When Is the Right Time to Talk to a REALTOR®?

(November 03, 2015)

When would you talk to a car salesperson? Probably only once you’re ready to buy a new car. You would do some initial research (perhaps on the internet), get an idea of what you want, and then go to the dealership to meet a salesperson, test drive the car and make the purchase. 

Although that approach may work when you’re buying a car, it’s not the best approach when it comes to real estate. You see... read more.

How to Deal with a Low-Ball Offer

(September 01, 2015)

If you take care to price your home correctly — that is, at a price that is in line with what similar properties in the area have sold for recently — then you have a good chance of selling it at or near your asking price. 

That doesn’t mean you won’t get a low-ball offer. You might. So what do you do when that happens? 

First, understand that the buyer may not necessarily be trying to steal away your... read more.

Concerned about Condensation on Windows?

(September 01, 2015)

If you see a haze of condensation on your window, should you be concerned? Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on a number of factors. 

First of all, an occasional build-up of condensation is normal and often the result of fluctuating humidity in the home. Usually, it’s nothing to worry about. If you’re using a humidifier, try adjusting the levels. If the humidity is being generated naturally, try placing... read more.

Discovering that a home you like has “issues”

(August 27, 2015)

Say you’re viewing a home and are impressed with how it looks. The walls are freshly painted. Everything seems bright and new. You’re considering making an offer. Then, while standing on a mat in the kitchen, you hear a squeak below your feet. You lift the mat and see that some tiles are broken. Obviously the mat was there to, literally, cover up that defect. A few broken tiles are not a big deal... read more.

The "3 Up" Strategy for Selling Your Home Quickly

(July 20, 2015)

There are many reasons why you may need to sell your home quickly: a sudden job relocation; a change in family situation; or perhaps an opportunity to purchase a new home that you just can’t pass up. Whatever the reason, this strategy will help when you need to sell fast. It’s called the “3 Up” strategy. • Fix it up. • Clean it up. • Spruce it up. First, you need to fix it up. That simply means ge... read more.