Your Home: The ‘Coming Soon’ phenomenon

Friday, November 6th, 2015

“Coming Soon” to an MLS near you! The words alone are exciting for most potential buyers. Especially in a low inventory market. As buyers drive the streets hoping to get the inside track on the market, a “Coming Soon” sign is sight for sore eyes. But what does “Coming Soon” really mean? And what is […]

Your Home: The Taylor-Made Team, 73 years in the making

Friday, October 16th, 2015

This week I am going to ask for a little creative license. I ask because last week my grandfather, Bill Taylor, retired from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper after 73 years of dedicated service. That’s no typo folks: 73 years. As I have considered his retirement over the last couple of weeks, it has been virtually […]

Client Appreciation Picnic

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Your home: Things that won’t affect the value of your home

Friday, March 6th, 2015

I have recently had the pleasure to meet with several potential sellers. And I am noticing a trend. The word is finally getting out that now is the time to sell. This is very true. The market is HOT! However, even in a hot market a home is only worth what a seller is willing […]

Selfie with a Sign Location List

Friday, February 13th, 2015

If you’re here from our Facebook page, scroll down for a list of current sign locations. If you happened upon this post without visiting our Facebook page first, please “Like” us on Facebook and check out our “Selfie with a Sign” contest! Announcing our Selfie with a Sign contest! We are pretty proud of our […]

Your home: To disclose or not to disclose

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Over the course of my career, I have seen some really interesting things. After participating in hundreds of inspections, you can only imagine what I have seen. Although I am most shocked (usually) by how some sellers participate in the home selling process when it comes to disclosure. Disclosure laws vary state to state, but […]

Your home: Top reasons why homes aren’t selling in a seller’s market

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The title of this column almost feels like the “Top 10″ segment on David Letterman’s Late Show, but this list is no joke. That’s right: There is no humor in getting your home and keeping your home ready to show at a moment’s notice all day every day and then never receiving an offer. In […]

Your home: The fastest selling prices, locations and floorplans in NE Johnson County right now

Friday, August 30th, 2013

All of them! Just kidding, kind of. With less than three months of inventory in our area, most homes are selling quickly. The average time on the market right now is hovering around 60 days. However, if a home is priced right and in good condition, it is selling within days. Most of our homes […]

Your home: An insider’s view from a recent NEJC home seller

Monday, August 5th, 2013

This past week, our Director of Operations (Rebecca Holcombe), had an awesome idea. She suggested that I interview a recent seller and buyer for our column. Immediately, I loved the idea. I can go on and on about our market, but nothing speaks to a potential seller or buyer like someone who just sold or […]

Your home: Can a multiple layer roof hurt my chances of selling my house?

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Question: If I have more than one layer of roofing on my home, should I be concerned about resale? The short answer is “yes.” Now for the “why.” If there is one thing that I love about my industry it is that things are constantly changing. And roofing guidelines are no exception to the rule. […]