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Randy Brock, Ron & Lynn Wightman: Residential real estate agents in Rochester, MN

Tips and topics home buyers and sellers find helpful including information about on our local real estate market.

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Making Halloween Safe for Everyone

Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.

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Fall Clean-up

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Like death and taxes, there are a few things certain in life, and at this time of the year, you can count on those leaves falling. If you’re flirting with the idea of letting nature take its course and enjoying a carpet of leaves all autumn, don’t. Come spring you’ll have an anemic lawn, thanks to the mold buildup. Ah, the joys of the four seasons.

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Home inspections

Home inspections give buyers an idea of their new home’s condition, and is highly recommended on any property you purchase – especially one that is not new construction. Here are our top reasons why you should absolutely have a home inspection, and then our top three things home inspections are not.

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Avoiding Buyer’s Remorse

When the market is fast-paced and the inventory of homes for sale is low – like the current market in Rochester, Minnesota – you have to act quickly if you’re looking to commit to a home. Because of this pressure, acting too quickly can cause some to feel buyer’s remorse after the process is over.

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When to pitch a lowball offer

Between the stress, time and hidden costs associated with moving, it can be tempting to want to pinch pennies when making an offer on a new home. You might have even thought about pitching a lowball offer.

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Offering an Allowance

Instead of spending the time and money to update old or outdated flooring, wall paint or fixtures, you might be tempted to offer an allowance to a potential buyer for the cost of making these updates themselves. Here are our top tips on what to consider before offering an allowance.

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Selling Your Home over the Holidays

Holiday home shoppers tend to be more serious about finding the right home, and fast. This could be a great opportunity to market your home. If you’re planning to sell over the holidays, follow our favorite tips to make the process go smoothly.

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