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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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Realtor Relationships

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. It’s a big decision that is influenced by many different factors—your job, family, finances, private preferences, etc. A deeply personal process like this requires the guidance of someone you trust and can be open and honest with.

This is why it’s critically important to choose a Realtor that will be a good match for you during this exciting process. Here are our favorite tips for choosing the Realtor that’s right for you.

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Managing Expectations

Coming into the real estate process with appropriate expectations is one of the most important aspects in setting a foundation for a successful transaction. We’ve built our real estate partnership upon pillars of mutual respect, trust and open communication. Which is why we want to be honest with you on what to expect from your upcoming real estate transaction. Here’s a few of our favorite tips.

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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Similar to a car, your home requires regular check-ups to keep it running smooth all year round. As you wind down from the summer heat and start pulling out your hoodies for fall, take some time to tackle a few simple chores to prepare your home to take on winter in all its glory.

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Benefits of Listing in the Fall

Because of its growing business community, access to arts and culture, and a thriving food scene, Rochester sees relocation opportunities year-round, not just the spring months. In Rochester and the Southeast Minnesota area, every month is a good month for real estate.

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To Remodel or Not….

We work with a home rehab professional who recently completed a kitchen remodel, and here are our top tips to help answer some of these questions and more.

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Townhouse: Yea or Nay

Ah, the golden years. You’ve made it to retirement and now our society says, “It’s time to downsize and move into a townhouse or condo!”, but we don’t see it that way. The decision to leave your single-family home and move into a condo or townhouse is a choice to be made based upon your lifestyle, not your age or income.

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Nine Musts Before You Move…

Most of us move several times, if not dozens of times in our lives. And, it’s stressful. However, there are a few things you can do to make your move as stress free as possible. We’ve put together a list of nine things you need to do before you move that most people tend to leave until the last minute.

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Financing your home…

Conventional loans, FHA loans, interest-only loans—Oh, My! Figuring out your financing can be the most difficult part of purchasing a new home, yet it is key to have in place before you begin looking, especially in this fast-paced market.

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Tips for choosing a realtor….

Buying or selling a home is a big decision; the realtor you choose is an equally important decision. There are many factors to take into consideration when deciding who to work with. During the interview process, it’s important to learn their experience level, their knowledge of the market, but mostly, it’s important to know if you and the realtor will be a good match for the duration of the transaction.

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