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Packing your pod: preparing for a multi-stage move

Use these five tips for packing your pod, and you'll get your move off to a great start.

Document preparation for mortgage applications

Applying for a mortgage to buy your dream home is no small task, and can be

The 7 hidden costs of selling your home

These are the 7 most common costs to keep in mind before you list your home.

The upside of downsizing

When is the best time to downsize? We set out to put this question to rest with Opendoor data at our disposal.

How do I increase my home’s value?

We’ll guide you through a comprehensive house improvement plan that will increase your home’s value.

7 tips on how to sell your home in Phoenix

We’ve collected knowledge from 3 years of experience to put together this guide on how to sell your home fast.

Steps for selling your home

Selling a home can be overwhelming. This comprehensive step-by-step overview will guide you through the process.

Total cost of selling a home

We provide a comprehensive overview of all the fees that you need to anticipate when selling your home.

Calculate the value of your home

How to calculate the value of your home

Do you know how much your house is worth? We’ll explain how to evaluate your home the way real estate pros do.

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The top 10 questions you should ask yourself when selling a home

We share some of the most important questions for the home selling journey - and provide answers as well.

When is the best time to sell a house in Phoenix?

In this post, we provide a clear answer to one of the most asked questions we hear from our customers.

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How to prepare your home for sale

We’ll break down the essential steps so you can get your home show-ready without losing your cool.

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Days on market: what they are, why they matter

We explain the term "days on market", one the most scrutinized statistic in real estate.

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How Opendoor calculates your home’s value

We explain all the steps and factors of our home valuation process, aimed at giving you a fair market offer.

12 questions to ask when interviewing a realtor

We list some of the top questions you should ask when hiring a realtor for selling or buying your home.

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The essential first-time home seller guide

We provide an in-depth guide for first-time home sellers, providing helpful tips for all stages of the process.

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How much are closing costs for the seller

We'll explain what closings costs are, and break down the types of expenses you’ll pay as a seller.

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Essential steps for selling a home with pets

Follow these steps to ensure nothing gets in the way of selling your pet-friendly home for maximum value.

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What to expect from Opendoor’s home assessment and repair process

Our goal at Opendoor is to simplify the home selling process, so naturally, we simplified how repairs work.

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How does Opendoor make money?

We explain our business model for our mission to radically simplify the home selling and buying experience.

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Why do pending home sales fall through?

Take a look at the top five deal breakers and learn how you can protect yourself from them.

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Top things homeowners hate about the home selling process

Being prepared for some of the more tedious aspects of selling your house may help you weather the process.

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How to sell your house for the most money

Selling your home takes time. Fortunately, there are strategies to boost your bottom line. Here are 12 tips.

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Real estate photography tips to make your listing stand out

We'll share why professional photography helps you to attract buyers faster, and what matters during the shoot.

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10 biggest mistakes to avoid when selling your home

For big things like selling your home, you'll want to do everything right. Here are 10 mistakes to avoid.

A miracle move for a family that beat all the odds

Chantelle used Opendoor trade-in to swap her old home for a new, next-gen home to care for her parents.

Five holiday houses and where to find them

Some of the most iconic Christmas homes to grace the silver screen are actual homes you can see.

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The paint colors that can boost your home’s value

One of most cost effective ways that help to increase your home's value is also one of the simplest: paint.

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5 ways to prepare your home for selling in the new year

The quiet of January is the perfect time to start tackling the to-do list to preparing your house for a sale.

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10 smart home trends to watch in 2018

A new wave of smart technologies makes domestic life more efficient, productive, and entertaining.

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10 ways to keep your emotions in check when it’s time to sell your home

The time has come when you realize you need to break up with your current home & move on to something better.

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How to sell a home with a pool

Depending on the area of the country you live in, a in-ground pool can boost your home's value significantly.

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7 eco-friendly spring cleaning tips for your home

Going green while you clean doesn't have to take much extra time, and could actually save you money.

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10 ways to conserve water at home

We share 10 simple steps that help reduce your daily water consumption and waste.

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The impact of interest rates on home ownership – a primer

How do interest rates rise and fall? What impact does this on housing prices and mortgage rates? We explain.

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