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Category: Selling

    How To Prep Your House for Sale This Fall

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | September 11, 2023

    Today’s housing market is different than it was just a few months ago. And if you’re thinking about selling your house, that may leave you wondering what you need to do differently as a result. The answer is simple. Taking the time upfront to prep your house appropriately and create a solid plan can help bring in the greatest return on your investment. Here are a few simple tips to make sure you maximize the sale of your house this fall. Read More

    Planning to Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Make a Move

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | September 11, 2023

    Reaching retirement is a significant milestone in life, bringing with it a lot of change and new opportunities. As the door to this exciting chapter opens, one thing you may be considering is selling your house and finding a home better suited for your evolving needs. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move than you realize. Here are a few reasons why. Read More

    Home Prices Are Rebounding

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | July 17, 2023

    If you’re following the news today, you may feel a bit unsure about what’s happening with home prices and fear whether or not the worst is yet to come. That’s because today’s headlines are painting an unnecessarily negative picture. If we take a year-over-year view, home prices did drop some, but that’s because we’re comparing to a ‘unicorn’ year when prices peaked well beyond the norm. To avoid an unfair comparison to that previous peak, we need to look at monthly data. And that tells a very different and much more positive story. While local home price trends still vary by market, here’s what the national data tells us. Read More

    Central Illinois Housing Market: A Comparative Analysis with the National Real Estate Market and Key Advantages

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | July 10, 2023

    The Central Illinois housing market offers a unique blend of affordability, community-oriented living, and diverse opportunities. Let's compare the Central Illinois housing market to the national real estate market, shedding light on its distinctive advantages. Additionally, we will utilize statistics from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to showcase the differences between these two markets. Understanding these factors will help you make informed decisions in the dynamic world of real estate. Read More

    Debunking Top Myths in Real Estate: Separating Fact from Fiction

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | July 10, 2023

    In the ever-evolving world of real estate, numerous myths and misconceptions often circulate among buyers, sellers, and investors. These myths can mislead people, impact their decision-making, and hinder their ability to navigate the market effectively. In this blog post, we will debunk some of the top myths in real estate today, providing you with the knowledge to make informed choices. Read More

    Revolutionizing Real Estate: How Technology Has Transformed the Buying and Selling Process

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | July 10, 2023

    The advent of technology has brought about significant transformations in various industries, and real estate is no exception. Over the years, advancements in technology have revolutionized the way people buy and sell properties. From online listings and virtual tours to digital transactions and data-driven insights, the real estate industry has witnessed a remarkable shift. Let's explore how technology has changed the process of buying and selling real estate, making it more efficient, accessible, and transparent. Read More

    The Power of a Top-Producing Real Estate Team: Why Choose The Bryson Smith Team?

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | July 5, 2023

    When it comes to buying or selling a home, having the right support and expertise can make all the difference. In the dynamic real estate market, partnering with a top-producing real estate team can provide you with a competitive edge. In this blog, we'll explore the benefits of choosing the Bryson Smith Team to assist you in buying or selling your home. Their proven track record, comprehensive knowledge, and dedication to client satisfaction set them apart as an exceptional choice. Read More

    The True Cost of Selling Your House on Your Own

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | June 28, 2023

    Selling your house is no simple task. While some homeowners opt to sell their homes on their own, known as a FSBO (For Sale by Owner), they often encounter various challenges without the guidance of a real estate agent. If you’re currently considering selling your house on your own, here’s what you should know. Read More

    Furnace, Boiler or Heat Pump? Time for Heating Systems 101

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | June 13, 2023

    Heating your home accounts for an inordinate portion of your utility bill, so it pays to choose the most efficient heating system possible. This doesn’t necessarily mean you should upgrade to a different type of system, however. Generally speaking, it’s a bad idea to convert from forced air to central heating, or vice versa, since the benefits rarely justify the cost. Instead, upgrade to a more efficient version of your existing furnace or boiler when it’s too expensive to repair — but weigh your options carefully. Here’s a rundown of the most commonly used heating systems, along with their advantages and disadvantages, to help you make the most appropriate choice for your home, climate and wallet. Read More

    Change of Address Checklist: Everyone You Should Contact When You Move

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | May 3, 2023

    There are countless aspects to organizing a move—renting a truck, gathering moving supplies and trying to stay sane while doing it. While you’re worrying about all the heavy lifting, you may be forgetting about other small changes that must be made. One of these includes updating your address with certain companies. It probably sounds tedious, but it’s very important if you want life to go smoothly at your new place. Here is a list to help you prioritize which companies to change your address with. Read More