Matt Greer's Blog Posts

Common Mistakes People Make When Selling Without an Agent

Why do people want to sell their own homes without relying on the help and support of professional real estate agents? The answer is quite simple: to save money.A typical commission fee for a real

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Make the Most of the Space You Have

One of the biggest complaints people have about their houses is that there’s not enough storage space. In fact, a lack of space is the number one reason people decide to purchase bigger homes.

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Catching and Keeping a Buyer's Attention in the Digital Age

Are you aware that you check your phone as many as 150 times per day? Unless you intend to employ a licensed real estate agent to handle your sale, this statistic could help you sell your home. If

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High Return Bathroom Renovations

If you’ve ever watched a show on HGTV, you know that two key areas of a home can make or break a home sale. You guessed it kitchens and bathrooms. I want to talk to you about bathrooms since

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What Does “Move-in Ready” Mean?

If you’ve been searching for a new home no doubt you’ve seen the term, “movein ready.” This description sounds very appealing, but understanding what it actually means is

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Top Tips For Buying Vacant Land

Building a new home from scratch can be a dream come true. The idea of designing the perfect property with morning sun in the kitchen and evening breezes on the deck can be exhilarating; the first

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Tips For Finding A House Online

Hunting for a new home online a is a great place to start your search but keep in mind that you don’t see everything. Real estate agents are great at highlighting the features of a house

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The Top 5 Ways to Make Your Offer Stand Out

If you’ve been looking for a new home, finding the right one is exciting. Now that it’s time to write the offer, however, you might be wondering what you can do to make sure the seller

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Tricks to Pay off Your Loan Faster

For generations, homeowners would buy a home for life. Working over the years to make the payments and celebrating the end of the 30 year mortgage were great milestones in the family. Today, few

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Say What? Home-Buying Lingo You Should Know

If you are a first time home buyer, or even a repeat buyer, you quickly realize that real estate has a language all its own. Understanding some of the lingo can help you navigate the process a

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Real Estate Advice That You Should Ignore

Buying or selling your home is a big decision. It’s natural to have questions, but how can you tell if the information and advice you receive is accurate to your situation? Not only can you

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Priority Tasks Before Your Move In

You did it. You moved into a new home you love and now you’re dreaming of how you’re going to decorate it. But before getting into all of that, there are still some other tasks that need

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Preparing Your Home for the Colder Months Ahead

Now that the warm summer months are behind us, it’s time to prepare for winter. Regardless of whether you expect to see sub-zero temperatures this season or you live in one of the warmer

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The Top Feature In A Home

Home sellers and listing agents across the country spend a great deal of time and energy trying to determine what home buyers want. They pour over magazines and read blogs to learn what is the #1

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Negotiating For Top Dollar On Your Home

Selling your home? Every seller wants to make sure they sell their home for the best possible sales price. Getting top dollar for your home is not as complicated as you might think. By using a

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Maximizing Space In A Little Kitchen

A small kitchen doesn’t have to mean dark or cramped, you can maximize a small kitchen by using these clever tips. From tricking the eye to great ways to get extra storage, these easy design

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Living Room Design Trends

The living is room one of the most used rooms in your house and its decoration is essential to captivate those who step foot in it while also staying on trend.Read on to discover the latest trends

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Latest Kitchen Backsplash Trends

Summer is upon us and home designers are hard at work showcasing the upcoming trends for 2020. This year, kitchen design shows are filled with new materials, patterns and colors as enthusiasts look

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Should You Flip Houses

There are a wide variety of ways to invest in real estate; To be successful in real estate investing, it’s critical that you identify what skills you have and your tolerance for risk. Flipping

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Is Bigger Better?

If you are looking for your next home, it’s naturally to assume that you should buy the biggest home you can afford. Certainly if you need a big home, then this is the right decision, but if

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How To Reduce Closing Costs

Closing costs help facilitate the sale of a home and both buyers and sellers pitch in. Some closing costs can be paid before the home is officially sold and others are paid at the end. However,

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How To Keep A Home Clean

Keeping a clean home can be a challenge even when you do not have your home listed for sale. Many people are fortunate enough to have regular house cleaners take care of this – for the rest of

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Items That You Should Check before a Home Inspection

Selling a home can be a stressful time, there is so much to think about; keeping the home clean, heading out on a moment’s notice to accommodate last minute showings, not to mention planning a

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Home Improvements With A High ROI

Is your house a little dated? Do you want to make some improvements or upgrades but also want to make sure that you get the best bang for your buck if you decide to sell? Not all home improvements

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4 Reasons To Sell Your Home This Fall

Traditional lore says that the best time to list your home for sale is spring and if it hasn’t sold by the end of summer, you’re out of luck. Along the same lines, homeowners across the

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How To Sell A House In Summer

Summer has traditionally been the best time to sell a home. Not only do many families take advantage of moving when the kids are out of school, but in climates where winter weather is unpredictable

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Tips For Buying A Fixer Upper The First Time

Over the last few years weekend warriors have been delighted to find an abundance of television shows devoted to fixing up homes. More specifically, they show viewers how to take a fixer upper and

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Should You Get an Appraisal Before Listing Your Home?

The most important thing on every seller’s mind is the listing price. No one wants to leave money on the table by pricing a home too low. At the same time, pricing the home too high will also

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Maximizing Your Home Value Before Selling

Are you ready to list your home for sale? One of the first questions you might have is, “how can I maximize my home value?” Every seller wants to get the best possible price for their

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The Internet Cannot Replace your Agent

We live in the information age; the Internet offers advice on every topic and real estate is no exception. With more and more home buyers starting their home search online, they are bombarded with

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Determining The Right Paint Finish

Paint is one of the easiest ways to change the feel of a room – or even a home. A fresh coat of paint in a trendy color can update a room in an instant. Choosing the color is only one aspect

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Top Home Buying Myths

Buying a home can seem like a huge undertaking. You don’t need to be a first time home buyer to find the process overwhelming. There is so much information available, how can you tell what

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3 Things To Do Before Listing Your House For Sale

Before you list your home for sale, it’s time to do a little work around the house – to prepare and make sure your home is seen in the best possible light. These “must-do”

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Money Saving Green Upgrades For Your Home

Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings.Solar panels: The upfront cost

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Top Move In Priorities

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you

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Accent Wall Ideas To Spice Up Your Home

An accent wall can totally transform a room, taking it from boring and drab to bold and exciting. Accent walls create a new focal point for your space, add liveliness and contrast, and are typically

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How To Upsize

Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become

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The Difference Between A Short Sale And Foreclosure

As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on

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5 Hacks For DIY Projects

Is there a home maintenance project that’s been lingering on your to-do list for too long because you’re dreading the trip to the hardware or craft store? There are some projects you can

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How To Handle Hardwood Floors With Scratches

Hardwood floors are highly desirable for most homeowners, but they come with their share of challenges when it comes to cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. After a few months or years of heavy use

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The Must Have Tools For Every Homeowner

When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don

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Which Down Payment Strategy Is Right For You And Your Financial Situation

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and

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5 Things To Avoid When Negotiating a Home Sale

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a

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5 things to consider to price your home correctly

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing

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HOW TO CHECK YOUR HOME FOR AIR LEAKS TO SAVE ON HEATING AND COOLING

We’re well into the fall season and winter is right around the corner. This is the time of year when it’s especially important to make sure your home is properly sealed. Air leaks can

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