When the Lights Go On {In Your Home}

August 17, 2018 / Selling

  If you are preparing to put your home on the market, you may be considering how to enhance its selling potential. Do you need new countertops? Should you repaint? What about the floors? Depending on your space, this will vary for everyone. However, there is one thing that can help almost every home: the… Read more »

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First Impressions | Landscaping Tips Before You List

July 20, 2018 / Selling

  It’s amazing what a well-maintained, picturesque landscape can do to enhance first impressions for potential buyers. Whether you’re starting from scratch or working to maintain existing landscaping, there are simple steps you can take prior to listing your home to prevent your lawn from looking lackluster.   Give Your Grass Some TLC Rather than… Read more »

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Shortage of Homes For Sale…Explained.

May 25, 2017 / Buying, Real Estate Trends, Selling

Here on the Seacoast, we are experiencing low inventories of homes for sale, similar to what is happening nationwide.  Portsmouth currently has 86 homes on the market, Kittery has 38, York has 155, Ogunquit has 39, to name a few examples.  There are plenty of prospective buyers, who are able and willing to buy and… Read more »

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Winter is coming…but for sellers, this may be positive!

November 21, 2016 / Real Estate Trends, Selling

According to Redfin, listing your home in the winter is second best only to the spring season.  While you may have fewer prospective buyers, the buyers that are looking may be more serious about buying.  Redfin states that that 18.7  percent of homes sold for above asking price in the spring, but for winter listings,… Read more »

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Decorating Your Home To Sell

September 27, 2016 / Selling

Because most buyers and sellers first look for their next homes online, the importance of making a great first impression through professional photographs of your home cannot be emphasized enough.  Decorating your home to photograph well is equally as important.  Realty Times posted a fantastic and insightful article about how to decorate your home to… Read more »

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5 Reasons to Sell this Fall

September 14, 2016 / Real Estate Trends, Selling

Saying good-bye to warm beach days and endless summer nights does not have to mean returning to the confines and clutter of your home for the winter.  Fall is a great time to clean out the house and also a great time to make a change such as moving.  One of our favorite real estate… Read more »

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The Housing Market At Its Best This Summer

August 24, 2016 / Real Estate Trends, Selling

As summer’s end approaches and we see glimpses of Fall , it is the perfect time to examine the housing market over the last few months. Reading an article on CNBC from Realtor.com’s chief economist, Jonathan Smoke provides us with insight worth sharing with you all! This summer followed one of the strongest springs in about ten years. The… Read more »

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The Drone Advantage in Real Estate

July 09, 2016 / About Aland, Real Estate Trends, Selling

Drone Technology. It is a buzz word we hear so often these days in politics, business, and even personal ownership. In real estate, we have seen its emergence in marketing packages for selling homes. Drone technology delves beyond static photos and creates a virtual “showing” for prospective buyers. It extends the marketing arm beyond the… Read more »

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5 Tips For Selling Your Home This Spring

April 05, 2016 / Real Estate Trends, Selling

With Spring (technically) here on the Seacoast, sellers looking to put their homes on the market should do so between now and June.  We’ve come across numerous articles with tips for sellers to successfully sell their homes this spring.  We’ve highlighted the best we’ve come across for you here and brought to you by Bankrate:… Read more »

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Can you undo/repair Fido’s messes?

March 31, 2016 / Selling

Whether you are trying to sell a home or buy a home, a pet’s odors, stains and damage to a home can really put a damper on a real estate transaction.  Here are some of our tips and some from Realtor.org to help alleviate pet problems: Carpeting: The best advice we can personally give is to… Read more »

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