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Jan 21 2021
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It’s time for a change, new scenery, and a fresh start. But how do you sell your current home and shop for a new one at the same time? In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses successfully managing “the buy/sell balancing act.” Some topics he covers: Closing on your new home […]
Jan 7 2021
More than likely, a buyer’s first interaction with the home you’re hoping to sell will be via its online listing. It’s also safe to assume their focus will be on the photos featured in that listing. While staging a home is an essential part of the process and will play a role during showings, preparing […]
Oct 22 2020
House in background
When we buy a home, we usually expect it to be a long term commitment. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses what to do if life’s circumstances require you to sell earlier than planned, plus ways to make that process easier. Some of the topics he covers: Finding an experienced realtor […]
Jul 16 2020
house with a fore sale sign in front

While low-interest rates and limited inventory have given sellers a decided advantage in many real estate markets, there are always exceptions. Besides, you can’t predict when unexpected circumstances might create a sudden shift in the balance of power between buyers and sellers.  Regardless of the reason, selling in a buyer’s market doesn’t have to be […]

May 7 2020
blue house among white houses

COVID-19 has caused many homeowners to shy away from trying to sell their homes. With consumer confidence falling, it’s become incredibly important to make a great first impression and connect with potential buyers. If you’re hoping to sell your home sooner rather than later, here are a few ways to make you and your home […]

Apr 30 2020
Couple using a computer

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and its related stay-at-home orders, almost everything is going virtual: business meetings, holiday celebrations, even home buying. Buyers now rely on what they can see on-screen as much or more than what their real estate agents tell them. If your home is on the market during these uncertain times, consider […]

Nov 5 2019

Facing the normal pressures that accompany buying or selling a home is a tough task for most. Add in a dysfunctional relationship with your real estate agent, and the experience can go from demanding to disaster pretty quickly. Fortunately, working with a Realtor who can guide the transaction successfully is not merely a matter of […]

Oct 8 2019

While buying or selling a home presents many challenges, the negotiation phase is among the most difficult to prepare for. Each side has its own priorities, and coming to an agreement can be a stressful journey.    However, a full understanding of the process, and careful consideration of the options at hand can make it simpler […]

May 2 2019

Given the stakes, selling your home and buying a new one is traditionally a cautious and deliberative process. Preparing your home for sale and choosing the right realtor takes time. Finding the neighborhood and schools that fit your needs is too important to rush.   But what happens when time becomes a luxury you can’t […]

Mar 20 2019

You’ve made the decision to sell your house, but does it have the appeal buyers are looking for when it comes to clean open spaces, a manicured lawn or spacious garage? Start with First Impressions and Curb Appeal A sloppy exterior doesn’t do a home any favors and could discourage buyers. Improving your front and […]