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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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Ready to list?

Home is a special place to each of us. Many of our best memories are rooted in our home and the people we love most are often found there. As time goes on, your needs, and the needs of your family, change and often, your home needs change, too.

This is an exciting time in the real estate market. Homes are moving more quickly than ever and sometimes are getting more than the listing price. If you’re ready to move up, move on, or scale back, here are a few things to consider in order to get the most for your home.

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First time?

Buying your first home is an exciting, often overwhelming, experience. There are so many details that need to be in place before the looking can even begin. This market presents its own set of challenges, too. Many investors are actively seeking to purchase entry-level homes and often are making cash purchases, non-contingent on an inspection, and offering more than list. How can a first-time home buyer compete?

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Why Rochester?

People often wonder, “Why Rochester?” because seemingly, there isn’t much to do here, but we know there is so much more to our hometown. Here are our reasons “Why Rochester!”.

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A Few of Our Favorite Things…

Anyone who has lived in Rochester knows that it’s a great place to live. There is a vibrant arts community, many things to do with your family, and the downtown scene has really exploded in the last few years. Throw in top-notch, world-class healthcare and Rochester is certainly the place to be. Everyone has their “favorites” when it comes to our community, but we wanted to take a few minutes and share ours with you.

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Preparing your home to sell

Are you thinking of selling but overwhelmed by all the projects you need to complete first? More than likely, some of those projects aren’t critical to marketing your home. Likewise, there are going to be simple, inexpensive things to do you may not have thought of.

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Marketing Your Home with Pets

Marketing your home can be an exciting time, but it can also bring with it some stress. As we stage homes with young children, adults with memory issues or sight impairment, great care has to be taken in regards to the effects of disrupting their spaces. The same is true for your pets. There is a lot of good advice out there, but let’s consider here what marketing your home does to your pets.

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10 Things Before You List

Thinking about moving? While you may have long been able to overlook some of the downsides to your home, buyers on the hunt for their dream home may not be able to do the same. If you can’t quite remember the original color of the basement carpet or if you’re not sure if some of your decor is so old it’s back in, here are a few ways you can help improve the look of your home.

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Moving up but not sure how?

If you’re outgrowing your space and considering a move to a different house but just not sure how – we can help. There are a few options to get this done and your needs may be very different than your neighbor’s. If you have any questions on your specific situation, drop us a line or give us a call.

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