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15 Home Staging Secrets Tips & Tools

15 Home Staging Secrets Tips & Tools

    Home Staging Tip #1 – Home Exterior Staging Home Staging Tip #2 – Garage Staging Home Staging Tip #3 – Staging Throughout the Home Home Staging Tip #4 – Entry/Foyer Staging Home Staging Tip #5 – Living Room / Family Room Staging Home Staging Tip #6 – Dining Room Staging Home Staging Tip #7 – Kitchen Staging Home Staging Tip #8 – Bathroom Staging Home Staging Tip #9 – Bedroom Staging Home Staging Tip #10 – Basement and Laundry Room Staging Home Staging Tip #11 – Make Your Listing Memorable Home Staging Tip #12 – Last Minute Final Details Home Staging Tip #13 – Tips to Avoid FHA Issues Home Staging Tip #14 – Household Hints Home Staging Tip #15 – Top Secret Cleaning Solutions...

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Avoid the Top 10 Buyer Mistakes

Avoid the Top 10 Buyer Mistakes

View, Print or Download Avoid the Top 10 Buyer Mistakes   Read thru to make sure you understand the most common mistakes that can cause mortgage loans to “fall thru” that home buyers tend to make when purchasing a home. Make sure you know these items so that you don’t lose the home your purchasing due to something that could have been prevented....

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Buying & Selling FREE Guides & Information

Buying Selling Staging Financing Moving Home Buying Guide Home Buying Guide “Companion” – Part 2 Your Home: To Rent or to Buy? Utility Contact Numbers – FM Area Rent vs Buy Renting vs Buying Calculator Benefits of Home Ownership Pro’s & Con’s of Home Ownership My Offer is Accepted – Now What Do I Do? Mortgage Shopping Worksheet for Buyers Mortgage Payment Calculator for Buyers Mortgage Application Checklist for Buyers Look Out! Not Every Agent is a REALTOR! Home Ownership & Benefits in Children Home Inspectors List – FM Area Home Hunter Worksheet for Buyers Home Buying Process Chart – Step by Step Glossary of Home Buying and Mortgage Terms First Time Homebuyers – What to Consider Home Buying FAQ’s Costs of Buying a Home Can You Afford to Be a Homeowner Avoid the Top 10 Buyer Mistakes Our Quality Service Guarantee for Buyers Home Selling Guide Home Selling Guide “Companion” – Part 2 Home Selling Process Chart – From Beginning to SOLD! VIP Elite Preferred Home Seller Program Glossary of Real Estate, Home Selling and Mortgage Terms Modern Market Realtors Cancellation Guarantee for Sellers Tips for Sellers – 10 Sins! Home Staging Secrets Guide – 500 Tips and Tricks Straight from the Professionals Home Staging Tip #1 – Home Exterior Staging Home Staging Tip #2 – Garage Staging Home Staging Tip #3 – Throughout the Home Staging Home Staging Tip #4 – Entry/Foyer Staging Home Staging Tip #5 – Living Room / Family Room Staging Home Staging Tip #6 – Dining Room Staging Home Staging Tip #7 – Kitchen Staging Home Staging Tip #8 – Bathroom Staging Home Staging Tip #9 – Bedroom Staging Home Staging Tip #10 – Basement and Laundry Room Staging Home Staging Tip #11 – Make Your Listing Memorable Home Staging Tip #12 – Last Minute Final Details Home Staging Tip #13 – Tips to Avoid FHA Issues Home Staging Tip #14 – Household Hints Home Staging Tip #15 – Top Secret Cleaning Solutions Home Financing Guide Home Financing Guide “Companion” – Part 2 Home Financing Process and Home Buying Process Chart Mortgage Shopping Worksheet Mortgage Payment Calculator Mortgage Application Checklist Mortgage FAQ’s Glossary of Mortgage and Home Buying Terms Home Moving Guide Home Moving Guide “Companion” – Part 2 Moving Checklist New Home Checklist – Moving Into Your New Home Packing Inventory List – Organizing Your Move Helping Children Cope With the Move...

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Can You Afford to Be a Homeowner

View, Print or Download Can You Afford to Be a Homeowner   Can you afford to be a homeowner: If you have read the “Why You Should Be a Homeowner” document, it must be obvious that being a homeowner is a wonderful thing, and in the current Real Estate Market, this is absolutely the best time to buy a home. BUT, nothing in life is really free, so we need to look at whether you can you afford to buy a home. Here are the 8 signs you’re ready to buy your first home…...

