10 New Real Estate Trends

Current  trends  in real  estate  include  a  mix  of  positive  and negative  developments. The market  has  been  heavily  affected  by  the Covid-19  pandemic  that  has  created a  new housing  environment  which is  expected to  alter  the  way  we  approach real estate  for  the  next  few years, and maybe  beyond.   Here are  the 10  key  emerging …

Can’t Sell Your Home in a Seller’s Market?

It’s  no  secret  that  most  of  the  country  is  experiencing  a  strong  seller’s  market. With more  homebuyers  than inventory, most  sellers  have been  delighted  to  sell quickly  and often with multiple  offers.  Yet,  some  homes  are  still  sitting  on  the market  and these  sellers  may  be  wondering  why. Here are  7  reasons  why  your  home …

Top Trends for Your Outdoor Living Space

Summer is here and you’re spending more time outdoors. For most of us, this still means primarily in our own backyards. Personal outdoor space has never been more popular and if yours could use a little sprucing up, here are the hottest trends for 2021. Outdoor Kitchens – This trend is going nowhere. Ever since…

6 Upgrades Millennial Buyers Pay More For – and 1 Exception

Home sellers assume they must make some upgrades before putting their home on the market. While any deferred maintenance or extreme wear-and-tear issues should be addressed, major upgrades or updates may not net more money when you sell; especially with millennial buyers, who are looking for their first home in droves. 6 Common Upgrades Millennial…

Buyers and Sellers – Stay Focused on Your Goal

Buying or selling a home can be stressful, even in normal times. Right now, when the housing market is moving at a frenetic pace, both buyers and sellers are making quick decisions and are feeling extreme pressure. As the tension rises, it can be easy to overlook the end goal; right-sized home, relocation, dream home,…

Understanding the Back-Up Offer

 “When can I consider my home sold?” This is one of the most common questions real estate agents are asked. While the laws vary in different states, generally the contract is binding once both parties sign the offer. At that time the closing process begins. This is also the time when sellers must stop considering…

Selling the Family Home?

Family is important, and your decision to sell your home may be difficult for those closest to you. Moving can create mixed emotions, and it’s important to help your family understand how and why you made your decision. Including family members in the process can prevent strong emotions from potentially sabotaging the sale. As soon…

Smells Like Spring!

What if we told you that you could have your house smelling like Spring, without risking the allergen irritants that come along with the season’s weather? Throw together one of these easy scent simmers and your house will be ready for showings, guests, or even just a relaxing evening at home.

The Other Kind of March Madness: Prepping Your Home for Sale

Basketball isn’t the only thing on our minds in March. Spring is right around the corner, and if you’re planning on selling, March is game time. There can be a lot of things to do before your house is ready to be listed, so make sure you are using your time wisely. With a great…

Tips for the First-Time Home Seller

There is a lot of attention paid to first-time homebuyers. Most real estate agents and lenders have some kind of guide to help first-time homebuyers navigate their first home purchase, but what about the first-time seller? Selling your home for the first time can be just as confusing as a home purchase, so here are…

Understanding the Back-Up Offer

“When can I consider my home sold?” This is one of the most common questions real estate agents are asked. While the laws vary in different states, generally the contract is binding once both parties sign the offer. At that time the closing process begins. This is also the time when sellers must stop considering…

Preparing Your Home for a Virtual Tour

Technology is helpful in so many areas of life, even real estate. Twenty years ago, if someone were moving across the country, they’d have to wait to buy a house until they arrived to start their new life, or they’d have to buy a home without seeing it in person beforehand. Both options would cause…