Buyer Demand Is Surging & Home Value Appreciation Begins To Stabilize This Spring
Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins
Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade....
Posted by Michael Akkus on April 18, 2019 in Buyers & Sellers
Spring Maintenance Checklist
Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist
Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC!
Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on April 15, 2019 in Selling Your Home
What You Need To Know About Today's Real Estate Market
3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market
The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing to understand what’s ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on April 11, 2019 in Buyers
5 Criteria for Pricing a Home
When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on March 27, 2019 in Selling Your Home
What Are The Benefits Of Becoming A Homeowner?
What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner?
Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent of households in the United States, this list ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on February 26, 2019 in Buyers
The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale
The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale
One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on February 6, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Five Ways to Update & Maintain Your Home This New Year
In January, we often make resolutions to improve every aspect of our lives, from our health to our habits to our hobbies.
So, what about making a few resolutions for your home?
Here are five easy ways to add value to your home through maintenance or ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on January 18, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Top 10 New Years Resolutions
It's that time of year!
If you've resolved to ring out the old and start the New Year with clean slate, you're in good company.
Here are the this year's most popular resolutions:
10. Find a new / better job9. Volunteer / contribute more to ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on January 7, 2019 in Realtor
Four Great Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter 2018
4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.
1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on December 4, 2018 in Buyers
10 things you must fix before selling your home
If you’re planning to list your home for sale, now is the perfect time to fix odds and ends.
We’ve learned that there are specific issues that must be fixed before listing because buyers not only will not like the problems, the house ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on November 29, 2018 in Selling Your Home
10 Things Every Buyer Should Know About Home Inspections
Congratulations, your offer was accepted and you’re going to be a homeowner! After you’ve made all your phone calls to share the big news and sipped on a glass or two of celebratory champagne, it’s time to move on to the next step ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on November 16, 2018 in Buyers
When Is the Timing Perfect for a Price Reduction?
Do you know the perfect time to reduce the price of your home? Your agent does. Whether you call it a price reduction, improvement, or adjustment, nobody wants to hear about lowering prices except a buyer. In slow markets and buyer's markets, it's ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on November 9, 2018 in Selling Your Home
How to Prepare Your House for Sale
Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar, but it takes more than luck to make this happen. It involves careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home so that you'll convince homebuyers to scurry for their ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on November 2, 2018 in Selling Your Home
Things That Your “House Hunting Checklist” Should Have
Hunting for your next home can be both thrilling and overwhelming. You’re bound to come across several properties that you think would be perfect for you and your family. Make your decision easier while avoiding a bad one by doing the ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on October 23, 2018 in Buyers
Simple Ideas To Make Your Home More Welcoming To Buyers
It may seem obvious, but many sellers fail to recognize that a home that feels, looks, and smells welcoming and homey will more likely raise a buyer’s interest when they come for a showing. Of course, you think your home is pretty comfortable ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on October 19, 2018 in Selling Your Home
How to Pick and Move to the Best Neighborhood for You and Your Family
Picking a place to raise your children can feel like an enormous decision — after all, it’s a major family milestone and where you live can affect everything from your kids' education to your family's social life. But before you put too ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on October 6, 2018 in Buyers
So you want to be a Realtor®
I love being a REALTOR®. Finding passion in your work will help your business thrive and grow. I enjoy guiding people along the path of moving from one place in life to another. Understanding it is more than simply buying and selling homes ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on September 26, 2018 in Realtor
Are Your Neighbors Affecting Your Home’s Value?
You have put your home up for sale and done everything your agent has advised you to do to prepare your property for sale, but still no offers have come in. If you suspect your neighbor’s property is preventing your home from appealing to ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on September 19, 2018 in Selling Your Home
Congrats, you’ve made it to the end of the path. The only thing left is the hard part – moving! Whether you’re buying your first home, upgrading to a bigger and better place, or downsizing to simplify your life – you still ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on September 12, 2018 in Buyers
Tips to Ensure a Smooth Closing
The Importance of a Final Walk-Through
The final walk-through prior to closing on a home purchase is just as important as the home inspection. While the inspection is typically completed during the due diligence period shortly after a purchase ...
Posted by Michael Akkus on August 30, 2018 in Selling Your Home