REAL ESTATE

Tips for Sellers in a Fast Paced Market

Sellers absolutely have the upper hand in a fast paced market but it’s a slippery slope with a steep cliff to fall off of if you’re not thoughtful about how you approach the sale of your property.  These are the 3 golden rules to follow to get the most out of a fast paced market. […] Read more…

Tips for Buyers in a Fast Paced Market

Buyers can easily get chewed up and spit out during a fast paced market.  It’s a trying time with hard decisions, tight timelines, and lots of unknowns.  Here are four ways to improve your chances of scoring the property you want. 1. Set up property alerts. Your agent will be able to set this up for […] Read more…

Staging for an Open House Room by Room

Staging is often viewed as an “extra” step in the home selling process.  While it’s true that making repairs and major updates tend to be more important, this short list of staging tips will be a vital component to getting top dollar for your home, avoiding costly repairs mid-contract, and minimizing surprises during inspections. Exterior The buyer’s […] Read more…

Empty Nester Series: Downsizing Vs. Resizing

First off, lets get real about what kind of downsizing you’re trying to accomplish.  Some of my clients live on acreages that they no longer wish to maintain; others would like to decrease costs of ownership.  And still others just wish to live in a home with a more accommodating floor plan. Those are three […] Read more…

5 Renovation Ideas That Pay Off For Sellers

Update Kitchen Cabinets. Extending the life of your current cabinets or replacing them is a renovation that can add to your home’s value in a big way.  If your cabinets are a natural wood then giving them some TLC might be enough.  Some things to consider while giving your current cabinets a makeover: Repaint or […] Read more…

How to Sell Your Home for a Higher Price

Making sure your home is “show ready” is a daunting task but if you follow these steps you’re sure to get more for your home than you thought possible. Your Home’s Living Room When you’re placing decorative items in the living room make sure they are as symmetrical as possible. The brain is naturally attracted […] Read more…

Why You Lost in Multiple Offers & How To Win Next Time

  Most buyers would like to think that their offer being lower in price was to blame for losing out in a multiple offer situation.  In reality there are a few key factors that may have actually put the nail in the real estate deal coffin. Your financing terms.  Sellers love nothing more than an all cash […] Read more…

Staging Tips That Aren’t Boring

  I could sit here and tell you to clean, declutter, spruce up your lawn, and stop leaving personal photos out but you’ve heard those “tips” roughly 2,496 times, no?  So can we just get to the good stuff already?  The stuff that makes your home beautiful and show ready but doesn’t feel like a furniture […] Read more…

10 Packing Tips That Are Complete Game Changers

Packing is a nightmare.  Period.  But there are a few tricks of the trade that will make your life less stressful on moving day. Use Your Phonebooks. Tear out pages of those old phone books to wrap breakables. Seriously… who needs them anymore and why would you want to move them? Color Code Your Boxes. If […] Read more…

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