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Costs of Buying a Home

View, Print or Download Costs of Buying a Home   What are the costs of buying a home? There are two types of main costs involved in buying a home: Upfront Costs & Ongoing Costs. This shows in details what costs are involved and what to expect along with other various costs that will affect you at some point....

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First Time Homebuyers – What to Consider?

View, Print or Download First Time Homebuyers – What to Consider   First Time Homebuyers – What to Consider: Covers preparing for homeownership, are you ready, why buy a home, and possible disadvantages of buying a home....

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Glossary of Home Buying and Mortgage Terms

View, Print or Download Glossary of Home Buying and Mortgage Terms   Glossary of Real Estate, Home Buying and Mortgage Terms: Speak with home owners, Realtors, and mortgage professionals and you will quickly realize that there is another language devoted to the home buying and mortgage process. This glossary contains a number of terms that you will hear and should probably know as you make your way through the home buying process....

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Glossary of Mortgage and Home Buying Terms

View, Print or Download Glossary of Mortgage and Home Buying Terms   Glossary of Real Estate, Home Buying and Mortgage Terms: Speak with home owners, Realtors, and mortgage professionals and you will quickly realize that there is another language devoted to the home buying and mortgage process. This glossary contains a number of terms that you will hear and should probably know as you make your way through the home buying process....

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Glossary of Real Estate, Home Selling & Mortgage Terms

View, Print or Download Glossary of Real Estate, Home Selling & Mortgage Terms   Glossary of Real Estate, Home Selling and Mortgage Terms: Speak with home owners, Realtors, and mortgage professionals and you will quickly realize that there is another language devoted to the home selling and mortgage process. This glossary contains a number of terms that you will hear and should probably know as you make your way through the home selling process....

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Helping Children Cope With the Move

View, Print or Download Helping Children Cope With the Move   Helping children cope with the move when buying or selling a home can be a difficult situation. This list of suggestions can help kids make the transition less stressful and maybe even a little fun. Use some of these tactics if you feel they will help your children adjust to the change....

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Home Buying FAQ’s

View, Print or Download Home Buying FAQ’s   Home Buying FAQ’s answers the most common questions that buyers have in regards to buying a home. Find out answers to the questions that you may have before you begin your home purchase....

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Home Buying Guide – FM Area

Home Buying Guide – FM Area

View, Print or Download Home Buying Guide View, Print or Download Home Buying Guide Companion   How to buy a home in today’s market, the complete home buyer’s guide. There are tons of tips online and more information than you could ever need… the difference with this guide is that it is written for the Fargo-Moorhead area, it is laid out in an easy to follow format walking you through each and every step of the process. Buying a home is a big decision and the process of buying a home is very complicated. There is a LOT to learn! Based on the Modern Market Realtor Team’s 25+ years of experience in helping Fargo-Moorhead Area Home Buyers, we have prepared this comprehensive guide to provide you with the information, tools, and references you will need to help you find and purchase the perfect home for you! Use this guide as a tool to help guide you through your home buying process and use Modern Market Realtors as your resource for questions or for buying your home. We not only love what we do—we love to help people! We’re here when you are ready to get started. **Make sure to check out Part 2 – Home Buying Guide “Companion”  The “companion” is filled with additional items and resources that are mentioned throughout our Home Buying Guide. Some of the items included: Can You Afford to be a Homeowner, Cost of Buying a Home, Pros and Cons of Home Ownership, Home Ownership in Relation to Children, Renting vs Buying, First Time Home Buyers, Preparing for Home Ownership, Mortgage Shopping Worksheets, Mortgage Application Checklist, Home Hunter Worksheets, Not Every Agent is a Realtor, Top 10 Buyer Mistakes, What to Do Once Your Offer is Accepted, Our Quality Service Guarantee, Our Cancellation Guarantee, Glossary of Real Estate and Mortgage Terms, Utility Company Contact Info, List of Certified Inspectors, Important Contacts....

