Why You Need a Buyer’s Agent

Working with an experienced buyer’s agent can make homebuying easier, but did you know it can save a buyer money, time and stress? Having an agent working specifically to protect you, the buyer, is vital when it comes to making educated decisions and when it comes time to negotiate on the sales price. You may… Read More »

Homebuyer Strategies for Spring

Longer hours of daylight and warmer weather means the appearance of more “For Sale” signs on lawns everywhere. Buyers wait for it with a pent-up energy that is much like a colt let out of the barn after a long winter. Spring usually brings more homes to choose from and a better shopping experience as… Read More »

How Sellers Benefit from a Home Inspection

According to the National Association of Realtors, there are a few major issues that can affect the sale of your home and they are typically uncovered in a home inspection. This is why some sellers choose to order their own inspection before they put their home on the market. A home inspection can cost between… Read More »

Why a Home Inspection is a Must-do for Buyers

No house is perfect, but a home that has costly repair issues might be a property you should walk away from or at least a reason to negotiate with the seller to either make the repairs or lower the price to cover the cost of the repair. So, a home inspection really is a “must-do”… Read More »

What Are the Closing Costs for Buyers?

When buying a home, it’s important to know that there will be certain costs you must pay when you close on the property. This is when the real estate transaction is finalized and the transfer of title from the seller to the buyer occurs. When it comes to closing costs for buyers, there isn’t a… Read More »

How To Prepare Your Home For Selling

Many homeowners worry about preparing their house to put it on the market. It can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start and what to focus on. Sometimes just looking at all the “stuff” you have collected in the basement, garage, or attic is enough to make a homeowner want to postpone listing… Read More »

Closing Costs For Sellers

If you are a first-time home seller, you may wonder what your closing costs will be and what is expected of you during this part of the real estate transaction. Being a home seller is very different than being the buyer when it comes time to close. From the amount of paperwork you will sign,… Read More »

Why a CMA Matters – Overpricing Can Impact Good Offers

More is not always better, especially when it comes to the listing price of a house. Pricing a home far above it’s true market value can produce the opposite of what you intend with this strategy. In fact, it may prevent buyers from placing an offer. Some sellers believe that buyers will offer more to… Read More »

The Best Time of Year to List Your Home

When is the best time to list your home for sale? April through July typically exceeds all the other times of the year when it comes to new listings and home sales. But, there are several benefits to each of the four seasons of the year when it comes to listing your home and successfully… Read More »

Getting Your House Ready to Sell

I routinely present programs for sellers in libraries, senior centers, etc., with a few of my colleagues, an inspector and an interior design specialist, on steps to undertake when you are thinking of selling your house. Upcoming programs will be listed in this section. If you can’t wait for the next one, please give me… Read More »