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Choosing a Listing Agent - Don't Trust Your Home to Just Anyone

by Ashley Franchini Team

I love this article from Zillow because it paints a very real picture of what a Listing Agent is to a seller.  If you are thinking about selling please give me a call. I'll prove to you that I check off all these boxes.

Choosing the Best Listing Agent


Home Staging - Why it is important

by Ashley Franchini Team

I've seen it time and time again, a home with great potential - but it is just staged so poorly that buyers have a tough time envisioning themselves there or swallowing the asking price.

Zillow brings us this week's article and it's all about the importance of staging.


5 Ways to Stage Your Home

Invest small, gain BIG

by Ashley Franchini Team

It might seem counter intuitive to spend money when trying to sell your home for the highest value however, a little investment can go a looooong way to increasing your home's potential to get top dollar in this market.  This post from Trulia focuses on kitchen improvements for $5,000 or less.


Kitchen upgrades under $5K

What to do before you move in to your new house

by Ashley Franchini Team

So you found the perfect place, have signed all your documents, and are now ready to move into your new home!  Here are 9 things Trulia says will make that transition easier.


Things to do before moving into your new home

Remodeling mistakes to avoid

by Ashley Franchini Team

Sometimes the best way to prep your house for selling at top dollar is to invest some funds in a remodel.  If that is the direction you are moving in, here are some handy tips to avoid do-overs and sky rocketing costs.  If you are thinking about selling, give me a call so we can discuss your options!

Home Remodeling Advice

Features of a Family Friendly Neighborhood

by Ashley Franchini Team

We are so lucky at the shore to have an abundance of family friendly activities and neighborhoods.  Trulia brings us some key items to look for when looking for your next family home.


Family Friendly Features

Create a touch of romance in your home

by Ashley Franchini Team

In honor of Valentine's Day (and every day) here are some inspiring tips for adding a touch of romance and comfort to your home.


Inspire Amore

Clutter no more!

by Ashley Franchini Team

One of the biggest things that can turn off buyers from a home is the seller's clutter.  I know as well as anyone how difficult it is to keep your counter tops and tables free of clutter - especially with kids.  This is a great article detailing how to go through each room systematically to help make it clutter free!

The Clutter Scale

Interest Rates Rising in 2017

by Ashley Franchini Team

We're sure many of you heard about the fed raising the interest rates last month.  This article from Zillow breaks down simply what that means for you - at whatever stage of home ownership you may be in.

Rising Rates in 2017

How to get your finances in order to buy a home in 2017

by Ashley Franchini Team

If buying a home is a goal for you in 2017 this article offers some great advice for saving that down payment and prepping your finances.

Prep your Bank Account

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Ashley Franchini
Soleil Sotheby's International Realty
8502 Ventnor Ave
Margate NJ 08402
Cell: 609-233-6116
Fax: 609-487-8001

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