Selling Your Home Part 2: The importance of quality photos

In the first part of this series, I talked about the importance of good staging.  Staging defines spaces and gives your home a finished look. I’ll repeat here the experience of the open house where the rooms were either poorly staged or not staged at all.  The lack of staging is potentially costing the seller…

Selling Your Home Part 1: The Importance of Staging

I’m writing this just after finishing an open house.  Not an ordinary open house, but one that was very different in several ways. First, it’s not my listing.  I’m trying to help another agent.  The house has been on the market for several months now.  It’s priced almost $100k below other houses in the neighborhood….

Why For-Sale-By-Owner Will Not Save You Money

For-Sale-By-Owner services tout that they will guide you through the process and save you a bundle in real estate commissions. Make sure you read the fine print – especially the part about closing. For-Sale-By Owner services will charge you a fee up front, anywhere from $0 to $700, possibly more.     Here’s what you…

6 Steps to Finding the Right Home for You

Finding the right home for you is not just finding your dream home. The right home is a combination of what we want, what we need, what we can maintain, and what we can afford.

Why For-Sale-By-Owner Will Not Save You Money

For-Sale-By-Owner services tout that they will guide you through the process and save you a bundle in real estate commissions. Make sure you read the fine print – especially the part about closing. For-Sale-By Owner services will charge you a fee up front, anywhere from $0 to $700, possibly more.     Here’s what you…

Moving Brain

WAYS TO AVOID (OR AT LEAST MITIGATE) MOVING BRAIN Feeling frazzled? Thoughts going in a million different directions? Trouble deciding what to put where? You are not alone. You a suffering from MOVING BRAIN. MOVING BRAIN is what happens when everything is out of place. You’ve lost the flow and rhythm of your old home…