Rachel Parsons's Blog Posts

Top 5 Things You Need to Do When You Move Into a New Home

The day has finally arrived! You leave the closing table with the keys to your new house and you're officially a homeowner. You're ready to take a few pictures in front of the sold sign, pop open a

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Should I Offer Below List Price?

You’re getting ready to start the homebuying process in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, browsing through all the real estate websites to see what’s out there. You’ve probably been

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What can I negotiate as a seller?

You just got an offer, now what? You may have just spent the last hours, days, or weeks praying for a great offer and now you don't want to ruin it! Remember - you have what the buyers want! 

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Create the Ultimate Thanksgiving Tablescape

Calling all holiday hostesses ? Raise your hand if you bought the house you live in because it's perfect for entertaining ?‍♀️ (me too)! This post is for you! Let's talk the ultimate

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Nail Your Holiday Decorations this Year

If you plan to decorate for the holidays, trade your TJ Maxx and Marshall’s trips (save some money and #shopsmall) by heading to a local barn sale. You'll find unique, modern pieces, support

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Three Homebuying Myths You Need to Know

If you’ve been thinking about buying your first home, chances are you’re getting tons of advice from everyone you mention it to. It can be pretty overwhelming, which is why I want to

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Everything A New Homeowner Needs from Trader Joe's

You signed your name about 200 times and got the keys to your new house! Now you’re ready for a weekend of cleaning, unpacking, and decorating your new space! It’s going to be a busy few

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How to Stage Before Your Open House

If you're getting ready to put your home up for sale soon, you're probably making endless lists of things that need to get done. There’s the deep cleaning, minor repairs to take care of, and

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Reconsider These Remodels

Did you know that not all home renovations increase your property value? Yep, that’s right! Some renovations can even hurt your property value. So whether you’re looking to make

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How to Impress Buyers When You're Selling

As a seller, there are a lot of things you can do to prepare your home for sale that will help attract buyers, and a lot of sellers do them! However, there is one specific detail that really makes

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How to Create the Most Demand When Listing Your Home

When your house is listed for sale, I’m guessing that your top two concerns are going to be that you want it to sell for the highest price and in the shortest amount of time possible. I&rsquo

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How to make house-hunting as easy as binge-watching Netflix

You know the feeling when you struggle to find something to watch on Netflix because it’s just so overwhelming with the number of shows and movies to choose from? Well, the same thing can

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Home Improvement Projects with the Best ROI

If you're like many sellers, you may think that because you spent $25,000 on a new, beautiful kitchen, your home is now worth $25,000 more than it was before. But the truth might surprise you: The

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Do you really need a buyer's agent?!

After helping many first-time homebuyers successfully buy their dream home, I noticed something that I want to share with as many future first-time homebuyers as possible! Several of these buyers

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Home Decor Items I'm LOVING This Month!

What I'm loving this month: A mix of home renovation inspo, holiday decor, and entertaining ideas, perfect for November and beyond! 1. Dream Home Makeover on Netflix - 6 episode series with

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Ready to List? 3 Tips to Capture Buyers' Attention Fast!

Your home's first impression on the market is no longer on your first showing - it's when buyers are scrolling through photos of your listing on their phone or computer! Studies show that most

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Makeover Your Fireplace for Less than $50!

This was my favorite mini-project in the house! It was so low cost and relatively easy, but had a HUGE impact on the room looking put together. Here’s the before - so blah, right? I

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Before and After My Renovations!

KitchenBEFOREAFTERLiving Room & Dining RoomBEFOREAFTERPowder RoomBEFOREAFTERMaster Bedroom & BathroomBEFOREAFTERGuest BedroomsBEFORE AFTERFull BathroomBEFOREAFTERWhich room is your

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First Floor Renovations

FIRST FLOOR RENOVATIONSDid I mention I bought this house without ever seeing it in person? Ya, I pulled my car over into a gas station parking lot while rushing to the airport to e-sign the

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My Kitchen Renovations

KITCHEN RENOVATIONSFor the kitchen, we had to do a total revamp! First, the half wall to the dining room was removed, wallpaper was torn down, and the floors were replaced.Then we swapped out all

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