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Home Buying Guide Companion – Part 2

View, Print or Download Home Buying Guide “Companion” – Part 2   This guide is filled with additional items and resources that are mentioned throughout our Home Buying Guide. Some of the items included: Can You Afford to be a Homeowner Cost of Buying a Home Pros and Cons of Home Ownership Home Ownership in Relation to Children Renting vs Buying, First Time Home Buyers Preparing for Home Ownership Mortgage Shopping Worksheets Mortgage Application Checklist Home Hunter Worksheets Not Every Agent is a Realtor Top 10 Buyer Mistakes What to Do Once Your Offer is Accepted Our Quality Service Guarantee Our Cancellation Guarantee Glossary of Real Estate and Mortgage Terms Utility Company Contact Info List of Certified Inspectors Important Contacts...

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Home Buying Process Chart – Step by Step

View, Print or Download Home Buying Process Chart – Step by Step   Modern Market Realtors Home Buying Process Chart – From Beginning to END! We have designed this chart to guide you through the purchase of your home. You can see each and every step from the day you choose a local experienced & reputable lender all the way to collecting your keys at closing! We assure you that it is our goal to provide you with the most professional and informative service available. We are always just a phone call away!...

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Home Financing Guide – FM Area

Home Financing Guide – FM Area

View, Print or Download Home Financing Guide View, Print or Download Home Financing Guide Companion   Home Financing Guide – A Complete and Thorough Step by Step Companion: How to finance your home in today’s market. There are tons of tips online and more information than you could ever need… the difference with this guide is that it is written for the Fargo Moorhead area, it is laid out in an easy to follow format walking you through each and every step of the process. Buying a home is a big decision and there is a lot to learn. Based on the Modern Market Realtor Team’s 25+ years of experience in helping Fargo-Moorhead Home Buyers, we have prepared this comprehensive guide to provide you with the information, tools, and references you will need to help you finance your home. Many buyers consider the financing process as complex and confusing. If you just understand that this is a multi-step process, and take each step in turn, you will remain organized and reach your goal with as little stress and confusion as possible. We have created a map to guide you along the path to getting the financing you need to buy a home that meets your wants and needs. Use this guide as a tool to help guide you through your home financing process and use Modern Market Realtors as your resource for questions or for buying your home. We not only love what we do–we simply love to help people! We’re here when you are ready to get started. **Make sure to check out Part 2 – Home Financing Guide “Companion”  The “companion” is filled with additional items and resources that are mentioned throughout our Home Financing Guide. Some of the items included: Mortgage Payment Calculator Chart, Rent vs Buy Calculator, Mortgage Shopping Worksheets, Mortgage Application Checklist, Map of the Complete Buying Process, Mortgage FAQ’s, Glossary of Real Estate and Mortgage Terms....

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Home Financing Guide “Companion” – Part 2

View, Print or Download Home Financing Guide “Companion” – Part 2   (Part 2) Home Financing Guide “Companion” – A Complete and Thorough Step by Step Companion: The complete home financing guide. These are additional items that are mentioned throughout our Home Financing Guide. Some of the items included: Mortgage Payment Calculator Chart, Rent vs Buy Calculator, Mortgage Shopping Worksheets, Mortgage Application Checklist, Map of the Complete Buying Process, Mortgage FAQ’s, Glossary of Real Estate and Mortgage Terms....

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Home Financing Process and Home Buying Process Chart

View, Print or Download Home Financing Process and Home Buying Process Chart   Modern Market Realtors Home Financing and Home Buying Process Chart – From Beginning to END! We have designed this chart to guide you through the purchase of your home. You can see each and every step from the day you choose a local experienced & reputable lender all the way to collecting your keys at closing! We assure you that it is our goal to provide you with the most professional and informative service available. We are always just a phone call away!...

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Home Hunter Worksheet for Buyers

View, Print or Download Home Hunter Worksheet for Buyers   Home Hunters Worksheet for Buyers is a helpful tool when buyers are viewing homes. Use these worksheets to watch for key factors that are important to you in each home you view. This will help you organize your wants and needs and be able to figure out which homes fit what you’re looking for more than others....

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Home Inspectors List – FM Area

View, Print or Download Home Inspectors List – FM Area   This list of Fargo-Moorhead area home inspectors includes names of companies and inspector along with their contact numbers. The inspectors that are listed are inspectors affiliated with our local Board of Realtors Association. Modern Market Realtors recommends that the purchaser of existing property hire a professional home inspector to examine and inform you of the condition of the property. This may be mechanical, structural, electrical, or something other. This is at the Buyer’s expense....

