Long Term Strategic Thinking for Selling Your Morris County Home

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Selling your Morris County home is never something you do on a whim. There can be rare situations when the decision to sell is a sudden one that’s forced by unexpected life circumstances (favorable or not)—but selling your Morris County home is not likely to be the result of some sudden impulse. Since that’s the case, it follows that most …

Making the Most of Morris County House Showings in Summer

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When the Morris County weather turns sizzling, you might think that house showings might go better by holding off for milder weather. After all, as the mercury rises, energy levels tend to wilt, so prospective buyers willing to take on a big initiative—like lining up a new house—might seem to be in short supply. You might think that—but the evidence …

Selling Your Morris County Home with Branding

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Selling your Morris County home takes marketing, of course. Highlighting its features—the specific details that the Morris County MLS lists for every property—is only the beginning. The number of bedrooms, square footage, lot size—even the architectural style—all help buyers eliminate offerings that won’t satisfy their housing requirements. These are quantitative marketing specifics that qualify a residence. Most have numbers attached. …

Home Design Trends Reflect Changing Environment

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Morris County real estate—like all real estate—is a supremely local activity. Area homeowners who like to keep an eye on New Jersey and national trends do so because some of them may surface in future buyer preferences. For Morris County homeowners in a remodeling frame of mind, it doesn’t hurt to be aware of “what’s hot.” When it comes to …

Showings in Morris County Contain an Element of Illusion

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Showings—whether here in Morris County or anywhere else—can succeed or fail as a result of quite minor details. Appreciating that fact isn’t hard to do when you relate showings to their theatrical first cousins: stage presentations. In important ways, they are quite similar. Think of what happens when you attend a live play. The audience finds their seats, settle in, …

Morris County Housing Market Gels with Empty Nester Plans

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Time Magazine ended last week with a commentary that could foreshadow how this year’s Morris County housing market might differ from years past. Author Bill Saporito identified a mismatch in the housing market that could bode well for empty nesters. Whether or not the implications will be a perfect fit for our Morris County housing outlook, the “Big Picture” assessment …

Part Art, Part Science: Your Home’s Morris County Listing

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The art of selling a home begins with Morris County listings. Much serious study is continuously given to what works best when it comes to listing language and detail, yet a good deal remains a purely creative exercise. That qualifying “somewhat” is necessary because creating a  listing does have a scientific component. In fact, of the two most important elements …

Morris County Home Staging Lore Leads to a Boffo Opening

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Staging. It’s not a coincidence that the same word is used in both dramatic undertakings and North Jersey residential real estate preparation. Both describe preparations that seek to establish a feeling within the beholder. Of course, staging for Morris County home showings differs fundamentally from its theatrical homonym. With our kind of staging, the presentation is real—not make-believe. That’s not …

7 Financial Results Morris County FSBO Sellers May Face

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Once you have decided to sell your North Jersey home, one of your first action items is to recruit a top sales team. About 90% of sellers choose a licensed REALTOR® to head up their effort—not just because it’s the popular thing to do, but because the alternatives are few. You could recruit a business person from some other discipline, …

In Summer Heat, Make Morris County Open Houses Comfortable

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If you happened upon the Weather Channel’s site last week and were greeted with headlines like, “Massive Heat Dome Inbound” and “Excessive Heat in the East and West,” it could have let you feel better about our North Jersey’s own weather. After all, what do you expect from August in Morris County? At least we weren’t under a massive heat …