Selling your home is one of life’s greatest financial transactions. But more than that, it can also be one of life’s most emotional transactions. After all, you probably remember family gatherings around the dining room table, maybe a parent blowing out the candles on a birthday cake. The home might be decorated just how you wanted it to be—how you envisioned your home when you were just starting out. The scuffs and dings on the wall each tell a story: the time your nephew couldn’t figure ou... read more
If you’ve ever purchased a home, you know the closing is a big event. It can also be a spendy one. Transferring ownership of a house involves all kinds of administrative steps—you’ll be amazed at the stack of papers you get to sign—each of which comes with a price tag. As a buyer, you’ll typically pay fees related to the mortgage loan, title, and deed, along with some property assessment fees. The seller isn’t just walking away with full pockets, however. Sellers pay a commission... read more
Whether you’re ready to sell your home or you’re ready to buy a new home, having a real estate agent on your side is important to ensure an expert is looking out for your best interests and can help you navigate the complexities of the transaction. As an essential part of that partnership, you’ll want to have a full understanding of real estate representation—because while it may seem clear from the outset, in truth representation can be complex.
HERE'S A CLOSE-UP OF SOME ASPECTS OF REAL ES... read more
When you’re ready to put your house on the market, you want it to wow prospective buyers. You want the curb appeal to reach out and grab their attention and compel them to make a competitive offer. And, if possible, you want it to happen fast.
Wow prospective buyers with quick and easy landscaping
The good news is having a green thumb may help you get more green from the sale of your home. Getting the attention of prospective buyers can be as easy as upgrading your landscaping. But don’t rent... read more
As spring’s eager tulips thrust up through the ground, for sale signs are already blooming on front lawns in the area, and you want to get in on the action. When it’s time to put your home on the market, you want it to sell quickly and for top dollar. But how do you calculate the right price for your home? Many home sellers turn to comp sales, or a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA), for the answer.
By looking at comp sales and pricing your home appropriately, you can ensure the property doesn’t s... read more