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 truth is, FSBOs can be…

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.   In these moments, you may…

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 for new listings, ready to pounce when…

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 steps in mind.   Prepare to feel…

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 perfection, their search leaves…

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 home in the best possible light will hopefully…

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…

Prepare to be Disappointed

Real estate transactions are full of ups and downs. There is the excitement and energy of the home search, the nervous anticipation of submitting your offer, the joy at hearing your offer has been accepted. And then comes the home inspection, when you realize your perfect home isn’t perfect in every respect. There is the…