General Real Estate Advice & Tips


make your home more appealing to buyers

How to Make Your Home More Attractive to Buyers

When it's time to sell, you need to see your home as a product on the market. And just like an item on a store shelf, you want your home to stand out from…
do green homes sell faster?

Do Green Homes Sell Faster?

Do green homes sell faster, with solar panels, Energy Star-rated appliances or even LEED certification? And will buyers pay extra for these features? It depends. Here's what you should know. If They…
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The Seller Rejected Your Offer. Now What?

Searching for a home is like searching for a soul mate. You 'have to kiss a lot of frogs' before you find 'the one.' But what if you're a potential home buyer and you're…
home buyer-real estate agent relationship

Buyer’s Agent vs. Listing Agent: What You Need to Know

First-time home buyers aren’t typically versed in the intricacies of agency disclosure, nor do they understand the concepts of a buyer’s agent vs. listing agent. But a real estate agent’s loyalties and responsibilities change…
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What Home Buyers Need to Know About New Construction

If you're a home buyer, you're likely to come across new construction homes for sale. The sellers can be either large national builders or smaller local developers. Some homes are for sale as a part…
what is curb appeal?

What is Curb Appeal?

For years, buyers have formed their first impressions of homes while standing in the street or sitting inside the car, just beyond the curb. Before text messaging and smartphones, a buyer would…
how to turn off potential home buyers

How to Turn Off Potential Home Buyers

As more homes come on the market, you as a seller have more competition. At the same time, buyers often get their first impressions of a home online, and their expectations are…
how to sell a home with renters in it

How to Sell a Home With Renters In it

During the economic downturn, many people had to move for various reasons but couldn’t sell their homes. So they became “accidental landlords”—forced to rent out their homes. As home values increase, however, the…
how to tell if you're not ready to sell your home

How to Tell You’re Not Ready to Sell Your Home Yet

Having your home sit on the market for a long time makes buyers wonder what’s wrong. If you’re about to go on the market but feel some reservations, here's how to tell you're not ready to…
How to sell your home in the spring - dogwoods

How to Sell Your Home in the Spring

In real estate, as in life, you only get one chance to make a good first impression. Once your home’s listing goes live, the days on market start ticking. In the Internet age,…