Why Are You Selling Your Home?

  Selling A Home Is Emotional There’s a lot of emotion involved in selling a home. You’ve made memories, sometimes for decades. Leaving, after all, that time can even be traumatic. When it’s time to sell your home, it’s important to understand your motivation. Are you moving to be closer to family? Is it because … Continue reading Why Are You Selling Your Home?

Home Warranty?

            The Importance of a Home Warranty Imagine you have just closed on the purchase of a home. You move in and everything is great. The third day you are in the house, you go to run the dishwasher and - nothing. The lights come on but you never hear … Continue reading Home Warranty?

The Property Inspection Report

Property Inspection Anyone buying a house would be foolish not to include a property inspection as part of their due diligence. A property inspection is a mechanism in the contract that allows a potential buyer to have a third-party inspector to check the house for defects. For new construction, you have a choice. One before … Continue reading The Property Inspection Report

Under-Improving A Property

I recently spoke about over-improving a property but today, I’m going to talk about under-improving a property. In some ways, it’s tragic when someone under-improves a property. It typically means less money for what might be a great home. What does under-improving look like? Broken light switch covers Broken outlet covers Chipped paint Dirty hand … Continue reading Under-Improving A Property

Over-Improving A Property

Don't Overdo It Have you ever entered a home and thought - wow! What a gorgeous pool, or what a nice outdoor kitchen and space? I’m talking about upgrades to a home. It’s an area people think about a lot when it comes to their home. But what happens if you go too far with … Continue reading Over-Improving A Property

The Buyer’s Market

  What is a Buyer's Market? By definition, a buyer’s market is one where there are more than seven months inventory of homes available for sale. What does that actually mean? It means that if no one puts other houses up for sale, there will still be houses for sale up to seven months later … Continue reading The Buyer’s Market

The Neutral Market

        What Is A Neutral Market? By definition, a neutral market is one where there are between four to seven months inventory of homes available for sale. This is actually the best market to be in. Why? Because there is a healthy competition for homes in the market. Also, the prices for … Continue reading The Neutral Market

The Seller’s Market

              What is a Seller's Market? By definition, a seller’s market is one where there are fewer than four months inventory of homes available for sale. What does that actually mean? It means that if no one puts another house up for sale, there will be no more houses … Continue reading The Seller’s Market

Why A Referral Based Business?

Disruption Have you ever gotten one of those phone calls? You know the ones I’m talking about. It’s a number you don’t recognize and you pick up the phone anyway. There are ten seconds of dead silence. Suddenly, you hear a beep and someone starts droning on with an obnoxious sales pitch for something you … Continue reading Why A Referral Based Business?

Discount Broker Vs. Full Service Broker

There are a lot of advertisements out there that ask the question - “Why would you pay a realtor 5-7% commission to sell your house?” It’s a valid question and something to think about. In a market where houses can sell the same day they go on the market with multiple offers, it can be … Continue reading Discount Broker Vs. Full Service Broker