Marvin Strong's Blog Posts

Still, staging is something that most sellers might want to tackle

Staging a home isn’t an exact science — it’s more of an art, one that covers several rooms and flows throughout a home. If you’re thinking that it doesn’t sound easy,

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Buyers market or seller's market? And what’s the difference?

Buying a new home can be an exciting time. It can also be frustrating and exhausting. To help prepare you for home hunting success, here are five important things to know about the market before you

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Small tables or shelves

There are enough television shows and magazine spreads about home decorating that many of us probably assume we have the basics down pat — declutter to the nth degree and clean, clean, clean,

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Why give back?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to real estate agents publicly supporting charities. One school holds that this is a solid business strategy — it can help differentiate agents

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Can you buy a house before you turn 21?

Can you buy a house before you turn 21?There's a general worldview that the younger generations will never be able to achieve homeownership because housing values have outpaced wage growth for

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Is testing the market a good idea?

Is testing the market a good idea?Selling a house isn’t exactly like selling any other piece of property; there’s no reference book on how much a home should cost because home value

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20 Qualities That Make A Good Real Estate Agent

Lots of people are attracted to a career in real estate -- but is it the right future path for you? The thing about selling real estate is that not anybody can do it, but everybody thinks they can.

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How To Buy a Foreclosure Now

                                               Many buyers are understandably

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How about your love life?

When you were growing up, there were probably certain milestones that you imagined you would reach in your adult life that would be momentous and important. Falling in love and getting married are

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15 Signs It’s Time To Hire A Real Estate Assistant

You may know that more productive, successful real estate agents have assistants to help them manage the minutiae of the business — but how do you know if you’re there, yet? The question

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How To Buy a Foreclosure

Many buyers are understandably nervous about buying a foreclosed home, also known as a distressed sale. There are horror stories galore about people purchasing a foreclosure and regretting it, but

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Everything You Need To Know About Selling A House With Tenants

It's stressful being a landlord at the best of times, but when the time comes for you to sell your investment property and move on, the stress can feel palpable. You've probably spent time getting

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Client Red Flags: How You Know The Seller Will Be A Nightmare

When your job is heavily tilted toward customer service, you know that you have to deal with all kinds of people -- and you aren't going to like all of them. That's just part of life! But there's a

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Escrow Accounts For Homeowners Insurance And Property Taxes

The first time you heard the term, "escrow" you may have been thrown for a loop. While the word may have had you confused the first time, here are some essential things to know about escrow--what it

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How To Move On A Budget

As anybody who has ever bought a house before knows, real estate is quite expensive! Many buyers, although elated that they're about to be homeowners (either for the first time or in new digs), also

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11 HOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT CAN BOOST YOUR PROPERTY’S VALUE

Upgrade or improving your home can be one of the most rewarding activities you could undertake — and that includes monetarily, because depending on the improvement, you can boost your home

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WHAT YOUR BROKERAGE CAN DO FOR YOU: BUYERS

Every real estate brokerage is pretty much the same — right? Even though this seems like common knowledge among buyers, the truth is that the real estate brokerage where your agent hangs their

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18 Things Buyers Should Check During The Walk-Through

The final walk-through is an exciting time for buyers: The house is almost yours! It can be tempting to spend the time set aside for the walk-through mentally planning where you'll place your

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