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Home Moving Guide – FM Area

Home Moving Guide – FM Area

View, Print or Download Home Moving Guide View, Print or Download Home Moving Guide Companion   Home Moving Guide – The Complete Moving Guide: People often underestimate the importance of planning when it comes to moving from one place to another. Whether its across town or across the country, there are many details that tend to get forgotten and cause unnecessary stress during what should be a very exciting time. Follow the steps in this guide to make sure that your move is an organized and successful one. **Make sure to check out Part 2 – Home Moving Guide “Companion”  The “companion” is filled with additional items and resources that are mentioned throughout our Home Moving Guide. Some of the items included: Moving Checklists, Packing Inventory Lists, New Home Checklist, Helping Children Cope with the Move....

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Home Moving Guide “Companion”

View, Print or Download Home Moving Guide “Companion” – Part 2   (Part 2) Home Moving Guide “Companion” – A Complete and Thorough Step by Step Companion: How to make your move organized and stress-free. These are additional items that are mentioned throughout our Home Moving Guide. Some of the items included: Moving Checklists, Packing Inventory Lists, New Home Checklist, Helping Children Cope with the Move....

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Home Ownership & Benefits in Children

View, Print or Download Home Ownership & Benefits in Children   Home ownership helps boost children’s educational achievement, reduce behavior problems, study finds. Home ownership seems to benefit children because the environments in homes, including such things as safety, maintenance and the availability of educational materials, are on average better than those in rental units,m the study suggests. This in depth article goes into all the details of why home ownership is important for families with children....

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Home Selling Guide – FM Area

Home Selling Guide – FM Area

View, Print or Download Home Selling Guide View, Print or Download Home Selling Guide Companion   Home Selling Guide – A Complete and Thorough Step by Step Companion. How to sell your home in today’s market. There are tons of tips online and more information than you could ever need… the difference with this guide is that it is written for the Fargo Moorhead area, it is laid out in an easy to follow format walking you through each and every step of the process. Selling a home is complicated. From experience, we know it’s not just a question of selling a home – it’s also a question of relocating a family, across town or across the country. Selling your home is not an everyday experience, and it is probably the largest investment you own. The process raises as many questions which we will try to answer in this guide. Use this guide as a tool to help guide you through your home selling process and use Modern Market Realtors as your resource for questions or for listing your home. We not only love what we do–we simply love to help people! We’re here when you are ready to get started. **Make sure to check out Part 2 – Home Selling Guide “Companion”  The “companion” is filled with additional items and resources that are mentioned throughout our Home Selling Guide. Some of the items included: Our VIP Elite Preferred Home Seller Program, Checklist of Information Needed to List Your Home, Our Quality Service Guarantee, Our Cancellation Guarantee, Glossary of Real Estate and Mortgage Terms....

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Home Selling Guide “Companion” – Part 2

View, Print or Download Home Selling Guide “Companion” – Part 2 This guide is filled with additional items and resources that are mentioned throughout our Home Selling Guide. Some of the items included: Our VIP Elite Preferred Home Seller Program Checklist of Information Needed to List Your Home Our Quality Service Guarantee Our Cancellation Guarantee Glossary of Real Estate and Mortgage Terms.  ...

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Home Selling Process Chart – From Beginning to SOLD!

View, Print or Download Home Selling Process Chart – From Beginning to SOLD!   Modern Market Realtors Home Selling Process Chart – From Beginning to SOLD! We have designed this chart to guide you through the sale of your home. You can see each and every step from the day we schedule your initial home tour and consultation all the way to collecting your proceeds check at closing! We assure you that it is our goal to provide you with the most professional and informative service available. We are always just a phone call away!...

