Risking it all

January 21, 2020

'For Sale By Owner' has the lure of saving commissions. Sellers can place their own sign in the yard and list their home on internet sites. Buyers have the option of peering inside through those internet sites and deciding on which houses interest them most before making that call. You can even download contracts for your personal use. But before venturing out on your own, you might want to give some serious thought to the risks. There are more than a few dangers hidden behind the enticement. ...


January 18, 2020

Before placing a home on the market you should also identify REALTORS® in your community who can assist with the sale. Because Realtor.com is the largest real estate site online, it's a perfect place to look when seeking realty services. Realtor.com lists realty professionals nationwide, and you can find those active in your community through ...

Prepare your home for sale

January 16, 2020

Break out the mop and the paintbrush. It’s time to give your home a mini-makeover. Here are all the little things you can do to attract the big offers. Time to see your home through a buyer’s eyes. Over the years, you’ve grown quite comfortable with your home’s little imperfections; the hole in the screen door, the chipped paint on the ...

What should you expect when working with a REALTOR®?

January 14, 2020

Once your home is listed with a REALTOR®, he or she will immediately begin to market your home according to the most appropriate conventions for your community. Your REALTOR® should keep you informed as the marketing process unfolds and as expressions of interest are received. In time, the marketing plan may be modified to reflect buyer ...


January 10, 2020

Some 5 million existing homes are sold each year, and while each transaction is different every owner wants the same thing - the best possible deal with the least amount of hassle and aggravation. Get it Done · Online Credit Check · Unique Loan Solutions Unfortunately, home selling has become a more complex business than it used to ...

Multiple listing service

January 9, 2020

What is the Multiple Listing Service and how can it benefit you when buying or selling property? Multiple Listing is an agreement between sellers and real-estate brokers that allows the broker to distribute information on the properties they have listed for sale to other members of a local real-estate organization or board, in order to provide the ...

How to create a great first impression

December 30, 2019

Curb appeal -- that mix of architecture, landscape and colour that grabs the eye of passersby -- makes a big difference in how people react to a house When it comes to choosing a home, first impressions count. The decision whether to look inside a house is usually based on a quick drive-by assessment. If a house has curb appeal, say realtors, ...

Home Staging Checklist

December 22, 2019

When it comes to selling your home, there’s one thing to keep in mind: people don’t buy houses, they buy homes. Your goal is to make it easy for potential buyers to picture themselves living in your home. The act of grooming and decorating a house to properly showcase its features and make it more attractive is referred to by industry experts as ...

Property Appraisal and Market Value

November 18, 2019

One of the most important things in association with real estate is determining the ‘true worth’ or ‘value’ of your property. The two main ways that one can determine this is through property appraisals and comparable market value analysis. Typically, these two methods are used in conjunction with one another in order to establish a sale price ...

Sellers list right to avoid price reductions

November 11, 2019

In most areas of the country, 2007 marked a change in the residential home-sale market. Buyers gained clout for the first time in over a decade. Inventories of homes for sale grew to record levels in some places. Price reductions, which carried a negative stigma when listings were easy to sell, came to be seen as a necessary part of the home-sale ...
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