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Monday, December 18, 2023   /   by Chris Hulser-Hoover

Gratitude and Wishes for a Prosperous 2024

As we approach the end of another remarkable year, we at EXIT Realty North want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to our cherished clients, friends, and families. Your unwavering support and encouragement have been the bedrock of our success in 2023, and we are truly thankful for each and every one of you.

This year has been filled with exciting milestones, successful transactions, and the joy of helping families find their dream homes. We couldn't have achieved these accomplishments without the trust and confidence you placed in us. Every step we take is guided by the relationships we build, and your support has been the driving force behind our dedication.
In 2023, we forged meaningful partnerships within our community and industry. These collaborations have allowed us to better serve you and enhance the real estate experience. We're committed to continually improving and providing the best possible service as we move forward.
As we stand on the threshold of a ...

Friday, September 15, 2023   /   by Chris Hulser-Hoover

Tips for Attending an Open House

Attending an open house is an important step in the home-buying process. It provides you with an opportunity to explore a property and gather information to help you make an informed decision. Here are some tips for buyers when attending an open house:

Do Your Homework Beforehand:
Research the neighborhood and the property online.
Review the property's listing and any available disclosures.

Create a Checklist:
Make a list of the features and characteristics you want in a home. Bring this checklist with you to compare with what you see at the open house.

Bring a Friend or Family Member:
Having a second opinion can be valuable. They might notice things you overlook.

Arrive Early or Late:
Arriving early might give you more one-on-one time with the agent. Arriving late might allow you to see how crowded the open house is, which can be an indicator of interest in the property.

Ask Questions:
Prepare a list of questions to ask the listing agent. Inquire about the neighbo! ...

Tuesday, May 23, 2023   /   by Chris Hulser-Hoover

Tip When Moving From Out of State

Moving to a new state can be a big transition, especially when it comes to buying a home. Here are some tips for buyers who are relocating from out of state:

Research the area: Before you start looking for a home, research the area where you plan to move. Look at crime rates, schools, and local amenities such as parks, restaurants, and shopping centers.

Use a local real estate agent: A local real estate agent can provide you with valuable insights about the area and help you find the right home. They can also assist you with the buying process and help you navigate any local regulations or laws.

Consider commuting distances: If you will be working in a different location than where you are planning to live, make sure you consider the commuting distance and time. This can have a big impact on your daily routine and quality of life.

Get pre-approved for a mortgage: Getting pre-approved for a mortgage can help you determine your budget and make your home ...

Wednesday, May 17, 2023   /   by Chris Hulser-Hoover

Selling Tips for Homeowners with Pets!

Selling a home can be a stressful and challenging process, especially if you have pets. Here are some tips for sellers who have pets while listing their home:

Deep Clean Your Home: Before you list your home, deep clean your home to remove all pet odors and stains. This includes vacuuming, dusting, and steam cleaning carpets and furniture.

Remove Pets During Showings: It's best to remove your pets from the home during showings, so potential buyers can view the property without distractions. If you can't remove your pets, consider crating them or confining them to a specific area of the house.

Repair any pet damage: Make sure to repair any damage caused by your pets, such as scratched furniture or damaged carpet. You want your home to look as good as possible to potential buyers.

Display Pet-Related Items Tastefully: If you have pet-related items in your home, such as food bowls or a litter box, try to display them in a tasteful way. You can also tempora. ...

Wednesday, April 26, 2023   /   by Chris Hulser-Hoover

Why Should You Use a Professional Photographer When Selling Your Home?

Using a professional photographer to take photos of your home when selling is important for several reasons:

First impressions matter: The photos of your home are typically the first thing that potential buyers see, either online or in marketing materials. High-quality, professional photos can create a positive and lasting first impression, which can make your home stand out from other listings.

Showcasing your home: Professional photographers know how to showcase your home's best features, making it look its best in photos. They have the right equipment, lighting, and angles to capture your home in its most flattering way, making it look more attractive to potential buyers.

Attracting more buyers: Good quality photos can attract more potential buyers, which can lead to more showings and ultimately a higher chance of a sale. Buyers are more likely to click on and explore listings that have professional-looking photos, making your listing more visible and more attractive . ...