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Keller Williams’ mobile app for iOS and Android makes your real estate search fun and easy.  This multi-feature app is available from any KW agent or from the iPhone App Store or Android’s Google Play Store.

Dynamic map – Add a pinpoint or draw a perimeter to see nearby homes for sale, open houses, or rental properties.

Custom Searches – Add search filters like price, neighborhood, number of beds, open houses, and more.

Get Local – See what schools and other points of interest are nearby.

Full screen photo gallery – Scroll through vivid, full-screen photos of homes.

Anytime Access – Save searches and listings, including notes or added property photos, across all your devices.

Find an agent – Not already working with an agent? Find a KW agent and send property inquiries instantly.

Share information – Easily share homes through text, email, Facebook, or Twitter.

Be calculated – Free mortgage calculator to estimate home loan and monthly payments.

Additionally, if you have location services activated on your phone, the KW app will show you the properties in the MLS for sale closest to your current location, making finding homes a snap!

The KW Mobile app is user-friendly and makes finding your dream home much easier.  Contact your KW agent and ask him or her to text/email you a link to download their branded app.  One installed, it will give you access to all the features above and allow you to directly contact your agent via text, email or phone call.  If you don’t have a KW agent, download the app here:

iPhone – iOS

Android

Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a REALTOR® to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.

Repair.

Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t mean a buyer will too. If you have hardwood floors that need refinishing, be sure to get it done—hardwood is a huge selling point. Buyers like to snoop around, so be sure to fix any sticky doors or drawers as well. Finally, don’t forget to address any issues with the exterior—fences, shingles, sidewalks, etc. After all, without curb appeal, some buyers may never get to see the inside.

Neutralize.

You want buyers to see themselves in your home. If your living room has lime green shag, wood-paneled walls, and all your collectibles and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any bold color choices in your floors and walls with something more neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. Repainting and re-flooring will make everything look fresh and new, and help prospective buyers imagine all the possibilities.

Stage.

Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to play dress up. Home stagers can add small details and décor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture. Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a little mascara and rouge—if it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup.