We are about to enter into our busy season for helping folks buy and sell homes, so it seems fitting to take a look at the forecast for the 2018 real estate market. Spring and summer marks our busy season because many families move then in order to get settled into a new area for… Read more

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Sometimes my clients ask me what they should do to update their homes. They want to do upgrades now, but they’re also thinking about resale later on. This is an excellent way to think when you’re a homeowner, and I’m always happy to comply with a list of things they can consider doing to add… Read more

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What does it mean when we talk about a seller’s market & a buyer’s market? Real estate markets shift depending on many factors associated with the economy. A buyer’s market is when the properties available for sale exceed the demand by buyers to purchase homes. With this case housing inventory is high and sellers will… Read more

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If you’re getting ready to remodel, should you remodel the kitchen or bathrooms first? Perhaps some would argue that it really doesn’t matter. Certainly there are pros and cons to doing either one first, however as a realtor who shows homes all the time I have an opinion on this….bathrooms first. Finish this post for… Read more

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When I help people get their homes ready to list, they always comment to me that they wished they had spruced up their yard years earlier. It’s easier than you think . Why wait? Use this list and do it all in one weekend! Trim trees if necessary – this is the only thing that… Read more

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Let me help you with some guidelines for preparing your home for listing. When you’re thinking about selling it’s important to know what to do to get ready – usually a few months prior to talking to your realtor.  Here is a helpful checklist, and don’t forget to read the last two sentences starting with… Read more

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When you’re getting ready to sell your home, it’s critical to choose the right Listing Agent who can get the job done well. Let me first refer you back to my previous post about the basic qualities to look for in a Buyer’s Agent….choosing an agent affiliated with a reputable company; choosing someone you trust;… Read more

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I’m a Real Estate Agent. Choosing a buyer’s agent when you’re purchasing your home ultimately makes your real estate experience seemless and fun. I want to pass on some tips for finding the right agent to help you when you’re getting ready to purchase a home and need a good Realtor – btw it’s pronounced… Read more

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In Real Estate we always talk about “location, location, location.” This has several meanings. When you are looking to purchase a home, think of this as a process of narrowing down. First, you want to decide what state, city or community you want to live in. Then do some research on the area in terms… Read more

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Ensure a Good First Impression Homebuyers make up their minds about a property in the first few minutes. Make sure your home makes that vital first impression. New paint does wonders. Make sure the front yard is flawless with manicured lawns and attractive foliage. Add a hanging basket or some flower pots at the door…. Read more

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