Real Estate Tips

This list of tips will continually grow as I come across more useful information. Click on the links below for in-depth tips and advice on buying and selling homes.

  • Getting Ready to Sell Your Home
    • Eliminate your personal feelings
    • Make Your Home Impersonal
    • Do's and Don'ts in the Kitchen
    • Closet Clean Outs
    • Plumbing, and Heating, and Air, Oh My!
    • Doors that can make or break a showing
    • Odors - the "Sniff Test"
    • Outside - Landscaping
    • The Back Yard
  • Pricing Tips
    • Seeking Advice
    • The "Behind the Scenes" of Pricing
    • Setting & Getting the Right Price
  • Contract Tips
    • Understanding Different Types of Listing Contracts
    • Open Listing
    • One-Time Show
    • Exclusive Agency Listing
    • Exclusive Right to Sell
  • Nitty Gritty Contract Details
    • Price and Terms of Sale
    • Real Estate Commissions
    • Multiple Listing Service - MLS
    • Agency Duties
    • The Lockbox
    • Handling Disputes
  • Listing Commissions and Related Issues
    • How Commissions Work
  • The Listing Agent's Role in Marketing Your Home
    • Listing Agent's Role in Marketing Your Home
    • The Office Preview Tour
    • The Broker Preview Tour
    • The Yard For Sale Sign
    • Flyers and Handouts
    • Types of Real Estate Advertising
  • Open Houses
    • How to use an Open House
  • Showing Your House
    • The Lights are on, but Nobody is Home...
    • Smells and Fragrances
    • Pets and More Pets
    • Trash Can Etiquette
    • Keeping it Clean!
Mitch Copenhaver - REALTOR ®
Licensed in Virginia
Company: Long & Foster, REALTORS®
Cell Phone:
1019-C Vista Park Drive
Forest, VA 24551
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