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Home Staging Secrets Guide – 500 Tips & Tricks Straight from the Professionals

Home Staging Secrets Guide – 500 Tips & Tricks Straight from the Professionals

View, Print or Download Home Staging Secrets   This guide will be your most important tool in staging your home. There are tons of tips online and more information than you could ever need… the difference with this book is that it is laid out in an easy to follow format, organized by each room or area needing to be staged but most importantly researched and laid out by local real estate and staging professionals. It will first educate you on the importance of staging, how to take the emotion out of the selling process and why that is important, examples of how staging can make a difference and most importantly, it is full of staging tips, tricks, suggestions and all the lists you will need to organize your staging from room to room. Each list contains the following: preliminary work, personal list of preliminary work, finishing touches (those extras that go above and beyond) and personal list of additional items you would like to add. These lists are set up so that you can go thru and first check the boxes of all the items that you need, want or plan to do and then a second list of check boxes to check off as you complete the items. Many of these suggestions are free to do, easy to do and can make a difference. Some things may be things you have already done or plan to do but you will find a lot of tips that you can easily do but may have never thought of. Use this as a helpful tool to get the most out of the sale of your home. As you are using the guide, if you need direction or have questions, make sure to contact Modern Market Realtors, we not only love what we do but we LOVE helping people! We are here to help you!  ...

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Home Staging Tip #1 – Home Exterior Staging

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #1 – Home Exterior Staging   Staging list and suggestions for your homes exterior, including: preliminary work, personal list of preliminary work, finishing touches and personal list of additional items you would like to add. The list is set up so that you can go thru and first check the boxes of all the items that you need, want or plan to do and then a second list of check boxes to check off as you complete the items. Many of these suggestions are free to do, easy to do and can make a difference. Some things may be things you have already done or plan to do but you will find a lot of tips that you can easily do but may have never thought of. Use this as a helpful tool to get the most out of the sale of your home....

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Home Staging Tip #10 – Basement and Laundry Room Staging

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #10 – Basement and Laundry Room Staging   Staging list and suggestions for your basement and laundry room, including preliminary work, personal list of preliminary work, finishing touches and personal list of additional items you would like to add. The list is set up so that you can go thru and first check the boxes of all the items that you need, want or plan to do and then a second list of check boxes to check off as you complete the item. Many of these suggestions are free to do, easy to do and can make a difference. Some things may be things you have already done or plan to do but you will find a lot of tips that you can easily do but would have never thought of. Use this as a helpful tool to get the most out of your listing....

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Home Staging Tip #11 – Make Your Listing Memorable

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #11 – Make Your Listing Memorable   Additional tips and hints – Suggestions to make your listing memorable to buyers! This is a list of things that you can do, some that cost little or nothing, some are easy, some are a little more difficult, but all of these things are what you can do “over and above” to make your listing unforgettable. Its up to you how much or how little you want to do to make the most profit on the sale of your home. If you want to do a lot for your listing but have limited funds or limited time, feel free to let us guide you to the most important items specific to your home and your situation. We’re here to help – use us as your resource....

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Home Staging Tip #12 – Last Minute Final Details

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #12 – Last Minute Final Details   Dont Panic, Buyers are coming! List of last minute preparations right before your home goes on the market and buyers will start viewing your home. Showings are about to start! Here is a guide of the final details to take care of at the last minute, along with Finishing Touches/Icing on the Cake!...

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Home Staging Tip #13 – Tips to Avoid FHA Issues

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #13 – Tips to Avoid FHA Issues   Guideline to avoid potential problems when the buyer of your home is obtaining FHA financing. Taking care of these items before the FHA Appraisal is done may save you time, money or potential problems. Being proactive when it comes to FHA loans and avoiding conditions that may show up on the appraisal will help the process go more smooth for everyone involved in the transaction....

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Home Staging Tip #14 – Household Hints

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #14 – Household Hints   Household hints and tips on how to take care of various household cleaning chores, deep cleaning strategies, take care of smaller maintenance issues like squeaky wooden floors and furniture scratches, sticky drawers, crayon on walls, and many other ways of simplifying getting your home in tip top condition....

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Home Staging Tip #15 – Top Secret Cleaning Solutions

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #15 – Top Secret Cleaning Solutions   Once you use these recipes for your cleaning projects, you will never want to lose them! Give them a try! Bathtub Cleaning Recipe – Tile/Grout Cleaning Recipe – Whiten Stained Material...

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Home Staging Tip #2 – Garage Staging

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #2 – Garage Staging   Staging list and suggestions for your garage, including: preliminary work, personal list of preliminary work, finishing touches and personal list of additional items you would like to add. The list is set up so that you can go thru and first check the boxes of all the items that you need, want or plan to do and then a second list of check boxes to check off as you complete the items. Many of these suggestions are free to do, easy to do and can make a difference. Some things may be things you have already done or plan to do but you will find a lot of tips that you can easily do but may have never thought of. Use this as a helpful tool to get the most out of the sale of your home....

