Low-cost Ways to Improve Your Curb Appeal

Everyone knows that curb appeal is critical for making a great first impression.  And sellers are often most aware of the need to spruce up their curb appeal when trying to attract buyers.  There’s a direct link between good-looking properties and quick real estate sales, so owners may want to undertake a few of these…

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…

Are You Thinking About Downsizing?

Wondering If It’s Time To Downsize? Take These Questions Into Consideration First. Whether your children are going off to college, your utility payments, mortgage, and upkeep have become unmanageable, or you want to boost your nest egg, there are countless of reasons to consider trading square footage in for a cozier living space. But before…

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…

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is almost here! It’s time to open the windows in your home, clear out the stagnant winter air, and breathe in the refreshing new season. Unfortunately with the excitement of warmer weather, so comes the daunting and tedious task of spring cleaning. Luckily, we have compiled a list of tips to take the edge off…

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…

Choosing the Right Realtor for You

Buying or selling your home is a daunting process, so it’s no surprise that 87% of home buyers and 89% of sellers solicit the professional abilities and experience of a real estate agent. Admittedly, choosing the right agent out of thousands to ease the process can be a stressful undertaking in itself: Where do you…

Home Improvement Projects for Winter

If you’re like most people, you’ve been spending a lot of time indoors due to the cold weather. Unfortunately, there are several more weeks of winter to get through before we start seeing signs of warmer weather. Before you sit back down on the couch to watch TV, why not change up your daily routine of…

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…

Transition from the Suburbs to the City

Considering trading in your laid back suburban lifestyle for an upbeat and thriving atmosphere? Federal Hill in Baltimore is a perfect place to find friends, attend events, have endless dining experiences, and 24/7 convenience. Berkshire Hathaway Homesale’s veteran agent Kit Stone discusses his change of pace after growing up in the Pennsylvania’s rural suburbs to…