Buyers You DO Need an Agent for New Builds Are you ready to buy a home and considering going with a new build? It may seem like a simple process where create your dream home from scratch. However, there is some risk when it comes to new construction if you don’t have a real estate professional with whom you can consult. Just like any […]
Sellers 10 Staging Tips To Get Your Home Sold Ready to sell your house? Here are a few staging tips to get your home prepared for the market. When listing a home that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, you want to make sure it’s presented in the best light. You wouldn’t buy a $50,000 dollar car if it was filled […]
General Interest 5 Storage Ideas for Small Bathrooms Is your bathroom small? It’s the worst, isn’t it? Well, unfortunately, small bathrooms are very common and are usually the smallest rooms in the house. I bet it always feels cramped and tight in there. You might not be able to change the square footage but adjustments in organization and storage space can make a […]
Buyers From “I Do” to “Welcome Home” Newlyweds are saying “I do” to each other and equate to more than half of first time home buyers that are also saying “I do” to their dream homes. It makes sense! When you put two hearts together, the time comes to find a home to nourish that love. A home that brings both of […]
Buyers Fall Leaves Bring Sold Signs Summer has come to an end and you probably are thinking you’ve lost the opportunity to sell and need to wait until next summer. That’s far from the truth! Although it’s not as hectic and crazy with the swarm of buyers on the market, the fall season brings out the most serious of lookers. They […]
Buyers 3 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your 1st Home The real estate market is constantly changing. Sooooo…DO YOUR RESEARCH! Do not jump the gun on this one! Advice from family and friends may be kind and well meaning but you’re the only one who knows what your needs are when it comes to buying a home. That’s why you should take some time and […]
Home Improvement One Simple Change Can Transform Your Kitchen How many times have you heard “Kitchens…that’s where you’ll get the most bang for your buck in remodeling”? They’ve probably been saying that since the beginning of time or at least since HGTV first aired. Here’s the thing, though, everyone says it because it’s true. Time and again I see buyers willing to overlook a […]
Buyers Why You Don’t Need a Buyer or Listing Specialist There are all kinds of specialists in real estate….luxury home specialist, first time home buyer specialist, down-sizing specialist, affordable housing specialist, military specialist, etc…. Are you confused, yet? If I wasn’t a Realtor, I would be.  There’s nothing wrong with agents who specialize and, in some cases, it could be a benefit to the client.  […]
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Sellers 6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale You’re thinking of putting your home on the market but just the idea of all the work involved has your blood pressure rising with anxiety.  You’re struggling to even begin to wrap your head around everything that you’re sure needs to be done before that “For Sale” sign gets firmly planted in your yard. There’s […]
Buyers The Incredible Joy of Owning Your Home If you haven’t bought a home yet, you’re missing out on a wonderful feeling! That moment when you walk through your door, put down your keys, settle into your couch and breathe a sigh of relief while thinking, “Finally, it’s mine (or ours)!” Don’t forget the joy of looking at all of your boxes, rolling […]
Buyers Don’t Replace Your Real Estate Agent With The Internet With the influx of new technology and web based solutions, it’s no surprise that everything, including real estate, is moving fast into the era of the internet. From Amazon to Uber, we generally can pull up our phones or laptops to order what we want when we want with ease. The real estate industry isn’t […]
Buyers 5 Ways To Save For A Down Payment On Your Dream Home Everyone knows you need a down payment if you want to buy a house (well, let’s say almost everyone).  However, with rent, car payments, student loans and all the other financial commitments you have, how do you get that down payment together? First, I want to clear up one misconception.  You do not…I repeat…you DO […]
Buyers Why Rent If You Can Own? Home ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. A large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer Reports believes this is an issue because buyers have doubts about their ability to purchase. It’s still a long standing notion that a […]
Sellers Why You Need to Sell This Summer   The market is hot, hot, hot! With interest rates still at an all time low for buyers, the market has turned into a feeding frenzy and home sales are skyrocketing in prices. In such a high demand, seller’s market, homes are selling for record breaking prices, which means more money in your pocket. If […]
Home Improvement 5 Home Hacks to Create the Illusion of Space One thing most buyers are looking for is space.  No one wants to feel cramped in their own home.  Adding square footage to an existing home is cumbersome, time consuming and (let’s not forget) expensive.  You don’t have to put a costly addition on your home to make it feel more spacious, though.  In fact, […]
Buyers 5 Myths About Buying a Home Finally ready to make the transition into home ownership? That’s awesome, and in this exciting time you can be turning to friends and family for an insight into the process. However, there seems to be a circulation of misinformation spreading around, so we’re here to clear up a few myths. 1. THE FIRST STEP IS […]
Sellers 6 Reasons Your Home Won’t Sell Are you ready to sell your home and want it to have a great first impression on the market? Or maybe your home has been listed for a few weeks or months, and you can’t figure out why it won’t sell, and you know your agent is working hard to market it. We’ve listed below […]
Buyers 4 Key Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home That’s it! You’ve had it. You’re tired of throwing money down the drain for rent and want to buy your own little piece of the world. The problem is that you haven’t the slightest clue about where to start. The best way to begin is simply by asking yourself four key questions before buying a […]
Home Improvement 5 Easy & Inexpensive Ways to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  That’s what the classic Head and Shoulders commercial used to say.  We all know that first impressions are critical when forming opinions about new people.  However, that same rule also applies to your home.  If you’re home is lacking in curb appeal, it’s going […]
Buyers 6 Hidden Costs That Come With Buying a Home You’re ready to take the plunge into homeownership. You’ve been researching your local market and have targeted the perfect neighborhood in an affordable price range. Your credit score is the best it’s ever been and you have a nice tidy down payment saved up.  You’re ready to go, right? Well, you’re ALMOST ready to go. […]