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In many parts of Richmond, there are multiple buyers interested in certain properties. These are likely updated properties in the hot parts of downtown, and they don’t stay on the market long! Many times, listing agents will call for all offers by a certain date and time…which means you only get one shot to make an offer that will allow you to be the “winner”. So, how do you accomplish this? Your buyers’ agent will be your best resource, as they know the market best and have experience in writing contracts. Listen to them and their experience, first and foremost. But, here are a few ideas you may want to run by your buyers’ agent when working on an offer together:

1. Include an Escalation Clause: this is similar to making a bid on E-Bay. For

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The purpose of staging is  to make a home feel inviting, while not being too personal and thus appealing to the most buyers possible. It also helps give potential buyers a feel for how to best lay out the space. Many buyers have a hard time visualiziing how their furniture will work in a space. Staging helps with this. It also helps with visualizing scale and proportions. Contrary to what many people think, an empty room can actually feel smaller than it is and may turn off buyers unless they see that it can hold more or larger furniture than they thought. A good stager will try to accomplish several things:

1. Bring in furniture that compliments the style of home that is being sold. If a house is a traditional  little cottage, the furniture and

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As the winter months continue on, the cold still has plenty of time to bring snow and freezing temperatures.  During this time, our mind is on that thermostat and how to keep the cost down, while not freezing in our own homes. Take a look at these tips and tricks in order to keep that electric bill low, without having to wear a winter coat and thirty layers inside.

The key to keeping a home warm without turning up your thermostat is adding natural moisture to the air. Adding moisture, increases heat retention, allowing heat to be stored in your home. House plants and a humidifier can do the job of adding that needed moisture in your homes,' air. Not to mention, House plants add a lively, inviting & natural atmosphere to your home which is

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The buyers of today are looking for turn-key ready homes, whether your home is 5 or 25 years old, buyers are expecting not only function (roof, HVAC, appliances, etc), but demand they include updated finishes and decor as well. We are an HGTV watching, model home visiting society who wants what is shiny and brand new. However, the majority of buyers are also busy people who don't have the time or the vision to see what "could be". 

If your home is dated and doesn't show well, it can cost you thousands of dollars in sales price. If it hasn't been maintained with necessary improvements such as exterior paint/siding, roof, energy efficient windows, keeping the crawlspace dry and mold-free, etc...it will be even more difficult to sell without

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Putting too much money into your home will not get you the highest return. Too many improvements can price you out of the neighborhood without getting the money back you invested in the house. Here is some advice from our realtors on how to prepare your house to sell or what to look for as a buyer.

  • Buyers are not looking for the best and the newest updates in a resale home. They're looking for "Turn Key" or "Move in Condition". Prepare your home, prior to sale, so that it is cleaned up, clutter free and all repairs are completed. The best way to do this is to go through each room and make a to do list on how to prepare your home for sale. 
  • Kitchens and baths sell homes, but they don't have to be the newest and best. Professionally
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Constructing a new home from scratch can be an exciting experience. Although, with the process comes a lot of questions about design, re-sale, and more that can make the process very stressful. The Rick Cox Realty Group has worked on new construction with numerous clients and has the expertise to know which questions to ask and how to guide their clients throughout the process. One of the most frequently asked questions throughout the process is, where should the client spend their money when buying new construction? 

1. Lot...you can't change the home's location. Consider both the location of the lot within the subdivision as well as the topography of the land. You will want to think twice about resale if your home will be backing up to a

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