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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…

The Scoop: July’s Real Estate Market Stats

Days on market has stayed steady in Rochester with homes taking just over a month to sell.  July is typically a slower month for real estate sales in Rochester.  Some speculate that it’s due to an increase in summer activities. Home prices have edged up just a notch from June’s numbers but average sale prices […] 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…

The Scoop: May’s Real Estate Market Stats

May certainly lived up to the standard spring market expectations for Rochester Minnesota real estate.  This is a normal occurrence during the spring and early summer months to see the market heat up but an inventory level below normal created a feeding frenzy.  Many homes sold in days, even hours.  Sellers were dealing with offers in […] 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…

The Scoop: April’s Real Estate Market Statistics

There’s no doubt that this has been the busiest Spring market we’ve experienced in a few years.  Demand continues to overcome supply, causing prices to rise. If you’re a buyer searching for a home in Rochester or surrounding areas, you may be experiencing multiple offer situations or you might have missed out on seeing a home […] Read more…

You’ve Been Pricing Your Home All Wrong

I usually post about peonies, donuts, and cozy coffee shops but I do have a day job and I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t share some real estate wisdom with you every once in a blue moon. Well, I’ve got some news for you… you’ve been pricing your home wrong all along. […] Read more…