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28 08, 2018

Is Fall Really a Bad Time to Sell Your Home?

By |2018-08-27T17:43:38+00:00August 28th, 2018|Selling Advice|0 Comments

Now that the new school year is in session, fall is (almost) in the air. But, while this time of year can be filled with chilly nights and prep for the upcoming holidays, is autumn really a bad time to sell your house? Not necessarily – provided that you stick with some key fundamentals. First, [...]

21 11, 2017

Keeping Your Home and Personal Items Safe During an Open House

By |2017-11-21T16:24:35+00:00November 21st, 2017|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Holding a open house for the public to see has been a marketing staple in the real estate industry for decades. No one wants to make a large purchase such as a house or condo sight unseen. But when inviting strangers into your home, it can be difficult at best to know who you can [...]

17 10, 2017

Is There Time to Sell Your Home Before the Holidays?

By |2017-10-17T13:27:35+00:00October 17th, 2017|Autumn, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Although it seems like summer was just here, the leaves are beginning to change, and soon it will be time again to prepare for the holidays. If you're considering making a move, though, you may have more than baking cookies and singing carols on your mind. In fact, the only thing you may be thinking [...]

26 09, 2017

Giving Your Small Home Big Appeal for Potential Buyers

By |2017-09-26T13:06:07+00:00September 26th, 2017|Selling Advice|0 Comments

Although "tiny houses" seem to be the rage today for many, if your current home is on the smaller side, and you're thinking about listing it for sale, there are some things you can do to take advantage of its low maintenance attributes, while at the same time boosting its appeal for those potential buyers [...]

5 09, 2017

How to Get Your Home Into Shape Before You List It For Sale

By |2017-09-04T19:00:08+00:00September 5th, 2017|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Thinking about selling your home, but not exactly sure where to start? If you want to aim for the highest price you can garner, there are some items that you'll need to ensure are crossed off the list before putting a For Sale sign in the yard. These start with helping your home to show [...]

11 07, 2017

Trying to Sell Your Home on Your Own Before Summer Ends?

By |2017-07-10T19:15:50+00:00July 11th, 2017|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

As we run head first into mid-summer, you may hear the clock ticking its way towards fall - but with no solid offers on your home for sale. For many people, getting into and / or out of a home before the school year starts is a common goal. After all, summer is considered by [...]

4 07, 2017

Should You Take the First Offer You Get on Your Home For Sale?

By |2017-07-04T18:57:56+00:00July 4th, 2017|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

If you’ve done much reading on how to sell a home, you may have come across the statement that “your first offer is always your best offer.” But, does this really have any validity to it, or is it just another urban myth? Depending on just how motivated you are as a seller, you might [...]

13 06, 2017

How to Negotiate with Buyers to Get the Best Price for Your Home

By |2017-06-12T09:21:45+00:00June 13th, 2017|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

If you're in the process of selling your home, then you know how exciting it can be to get an offer from an interested potential purchaser. But, what if you discover that the price they have offered you for your home isn't quite in the ballpark that you had hoped for? There are actually several [...]

6 06, 2017

Deciding Whether to Stay or Go

By |2017-06-06T13:27:39+00:00June 6th, 2017|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Due in part to the popular television show Love It or List It, many people are now thinking twice before putting up a For Sale sign in their yard, and instead increasing, updating, and / or enhancing their current living space. But is that really going to be the best option for you? The answer [...]

2 05, 2017

What to Do with a Property You’ve Inherited

By |2017-05-02T12:21:37+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

While inheriting a property might seem like a very nice benefit, the truth is that in many cases, getting the inherited home sold may or may not be a short and / or a simple process. In fact, there can actually be a number of necessary steps. For example, in most instances, you will need [...]

25 04, 2017

Is Spring Really the Best Time To Sell Your Home?

By |2017-04-25T16:37:02+00:00April 25th, 2017|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

In addition to "location, location, location" being a tried and true real estate mantra, one of the other common themes when it comes to property is that the best time to sell your home is in the Spring. But is this really the case? Well, according to a recent Zillow study, it was found that [...]

28 03, 2017

The Sale of Your Home Can Hinge on Your Agent’s Experience and Expertise

By |2017-03-28T14:58:06+00:00March 28th, 2017|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

If you're thinking about selling your home, then finding a good listing agent should ideally be at the top of your list. But, while most any agent would likely be happy to take on the task, it is important to do some research before you sign on the dotted line of a listing contract. While [...]

21 03, 2017

4 Essential Steps to Take Before Listing Your Home for Sale

By |2017-03-21T18:43:48+00:00March 21st, 2017|Advice, Selling Advice, Things to do|0 Comments

So, you're ready to put your home on the market. Now can be a good time, as the prime home selling season is almost upon us. But, before you put that For Sale sign in the front yard, there are some important steps that you should take in order to be sure that your home [...]

14 02, 2017

3 Questions You Should Ask Your Realtor Before Selling Your Home

By |2017-02-13T11:19:51+00:00February 14th, 2017|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

When it comes to listing your home for sale, there are typically two items that are at the top of most peoples' lists to ask your realtor - these include how much you can likely get for your property, and how much the real estate agent's commission will be. But, there are some additional key [...]

