Articles Showing articles written by: Jennifer Underwood, Realtor, ABR, CRS, SRES

Capturing a home’s story

Will Rogers’ quote that you never get a second chance to make a good first impression applies to real estate as much as it does when forging personal relationships. Nearly everyone looking for a home nowadays starts by perusing online listings. Studies show if they don’t like the first one or two photos, they don’t go any further...

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Selling your home now

While most people start thinking about downsizing in the fall and winter, planning to put their house on the market in the springtime, this year homeowners might be better off putting it on the market in the fourth quarter. First of all, with fewer homes for sale now, less competition makes your home an easier, faster sell. Plus, we don’t...

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How do you downsize?

It was wonderful to lead several packed seminars last month about downsizing in our area. The lively groups of attendees had interesting questions and interests. Top of mind for almost everyone was how to answer the question, “Where do I start?” When it comes to answering the “should I stay or move” question, it helps to simply...

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Prepare for spring home selling

September and October are banner months in Northeast Ohio. The weather is still gorgeous, perfect for long walks and leaf-peeping. Now is also the ideal time to begin getting your home ready to sell in the spring. The more projects you finish in advance, the easier it will be when it comes time to put that sign in your yard. With the...

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Planning to downsize

In real estate, like in life, timing is everything. This rings especially true when it comes to making a decision on when to downsize. Unlike other factors that trigger you to sell your home, like a family that’s outgrown its space, or having to relocate because of job change, downsizing offers more time and flexibility for the...

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