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With the Mike Brown Group's blog, you'll learn how to sell Boise homes quickly and efficiently. It's our goal to make selling your home as simple as possible, so you'll never have to ask "How do I sell my Boise home?" again!

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When making a decision whether to sell your home and to buy another one, there are many factors to take into consideration. Your home is not just the place where you live, it’s also one of the largest investments you have to bargain with. Knowing what the market is doing is an important piece in determining if buying or selling is conducive to your long and short-term goals. According to the statistics provided at the beginning of February 2016 from the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service, the Treasure Valley is currently in a seller’s market with 3.7 months of available inventory. But what does that really mean, and how does it affect you?

According to a recent CNBC article, one-third of all U.S. housing markets are seeing homes sell above

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If you’ve lived in your home for several years, chances are you’ve accumulated a ton of stuff. From photos to drawings, favorite toys and a wealth of other things related to you and your family, your house is filled with personal items. While you love all those things, if you are trying to sell your home, they become unnecessary clutter that could play a role in how long the house stays on the market.

Clutter Detracts from Your Home

The things you accumulate while living in a home may have value to you, but when trying to sell, they can actually detract from your home and the final sale price. When the home is filled with items, it gives the appearance that it is smaller, which is the exact opposite of what you want when selling. Your goal is to

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According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2015 Profile of Home Staging, there are many great reasons that sellers need to stage a home to sell. In fact, 49 percent of realtors said they believe that taking this action always has a positive effect on selling while 47 percent believe it sometimes has a positive effect.

Easier to View It as Their Home

The National Association of Realtors surveyed 49,104 Realtors asking them the importance of staging a home. Of the 2,373 people who responded 31 percent of agents representing buyers said that when sellers took this step, it was easier for other people to visualize it as their own. According to About Home, many buyers buy on emotions, and not on logic. When people start seeing the

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Fall officially begins on September 23rd, but that doesn’t mean the selling season is over. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Boise homebuyers these days aren’t always timing a new home purchase around the beginning of the school year, because it’s not a top concern for the majority of buyers.

There are many first-time Boise buyers looking throughout the entire year, not just seasonally. Additionally, baby boomers preparing for retirement are always on the lookout for the perfect property, as are millennial buyers and those experiencing job relocation.   

Here Are a Few Home Staging Tips for the Fall:

Enhance Your Curb Appeal

  • Plant beautiful fall colors for amazing curb appeal. Chrysanthemums (or mums) are available in vibrant reds, oranges
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If you want to increase the chances of your home selling quickly, you need to take advantage of the psychology of color. While many don’t feel the periwinkle exterior they love will have an effect on a potential buyer, the reality is that it will – in a big way. There has been plenty of study into how specific colors affect people, and the results just might surprise you. Keep reading to find out how your color choices will affect potential buyers, and how you can incorporate color insights in a way that will help your home sell faster.

Exterior Matters

Curb appeal plays a major role in the overall feelings a potential buyer has about the space – after all, this is the first impression you get to make with the home. It might surprise some sellers

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When it comes to selling your home, you already know that there are certain areas that you have to work on to help boost the sale price. Before you ever list the home, you have to make necessary repairs to ensure buyers aren’t put off by potential problems after they move in, and handle any other minor cosmetic fixes. However, there are a number of small things you can do to your home that will have a major payoff by boosting the final sale price.

Create a Room

If you have a home that has a den or even a formal dining room, but only has two bedrooms, you can up the value of your space by creating a new room. Many homebuyers appreciate additional bedrooms over a den or dining room. Change the décor in these spaces into that of a bedroom and increase

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Are you thinking about selling your Boise area home? If you are considering selling, then you might want to think about some of the updates and upgrades that could help you sell your property faster, and which could even help to add some value to your home. Each of these updates can help to bring out the best in your property.

Update the Kitchen and Bathroom

Two of the rooms that can really make or break a house are the kitchen and the bathroom. These rooms, more than any of the others, tend to go out of fashion fast. They also have appliances and features that can get worn down rather quickly. When people are looking for a new place to call home, you can be sure that these are two areas that they will be looking at closely when they inspect your

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When you are selling your home, chances are that proper etiquette is one of the last things on your mind. You simply want to sell. Of course, whenever you are dealing with other people, as you will be doing during the real estate transaction, you have to think about etiquette and the perception of others. If you are difficult to work with, then it is going to turn buyers away in droves. The following are some simple etiquette tips that can help you during the sales process. 

Be Respectful of Time 

Everyone’s time is precious. You would not want to be waiting at home for hours for a potential buyer to show up and look at the house. They should be there when they say, and so should you. While you might have errands to run and things to do, if you tell

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Years ago, the only way that a potential homebuyer would be able to get an idea of what a home looked like was to drive past the property, or to look in one of the real estate catalogs often found free in grocery stores. People simply had very little way of knowing much about the details of the property, at least visually, until they went to an open house or set up an appointment through the owner or a real estate professional. The first look that someone gets at a house is very important, and today it is easier than it has ever been before. This offers quite a few benefits.

The Internet makes it very easy to put up multiple photos of a property, inside and outside, so the buyers can have a very good idea of what the space offers long before they

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