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Choosing A Real Estate Agent


One of the first steps to take when you’ve made the decision to sell your house is choosing a real estate agent.  This can be a daunting task but hopefully this list will help you to find out whether a particular agent is the right fit for you.  I hope to have the opportunity to […]

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Sep
5

Attention Sellers!


I have obviously fallen way behind on posting on my blog this summer and I apologize for that.  You know how it is…life just gets in the way sometimes 🙂 I just came across this list that I thought those of you selling your homes might find interesting.  Take a look! -Melissa   Top Ten […]

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Aug
23

Memorial Day & The Local Real Estate Market


Hello, it has been over a month since I have posted a new blog so I felt it was time to do so.  This Spring has definitely been different than past years with the weather and our local real estate market.  I noticed a pick-up in the market right after Easter for a couple of […]

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May
23

Spring Cleaning Checklist


Although Spring has officially begun, we have not seen much spring-like weather here in the Peoria area but many people have spring fever so I figured posting this checklist might help some of you.  Happy Spring Cleaning! ~Melissa Spring Cleaning List Don’t you just love that feeling you get when you check items off a […]

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Apr
2

7 Must-Do’s on the Day You Show Your House


One question I often hear from my seller clients is “What do I need to do to sell my house”?  There are many things a seller can do to increase the chances of their house selling.  Having it show-ready is one of the most important.  I  provide a compilation of tips of from my own […]

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Apr
2

5 Spring Lawn Care Tips


With Spring officially beginning this week (Thursday, 3/20/14) I felt this was a fitting article to share. Let’s hope we start seeing green soon! Spring is the time of year when the sun is warm, the breeze is cool, and the steady hum of lawnmowers once again fills the air. American homeowners take a great deal of pride in […]

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Mar
18

Spring Forward on Sunday!


Although we are still experiencing winter weather in Peoria, the warmer temps today and the forecast after tomorrow for the next few days gives promise of Spring. With that comes Daylight Savings Time which happens to be this weekend. Remember to “Spring Ahead” by changing your clocks before you go to bed Saturday night. We’ll […]

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Mar
7

Tips For Choosing The Right Listing Agent


It is not uncommon for sellers to feel at a loss when it comes to knowing where to begin when they are ready to sell their house.  Choosing the right listing agent can also be a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be.  Here are some tips to help with your search. As always, […]

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Feb
15

Congratulations!


Congratulations to Wendy on the closing of her first home yesterday!

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Feb
4

Thinking About Renovating Your House?


Home renovations can be daunting, especially if you are thinking about resale value.  I came across this article and thought I’d share with you in the hopes that it will shed a little light on this topic.  If you have specific questions about home renovations and resale or would like resources for contractors please feel […]

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Jan
31