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Costly Home Update Mistakes That Sellers Make

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Smart Diva Dwellers buy homes that need a little work and make updates to them over time. One of the many questions we receive is what type of work should we do to update our home that will add value. And what type of costly updates will be regret down the road.
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How to Sell a Home in Seattle: A Comprehensive Guide

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The following guide will help you successfully sell a home in Seattle regardless of what the market throws your way.
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Home Seller Education: Marketing Your Home in Seattle

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In our approach to home selling—which we call "The Diva Difference"—step 3 is Market The Heck Out of Your Home. After all, it doesn't matter how great your home is if no one can find it, and the Seattle real estate market can be fiercely competitive. Here we'll show you exactly how we market your home.
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Keeping Your Home Market-Ready Throughout The Listing Period

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Congrats! You are officially on the market. Now to prep for those eager buyers... even while you live in the home.
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Selling Your Home Requires an Effective Online Marketing Strategy

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Having an online marketing strategy is critical to selling your home because you are able to reach more home buyers than a standard listing post. Do not just post the home on the MLS and hope for the best, or, god forbid, sell the home yourself. Reaching more people with the marketing directly equates to more in-person show...
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Questions to Ask a Listing Agent Before You Hire Them to Sell Your Home

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Here is a list of questions to ask a listing agent while you are interviewing them to sell your home. The answers to the questions for a listing agent will help you make a smart choice to sell your home! Remember it is all about choosing someone who is a good fit for you and your family.
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What Type of Renovations Will Help Sell My Home in Seattle?

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Knowing the best types of upgrades and renovations to make on your home before you list will guarantee to reap you top dollar in any market. Team Diva has years of experience helping sellers on prepping their home for sale—keep reading to find out our tips and tricks that will make your home Diva Market Ready without brea...
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Moving Up: How to Buy Another House While Owning a Home in Seattle

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Moving up to your next home can be a tricky process. Personally, it took Kim and Chavi over a year to buy their second home...and it's taking even longer to make it to home number 3. Through our own experience, we have learned to help focus our client on getting to their next Diva Dwelling and keep the process as stress-fre...
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First Time Home Seller Guide: Winning In Any Market

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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 Guide: Fix What’s Broken

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If you fix what's broken in your home before you list, it can help prevent issues on offer review day and later at closing. However, 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. In this guide, we share...
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