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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Financial Benefits of Trees

I have always loved trees for the colors and overall soothing effect. Turns out their value comes in numerous ways! In addition to making your property more attractive and improving the air quality around your house, trees provide substantial financial benefits as well. The U.S. Department of Energy says three properly placed trees can save…

How to keep your house clean when it’s on the market

Selling a house can be both an exciting and busy time. With the prospect of a new dwelling on the horizon, it’s easy to overlook how much work goes into keeping a house clean and ready for potential buyers. Here are a few tips to keep your home show-ready in the midst of everyday life….