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You may have heard staging your home will help sell it faster, but did you know it could also raise the sales price or possibly force a multiple offer situation? It’s hard to think of a house as a product, but in order to sell quicker, thinking of it as a product rather than a home will help you accomplish your goal of selling.

The Greenville housing market is hot, and while inventory is low (great for Sellers) it doesn’t mean de-cluttering and general house maintenance should fall by the waist side. To sell quickly and for top dollar follow these few simple rules:

  1. CARPETS. Most carpets need to be cleaned. Having them professionally cleaned is a worthwhile investment. Not only will it remove stains, but it can eliminate any odors that may be
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4 things your homeowners insurance won't cover

Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners insurance is designed to cover damage caused by disasters, such as wind, hail, fire, lighting, and cold weather that freezes plumbing or other major household systems. It also protects you from theft and vandalism, civil commotions or riots, and falling objects, as well as from liability for others who are injured on your property.

Here are 4 big things that a standard homeowners insurance policy won't cover:

Floods
A Bankrate survey found that 81% of homeowners did not know their home was not protected from a flood by a regular homeowner insurance policy. 

Sewer backups
If your sewer backs up, it can do some serious damage to your floors and furniture, and even walls and electrical systems. Only

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Why a first-time home buyer should never go at it alone

It's tempting for a first-time buyer to start shopping for a home without the help of a real estate professional, especially with the abundance of online information.    But why would a first-time home buyer go at it alone, when the seller usually pays the commission to the buyer's agent from sale proceeds? While commissions are always negotiable, a buyer doesn't pay anything extra.   Another compelling reason why first-time home buyers need the help of a professional is the complexity of a real estate transaction. It's complicated. Real estate agents do this for a living, while buyers have other jobs.    Agents are experienced and trained to negotiate a sales contract, can…
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Housing Market Update

Greenville and the surrounding Upstate cities have continually been on the rise. As we head into the winter months, we are looking forward to helping more individuals buy and sell homes! There are many advantages to selling in the "off season". By choosing to list your home during fall and winter, you face less competition with other sellers, giving your home the potential to be seen by more buyers! When you list your home during the "off season", you can expect to come in contact with more serious buyers. With fewer transactions taking place, attorneys, lenders, and inspectors, might have the ability to turn transactions around faster - meaning shorter closing times for all parties! Mortgage rates are low at the moment,

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What Makes a House a Home?

 

It’s the memories, love, accomplishments, and growth, that happen every day throughout the years. Imagine the sense of pride and accomplishment as you are handed the keys to your first home. Envision the numerous giggles at the family dinner table surrounded by those you love the most. Hear the jokes and taunts of friends in the backyard gathered for barbecues. Home is where memories are made, holidays are celebrated, and families grow.

The home buying and selling process, however, can seem daunting. Where do you begin? What happens if the house you love goes under contract? What do you do with all the paperwork? How do people even find homes for sale? If you’re asking these questions and many others, we would love to

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Events Calendar

Do you know all the free events you can attend in Greenville? No matter the season, there is something fun for you and your family! Check out the calendar below to begin planning your weekend activities.

Greenville Special Events Calendar

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Not many like, or want homework. The American Society of Home Inspectors recommends that as children receive their homework, homeowners should do their own homework on their homes. Simply remember these “Three R’s” to maintain your home to it’s best condition.

REPLACE

Look around for things that need to be replaced. Examine loose caulking on frames and seals and worn down weather stripping. Check the electrical outlets and cords. If there is a questionable cord, don’t risk it, toss it and replace with new. Keep your home fresh and safe by replacing air filters and batteries in smoke detectors.

REPAIR

After a busy summer, take the time to repair things that may be broken. Head up to the roof to repair any damaged shingles to avoid leaks and

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Design Tips

 

Decorating by adding your own unique personal touches is a great way to make you house feel more "homey". Get some new design ideas by reading our list of 12 tips below. Or if you have a style trick that you've found you really enjoy, feel free to share it with us!

Tip No. 1

“Create an intimate spot within a larger room. Try tucking a small card table in an empty corner along with an elegant chair. Don’t forget to think about how you want to utilize the space. It can be easy to overlook the fact that we are not always hosting parties. You can use the space for reading, resting or even a cozy cup of tea.”

Tip No. 2

“Choosing a color scheme for a small room is a perfect opportunity to be fearless. Where large rooms require

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Take advantage of the longer days of sunshine and add value to your home with these FIVE simple tips.

1. Add landscaping or gardening space.

Perennial plants are popular and beautiful, but consider plants that do not need a lot of maintenance, such as native plants and drought-tolerant plants for their low-maintenance and lower cost. Add shade trees or tall shrubs by windows for an added bonus of blocking the sun’s rays and lowering your energy bills.

 

2. Add pergola.

Pergolas are archways that cover a patio or deck and have a wooden slatted roof. Adding shade and additional opportunities for greenery and lighting is a great idea for a backyard space. 

 

3. Build a deck or patio.

Consider a paved or stone patio next to a

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