Seller Information & Tips

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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.

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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 This could mean repairing a few tiles, replacing outdated bathroom fixtures, or giving the walls a fresh coat of paint.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. 

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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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Everything to Know About Downsizing for a Military MoveMembers of the military often find themselves moving from one place to another. If you're a service member or are married to a service member, you may have to move many times before retirement. Downsizing before a relocation can make moving easier, less expensive, and can take the stress out of moving. The following tips can make downsizing easier.

Set Goals

Downsizing is a chore, but it's easier to manage if it's done in phases. People who are serious about downsizing can start by setting a goal for downsizing each room of the house. When downsizing each room, follow this pattern:

  • Make a "donate," "sell" and "throw away" pile
  • Eliminate anything that has not been used in more than one year
  • Get rid of anything still in moving boxes
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Are You Renting Your Home After Your Military Move? TipsRenting your home after a military move can be a big decision. The following tips can help you through the process of renting your home after a military move. Knowing the laws of the state, working with a professional management company and working with a good real estate professional can make renting a home to someone easier. Here's what you need to know.

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Ask Yourself: Are You Prepared to Be a Landlord?

Being a landlord isn't easy, but it can be especially difficult for anyone living far away from the house they're renting. For a military service member who is trying to decide if they're ready to rent a

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How to Sell Your Home When You Have a PetPets can be a great joy, but they can also make selling a Northeast Colorado Springs home more difficult. Pets underfoot can deter buyers and may even lead to a lower sale price. If you're a homeowner with a pet, and you're trying to sell your home soon, these tips can help make the selling experience a better one overall.

Keep Pets Out During Showings

Pets can be frightening for buyers who are not comfortable around animals. They can also be problematic for home buyers who have pet allergies. Some home buyers may be reluctant to come inside a home with animals inside, so when homeowners leave their pets at home during showings, this can make their home harder to sell.

Homeowners who want to make their home as inviting and welcoming as

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3 Red Flags All Sellers Need to KnowBuyers are constantly on the lookout for red flags to make sure they aren’t buying a home that could turn into a bad investment. However, advice for homeowners is sparse when it comes to pointing out red flags when considering buyers. Not all buyers are the same, and some may slow down the process or try to back out of a deal at a moment’s notice. This is why homeowners need to be familiar with the warning signs. Here are some of the red flags all sellers should know when considering an offer on their East Colorado Springs home.

The Offer Has a Lot of Contingencies

When a buyer makes an offer, it will likely contain three contingencies: the financing contingency, the appraisal contingency, and the inspection contingency. However, contingencies

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