Open House How To

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Most of us have attended an Open House before. It’s fun to be the nosey neighbor or casual looker on a warm Sunday afternoon! As the homeowner, however, some work goes into preparing for a successful event! Here’s what you can do as a seller to make the most of your Open House: Invite your neighbors! Let them know your …

Tips to Prepare for House Hunting

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In today’s fast-paced market, it’s more important than ever to be prepared when you begin your home search. Here are some ways to keep the house hunting process running smoothly: Clear your schedule & be ready to view homes ASAP! Stay flexible and be prepared to tour a home as soon as it becomes available because listings aren’t staying on the …

Meet Jaclyn!

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Jaclyn recently joined KB Collective as our new Transaction Coordinator. We are so excited to have her as part of the team and for the experience she’s bringing into the roll! Get to know Jaclyn with a fun Q & A below! Q1: What interested you in real estate? I knew that I had a real interest in real estate …

Inclusions & Exclusions

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Does it stay or does it go? Inclusions and exclusions can be a tricky point when it comes to buying or selling a home. We always encourage our sellers to make decisions early in the process about what items they plan to include in the sale of the home, and what items they would like to take with them. Similarly …

Meet Justine!

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The word is out… The KBCO team has expanded once again! Join us in welcoming Justine to the team. Justine joined KB Collective at the end of 2021 as Real Estate Assistant. Similar to Kaitlyn and Kristen, Justine is also a member of the new mom club! She welcomed her daughter Tessa in August of 2021. When she’s not working …

2021 in Review

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Happy 2022! We can’t believe it’s been 8 years since KB Collective was formed. All of the showings, listing appointments, tough conversations, new introductions, closing day celebrations and everything in between has led to more success and growth throughout the years than we could have imagined. We are so proud of how far we’ve come as a team, and we …

Why we work with both buyers AND sellers (and always will!)

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Some teams structure themselves such that their clients work with one realtor® as their buyer’s agent and a different realtor® as their listing agent. We do NOT, and here’s why: Empathy! Without have recent experience in the other agent’s shoes, it’s very difficult to understand their perspective when negotiating or problem solving as hiccups may arrive at various milestones from …

Don’t forget to change your address!

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And we’re not just talking forwarding with USPS! Yes, you should forward your mail with the USPS when you move, but that’s just the starting point! We have heard some funny (and some not-so-funny) stories after closing about mail showing up at the wrong place. Here are 10 other places besides USPS that you’ll want to be sure to change …

10 Tips for Preparing Your Nursery

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As new moms, we recently found ourselves decorating a nursery or two in preparation for our little ones’ arrivals! We have also had the privilege of listing recent homes with adorable nurseries, and we get inspiration during showings on occasion as well. Below, you’ll find our 10 best tips for preparing your nursery: Consider an accent wall Board and batten, …