Shannon Philpott-Sanders

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What Are Buyers Looking For?

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What Are Buyers Looking For?

Article Excerpt:

The biggest challenge facing home sellers is how to meet the needs and wants of buyers without breaking the bank. “It’s a beauty contest and a price war,” says Jackie Voit, a Milwaukee-based real estate agent with Shorewest Realtors. “Buyers will continue looking until they find the best one, and it has to be better than the competition in both price and condition.” Continue reading

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March 16, 2013 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , | Leave a comment

10 Home Improvements Sellers Can Skip

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10 Home Improvements Sellers Can Skip

Article Excerpt:

It’s easy for home sellers to spend a pretty penny trying improve their home’s appeal. But not all home improvements increase the market value.“Over-improving your home in comparison to other homes in the neighborhood is never a good idea and could just mean money down the drain,” says Jackie Voit, Milwaukee-based real estate agent with Shorewest Realtors. Before you make improvements, consider the costs and potential impact on your home’s value. Continue reading

March 16, 2013 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , | Leave a comment

Home Makeover: 15 Meaningful Home Improvements for Sellers

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Home Makeover: 15 Meaningful Home Improvements for Sellers

Article Excerpt:

In today’s competitive real estate market, it’s tough to get top dollar for your home. That’s why you’ll want to try these affordable, do-it-yourself home improvement projects, which can add curb appeal and help lead to a “sold” sign in your front yard. “What’s needed is your time and willingness to attend to editing your home and cleaning it up — inside and out,” says Marybeth Dennett, real estate professional with Triangle Star Realty in Durham, North Carolina. Give your home the makeover it deserves with these helpful hints. Continue reading

January 22, 2013 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing | , , , | Leave a comment