General Real Estate Advice & Tips


neighbors affect your home sale

Can Your Neighbors Affect Your Home Sale?

You’ve spent time and energy weeding the front yard, painting the front door, power-washing your siding and planting flowers. You’ve updated the kitchen and bathrooms and de-cluttered the home. You’re ready to…
home inspection tips

Home Inspection Tips for Buyers

The property inspection is one of the most important parts of the home purchase process. Here are five home inspection tips for buyers. 1. Review the disclosures During an inspection, the buyer is there to…
home listing photography tips

3 Home Listing Photography Tips

Web appeal is the new curb appeal. So you have to take your home's listing photo shoot seriously. If your photos don’t excite potential buyers on the internet, they may never step foot inside. Here…
how to price your home for sale

How to Price Your Home to Sell

The sales price of a home is not unlike an airfare. Both are complicated because so many factors—including location and timing—go into determining the price. That makes knowing how much to ask for…
how to choose a real estate agent to sell your home

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

Selecting a listing agent is an important decision. Unlike with a buyer’s agent, you’ll need to sign an agreement with a listing agent for a fixed time. The agreement entrusts the agent with getting…

What to Do if a Home Seller Rejects Your Offer

You've got your heart set on a particular home. But for whatever reason, the seller just isn't into you. It happens all the time, of course. The seller has every right to turn up…
sell your home in the winter

How to Sell Your Home in Winter

Spring and fall are typically prime time for home selling. But sometimes, you need to put your property on the market in the winter. The good news? Because home buyers have access to so many real estate…
closing costs for buyers and sellers

5 Things Home Buyers Should Know About Closing Day

You've almost crossed the finishing line of your real estate transaction—otherwise known as closing day. What could possibly go wrong? Here are 5 things home buyers should know about closing day. 1. Your mortgage…
how to sell a home during the holidays

Why List Your Home for Sale During the Holidays?

Why list your home for sale during the holidays? Conventional wisdom was that you shouldn’t try to sell your home during the busy holiday season. Potential home buyers were attending parties, cooking holiday…
how to show your home for sale

How to Show Your Home for Sale

How to show your home for sale? There are three main ways: open houses, lockbox showings, and private showings. Here's what you need to know about each one. Show your home for…