Most folks are thinking just about the real estate broker's fees and forget to include taxes, prep work, and all of the other things that come up to make sure your home gets top dollar.
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Fighting for the Dreamer...

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Every week, the Republican administration seems to find new ways to be more repulsive, racist, bigoted, and destructive. Many of our clients, community members, and friends grew up in this country but were not born here. They need Team Diva and we need you to help support them during this time.
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Divaland Gives Back: Uni...

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People are calling Hurricane Harvey a 500-year storm. Katrina and Sandy were called 100-year storms. Because of climate change, we may need to re-evaluate the frequency we can expect disasters like this, and how we respond. And Houston needs a compassionate and generous response NOW.
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Team Diva Honored at Inm...

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Last week was a flurry of social events and lectures at Inman Connect in San Francisco. Team Diva founders Kim and Chavi were there with other real estate industry leaders to talk shop andโ€”surprise!โ€”get recognized for their innovative approach.
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