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Home Staging Tip #3 – Throughout the Home Staging

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #3 – Throughout the Home Staging   Staging list and suggestions for throughout your home, including: preliminary work, personal list of preliminary work, finishing touches and personal list of additional items you would like to add. The list is set up so that you can go thru and first check the boxes of all the items that you need, want or plan to do and then a second list of check boxes to check off as you complete the items. Many of these suggestions are free to do, easy to do and can make a difference. Some things may be things you have already done or plan to do but you will find a lot of tips that you can easily do but may have never thought of. Use this as a helpful tool to get the most out of the sale of your home....

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Home Staging Tip #4 – Entry/Foyer Staging

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #4 – Entry/Foyer Staging   Staging list and suggestions for your foyer/entry, including: preliminary work, personal list of preliminary work, finishing touches and personal list of additional items you would like to add. The list is set up so that you can go thru and first check the boxes of all the items that you need, want or plan to do and then a second list of check boxes to check off as you complete the items. Many of these suggestions are free to do, easy to do and can make a difference. Some things may be things you have already done or plan to do but you will find a lot of tips that you can easily do but may have never thought of. Use this as a helpful tool to get the most out of the sale of your home....

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Home Staging Tip #5 – Living Room / Family Room Staging

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #5 – Living Room / Family Room Staging   Staging list and suggestions for your living room/family room, including: preliminary work, personal list of preliminary work, finishing touches and personal list of additional items you would like to add. The list is set up so that you can go thru and first check the boxes of all the items that you need, want or plan to do and then a second list of check boxes to check off as you complete the items. Many of these suggestions are free to do, easy to do and can make a difference. Some things may be things you have already done or plan to do but you will find a lot of tips that you can easily do but may have never thought of. Use this as a helpful tool to get the most out of the sale of your home....

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Home Staging Tip #6 – Dining Room Staging

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #6 – Dining Room Staging   Staging list and suggestions for your dining room, including: preliminary work, personal list of preliminary work, finishing touches and personal list of additional items you would like to add. The list is set up so that you can go thru and first check the boxes of all the items that you need, want or plan to do and then a second list of check boxes to check off as you complete the items. Many of these suggestions are free to do, easy to do and can make a difference. Some things may be things you have already done or plan to do but you will find a lot of tips that you can easily do but may have never thought of. Use this as a helpful tool to get the most out of the sale of your home....

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Home Staging Tip #7 – Kitchen Staging

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #7 – Kitchen Staging   Staging list and suggestions for your kitchen, including: preliminary work, personal list of preliminary work, finishing touches and personal list of additional items you would like to add. The list is set up so that you can go thru and first check the boxes of all the items that you need, want or plan to do and then a second list of check boxes to check off as you complete the items. Many of these suggestions are free to do, easy to do and can make a difference. Some things may be things you have already done or plan to do but you will find a lot of tips that you can easily do but may have never thought of. Use this as a helpful tool to get the most out of the sale of your home....

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Home Staging Tip #8 – Bathroom Staging

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #8 – Bathroom Staging   Staging list and suggestions for your bathrooms, including: preliminary work, personal list of preliminary work, finishing touches and personal list of additional items you would like to add. The list is set up so that you can go thru and first check the boxes of all the items that you need, want or plan to do and then a second list of check boxes to check off as you complete the items. Many of these suggestions are free to do, easy to do and can make a difference. Some things may be things you have already done or plan to do but you will find a lot of tips that you can easily do but may have never thought of. Use this as a helpful tool to get the most out of the sale of your home....

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Home Staging Tip #9 – Bedroom Staging

View, Print or Download Home Staging Tip #9 – Bedroom Staging   Staging list and suggestions for your bedrooms, including: preliminary work, personal list of preliminary work, finishing touches and personal list of additional items you would like to add. The list is set up so that you can go thru and first check the boxes of all the items that you need, want or plan to do and then a second list of check boxes to check off as you complete the items. Many of these suggestions are free to do, easy to do and can really make a difference. Some things may be things you have already done or plan to do but you will find a lot of tips that you can easily do but may have never thought of. Use this as a helpful tool to get the most out of the sale of your home....

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Look Out – Not Every Agent is a REALTOR!

