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Category Archives: Buying and Selling a Home

The staging area most people forget about – outside!

When you’re ready to sell a home, staging is always a good idea. But there’s one space often forgotten – outside! Outdoor living and entertaining areas are high on home buyers’ lists, so we’ve rounded up a few tips for

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What do I need for my home inspection?

If you’re selling a home and are preparing for an official home inspection, there are a few things you need to set the stage for a stress-free experience. First, let’s talk about what will happen. A licensed professional will perform

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6 signs it’s time to sell your home and move to a new one

In the beginning you really loved your home. But lately you’re feeling like maybe it’s time to sell and move on. Is it cabin fever? Or are you really ready for the next step? Here are 6 signs that it’s

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How decluttering makes selling a home easier—and less expensive

Decluttering is good for the soul, they say, but did you know it can also increase the attractiveness and value of your home when it’s time to sell? If you’re planning to move soon, decluttering is a great way to

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What to ask listing agents at an open house

When you’re ready to buy a home, an open house is a great opportunity to get first-hand information in a short amount of time. Once you get through the front door, though, it’s easy to get caught up in the

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Six ways to prepare for buying a home

Ready to become a homeowner? When it comes to purchasing a home, there are a few things you can do before you start touring open houses and finding a local Realtor to guide your search. Applying for a mortgage puts

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Advice from experienced home sellers

In today’s market, it’s highly unlikely that the first home you live in will be your “forever” home. Changes in employment, families, and lifestyle make it no surprise that the average American moves more than 11 times during their life.

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Surprising factors that increase home value

Deciding how much your home is worth is based on many different factors. Most of them are well-known and understood, such as the home’s condition, state of maintenance, upgrades and improvement. But there are a few other things that can

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7 common home sales tactics that can backfire

When you list your home for sale, there are a lot of tactics you can put to use for attracting homebuyers and negotiating a quick and stress-free outcome. Some, like improving curb appeal and staging your home to look its

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Six mistakes to avoid when selling your house

When you put your house on the market it’s easy to find lots of advice for all the things you can do to increase your chances of a quick and lucrative sale. I find that often missing from those lists

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