November 6, 2018

Waiting for the Leaves to FALL (Yes, FALL) to Take Home Photos

(Late) Fall vs. Spring Photos Normally, Realtors wait for the trees to open, lawns to green up, etc. to take home photos. All that color is more flattering than brown, leaf-less trees and landscaping. The exception? When in-season foliage obscures the home (or, at least some angles). No More Garage Shots Then, it can actually...
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Written vs. Verbal Counter-Offers

Negotiate Formally or Informally?  It Depends [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced.  If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney.] OK, so “Written vs. Verbal Counter-Offers” isn’t a very sexy title. But it’s a fascinating...
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Who Blows Out the Home Sprinkler System, Buyer or Seller?

Home Maintenance “To Do” List, Late Fall Edition** At least from my perspective as a Realtor, less important than who takes responsibility for blowing out (winterizing) the sprinkler system in the Fall, is that someone does it. If not, the system can rupture due to freezing, causing both extensive flooding and expensive pipe repair. Common...
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