Seller Information & Tips

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If you’re planning on selling your home in Colorado Springs, a few renovations will go a long way to making your home more attractive to potential buyers. But what renovations will add the most value to your home? These upgrades will give you the most bang for your buck and add instant value to your home.


Kitchen Updates

The kitchen is the heart of the home, so you want to make sure that the space is inviting and fully functional. You don’t have to do a complete remodel, but a few upgrades will make the space more attractive to home buyers. Updates could include replacing your old appliances with newer energy-efficient models, redoing the cabinets and countertops, and adding a modern backsplash. You might also want to consider adding new

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Considering Selling For a Military Related Move? Here's How Property Liens Can Affect PlansThere are no two military moves that are exactly alike, and some work out smoother than others. Orders and instructions may be delayed, students in the household may be disrupted during the school year, and some moves may occur to another time zone or even continent.

Case in point, several things can go wrong even when following a military-focused moving checklist, and this isn't even taking into account concerns or additional effort involved in selling a currently owned home for military members and veterans. Liens can sometimes remain undiscovered until days before the sale is finalized. Keep reading to learn what property liens are, the various types of liens, and what military personnel need to know about them before selling.

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Biggest Mistakes Veteran and Military Home Sellers Biggest Mistakes Veteran and Military Home Sellers MakeWhile selling a home can be the start of a new chapter in life, fast-paced military owners' moving timelines can push people to make hasty decisions during the selling process. Whether moving into a retirement community, upgrading to a new home, or buying a home while on active duty, several challenges during a home transaction can postpone those plans.

Delays and postponements can easily lead to making rushed decisions and mistakes. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common pitfalls veterans and current military members experience during their home-selling processes.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Selling a Home Without

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3 Reasons to Hire a Military-Friendly Real Estate AgentHomebuying is exciting but can get complicated, especially for military service members who have unique needs and circumstances when purchasing a property. The buying process for military members is quite different than it is for the average homebuyer. Working with a knowledgeable military real estate agent can differentiate between a rocky experience and a seamless one. Are you an active-duty military member or a veteran seeking to buy real estate? Keep reading to find three reasons to work with a military real estate agent.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Military Real Estate Agents Understand Active Duty Timelines

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Seller Disclosures: What Are They and How Do You Fill One Out?It's easy to see why selling a house can feel stressful. It's a process full of things that a homeowner may have never encountered before—and often things that are quite serious. One of these elements is the "Seller Disclosure." A Seller Disclosure is an important document that the seller will fill out before closing. And the consequences of filling it out incorrectly could be significant.

Here's an introduction to understanding Seller Disclosures.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with an attorney, tax, or financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Is a Seller Disclosure?

A Seller Disclosure is a questionnaire that the seller fills out regarding the status of the property. The seller will be

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4 Considerations for Flipping a Home While in the MilitaryTelevision is full of stories about people buying homes, fixing them up, and selling them at a profit. As a member of the military or as a military spouse, individuals may wonder if this is a good way to supplement their income. While house flipping can be profitable, the following information should be kept in mind before starting the process.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Choose a Place with Minor Repairs and in a Good Location

It can be tempting to look at a fixer-upper at a bargain price. However, unless the house flipper has the skills and funds to profitably correct problems, a house with major issues can quickly turn into a

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How to Improve Your Sale Price Through Home ShowingsThere's a reason for all home sellers to go the extra mile for their home showing. This doesn't necessarily mean renting out expensive furniture or installing several water fountains, however. The following information provides three ways to scale a showing for any property.

Start with Cosmetics

Cosmetic touches can go a long way. Sellers can:

  • Spruce up the flowerbeds
  • Clean the windows
  • Paint the fence
  • Tend to the yard
  • Sweep the door stoop

Try Mini Updates

After the most obvious things have been fixed, homeowners can move on to completing small DIY projects to all the major corners of the home. This could mean repairing a few tiles, replacing outdated bathroom fixtures, or giving the walls a fresh coat of paint.

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How to Sell a Second Home in the MilitaryWorking in the military often means moving around frequently, and households may find themselves living in one city this year and another the next. Military homeowners frequently juggle multiple mortgages, rental properties, and long-distance home sales, which can add tremendous stress to the relocation process. In addition, the VA loan many military homeowners use to qualify for the purchase of a home was designed for use with primary residences, which may make veterans and active military service members decide to sell their home whenever they relocate to a new post.

The following information details the terms for military homeowners and explains what service members can do to benefit from relocation and mortgage programs available to them when

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What to Do Before Listing Your Home as a Short SaleCompared to a foreclosure, a short sale is one that requires much more time and effort on the part of a seller. Understanding a short sale can make it easier to dive into the different stages. Here is what homeowners should know about the short sale process. 

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Start with the Why

There are a few key reasons to choose a short sale over a foreclosure:

  • Control: A short sale gives the homeowner more bargaining power, which can be invaluable during a tough time.
  • Credit: A short sale will affect credit scores less than a foreclosure will.
  • Closure: Short sales give homeowners a way to settle their debt
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Everything to Know About Marketing Your Home for SaleIf you're a homeowner who is trying to sell your property, hiring a real estate professional is one of the best things you can do. Real estate professionals are master marketers; it's what they're trained to do! By providing you with good advice, suggesting the right price for your home, and by taking steps to market your property to local and regional buyers, your real estate agent can help sell your home quickly. If you're a home seller trying to decide whether to hire a real estate agent to help you market your home, here's what you need to know.

Provide Staging Advice

Home staging and curb appeal can help attract home buyers. Staging is the act of sprucing up the home on the inside and in the back yard, while curb appeal is what makes your

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