3 01, 2017

Getting a Running Start in 2017 for Selling Your Home

By |2017-01-03T10:15:14+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Although we are smack in the middle of holiday season, now can be the perfect time to start planning for selling your home in 2017. This is the case, even if you have not yet fully decided whether or not you're going to move. For example, just as in any other major endeavor, one of [...]

6 12, 2016

Can Paint Color Inspire an Offer or Turn Potential Buyers Away?

By |2016-12-05T09:43:43+00:00December 6th, 2016|Remodeling, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Although it is often recommended that you add a fresh coat of paint when listing your home for sale, the color that you decide on may end up having an effect on potential purchasers' reactions. This goes for both the interior and the exterior of the property. For example, the outside of your home is [...]

22 11, 2016

If You Can’t Sell Your Home, Should You Consider Renting It?

By |2017-08-23T14:42:23+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Although the real estate market has seen a comeback over the last year or so, there can still be situations where a property that's for sale may be sitting for some time. If you have already purchased and moved into a new home - but your previous home is still empty (and draining you of [...]

15 11, 2016

Deciding Whether to Love It or List It

By |2016-11-15T11:58:36+00:00November 15th, 2016|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

If you've ever watched the popular television show "Love It or List It," then you know the process that the participants go through in determining whether they can fix up their current home to better meet their needs, or alternatively, to move on to something else. Although the entire event on the show takes only [...]

8 11, 2016

Decorating Your “For Sale” Home for the Upcoming Holiday Season

By |2016-11-07T09:03:55+00:00November 8th, 2016|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Selling your home during the holidays can oftentimes present some challenges. At this time of year, both you and your potential buyers may have a calendar that is packed full of activities. But, this doesn’t mean that you still can’t attract an offer and get your property sold during the holiday season. In order to [...]

27 09, 2016

Attracting Buyers in the Fall Real Estate Market

By |2016-10-26T12:20:25+00:00September 27th, 2016|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Now that the kids have been back in school for a while, it will soon be time to start planning for the upcoming holidays. While the fall season can be filled with fun and football games, though, if you are in the process of selling your home, it has often meant that you "missed out" [...]

6 09, 2016

Offering Buyer Incentives May Help Your Home Sell Faster

By |2016-10-26T12:20:25+00:00September 6th, 2016|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Regardless of whether we are in a buyer's or a seller's market, when the time comes to put your home on the market, most people want the deal to be quickly so that they can move on to other things, in addition to getting out from under the additional expenses. Incentives can help hurry the [...]

16 08, 2016

What Type of Contingencies Might You Find in that Offer from a Potential Buyer

By |2016-10-26T12:20:25+00:00August 16th, 2016|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Your home has been on the market for a while, and you've finally received an offer from a potential buyer. The price that they are proposing seems fine, but there are also some "what ifs" or contingencies included in the contract that need to occur in order to make things work. These are commonly referred [...]

26 07, 2016

Are Your Neighbors Affecting the Sale of Your Home?

By |2016-10-26T12:20:25+00:00July 26th, 2016|Selling Advice|0 Comments

Selling your home can require a long list of to-do's. For example, you may need to de-clutter in some areas, and make sure that your home looks its very best for potential buyers when they come through the door, but are your neighbors affecting the sale of your home? Moving also means ensuring that your [...]

5 07, 2016

To Counter or Not to Counter – How to Deal with a Potential Buyer’s Lowball Offer

By |2016-10-26T12:20:25+00:00July 5th, 2016|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

So, you've touched up, fixed up, and prettied up your home and put it on the market. You held an open house - and even got a fair amount of traffic - and you've received a call from your real estate agent saying that you've now received an offer. Unfortunately, though, it's for an amount [...]

3 05, 2016

How to Sell Your Home While Living with Kids – And Still Keep Everyone Sane

By |2016-10-26T12:20:25+00:00May 3rd, 2016|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Selling your home can be a substantial chore. It can often mean cleaning up at the drop of a hat when a potential buyer wants to come for a showing. It can also mean keeping it in "display home" shape for regular open houses. This can be tough enough if you're single or living with [...]

26 04, 2016

5 Real Estate Myths That Should Be Debunked

By |2016-10-26T12:20:25+00:00April 26th, 2016|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Although you've probably heard that the three most important words in real estate are, "Location, location, and location," there are some other sayings that may or may not hold quite as much weight when it comes to buying or selling a property. Here are some common real estate "myths" that your may have heard somewhere [...]

12 04, 2016

How to Help Buyers Envision Your House As Their Home

By |2016-10-26T12:20:25+00:00April 12th, 2016|Advice, Decorating, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Selling just about anything will entail an appeal to the buyer’s emotions. This is especially the case when it comes to selling your home. When presenting your house to a new potential buyer, then, it is essential to have them envision it as a place where they could comfortably live. In doing so, you will [...]

