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What's Included In A Listing Agreement?

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You're ready to sell your house. You've made the necessary repairs before selling your home, perfected your staging techniques, and are ready to start showing your house off to anyone interested in buying a house in Colorado Springs. What's next?

Next you have to choose which Colorado Springs real estate agent you want to represent you and sign a listing agreement with him or her. There are several different types of listing agreements you can choose from, each with its own unique specifications. Once you choose which type of agreement you want to use, you have to familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions in order to make sure that you fully understand what you are signing. Exclusive Right-To-Sell listings are the most common, so for the purposes of this article, we are going to look specifically these types of agreements and the types of specifications included in these contracts.


What Is Included In A Listing Contract?Here is a broad overview of the types of detai…

How To Make Your Home Irresistible To Buyers

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What is every seller's goal? To attract tons of interested buyers so they can sell their home as quickly as possible. In a seller's dream situation, there would be two separate parties who both have their hearts set on the home. Ideally, these interested buyers will start a bidding war and significantly drive up the home's selling price.

How do you make this dream a reality? If you're selling your house in Colorado Springs, the secret to success is making your home absolutely irresistible to buyers. Here's how you can make that happen.


Remove The Wallpaper
By modern home decorating standards, wallpaper is out. Before putting your house on the market, remove any wallpaper in the home and apply a fresh coat of paint over the walls. Do not try to cut corners by simply painting over the wallpaper - buyers will notice the difference and will likely lose interest in the property.

Eliminate The Clutter
Life can be messy, and our homes often reflect that. Unfortunately, clutter…

Buyers' vs Sellers' Market: What's The Difference?

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"Buyers' market" and "sellers' market"... If you've ever come within ten miles of the real estate market, you've probably heard some of these (and other) real estate buzzwords used frequently. What do they really mean, though, and what impact can they have on you as your try to buy or sell your home in Colorado Springs? The MacGuire Team is here to help you understand the differences and how to use them to your advantage.


Buyers' MarketIn a buyers' market, the number of homes for sale in Colorado Springs greatly outweigh the number of prospective home buyers. With so many homes available, buyers are able to be more selective about the homes they pursue. Since the homes available are in greater competition with one another to be sold, the sellers may be forced to drop the price or add other incentives if they want to sell their homes quickly. This situation is called a "buyers' market" because buyers get to enjoy the upper hand i…

Upgrades To Make BEFORE Selling Your Home

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Selling your home is incredibly rewarding, but it's important to take the necessary steps first! Making some upgrades and any necessary repairs before listing your home in Colorado Springs can help you sell your home more quickly and for a greater price. Before you sell, here are a few key upgrades that can make a huge difference!


Bathrooms
Did you know that remodeled bathrooms yield the greatest return on investment out of any home remodel project? While you certainly can remodel the entire bathroom, you don't have to go to such great lengths to still reap some of the benefits. Replacing the tile or upgrading the faucets and/or shower heads can go a long way.

Kitchens
Entire kitchen remodels generally do not yield as high of a return on investment as you might think, but there are still certain upgrades you can do that will help you to sell your home more quickly. Appliances are a big one - if you have an outdated dishwasher, microwave, oven, or refrigerator, exchanging these for…