Common Homebuying and Selling Faux Pas to Avoid

Faux Pas [foh-pah], a noun meaning a slip or blunder in etiquette, manners or conduct. And whether you are buying a home or selling your current home, there are plenty of ways to undermine the process! Including: By Buyers:~ Bad Buyer Behaviors;~ Disrespecting the property;~ Allowing Your Children to Play in the Home;~ Using criticismContinue reading “Common Homebuying and Selling Faux Pas to Avoid”

5 Summer Staging Tips

The summer season for Real Estate is here! June, July and August are known as the most seller-friendly months of the year! In today’s article offers the best staging tips for the summer housing market to entice potential homebuyers! Including: ~ Curb Appeal;~ Outdoor Spaces; and~ Brightening Up Indoor Spaces and more! Click below forContinue reading “5 Summer Staging Tips”

The Pros and Cons of Buying Abandoned Property

In today’s fast-moving Real Estate market where properties are closed on in mere hours, buying a fixer-upper or even an abandoned property might be tempting with little inventory available. Especially when you may be able to buy it well below market value! BUT is it the right choice for YOU? Today’s article lays out theContinue reading “The Pros and Cons of Buying Abandoned Property”

Should You Buy Or Build a Home?

With the current shortage of homes for sale, it can be tempting to consider building a new home. But should you? In order to decide whether to hold out for the perfect home or to take the leap into building your own home, first consider the following when it comes to buying versus building aContinue reading “Should You Buy Or Build a Home?”

Should You Buy a House Before or After Marriage?

Owning a home is part of the dream for most couples. But should you buy a home before you walk down that aisle? Or should you wait until after? Before you decide, there are some critical things to take into consideration before saying “I Do” to a new home! Particularly when it comes to theContinue reading “Should You Buy a House Before or After Marriage?”

Build a Smarter Buyer Wish List

Searching for a new home is an exciting adventure!  But it’s important to define, especially in this seller’s market, what is critical on your “wish list” versus personal preferences. Paint colors, finishes and fixtures can all be changed to reflect your own personal taste. A “smarter” wish list evaluates items that either add VALUE (likeContinue reading “Build a Smarter Buyer Wish List”

Why a Home Inspection is Essential for Home Buyers

Have you found the home of your dreams?  Congratulations! But remember, what you see is not always what you get! So when you’re buying the home of your dreams, a home inspection is a critical part of the process to ensuring you will get the home of your dreams in the end! Today’s article guidesContinue reading “Why a Home Inspection is Essential for Home Buyers”

The Roadmap to Home Ownership

Are you looking to realize the American Dream by becoming a homeowner? Follow the roadmap in today’s article to get properly prepared for buying a home that meets your needs and budget!  If you follow Phase 1 and Phase 2 of this roadmap, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a happy and successfulContinue reading “The Roadmap to Home Ownership”

What Does that Mean? Certifications and Designations to Know When You Hire an Agent

Looking to hire a Real Estate Agent? Understanding the certifications and designations agents use will give you a clearer picture of their expertise and unique skills. Today’s article defines Real Estate Agent designations like: NAR ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative) ALC (Accredited Land Consultant) CPM (Certified Property Manager) CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) CRS (CertifiedContinue reading “What Does that Mean? Certifications and Designations to Know When You Hire an Agent”

Do You Know Know the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and a Broker?

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it’s important to understand the roles and responsibilities of the professionals working with you. Today’s article defines the distinct differences between a Real Estate Agent and a Real Estate Broker.  Always do your research and understand what your state requires when it comes to credentials before choosing theContinue reading “Do You Know Know the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and a Broker?”