Real Estate Tips & Advice


Millennial Home Buyer

Boomers: How to Sell Your Home to Millennials

For years, baby boomers have been ditching their large suburban homes for the urban life. At the same time, many millennials are seeking the reverse: to leave behind small city apartments for a…
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…
what does sale pending mean

What Does Sale Pending Mean in Real Estate?

"Sale pending" generally means that all contingencies have been removed and that the buyer is moving toward closing. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily a done deal. Here’s what you need to know…
how to negotiate repairs after a home inspection

How to Negotiate Repairs After a Home Inspection

You probably assume the real estate “deal” is done at the signing of the contract. Usually, it is. But in many cases, the negotiations really only begin at the signing. That's because problems can arise…
how to buy a home in winter

How to Buy a Home in Winter

A generation ago, few people would willingly trek out into the winter snow/sleet/slush to shop for a home. In our always-on, instant-information era, though, today’s buyers shop and make deals throughout the year. Here's…