You’ve searched and searched and finally found the perfect home. You made an offer, the sellers accepted, and now you’re on the road to closing. But how long is the road, exactly? And what happens between now and closing day? We’re breaking it down for you, from the moment your offer is accepted until you’ve […]
According to a recent analysis by Money Magazine, the coming year can be a good one for both buyers and sellers (“Make More in 2014,” December, 2013). What should you be doing to prepare yourself and your clients and to assure that 2014 is, indeed, a very good year for everyone? Here are the trends […]
You’ve made the decision. It’s time to put your home on the market. You’re ready to sign the listing agreement, but that’s only the beginning. Of course you want to maximize your selling price and your profit. And you don’t want to invest a fortune in the process. Here are ten simple, cost-effective steps you can take immediately to show off your home at its very best.
Yes, it’s true—the market is bouncing back. Well, maybe not bouncing, but at least creeping steadily. First half of 2013 results show median price increases of more than 30% over 2012 in places like Akron OH; San Francisco, Oakland, and Sacramento CA; Atlanta, GA; and Phoenix, AZ. Slightly lower but still promising increases showed up […]
As the housing market continues to provide opportunities for buyers and trauma for sellers, the temptation to go it alone is strong. People on both sides of the equation think they can save money by doing it all themselves. While this strategy works in some situations, there are seven good reasons why hiring an experienced […]