Sellers Guide to Buyer Contingencies

Every  news  article  talks  about  the  fact  that  it’s  a  “seller’s  market.”  This  means that  if  you  are  selling  your  home,  you’ve  probably  gotten  a  few  offers  from  which to  choose.  While  sales  price  is  important,  so  are  the  contingencies  attached to  the offer.  Understanding  what  these  contingencies  mean can  help  you  choose  the best …

Can You Buy a Home Virtually?

As we continue to see unprecedented activity in the real estate market, buyers often find they are too late to offer on recently listed homes. For the serious homebuyer, this can be frustrating, often causing them to make last-minute plans to run out and view homes, interfering with work and home life. As employees and…

Fall To-Do List

It’s easy to get bogged down with endless to-do lists this time of year. Not only do you have to finish making your Halloween costume, but you also need to decide what Thanksgiving plans are going to be, whether you need to go buy more seasonal fertilizer for your yard, and even what you want…

Fall and Holiday Décor Listing Tips

If you have your home on the market, it’s natural to want to create the perfect environment for potential homebuyers. This includes not only professional staging services but also time-honored tips like freshly baked treats and seasonal décor. As we transition from summer to the holiday season, however, it’s interesting to note that fall decorating…

Buying a Home with an Easement

If  the  home  you’ve  fallen in love  with  has  an easement,  you may  be  wondering how this  affects  you.  An  easement gives  a  person  or  entity  the right to  use part of your  land,  but  only  for  a  very  specific  reason.  For  example,  a  utility  company  may have an  easement  on  your  property  to  maintain…

Can You Sell an Outdated House?

It seems  that everywhere you  turn  there are  companies  who  advertise  buying ugly  houses.  These messages  offer  to  quickly  buy  any  house,  regardless of  the condition.  The  problem  is  that  their  offers  are  often  significantly  below  market value.   If  you’re a  seller  whose home needs  some  attention, you  might  think these companies  are  your  only …

Essential Components of the Home Tool Kit

A  well-equipped  home  tool  kit  is  not  just  for  weekend  warriors  and  do-it-yourself types.  Hanging  a  picture,  tightening  a  cabinet  door,  or  assembling  a  Swedish-built cabinet  are  all  moments  when  one  might  reach  for  a  tool  kit.  If  your  toolbox consists of  duct  tape  and  a  hammer,  a  quick,  inexpensive  trip to  the  local hardware …

Hunting for a New Home? Don’t Wait Until Saturday!

House  hunting  has  become  a  contact  sport  over  the  past  year.  The  idealized  vision of  a  leisurely  Saturday  morning reviewing  open  houses  and plotting  the  day’s tours  over  lattes and  croissants is a  thing  of  the  past.  While  popping  into  the  local open  house  might be  fun for  the  casual  looker,  if  you are  serious …

Best Things To Buy In September!

It’s September! That means fall is right around the corner, and as the seasons change, various products and now out-of-season goodies go on sale to clear the storeroom for all of the new stuff. Plus! Labor Day sales provide great discounts on some special items that you should take advantage of. So, what should you…

5 Reasons Selling Without an Agent is a Bad Idea

Do-it-yourself  projects  are  in vogue  these  days.  You can find advice  online  for  everything  from investing  in crypto-currency  to  tearing  down the  living  room  wall.  When  considering  the  cost of moving,  it’s  natural  to wonder  if  real estate  commissions are  one way  to  save money, but it would  be a  mistake.  A  good  real  estate…

Congratulations to our 2nd Quarter 2021 Award Winners!

Every quarter Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sends out a list of the top real estate offices from around the United States, ranking them based on their size and location. We are proud to announce that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty has 9 teams and 8 offices that have ranked in the top 100, top 30, and top 3 of their respected categories for the Second Quarter…

3 Pricing Strategies in a Seller’s Market

Real  estate  markets  across  the country  are  experiencing  a  strong  seller’s  market right  now.  For  potential  sellers, this  may  be  a  golden opportunity  to  get  top value for  their  property.  While  it  may  be  tempting  to  aim  for  the  sky  when setting  the listing  price, that  may  not  be  your  best  option.   Here  are  3 …