Seasonal Selling Series: Fall

Welcome to the Seasonal Selling Series! Over the next year, we will post a blog at the beginning of each new season, detailing some differences when it comes to selling your home. For this first edition, we will focus on elements of fall selling and how it differentiates from other seasons. Indoors Become More Important…

Did You Get The Message?

When dealing with a market as fast-paced and dynamic as real estate, you need to be in constant and instantaneous contact with your agent. Why wonder whether they’ve sifted through their inbox and saw your email about that recently listed home when you can just text them? Our September Market & Tech Stats update shows…

Real Estate Myths

BUSTED! We’ve got the low-down on some common real estate myths and the truth behind them.  Myth: Homes can only “pass” or “fail” inspections. Truth: The home inspector’s job isn’t to pass or fail your home. They are there to outline potential problems and issues that need addressed for health and safety. They will also…

5 Ways to Stage Your Home for Spring Buyers

Spring is the start of the busy season for real estate and with that comes plenty of competition amongst sellers to outshine one another and appeal to buyers. If you’re a seller this season, we’ve tried to even the playing field for you by coming up with a few different ways you can stage your…

Steps to a Flawless Open House

Hosting an open house is your opportunity to show off your home’s potential to the public and lock in that interested buyer. Rather than a traditional home showing, open houses provide you time and flexibility to transform your normally lived-in home into a welcoming, jaw-dropping oasis. Most buyers schedule multiple open houses in one day…

Last Minute Moving Tasks

It is the eve of your big moving day. As you lay awake in your bed excited yet stressed, you can’t help but rack your brain to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything. Well, fear not, because we have a surprise for you! We created a list of items and tasks for you to complete…

Planning Your Curb Appeal Projects

The spring buying season is underway, and as it progresses curb appeal will emerge from its winter hibernation as a significant factor in luring potential buyers to their ideal property. Curb appeal is often what draws buyers to a particular home. An alluring walkway, an array of colorful flowers, an inviting nighttime glow and other…

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Sell Your House

2016 could be your last chance to list your home in the booming seller’s market, so if you’ve been toying with the idea of selling, now is the time. The projections for this year largely remain in favor to do so. In 2016 sellers can look forward to increasing home prices, low inventory, and intense…

10 Ways to Prepare Your Home For Listing Photos

1. Cleanse Your Home: When it comes to professional listing photos, it almost helps to think of your house as a model home instead of your personal haven. Your listing photos will appeal much more to prospective buyers if trade-in your personal knick-knacks and opt for minimalist chic-decor. Start by cleaning off shelves of crammed in books, de-clutter…

Tax Benefits of Selling Your Home

Did you know that if you sell your home and make a profit of less than $250,000 (or less than $500,000 when you file a joint return with your spouse), and have lived in that house for 2-5 years the IRS doesn’t want to hear about. This is because the profit you make is excluded from…

7 Tips for Sellers in the Winter

Snowy and icy weather may be worrisome to anyone who is trying to sell their home this winter. When you’re left wondering what you can do to keep your listed home looking pristine while the snow comes toppling down. Here are a few tips to help keep prospective buyers warm, while they fall in love…

Home Warranty: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a home warranty? A home warranty is a one-year contractual guarantee that should certain appliances or mechanical systems fail due to normal wear and tear during the coverage period, those items will be repaired or replaced, subject to a small deductible. How is a home Warranty different than homeowner’s insurance? Homeowner’s insurance and…