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BUYING DURING COVID-19

By Kristi Gibbs | May 22, 2020

  Buyers are navigating showings during COVID-19 with the help of protective gear, patience, and flexibility.  The process is generally the same once you have identified the home you want unless you are from out of town.  Those buyers are not likely making multiple visits here.  Finding the home you want is a more thorough […]

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SELLING DURING COVID-19

By Kristi Gibbs | May 22, 2020

  Whether you are selling during COVID-19 pandemic or considering selling, read on to learn more about selling during this time.  Listing consultation, marketing, showing, pricing, and closing protocols have all changed since then.  It’s important to have an understand of selling in today’s world because some of this may remain as the new normal […]

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A FEW THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT APPRAISALS

By Kristi Gibbs | May 3, 2020

  If the buyer is obtaining a mortgage to purchase your home then the lender will require that an appraisal be completed.  The appraisal is an estimate of a property’s value. This is based on factors such as age, location, square feet, number of bedrooms & bathrooms, amenities, structural condition, and recent sales of similar […]

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LET’S MAKE AN OFFER!

By Kristi Gibbs | Mar 10, 2020

  The day has come when you have found your one and only.  Maybe not your true love of the human variety, but you did find a home you love.  Now what?!  Here is some information you need to know as you move forward with writing an offer. Full legal name:   You will sign […]

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MULTIPLE OFFERS – HIGHEST & BEST

By Kristi Gibbs | Feb 26, 2020

What is a highest and best offer? When a seller receives multiple offers on their property, they typically ask all interested buyers to submit a final offer by a certain time and date. The idea is that this is the highest amount the buyer is willing to pay with the best terms possible. Usually there […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY SETTINGS

By Kristi Gibbs | Feb 1, 2020

Have you ever seen a friend or family member post on social media about their home purchase or sale?  I certainly have!  Sometimes those posts include information that could benefit one party to the transaction.  This is why I strongly recommend changing your privacy settings on social platforms, especially Facebook, so only your friends can […]

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SECURING YOUR HOME

By Kristi Gibbs | Jan 29, 2020

  With all the new home technology available, there are a myriad of ways to secure your home.  The more tech savvy are controlling everything from the HVAC system to interior room lights to a crock pot from a phones.  Others are still using a wooden rod in the track of a sliding door so […]

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ENERGY SAVING TIPS

By Kristi Gibbs | Dec 14, 2019

  I challenge anyone reading this to turn off all unnecessary lights when leaving your home, keep doors/windows well-sealed, turn down your A/C or heat when away, and use LED light bulbs.  Some simple steps and habits that can make a difference.  If your kids are like mine, then know that I understand how challenging […]

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HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS BY SEASON

By Kristi Gibbs | Dec 3, 2019

Want to keep some preventable maintenance from haunting you during a home inspection?  If you purchased a home in the last year, then you probably remember the inspection process and whether or not the home you bought had a slew of issues.  Could any of those have been prevented by regular maintenance?  I would suspect […]

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