Real Estate Tips & Advice


Three Tips for Emotionally Detaching from Your Home

Like many people, you probably have a deep emotional connection to your home. Your kids grew up in your house; you can still see the pencil marks you made on the door…

How Does a Court-Confirmed Probate Sale Work in Real Estate?

If you’re an active real estate buyer, at some point you’ll likely come across a probate sale. Properties sold in probate court can be a good deal, as they’re often priced lower…

RELO 101 – What You Should Know About Relocation Packages

Companies often hire employees from out of the area or transfer existing employees to another office. When this happens, a relocation package — or RELO as it’s known in the real estate…

You Bought a Home and the Basement Flooded. Now What?

Well-informed buyers may spend six months looking at properties, learning the neighborhoods, and gaining deep market knowledge. Once they identify a winner, they may spend weeks getting to know more about the…

Why You Should Never Buy the First Home You See

Often I’ll receive a call from a prospective client who was just at an open house. During our conversation, I’ll discover that they’ve fallen in love with the property, and it’s the first open…

How Appraisals Work

If you haven’t been active in the real estate market in the past few years — buying or selling a home — the term “Appraisal Management Company” (AMC) may mean nothing to…

How is Square Footage Measured? You’ll Be Surprised

An inch is an inch is an inch. Or, so you’d think. But when it comes to measuring the square footage of a property, it’s not quite that simple. I doubt there…

3 Reasons to Live in a New Home Before Renovating

Especially during a time of flat or declining home values, I’m a huge believer in making smart improvements to a property. Not only can you customize the home to your requirements, you…
how government might delay your home sale

5 Things You Should Know About Real Estate Disclosures

It’s standard practice in real estate to give a home a fresh coat of paint before putting it on the market. Nine out of 10 times, the intention is to show the…

Should You Consider Listing Your Home During the Holidays?

As the holidays approach, I’m always asked the same questions: Should we keep our property on the real estate market or take it off? Do we list now, wait until after the…