Archive for February, 2013

There may be a foot of snow outside…

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

but the real estate market is smoking HOT!!

Your home: Hidden gems to get you settled in the area

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Question: If someone has just moved into the area, are there any particular stores or restaurants you recommend they be sure to check out? We actually get questions like this all the time from clients, and even though it is not exactly in the realm of real estate, I think it’s very relevant for new […]

Low-Ball Offers- Are they a thing of the past? Or should they be?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Question posed today- “What are your thoughts about writing a low ball offer on home?” Answer- My coaching to our clients is pretty consistent.  You will often hear me say, “It is not where we begin that matters, it is where we end up.”  Our clients hire me to negotiate on their behalf and that […]

Your home: What costs are involved in buying a home?

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Question: What costs are involved in buying a home? Let’s answer this question in chronological order. A buyer’s first out of pocket expense will be an earnest money deposit (or EMD). This represents some “skin in the game” from the buyer to the seller. Usually we are talking 0.5 percent to 1 percent of the […]

We need houses to sell to our buyers!

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

What Repairs Do Buyers Most Often Request?

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

What repairs are most commonly requested of the seller during the inspection process? Is it just another “bite at the apple” for the buyer to get the price that they originally wanted? Do I have to do everything? All three are great questions — and ones we hear often! It is funny how the word […]

Is it worth updating my home before I sell it?

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Question: Is it worth updating my home before I sell it? What will I get out of it? With the spring market quickly approaching, we are already doing some business planning with clients who are ready to take advantage of the limited inventory. Less competition equals fewer days on market and a higher net. That is a fun combination! […]