Staging…. Again!

I can’t say enough about the importance of staging. You only have one chance to make a good first impression. You do not get “do-overs” in real estate. I had the privilege of helping a fellow agent this morning by going thru his listing (pre-market) and helping him come up with a list of fixes, [more]

How to Prepare your Property to put it on the Market. Part Three: PRICING

Previously we discussed cleaning and de-cluttering (week one) and staging (week two).   Now we are going to discuss the most important aspect – pricing.   The correct price will overcome all objections, such as: poor location (something you can’t change), unpopular style (another thing you can’t change), too much fixing up to be done [more]

How to Prepare your Property to put it on the Market Part 2: STAGING

Once you’ve gotten rid of all the clutter, the next step is “staging.” And its all about having just a few pieces of furniture strategically placed (I incorporate Feng Shui) to demonstrate to a prospective purchaser what the room is best suited for. In vacant homes I’ll bring in a dining room table and chairs, [more]

If you haven’t heard Interest Rates are Great!

If you haven’t heard Interest Rates are Great!   Due to the BREXIT rates are now averaging 3.5% amortized over 30 years (based on your credit scores). If you haven’t refinanced in a few years, now could be the time. And if you are thinking of buying or selling…. Now is definitely the time. Call [more]

More about Staging…

Many sellers (not all) don’t seem to understand the importance of staging. The younger the generations certainly do, as they are avidly watching HGTV and because of this the bar has been raised on what buyers expect to see when viewing a home. Yes, sometimes their expectations are unrealistic, but you as the seller need [more]

Staging Ideas

This is a busy time of year and many of you are thinking about putting your properties on the market. First thing to do is de-personalize and de-clutter.   De-personalizing is taking down the wall of family photos and all the magnets on the fridge. Its okay to have 2-3 family photos out, but not [more]

New Home Ownership

I was reminded the other day, when doing a final walk through, with a buyer who was buying a newly built home, that the expectations for new home ownerhsip are high. Perhaps too high and a bit unrealistic.   As someone who acted as my own General Contractor when we built our own house, and [more]

What it’s like to be a real estate agent.

I thought this would be a funny topic given how busy we’ve been this year. What’s it’s like being on call from 7am-7pm (if you’re lucky) or if you are not lucky (6am-11pm) and by that not all clients are morning people nor are they night owls. Meaning that some of your peeps will reach [more]

Perfect timing

Everyone wants to know when is the perfect time to put their house on the market. I am here to tell you it’s NOW! Right this very minute, day, week. May 3, 2016. We have buyers looking to buy and limited inventory, combined with great interest rates. This isn’t going to last. We are in [more]