Choosing a Listing Agent

Choosing an Agent to List (and Sell) Your Home If you’re interviewing a listing agent at your home, pay attention to how he or she reacts as you talk about your home. Choose someone you feel comfortable with. Someone who genuinely believes in your home as much (or more) than you do. Someone who sees […]

Your Properties Exterior

Preparing Your Property For Sale: The Exterior Never underestimate the importance of curb appeal. An attractive, well-maintained home will generally sell faster and for a higher price than a similar home that’s outdated. Here are some of the things that you’ll need to think about when reviewing your home’s exterior. It may need repairs and […]

Your Homes Value

Pricing Your Home to Sell The selling price of your home is best determined by current market value – what buyers in the market are willing to pay. The best way to judge market value and ensure you get the best price is to obtain a Comparable Market Analysis from your Sales Professional. This analysis […]

Six Critical Elements

The Six Essential Elements to Selling a Home While we’ll handle the details of selling your home, you may want to know more about the process. Here are six critical elements of every sale. Each of these elements incorporates many factors, and any of them can have a dramatic affect on the time that your […]

Showing Your Property

What’s the Difference Between a Showing and an Open House? Two ways buyers can view your property in person is by appointment with their agent or through an open house open to all buyers. A showing is a professionally scheduled appointment that gives a potential buyer the opportunity to tour your home. Either your real […]

Selling By Owner

The Disadvantages of “For Sale By Owner” Before you stick a “For Sale by Owner” sign in your front yard, consider the advantages of having a real estate agent sell your home for you. Selling your own home may be harder than you think – a lot harder: Selling a home means inviting strangers into […]

Selling & Capital Gains

Capital Gains from a Home Sale and How They are Figured The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 changed the tax laws concerning capital gains on primary residences, and is still in effect. You only pay taxes on any gains over $250,000 ($500,000, if filing jointly) when you sell your primary residence. Other rules apply, but […]

Receiving An Offer

I Have An Offer on My House: Now What? When you receive an offer on your house, it is imperative that you review it carefully. The offer tells you the price the buyer is willing to pay and under what terms. We will review the offer with you. You may also wish to consult with […]

Property Improvements

Property Improvements that Yield Big Returns Before you invest a lot of money into updates for your home, you should consult us to determine which improvements will most impact your home’s sale. Some renovations not only fail to improve resale profits, but could actually detract from your home’s overall value. If you’re considering an improvement […]

Expected Selling Time

Expected Selling Time It’s a fact: Your home will attract the most excitement and attention when it’s first listed. And all the buzz simply increases your chance for a quick sale. However, nobody can promise when your house will sell. It could be one day, two weeks, three months – or longer. Some of it […]