Risking it all

April 30, 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. ...

5 Reasons Selling By Owner is a Set-Up for Failure

April 10, 2020

For Sale By Owner = FSBO As a FSBO, you only have four ways to attract buyers. Classified advertising. Open House For-Sale-Signs Internet Over 80% of homes are sold because the Buyer's Broker or Agent was being offered a commission on MLS. This is one route not open to you as a FSBO. By not listing your home on MLS, you forgo the ...


April 9, 2020

Event planners know they are creating a memory. They go all out to make a space feel wonderful and inviting. Selling your home calls for the same commitment and creativity. No, you won't want balloon arches and confetti sprinkled on the tables. But there are a number of things you can do to make your home feel special. It's fundamental advice ...

Find a REALTOR® Who is Right For You.

March 23, 2020

There are many reasons why a REALTOR® is essential when selling your home but which REALTOR® is best for you? Your REALTOR® who helped you buy your current house is a good start. Sticking with a REALTOR® just makes sense. If they did a good job helping you buy your home, they’re probably the best candidate for helping you sell it. They already ...

Keeping up with the upkeep

March 20, 2020

Keeping your home in tip top shape throughout the selling process calls for attention to details. Unless you hire a cleaning service to come in often, you'll want to keep a handy list in order to have a schedule for what needs to happen when. Your initial cleaning should include washing windows, cleaning out closets and cupboards, professional ...

Modify my home in THIS market?

March 17, 2020

With many areas of the country now in a down sales cycle, it makes a lot of sense to consider some changes that will make your home more comfortable -- for you but not necessarily the next potential owner. In fact, aging-in-place renovation work is expected to provide one of the bright spots for residential construction as the industry ...

Close the deal.

March 13, 2020

Your negotiations were successful and you have a legally binding agreement. But, is the house truly sold? Not quite yet. It’s time for the vital final steps known as “closing.” Your REALTOR® and lawyer will do most of the work Thank goodness. Closing a deal involves many, many complicated and time-consuming legal maneuvers. That’s why you’ve ...

How to create a great first impression

March 2, 2020

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, ...


February 27, 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 ...

Home Staging Checklist

February 21, 2020

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 ...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8