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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 […]

Apr 2 2020
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As local, state, and federal officials work to slow the spread of Coronavirus in the United States, the necessary response can differ significantly depending on your circumstances. And while the overall risk to most Americans continues to be low, certain precautions are consistently recommended to protect yourself, and others, against COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. […]
Feb 25 2020
Family in front of house
First-time homebuyers get a lot of attention, and deservedly so. The path to homeownership is filled with excitement, stress, and lots of questions. Advice for navigating such a unique and unfamiliar process is in high demand.  But, does it get easier the second time? Transitioning from a first home to your next home can present […]
Jan 30 2020
flowers
While the hectic holiday season may be all wrapped up, if you’re planning to sell your home in the coming months, the busiest time of year could still be around the corner. Spring and early summer often mean peaking prices and swelling inventory for the real estate industry, but getting an earlier start can make […]
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 […]