Claire Rodahaver's Blog Posts

Selling During the Holidays: Pros and Cons

Between holiday travel, holiday parties, and hosting out-of-town guests, the holidays can be a busy time of year. And if you’re selling your home, you might be tempted to take your property

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The Real Reason Your Home Isn’t Showing

You’ve listed your home and you feel like it’s not being shown enough, or maybe it’s not being shown at all. You expected buyers to flock and have multiple offers to choose from.

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Aging in Place: Safety Tips to Help Make It Possible

One-third of American homes today house residents over the age of 60, and 90 percent of those residents would prefer to stay in their homes as they age for as long as humanly possible, a study by

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Keep Your Home Show Ready

If you've ever sold a home or are thinking about selling your home, you'll always hear about staging and ensuring your home is "show-ready." These are very important, but unless you move out of your

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Tips To Extend the Comfort of Your Home to Your Outdoor Space

Floridians love to enjoy and prioritize outdoor space.  If you're a new homeowner or want to spend more time in your outdoor spaces, there are some simple ways to transform your backyard,

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7 Signs You Need a New Real Estate Agent

Buying a home is the biggest investment you’ll likely ever make, and it has all sorts of implications for your personal and financial future. This is why it’s so important to work with

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3 Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Entry Before Selling

So, you finally decided to sell. No matter your reason getting ready to sell can feel overwhelming. Should you renovate? Should you paint? Should you replace fixtures?It's hard to know what to focus

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6 Reasons Your Agent Wants You Pre-Approved Before Showing You Homes

Ever had an agent deny to show you a home because you weren’t pre-approved for a mortgage? It’s not because they’re mean, or they don’t value your business… it’s

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9 Ways Home Flipping Shows Mislead Viewers

9 Ways Home Flipping Shows Mislead ViewersWe all know the premise of home-flipping shows: An investor buys a veritable dump and then, with the help of a team of ready-and-willing contractors and

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Best Beaches Near St. Petersburg Florida

St. Petersburg Florida is a unique city located on a penincula just south of Tampa. Established in 1903 St. Petersburg has a rich history and continues to grow.  Even with all it's rapid growth

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7 Pricing Myths You Need to Get Past If You Want to Sell Your Home

When homeowners are preparing to put their properties on the market, one aspect is usually foremost in their minds: money. Setting the asking price accurately can mean the difference between getting

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5 Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A Fixer-Upper

Buying a fixer-upper can be an extremely gratifying experience. Typically, fixer-uppers are priced more competitively than their move-in ready counterparts—plus, you get the opportunity to put

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Selling Your Home? Here’s What Not to Display in Your Home Office

With more people working from home than ever, the home office has become a major selling point to many potential buyers—and if you want to attract those potential buyers, you need to frame

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Buying a Home with Your Partner? Ask These Questions First

When you’re in a committed relationship, you want to build a life with your partner. And for many couples, part of building a life together is buying a home.It takes more than love to

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10 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes To Avoid

Homeownership is one of the central tenets of contemporary life. Most of us dream of a familiar, comfortable place to call our own, and buying a home is a rite of passage into adulthood, and into

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5 St. Pete Hidden Gems

 It’s not a secret that St. Petersburg, Florida is a unique and special place. From beaches to art museums there’s so many great places to visit. Whether you’re visiting St.

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