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    Monday, October 19, 2015   /   by Chad Schwendeman

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Your Home in Brainerd

    If you are looking to sell your home in Brainerd and you aren’t sure where to start, the Chad Schwendeman Real Estate Group is here to help you every step of the way. We are often encountering customers who are simply unsure of how to find solutions to all their realty needs. From buying to selling to determining property value, there are a lot of variables involved that can often feel confusing. Luckily, our staff knows exactly what it takes to get the job done from start to finish. Read on to learn more about how to sell your home in no time!
    Make Preparations – These days, there is a lot of paperwork involved in selling your home. You will need to fill out new seller disclosure statements, forms, and agreements just to begin the process. Get these out of the way before you jump into the next step, and you’ll be in good shape.
    2.    Choose a Realtor – With all the aforementioned paperwork involved, not to mention the financing ...

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    Monday, October 19, 2015   /   by Chad Schwendeman

    Knowing Your Brainerd Lakes Property Value

    Knowing the Value of your Brainerd Lakes property is essential to several real estate ventures, including listing real estate for sale, investment analysis, property insurance, real estate financing, and the taxation of real estate. There are several factors to keep in mind when valuing a property. Unlike many basic consumer goods, real estate property value is usually realized over a significant period of time. The following four elements will largely determine the value of a property:



    Utility – the satisfaction of the new owner’s wants and needs




    Demand – The need for ownership, supported by the financial means to satisfy that want or need




    Transferability - the ease in which property ownership rights are transferred to the new owner




    Scarcity - the supply of properties in a given area



    Previously, homeowners would often consult an appraiser or real estate agent to value his or her property. In order to determine th ...

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