Want the Highest Real Estate Appraisal Possible? 3 Things You Must Do


Before you put your home up for sale, you’ll need to request a market analysis to determine its market value. Obviously, you’ll want that valuation to reflect the time, effort, and care you’ve put into your property over the years. To achieve the highest appraisal possible, you’ll need to pay special attention to several areas throughout your property while working to improve its standout features. Below, the realtors at Home …

Selling Soon? 2 Alternatives to High-Commission Real Estate Representation


If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, you’ve probably noticed that standard real estate commission fees are far higher than you’d like to pay. In the Twin Cities, average real estate commissions hover around 5-6%, which can translate to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the sale price of your home.   If you’re not ready to pay exorbitant selling fees but still want the expertise …

Selling Soon? Critical Decisions That Can Make or Break Your Sale


If you’re planning to sell your home this year, you have plenty of decisions to make in regard to the sale. Who will choose as your realtor? When will you list your property? Where should you set the price? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! At Home Avenue, we know selling a home can be slightly overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the game. But we also know …

Selling and buying homes during the Covid-19 outbreak / Coming Soon Status Change


Although showing activity has decreased, buyers are looking forward to taking advantage of low interest rates and are still actively searching for homes. Due to the recent new governmental restrictions regarding “social distancing”, we are taking proactive steps to ensure the safety of our sellers and buyers. This includes: Not allowing any overlapping showings of your home so that only the agent and buyer are in the home during the …

Trying to Boost Your Resale Value? These 4 Home Improvements Are a Waste of Money


If you’re getting ready to sell your home in the Twin Cities, you might be brainstorming a few upgrades that can help you increase your asking price — what a great idea! But know this: Not all upgrades will net you a return on your investment. At Home Avenue, we’ve been providing comprehensive flat-fee real estate services for over 30 years. In that time, we’ve learned a thing or two …

4 Unfounded Myths About Flat-Fee Realty


Thinking about selling your Minneapolis home soon? Trying to find a realtor who won’t break the bank? If you’ve run across flat-fee realty in your search, you may have heard or read a few less-than-optimistic opinions about the service. But at Home Avenue, we want you to know the truth. Today, we’re here to bust four unfounded myths about flat-fee realty, so you can make an informed decision about hiring …

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Leaning Toward For Sale By Owner? 3 Mistakes That Can Slow Your Sale


If you’re planning to sell your home this year and want to complete the sale as inexpensively as possible, a for sale by owner listing is a great option—if you do it properly, that is. An FSBO listing allows you to keep more money from the sale of your property, but it doesn’t come without its potential disadvantages, too. At Home Avenue, it’s our goal to help you successfully sell …

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Is a Flat-Fee Listing Right for You? How Does It Work?


If you’re planning to put your home on the market this year, know this: You have options when deciding how to sell your property. Traditional, commission-based realty or for sale by owner have long been the go-to options for homeowners looking to sell, but in today’s real estate market, the traditional model may not be your best—or most lucrative—choice. At Home Avenue, it’s our goal to help homeowners keep more …

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Impeccable Interior: Preparing Your For-Sale Home for Showing


If you’re planning to list your home soon, creating an impeccable interior should be at the top of your list. After all, you’ll be inviting strangers into your home for showings, and the best way to impress them is to strive for interior perfection. At Home Avenue, we know how competitive the Twin Cities real estate market can be, and one of the best ways to help your home stand …