Buying and Selling Tips

Buying and Selling Tips Perspective Matters When Selling Your House Today Does the latest news about the housing market have you questioning your plans to sell your house? If so, perspective is key. Here are some of the ways a trusted real estate professional can explain the shift that’s happening today and why it’s still a sellers’ market even during the cooldown. Fewer Homes for Sale than Pre-Pandemic While […]
Buying and Selling Tips Top Questions About Selling Your Home This Winter There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season, and that may leave you with some questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house. Here are three of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer them – so you can make a confident […]
Adventures in Real Estate 2021 is an Outlier, Not a Benchmark The pandemic years, especially 2021, were a strange aberration where everyone moved, house prices skyrocketed, and nearly every real estate business posted record revenues. Why it matters: 2022 is constantly being compared to 2021, which was anything but normal, and year-over-year comparisons are painting a deeply negative picture. Dig deeper: Assuming a fairly conservative 5.15 million existing […]
Adventures in Real Estate The Latest on Supply and Demand in Housing Over the past two years, the substantial imbalance of low housing supply and high buyer demand pushed home sales and buyer competition to new heights. But this year, things are shifting as supply and demand reach an inflection point. This year, buyer demand has eased as higher mortgage rates and mounting economic uncertainty moderated the market. […]
Buying and Selling Tips Should You Still Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation? While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still high, remaining around 8%. This news impacted the stock market and added fuel to the fire for conversations about a recession. You’re likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as you watch the cost of goods and services climb. […]
Buying and Selling Tips Top Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Their Houses Right Now Some people believe there’s a group of homeowners who may be reluctant to sell their houses because they don’t want to lose the historically low mortgage rate they have on their current home. You may even have the same hesitation if you’re thinking about selling your house. Data shows 51% of homeowners have a mortgage rate under 4% as of […]
Adventures in Real Estate Selling a House – Every Detail Matters To be honest, simply listing and selling a house isn’t that hard in the current market. Getting a house sold for max dollar, in less time, and with a smooth process all the way to close is where the experience can be differentiated. That is why hiring a top notch real estate advisor matters. High end […]
Buying and Selling Tips Staging Your Living Room To Sell Getting ready to sell your home? A well-staged living room allows potential buyers to picture themselves in the space. The following tips can help your living room make a great first impression. Light It UpMake the most of the natural light in your living room by swapping out dark curtains for lightweight, sheer panels. Use […]
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Buying and Selling Tips Buying and Selling a House at the Same Time? Buying and selling a home at the same time adds complexity to the process. There are multiple ways to approach this that have pros and cons. Knowing what works best for you and communication with your realtor every step of the way is critical. You can also attempt to close on both homes the same […]
Buying and Selling Tips Components of a Buyer’s Offer When making an offer on a property, there are numerous things to consider that will impact a seller’s decision to potentially accept your offer or not. Seller’s motivation, type of property, market conditions, and other factors can make each of these more or less desirable to a seller. Every situation is different and each of […]
Buying and Selling Tips Home Staging During the Holidays If you’re listing your home to sell during the holidays, it’s important to be mindful of how you decorate and stage your space. Make your house look bright and inviting this season with these four suggestions. Elevate curb appeal. Simple strands of white lights can accentuate the architecture of your house, and an elegant wreath on […]
Buying and Selling Tips Staging for great first impressions When listing your home for sale, you want it to stand out. Without a great first impression, buyers may prematurely decide to move on to the next property on the market. Follow these tips to help your home look its best. Freshen up the front entrance. The first impression begins the moment buyers pull up to […]
Adventures in Real Estate Reasons to Work With a Professional Real Estate Advisor There are numerous reasons you should carefully select the person that is going to help you buy or sell a home. Realtors are constantly bombarding the world with advertising and talking about how hard they work, how many houses they sell, etc. I understand this. We are small business owners and need to market ourselves. […]
Buying and Selling Tips Mistakes that make your house look cluttered Keeping your house organized can be challenging when household items constantly pile up. To cut back on clutter, avoid these common habits.A non-functioning entryway: If you don’t have a mudroom, your entryway is likely to appear cluttered with shoes, jackets, umbrellas, and bags. Create designated spaces for these items by adding attractive baskets for shoes and […]
Buying and Selling Tips Housing Affordability – What does it really mean? When the discussion about affordability comes up, people almost only talk about price. For several years in a row, supply has been lower than demand, leading to strong price appreciation. Median sales prices are at all time highs, prompting concern about the affordability of homes. However, price is just part of the equation. When someone […]
Buying and Selling Tips Home improvement resolutions for 2020 While many New Year’s resolutions revolve around health and personal habits, the start of a new calendar year is also a natural time to set goals regarding your home. Here are some ideas to get you started: Make a wish list. Walk through your home and take note of any minor repairs or major improvements you’d […]
Buying and Selling Tips Prepare for Closing Day – Pack a Moving Essentials Box Moving is hectic. Not just the physical component of packing and hauling, but the whole process is emotional. Being organized can save time and stress. Here are some things to begin thinking about a few weeks before closing day. Change utilities – Call in advance to setup service for the date of your closing. It […]
Adventures in Real Estate Professional Photography, is it Necessary? This shouldn’t even be a question, but sadly, many in our industry think the answer is no based on the myriad of listings that contain poorly shot cell phone or digital camera photos. It honestly upsets me so much. Almost all home buyers begin their search online before physically choosing properties to tour. Buying a […]
Buying and Selling Tips Guaranteed Offer or Traditional Home Sale? No matter where you live and if you watch the news, read articles online, listen to the radio, or take in any form of media advertising, you are bombarded with real estate information. The current hot topic, I-buyers and guaranteed offers. They are everywhere. What is their benefit? Convenience. They portray selling a home as […]
Buying and Selling Tips Sell your home faster with these small updates You may not be able to make every update your home needs before putting it on the market, but even a few simple projects can help close the deal. By making your property look its best, you’ll be on your way to a quick, profitable sale.  Boost curb appeal. The outside of your home is your […]