View, Print or Download Look Out! Not Every Agent is a REALTOR!   Look out, not every agent is a Realtor is an important article explaining the difference between Agents that are not Realtors and Agents that ARE Realtors. This article is written by the National Association of Realtors. This will explain why this should be a key factor when choosing the agent that will be representing you in your real estate transaction....

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Modern Market Realtors Cancellation Guarantee for Sellers

View, Print or Download Modern Market Realtors Cancellation Guarantee for Sellers   Modern Market Realtors Cancellation Guarantee: What is the biggest fear you have when listing your home with a real estate professional? “You don’t want to be locked into an agreement with someone who is not doing what they should be doing.” We are so confident that our Real Estate System will work for you that we guarantee you the right to cancel our agreement at any time prior to accepting an offer to purchase your home with no penalties or obligations, if you feel our service does not live up to our promise. We are offering you a way to Sell a home that is completely “Risk-Free”! We offer this guarantee because your satisfaction and success are very important to us. If you’re not satisfied—we’re not satisfied. We strive to be your agents for life every step of the way. We not only love what we do, we truly love to help people!...

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Mortgage Application Checklist

View, Print or Download Mortgage Application Checklist   Mortgage application checklist is a helpful tool to expedite the processing of a mortgage application, borrowers should provide the following information. Use this checklist as a guide before meeting with your lender so you are prepared, save yourself extra time of gathering information later and having to meet again at a later time. This will help you to be proactive and save frustration....

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Mortgage Application Checklist for Buyers

View, Print or Download Mortgage Application Checklist for Buyers   Mortgage application checklist is a helpful tool to expedite the processing of a mortgage application, borrowers should provide the following information. Use this checklist as a guide before meeting with your lender so you are prepared, save yourself extra time of gathering information later and having to meet again at a later time. This will help you to be proactive and save frustration....

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Mortgage FAQ’s

View, Print or Download Mortgage FAQ’s   Mortgage FAQ’s covers the most common questions that buyers have in regards to mortgages and loans. Find out answers to the questions that you may have before you meet with your lender....

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Mortgage Payment Calculator

View, Print or Download Mortgage Payment Calculator   Mortgage payment calculator will help you to determine your approximate mortgage payment for your home purchase. Use this chart to determine your monthly principal and interest payments at various interest rates for either a 15 or 30 year term. This will also step you through the other parts of your mortgage payment and how to calculate them. ?This information is only a guide, we strongly recommend that you contact our mortgage specialist for a more accurate figure....

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Mortgage Payment Calculator for Buyers

View, Print or Download Mortgage Payment Calculator for Buyers   Mortgage payment calculator will help you to determine your approximate mortgage payment for your home purchase. Use this chart to determine your monthly principal and interest payments at various interest rates for either a 15 or 30 year term. This will also step you through the other parts of your mortgage payment and how to calculate them. ?This information is only a guide, we strongly recommend that you contact our mortgage specialist for a more accurate figure....

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Mortgage Shopping Worksheet

View, Print or Download Mortgage Shopping Worksheet   Mortgage shopping worksheet is a tool to research lenders, types of mortgages, fees and other costs. Use this tool to compare 2 or more different lenders and all the details involved with each mortgage and/or lending institution. Sometimes a lender will give a buyer an attractive interest rate but the buyer doesn’t realize that the rest of the terms of the loan are not as great. The other terms may make the loan less beneficial than a different loan that may have a little higher interest rate. This tool will help you balance out the differences to help you make the best decision for your purchase....

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Mortgage Shopping Worksheet for Buyers

View, Print or Download Mortgage Shopping Worksheet for Buyers   Mortgage shopping worksheet is a tool to research lenders, types of mortgages, fees and other costs. Use this tool to compare 2 or more different lenders and all the details involved with each mortgage and/or lending institution. Sometimes a lender will give a buyer an attractive interest rate but the buyer doesn’t realize that the rest of the terms of the loan are not as great. The other terms may make the loan less beneficial than a different loan that may have a little higher interest rate. This tool will help you balance out the differences to help you make the best decision for your purchase....

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Moving Checklist

View, Print or Download Moving Checklist   Moving Checklist: Moving can be easy, just be organized! Use this checklist to avoid missing important details. This list covers, 2 wks before moving, 1 wk before moving, the day before moving, moving day, arrival day and a place to note additional personal reminders....

