3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home in 2020
It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces, but we can have deep sentimental attachments to the homes we’re leaving behind, too. Growing emotions can help or hinder a sale, ...
Posted by Tomi Petersen on December 17, 2019 in Selling Your Home
7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season
Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why ...
Posted by Tomi Petersen on November 25, 2019 in Selling Your Home
The #1 Reason to List Your Home This Winter
Many sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What they don’t realize is if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that’s when ...
Posted by Tomi Petersen on November 4, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell
The best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The latest Existing-Home Sales Report released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), reveals that demand ...
Posted by Tomi Petersen on October 15, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Should You Fix Your House Up Or Sell Now?
Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?
With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or taking a jump into the working world. Parents are ...
Posted by Tomi Petersen on September 24, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Is Your House 'Priced to Sell'?!
Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?
In today’s real estate market, more houses are coming to market every day. Eager buyers are searching for their dream homes, so setting the right price for your house is one of the most ...
Posted by Tomi Petersen on September 23, 2019 in Selling Your Home
The Role Access Plays in Getting Your Home Sold
The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House Sold
So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and you’ve been asked what level of access you want to ...
Posted by Tomi Petersen on September 10, 2019 in Selling Your Home
5 Reasons To Sell This Fall
5 Reasons to Sell This Fall
Below are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.
1. Demand Is Strong
The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer ...
Posted by Tomi Petersen on September 3, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Existing Home Sales Point Toward A Good Time To Sell
Existing Home Sales Point Toward a Good Time to Sell
Existing Home Sales dropped 1.7% from May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.27 million in June.
Low inventory levels are still a factor in the market. The current ...
Posted by Tomi Petersen on August 5, 2019 in Selling Your Home
What A Difference A Year Makes For Sellers
What a Difference a Year Makes for Sellers
Over the last few years, many sellers have been hesitant to put their houses on the market because they feared not being able to find another home to buy.
We’ve reported on inventory ...
Posted by Tomi Petersen on July 23, 2019 in Selling Your Home
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 Tomi Petersen on April 15, 2019 in Selling Your Home
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 Tomi Petersen on March 27, 2019 in Selling Your Home
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 Tomi Petersen 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 Tomi Petersen on January 18, 2019 in Selling Your Home
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
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
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
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
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