Embrace the Imperfect

If you’re anything like me, the moment you move into your new home you want to be unpacked with pictures hung on the wall, painting done, renovations complete and every last inch decorated to perfection.   However, the reality is that it will take a little longer than your first night to get your home…

Understanding For Sale By Owner

Understanding For Sale By Owner Occasionally, one of our buyers will hear from a friend of a friend, or a co-worker, about an owner who is trying to sell their home without the help of a real estate agent.   We affectionately refer to such sellers as FSBOs – For Sale By Owner.   The…

We’ve Been in Your Shoes

We’ve Been in Your Shoes You’re a month or two into the home-buying process and it feels like you just can’t find the right home for your family. You’re juggling home improvements here and there, cleaning your house for showings, and all of life’s day-to-day responsibilities are piling up on your already full plate.  …

A Buyer’s Guide to a Multiple-Offer Situation

A Buyer’s Guide to a Multiple-Offer Situation In this fast paced, high demand, short supply market, navigating a multiple-offer situation as a buyer can be complicated and stressful.   If you’ve been on the losing end of a multiple-offer situation in the past, the chances are you spend a great deal of your day watching…

Navigating Your Way through a Home Inspection

Navigating Your Way Through a Home Inspection Getting your home inspected is a necessary step in the home-buying process, but it can be one of the most daunting. Houses which appear perfect from the curb may be hiding quite a few flaws. As you navigate your way through the home inspection process, keep these six…

Finding Your Perfectly Imperfect Home

Finding Your Perfectly Imperfect Home You may have dreamed up the black shutters, landscaped lawn, and white picket fence, but finding the “perfect home”, in truth, is as elusive as finding the perfect job or the perfect spouse. Perfection doesn’t really exist. Unfortunately, many buyers disagree, and as they become paralyzed by the idea of…

How to Prepare Your Home for an Open House

How to Prepare Your Home for an Open House Once you’ve decided to put your home on the market, you’ll want to set up an open house. Hosting an open house can leave an undeniable and unforgettable impression on potential buyers. Here are two important things to consider as the process gets underway. Presenting your…

Winter Is Here

When we talk about the spring market in real estate, we are not necessarily referring to that time of year when the first buds appear on the trees and the first flowers are peeping through the hardened ground. Spring, in the real estate universe, can start as early as late January. In truth, a lot…

The Delicate Art of Pricing Your Home

When does the peak of the market come? Unfortunately, we never know until we start to slide down the other side. The same is, of course, true of the bottom of the market. Until prices start to climb and demand for properties increases, we don’t recognize that the bottom of the market has come and…