Sellers – Read This!

6 ways home sellers will need to shift their mindsets in 2019 © Jed Share/Kaoru Share/Getty Images Big sand castle In recent years, sellers have called the shots in home-buying negotiations. They've had plenty of leverage, too, thanks to surges in buyer demand, tight inventory and soaring home prices. Lately, sellers have lost their edge … Continue reading Sellers – Read This!

What to Keep and What to Lose When You Move

How to Decide What to Keep and What to Lose When You Move © Getty Images Moving lets you decide which items should stay and which should go. Moving forces you to sort through everything you own, and that creates an opportunity to prune your belongings. It's not always easy to decide what you'll bring … Continue reading What to Keep and What to Lose When You Move

Home Staging on a Budget

~ check out the below 5 tips to Home Staging on a Budget ~

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

~ is there only 5? 😉 ~ Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

Getting you home ready to sell? Do these now

For Sale: 4 Tips for Getting Your Home off the Market Quickly <a href='http://openx.rismedia.com/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a727cfcb&cb=<?php echo time(); ?>' target='_blank'><img src='http://openx.rismedia.com/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=63&cb=<?php echo time(); ?>&n=a727cfcb' border='0' alt='' /></a>   Do you have a home to sell? Are you ready to get the selling process over with quickly? There is no better time than now! Here are four top tips … Continue reading Getting you home ready to sell? Do these now

Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties

~ some good info for you in case you need it ~ Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and, if you’re compliant with the law, a smoke detector, too! Read on to ensure you and your clients comply with new and existing rules controlling smoke alarms in … Continue reading Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties

What’s behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers?

~ could be good news, hopefully we can get more houses to help get these buyers a home to buy ~ What's behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers? All year, the overwhelming sentiment in the housing market has been frustration. Too few homes for sale drove prices sky high and led to fierce competition among … Continue reading What’s behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers?

It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales

~ Supply desperately needs to meet demand ~ It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales After a brief improvement in June, home sales continued their downward slide in July, with buyers signing fewer contracts to buy existing homes. An index of so-called pending home sales, which represent closings one … Continue reading It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

~ such great ideas! ~ 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House If you're selling your home, chances are good you're familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations

~ As prices rise and inventory drops, make sure you work your Realtor in pricing your home correctly ~ Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations Quicken Loans released its May National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) on Tuesday, which showed that, on a national average, homeowners estimated their house’s worth at a higher value … Continue reading Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations