First-time Seller Tips: What Your Closing Costs Mean

It’s important to understand closing costs from both sides to ensure there are no surprises during your home transaction. But as a home seller, just what do each of your closing fees mean? We break down the typical home seller fees for you below: Real Estate Commission The real estate commission is a percent of […]

How to Survive Your Home Inspection: 9 Issues to Solve before You Even List Your Home

Selling your home is a huge process. You have to deep clean your child’s crayon drawings from the walls, make sure Fido doesn’t shed on your nicely staged furniture, and often you’re going through your own home buying process at the same time. With so much to tackle as a home seller, you may be […]

10 Simple Home Improvements that Add Value to Your Home (and 4 that Do Not)

Copyright: hofmeester / 123RF Stock Photo Whether you’re a first-time home buyer with an eye toward the future, or you’re ready to put your home on the market this season, you may be thinking about how to complete simple home improvements that add value to your home. The range of upgrades you may need to […]

First-Time Seller Tips: Understanding Closing Costs

The process of listing and selling your home can be complex and emotional, especially if you’re a first-time seller. Depending on how long it’s been, you may remember certain conversations and stipulations from when you purchased your home, but now, as a seller, your responsibilities are different. Understanding closing costs and who is responsible for […]

Seller: Ask This Question Before Accepting An Offer On Your Home

Has Your Buyer Been Approved For A Mortgage In Writing? As underwriting guidelines have tightened since the financial collapse of 2007, accepting a buyer’s offer that hasn’t been approved by a reputable local lender is a risky proposition. It’s true that full approval will only come after an appraisal on your home and the buyer […]

Sellers Need To Know The Top 3 Reasons Contracts Fall Apart

Know Which Issues Can Spell Trouble For Your Closing   There are many reasons that can cause a real estate contract to fall apart between a home buyer and seller, but three reasons are responsible for almost 80% of all terminated contracts.   1. Home Inspection Issues Home inspection issues are the biggest reasons for […]

5 Great Reasons to Sell Your House Today

We are often asked “Is it time to sell my home?” The answer to that question is based on what your families’ goals are. If you don’t need or want to move for a few years it might make sense to wait for the housing industry to recover and prices to appreciate. However, if you wish […]

5 Reasons To Sell Now

If you plan on moving anytime in 2011, you should strongly consider selling your house now rather than waiting. Here are five reasons why: This is when your house will get the most exposure.  The spring, and particularly the month of May, is when most buyers enter the real estate market. This surge of buyers […]

The First Question You Should Ask Your Listing Agent

What is the most important thing a seller should look for when hiring a real estate agent to sell their house?  We are often asked this question. Is it the size of the company they are licensed with? Is it their marketing program? Their years experience in the business? Should you choose the agent who […]