Part 5 | Step by Step Guide to Selling Your Home by REAL ATLANTA Infographic

Part 5 | Step-By-Step Guide to Selling Your Home

Congratulations! You’ve gotten through steps 1-4. You’ve made repairs and decluttered your home. You’ve employed the help of a home stager and you’ve chosen a Realtor©. With the help of your Realtor©, your home has been marketed for the best exposure and Buyers have viewed your home. Now you have an offer or maybe even multiple offers. What do you do now? You NEGOTIATE!

So you need to catch up? No problem! You can find the previous installations in this seven part series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

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Moving – How to Help your Kids Cope

Moving is a challenging and difficult experience for any family, especially those with young children.

Did you know?

  • One out of every five families move each year
  • Most of those moves are either within the same city or to a neighboring state.
  • 8 million children aged 1-14 are relocated with their families annually.
  • When parents decide to move, the children tend to be anxious, even upset.

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Seller’s Guide To Home Inspection

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Home under a microscope. Source: Pinterest. Click lmage to go to original on

How a Home Inspection Works

Once your home goes under contract, you’ve entered a process distinguished by a series of dates and deadlines. One element of the purchase process that tends to create a level of anxiety in Sellers is the home inspection  At this point, your home has been on the market and you’ve had to deal with potential Buyers and real estate agents viewing, evaluating, and picking apart your home.  Once the contract is signed, you will likely be facing the most intense scrutiny of all, the Home Inspection. Continue reading

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Want to sell fast? Staging is key!

More great tips on Staging your home to sell.

Armario Venema Homes. Award Winning Real Estate Team Serving Pleasanton, the Tri-Valley, and Beyond

The secret to selling a home fast? Home staging

Real estate agents share best tips


Simply listing a home is not always enough to get prospective buyers to fall in love with it. Instead, real estate agents and sellers are turning to home staging in order to help a house feel like a home.

A feature in Entrepreneur magazine describes home staging as an interior designer “editing” and rearranging a seller’s furnishings, or bringing in better items, to help prospective buyers imagine the best possible version of the property.

“If a seller puts up pictures of a vacant home, or it looks cluttered or terrible, and you put that next to a staged home, at the end of the day the staged home will get more attention, more buyer leads and more money,” Linda Saavedra, with Showhomes franchise in Tampa…

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