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My Offer is Accepted Now What Do I Do

View, Print or Download My Offer is Accepted – Now What Do I Do?   What to do once your offer has been accepted will list out the next steps that you’ll need to think about or take care of. Read through this short list to make sure that you don’t miss any important details during this time so you can keep your process moving smoothly....

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New Home Checklist – Moving Into Your New Home

View, Print or Download New Home Checklist – Moving Into Your New Home   Like an oil change for a car… Proper maintenance on your new home is essential. This checklist will guide you through the important maintenance needed on a home and help you keep track of what you have taken care of and what still needs attention. For most people, a home is the largest investment they will ever make, take care of your investment, make sure you cover all the maintenance and in the end it will save you in replacement costs!...

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Our Quality Service Guarantee for Buyers

View, Print or Download Our Quality Service Guarantee for Buyers   Modern Market Realtors Quality Service Guarantee: This is your written commitment from Modern Market Realtors assuring the delivery of all the services we describe in our guarantee. You may cancel your buyer agreement if we have not done all of the items listed. We offer this guarantee because your satisfaction and success is very important to us. If you’re not satisfied—we’re not satisfied. We strive to be your agents for life every step of the way. We not only love what we do, we truly love to help people!...

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Packing Inventory List – Organizing Your Move

View, Print or Download Packing Inventory List – Organizing Your Move   Use this list as you pack your boxes and you will avoid the frustration of being unable to find those important items you need throughout your move. Be as detailed or as general as you would like. If there are numerous items in one box that you want to jot down, you can add “sub lists” if you choose to go into more detail. (i,e, “See list A for contents of this box”) Hint: this list can later help in creating a detailed home inventory for personal property insurance purposes....

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Pros and Cons of Home Ownership

View, Print or Download Pro’s & Con’s of Home Ownership   Pros & Cons of Home Ownership breaks down the advantages and disadvantages that may pertain to you in relation to owning a home. It covers social and environmental benefits, financial benefits, specific financial implications along with disadvantages. It will also make you aware of various popular myths. Use this article to help you relate the information to your personal situation and how each area affects you....

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Rent vs Buy

View, Print or Download Rent vs Buy   Rent vs Buy goes over if you should be a home owner. Words you will hear few real estate agents mutter: Not everybody should own a home! Some people aren’t cut out for home ownership, for a variety of reasons. Are you one of those who should rent and not buy? Here are some ways to tell....

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Tips for sellers – 10 Sins!

View, Print or Download Tips for sellers – 10 Sins!   10 Sins that a seller should avoid if at all possible! Face it, you cant afford to lose money either through your neglect, indifference or ignorance of the selling process. So make sure you sit down with your agent to address these issues and pave the way for the smoothest, quickest, sale possible....

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Utility Contact Numbers: FM and Surrounding Areas

View, Print or Download Utility Contact Numbers – FM and Surrounding Areas   Fargo-Moorhead Utility Company Contact Numbers Chart is a helpful tool when buying or selling a home. You will find all of the companies for your utilities in one place! Transferring your utilities is an important step to do early in the process. Some places need ample amount of time to make the change. Most importantly, your services for TV, Internet and phone tend to take a couple weeks or more for installation service times. Make sure to make the calls early on to ensure you are not without these services when you move into your new home....

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VIP Elite Preferred Home Seller Program

View, Print or Download VIP Elite Preferred Home Seller Program   The agent you select to sell your home really does make a difference! We provide unrivaled premier service and services. Mutual understanding of your selling goals, represent YOUR best interests, our quality service guarantee, we prioritize communication with you, we’re your trusted advisers, we are experts and experienced in negotiating, we are dedicated transaction managers. You will also learn about our “Unique Home Selling Process” in regards to Pricing, Staging, Marketing & “RARE” Elite Marketing. Modern Market Realtors goes above and beyond the average agents efforts. We not only do MORE than is required, MORE than is expected, but we do NOT charge MORE for our efforts, experience and services. We love to help and treat everyone with care and compassion. We look forward to helping make your selling process a simply positive and successful experience....

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Your Home: To Rent or To Buy

View, Print or Download Your Home: To Rent or To Buy   Your home, to rent or to buy is an informative article describing why you should or shouldn’t be a homeowner. It goes over pros and cons along with various details you should consider when making this decision. You will be able to apply your personal situation to these topics and figure out what is best for your particular situation....

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