Pros and Cons of Selling Your Vacant HomeAs a Seller, maybe you have the option of selling your home before you’ve moved out, or after you’ve moved out when it’s sitting vacant and ready for its next owner. It’s only natural to consider which scenario would be most advantageous. After all, if there’s something you can do to make the sale of your home a little easier, why not?

But while common sense might tell you that your vacant home will be easier, and more manageable, to sell than trying to sell while your home is still occupied, you may be surprised to learn that there are good arguments both ways.

Let’s break down the Pros and Cons of selling a vacant home. 

Pros of Selling a Vacant Home

1. The home is easier to show.

Without occupants, the listing agent has much more flexibility to…

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Home Warranty Vs Home InsuranceOwning a home is the one of the greatest investments you’ll ever make. Protecting your assets is not just smart—it’s necessary. The best way to do this is to purchase both a homeowner’s insurance policy and a home warranty. Purchasing both will cover your home, belongings, and appliances in case they need replacement or repair. But understanding the differences of the two products is helpful for any homeowner. 

Home Warranty

A home warranty is an insurance for parts of the home. Not the home itself, but it covers the home systems and appliances. Technically, it is a residential service contract that covers the wear and tear of things in a home.

Most homeowners have experienced an appliance breaking down. And when you own dozens of appliances, you’re…

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What makes a house a home has just as much to do with what’s around it as what’s in it. So when it comes to buying a home, it’s important to find the neighborhood or community that matches your lifestyle needs.

North, South, East, WestBefore your Brinkoetter Realtor can begin to help you look for a home, it’s a good idea to develop a list of needs and wants. For some buyers, the home itself is what matters most. Perhaps they are set on a particular style, size, or layout of the yard. But for others, the neighborhood is more important.

Here are a few tips:

Determine a Budget

If you have an unlimited budget you may be able to find the perfect home in a desirable neighborhood, but since most buyers need to meet a budget, you may have to make a compromise on either the home or its…

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What is Flex Space?“Flex Space” is a hot and trendy buzz term used in today’s real estate, used to describe an area of your home that can be used for multiple purposes. It could be an entire room, or just a specific space.

The purpose of Flex Space is to provide homeowners with flexibility as their needs and lifestyles evolve. For example, a recent retiree may turn a home office into a new space for hobbies and craft work. Young families preparing for their future needs may see potential to accommodate more bedroom spaces. What’s an extra seating area today may be a nursery tomorrow.

Some Flex Space examples might include:

- Home Office
- Playroom
- Home Gym
- Media Room
- Craft Space
- Extra Living Room
- Walk-In Closet / Storage

The best thing about a Flex Space is that it can…

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