8 03, 2016

Three Things You Should Never Say to the Buyer of Your Home

By |2016-10-26T12:20:25+00:00March 8th, 2016|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Today, there is a great deal of information available through the Internet. In the past, if someone was interested in buying a house, it was usually necessary to contact a real estate agent who had access to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) so that you could get even the most basic of details on a [...]

23 02, 2016

How Low Should You Go?

By |2016-10-26T12:20:25+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Tips for a Successful Low Offer When Purchasing a Home When searching for a new home, we all hope to capture that “hidden gem.” This means finding a house that you love, while at the same time getting the seller to agree to a “lowball” offer, ultimately netting a nice, low bargain price. The question [...]

16 02, 2016

Keeping Your Valuables Safe During an Open House

By |2016-10-26T12:20:25+00:00February 16th, 2016|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

As a seller, you will typically want to do all that you can to sell your current home quickly. This is especially the case if you already have another home waiting in the wings. So, if you're under fire and you want to reach as many potential buyers as you can, an open house may [...]

19 01, 2016

Should You Fix Up Your Property or Sell It As Is?

By |2016-10-26T12:20:26+00:00January 19th, 2016|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

If you're considering putting your home on the market, but you know that it may need a few "repairs," should you go ahead and do the fix up in order to make your home look its best to prospective purchasers, or should you instead leave it as is and save your money? The answer is [...]

15 12, 2015

Just How Much Should You Rely on Your Zestimate from Zillow

By |2016-10-26T12:20:26+00:00December 15th, 2015|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

The Internet is s wonderful thing. It has literally put the world at our fingertips - and, with smartphones, we now can carry the world around in our pockets. In many ways, the convenience is hard to beat. We can have answers to questions in seconds, rather than having to wait hours - or more [...]

24 11, 2015

Online Property Listings

By |2016-10-26T12:20:26+00:00November 24th, 2015|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Advancements in technology have made a huge impact in how homes are marketed. Not long ago, home shoppers had to huddle around a central monitor in their real estate agent's office to view listings exclusively displayed through the MLS system. Today, anyone with a smartphone and an internet connection--meaning, virtually anyone today--possesses the power to [...]

27 10, 2015

Refresh Your Front Door Hardware

By |2016-10-26T12:20:26+00:00October 27th, 2015|Advice, Selling Advice, Things to do|0 Comments

Swapping out your home's front door hardware (existing exterior knobs and handles) for new hardware is a simple job requiring little to no handyman experience at all. It takes only minutes to accomplish, and once you admire the beauty of your new hardware, you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner! Convenience Most exterior door [...]

20 10, 2015

One Story or Two?

By |2016-10-26T12:20:26+00:00October 20th, 2015|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

For many decades, a double-decker home design carried a cachet of success. It declared that success as: a family so full, two whole floors are required to house everyone; expansive yard space to celebrate leisure time outside at the barbecue; and a separation of formal spaces (downstairs) from private spaces (upstairs). Around the turn of [...]

9 09, 2015

New and Existing Home Sales Reach New Highs

By |2016-10-26T12:20:26+00:00September 9th, 2015|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

California has long been viewed as the state that delivers on dreams. The Golden State has once again proved itself worthy of that view, as both new and existing home sales reach new highs in the most recent report. New and resale housing markets have pushed higher than they have in years. Six Continuous Months [...]

28 07, 2015

Hot Times in the Golden State

By |2016-10-26T12:20:30+00:00July 28th, 2015|Selling Advice|0 Comments

We've got earthquakes, soaring summer temps, and a five-year-old drought that shows no signs of letting up. And yet, California lays claim to 40% of the territory recently named as the most in-demand real estate markets in the United States. This is creating hot times in the Golden State. Data analyzed by Realtor.com in June [...]

21 07, 2015

Choosing the Best Real Estate Agent for You

By |2016-10-26T12:20:30+00:00July 21st, 2015|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Real estate agents provide valuable services to homeowners, home buyers, renters and anyone else interested in real property. Choosing the best real estate agent for you is an important step in ensuring a smooth transaction. Shopping for Agents All agents must have successfully completed rigorous study, and pass a state-administered test, before they can earn [...]

7 07, 2015

Selling vs. Renting Out Your Property

By |2016-10-26T12:20:31+00:00July 7th, 2015|Advice, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Home loan interest rates are still at all-time lows, while home prices are steadily creeping higher, and even leaping skyward. Buyers are lining up to purchase properties, making the current market pretty sweet for sellers. Nevertheless, a trend is currently surging that's putting a slight damper on sales: rental demands are growing. This preference for [...]

23 06, 2015

Mortgage Rates and Your Home’s Sale

By |2016-10-26T12:20:31+00:00June 23rd, 2015|Selling Advice, Things to do|0 Comments

Home loan rates have enjoyed historically low numbers for quite some time. The ebb and flow of rates have recently fluctuated both slightly up and slightly down. But experts are predicting a trending rise in rates. How might this impact you if you decide to sell your home in the next year? Mortgage Loan Costs [...]