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Knowing the Price of a Home

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a crystal ball that you could look into before making a big financial decision and knowing the outcome in advance?

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Case Study: Redmond Ridge

Two homes, nearly the exact same, were listed for sale in Redmond at the end of August, 2016. One seller used Faira for free, the other an agent. Let's take a look at the results:

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Video: Selling With Faira

Selling with Faira is easy and it's free for you! In this 3 minute video we answer common questions about our new service. If you have additional questions, please email us at hello@faira.com or call 1-800-571-FAIR.

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Infographic: Selling a Home with Faira

Selling a home is a big deal. It’s also a notoriously complex, stressful and expensive process.  

At Faira, we've reinvented the experience so it's simple, modern and transparent.
 It's also cheaper: t
here is no 6% commission. In fact, using Faira is completely free for sellers.

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Home Selling

Landscaping To Sell

With all the preparation of putting a home on the market curb appeal, or more specifically, landscaping and outdoor maintenance, can end up as a less than impressive afterthought. Throwing a few colorful perennials in the midst of overgrown shrubs and lackluster edging can come off as more of a last minute all-nighter than a cultivated piece of land.  An integral part of curb appeal, a well-maintained piece of property can increase your home's perceived value by as much as 10%.  Here's how to get it ready to sell...

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Sell Faster With Home Staging

The process of getting your home ready to sell can be more than a bit daunting. From inspections and repairs to decluttering and even remodeling, the list only seems to grow.  When the paint dries, the photos are taken and your home is finally listed on the MLS, you are then faced with the task of showing your home to potential buyers.  To ensure that all this work you've put into preparing your home shows in the best way possible, home staging might just be the way to go.

Staging your home can be the difference between a good offer and an amazing offer.  According to HomeGain.com, staged homes spend 83% less time on the market than non-staged homes. So what exactly is Home Staging? Read on to find out...

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5 Ways to Increase Your Curb Appeal

Curb appeal.  Chances are you've heard this term often as its one of the many buzz words thrown around in real estate. Curb appeal is exactly what it sounds like - the (strictly) visual appeal your home has when viewed from the front, or curb. Drive down any street and you'll immediately get a sense of which homes have it, and which don't. 

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5 Ways to Increase Your Home Value

If you're getting ready to sell your home chances are its been a few years since you've renovated. Though not always critical to get on the market, to increase your home's value there are usually a few rooms that could benefit from being 'brought into the now'. As this can be a slippery slope down the money pit, its important to make smart decisions and get the best bang for your buck. Luckily, there are several inexpensive ways to update your home without having to spend your savings.

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How to Declutter Your Home

Let me be the first to say decluttering is no easy task.  It's not that the physical requirement is so difficult, its simply because going about making "your home" look like "anyone's home" involves much more than putting some picture frames in a drawer. More often than not, you've put years and memories into your home and have a hard time parting with a lot of those pieces.  Sometimes, its not parting with all the odds and ends that's the issue, it's how to get rid of them properly. Either way, its a process.

Still, decluttering your home is one of the best things you can do to increase its sale potential. So, before you dive in and start emptying your attic, here are a few hints and simple solutions to aid in your endeavor...

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The Cost of Mispricing Your Home



It's been almost 2 years since I sold my house in Chicago...and it still hurts. I made a mistake in the process that I regret and it cost money, time and stress. I'm writing this post with the hope that I can help others avoid making the same mistake I did. 

 

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