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Shawna Brooks
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How to Get Your Home Sold If You Have a Pet

We all love our pets, but unfortunately, they can be a distraction when selling your home. While there are many buyers that love them, there are many others who don’t. If you do have pets in your home, we have some helpful tips for you that will help you sell your home faster and for a higher price. For example, you’re less sensitive to pet odors as a pet owner, so hiring a professional cleaning crew to freshen up your carpet, rugs, and upholstery will make sure everything smells clean and fresh. To get all of our tips for selling your home as a pet owner, watch this short video.
http://www.shawnashometeam.com/2017/05/tips-for-pet-owners-who-want-to-sell.html

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FHA Loans Aren't Just for First-Time Homebuyers

FHA mortgages are becoming more and more popular in the Indianapolis market right now. In fact, the majority of homebuyers in our hot seller's market use FHA financing. If you're thinking about buying a home, you should consider this type of home loan because it's not just for first-time buyers like many people think. So what are the draws of an FHA loan? To learn more, watch my latest video.

http://www.shawnashometeam.com/2017/03/fha-loans-arent-just-for-first-time.html

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We Have 5 Amazing New Listings Coming on the Market

In our market, housing inventory is incredibly low, which makes it difficult for buyers to find the property they want. Today, I want to share five upcoming listings with you. These homes are not even on the market yet—I just wanted to give you a head start. These properties are in Lawrence Township, Center Grove, and Greenwood. To learn more about them and see if they match your wish list, watch this short video.
http://www.shawnashometeam.com/2017/03/we-have-5-amazing-new-listings-coming.html

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Do Decorating Allowances Help or Hurt the Seller?

Many sellers think offering allowances for cosmetic things like flooring, paint, and decorations will help them sell their home. However, I would advise against it for a few reasons. You might think allowances would make your house more attractive, but the truth is, most buyers aren't realistic about the actual amount of money it would take to replace things like flooring and paint. This is almost always bad for you as the seller. For more details on why I advise against offering allowances when selling, watch this short video.

http://www.shawnashometeam.com/2017/01/why-offering-allowances-hurts-seller.html

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and we hope you have a great one. We are so thankful for your business and want to send you much love in 2017. That’s why we have a special Valentine’s Day message for you! You even get to meet our newest team member, Killian. To see our full message, watch this short video.
http://www.shawnashometeam.com/2017/02/happy-valentines-day.html

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How Do Rising Interest Rates Affect Buyers?

If your goal is to buy your dream home, the time is now. Why? Interest rates are rising, and they have a huge impact on buyers. In fact, just a 0.5% increase will take away 10% of your buying power. To find all the ways rising interest rates will affect you, watch this short video.
http://www.shawnashometeam.com/2017/01/how-do-rising-interest-rates-affect.html

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What Should You Budget for Closing Costs as a Seller?

When you think of closing costs, you probably think of them as costs incurred by a buyer when purchasing a home. However, closing costs can be significant for sellers as well. You’ll need to cover things like title insurance, a home warranty, and prorated taxes when you sell. What exactly should you budget for closing costs as a seller? To find out, watch this short video.
http://www.shawnashometeam.com/2016/11/what-should-you-budget-for-closing.html


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Why Do You Need a Buyer Consultation?

If you’re thinking about buying a home, it’s smart to have a buyer consultation. A consultation is a great way to determine what you want in a home and what kind of agent you need to help you accomplish your goals. It’s also smart to have this meeting before you go out and start looking for homes so you can narrow your search down. To learn more about the benefits of a buyer consultation, watch this short video.
http://www.shawnashometeam.com/2016/12/why-do-you-need-buyer-consultation.html

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How to Get Your Offer Accepted

When you get in a multiple offer situation, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. From a buyer’s perspective, you’ve got to figure out how to make your offer stand out from the rest. We have some tips to share with you today that will help do exactly that. One thing you should do is work with your agent and the seller’s agent to find out what they are looking for in an offer. To find out why price isn’t the only thing that sways sellers, watch this short video.
http://www.shawnashometeam.com/2016/11/how-to-get-your-offer-accepted.html

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How to Win in a Multiple Offer Situation

If you’re a buyer, how do you win in a multiple offer situation? This kind of thing is happening all the time right now, so today I wanted to talk about what to do if you’re the one who’s competing with other buyers for the same home. There are two simple tactics you need to follow. The first is to get pre-approved by a local lender before you even make your offer. To learn why this is important and to find out what else you can do to win in a multiple offer situation, watch this short video.
http://shawnashometeam.blogspot.com/2016/11/how-to-win-in-multiple-offer-situation.html

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