Category: Selling

  1. Go Green!

    It’s generally accepted that those who own a home have reached adulthood. Successful adulthood requires “adulting”, which includes taking care of your stuff, among other things. Most dwellings come with a free lawn, and like a house, a lawn needs tender love and care–or at least, regular care. And who is responsible for taking care … Continued

  2. Don’t Curb the Enthusiasm!

    We all know about first impressions—they matter. Potential buyers form their first impression of a home the moment they pull up to it. Hence, the term curb appeal. The outside of your home is every bit as important as the inside. No one wants to hear the feedback, “the buyers never went in after seeing … Continued

  3. Thinking About Taking the Pool Plunge?

    When it comes to owning a pool, people tend to fall into one of two categories: they either really want one, or they really don’t. Owning a pool can be both a huge benefit or a huge hassle. There is value in having a pool for entertainment and enjoyment, but taking care of and paying … Continued

  4. Inspection Protection

    A home inspection might seem like it’s an aspect of home buying or selling that’s beyond a person’s (except the inspector, of course) control. About all you can do is cross your fingers and say a quick prayer to the god of home inspections, right? Wrong. There are a lot of steps you can take … Continued

  5. Safety in Selling

    If you are in the common catch-22 situation of buying and selling homes at the same time, the logistics can be UGLY. Buy first? Sell first? Unless you are Thurston Howell (the 3rd), or Jeff Bezos, it is usually safer to sell first. Think about it. After you sell your home, you have the money … Continued

  6. Where’s the Feedback?

    After potential buyers look at your house, it’s easy to let your thoughts run rampant. Did they love the new tile in the bathroom? Did they get a bad vibe? Do they have bad taste? They must if the sheer beauty of the floral guest room wallpaper didn’t result in an above-asking-price offer. Your friends … Continued

  7. Buying Before Selling

    You’ve probably heard it by now; selling a home is in the top ten list of stressors in life. So, selling AND buying a home at the same time pretty much guarantees a few sleepless nights. You’re reading this, so chances are, that is exactly what you are attempting to do. On the positive side, … Continued

  8. Protect Your Funds From Fraud

    The world is full of scams. Even people who consider themselves scam-savvy, are more vulnerable than they think they are. Unfortunately, the real estate industry is yet another fraud favorite. The number of people who lose thousands of dollars through mortgage wire transfer scams has risen at an alarming rate.  This is how the dastardly … Continued

  9. What to Expect at an Inspection

    You’re under contract!! Whether you’re the buyer or seller, it’s a good place to be. Of course, it’s not the best place to be. The best place is in your new home after closing, no contest there. Until then, keep trudging through the process. Next up, is the inspection. A home inspection is an in-person, … Continued

  10. It’s Showtime! Make Sure the Stage is Set

    It’s the old double-edged sword. Your real estate agent calls out of the blue to let you know you have a showing. Great! On the other sword edge, your agent calls out of the blue to let you know you have a last-minute showing. Not great! Oh, and they’ll be there in 15 minutes. Panic … Continued

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