What Do Those Home Selling Terms Even Mean?

Real estate lingo can be hard to decipher because, well, there’s so much of it! It might even seem like your Realtor is speaking another language. From fancy acronyms to words like “escrow” and “riders,” there are a lot of terms out there that might seem totally foreign. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have […]



Inspection Protection!

You’ve found the home of your dreams, and you’re preparing to make your offer. As you consider price and terms, be sure to include one of the most critical components of the offer – a home inspection contingency. The contract should clearly identify how any reported habitability problems will be rectified. Habitability means you cannot […]


5 Ways to Keep Your Home Secure While Selling It

It’s no exaggeration that selling your home keeps you busy. In the midst of staging, pricing, listing, and scheduling tours, it’s easy to overlook the details… like home security. After all, while selling your home, you’re probably allowing dozens of strangers to come inside for tours. And while most of them probably have good intentions, […]


Buy With Confidence

You’ve found the perfect home.  You’re excited and ready to make a written offer to purchase, but how can you be sure there are no structural defects or unseen items requiring repair or replacement? You’ll address your concerns in the inspection addendum that accompanies the written purchase offer.  These documents govern the buying process, inspection […]


Don’t Hesitate to Negotiate

What’s the most important goal behind an Offer To Purchase?  Agreement!  How do buyers and sellers achieve that goal?  Negotiation!  And yet the term “negotiation” often sends people running for the door, because they believe that negotiation is simply another word for conflict. Not true!  Negotiation is a golden opportunity for everyone involved to get […]



Timing is Everything

How long does it take to sell a home?  Is thirty days reasonable?  Will it take ninety days, six months – even a year? In fact, the “market” determines the time required to attract a buyer.  The “market” is simply the buying activity presently occurring in this area.  It includes factors such as how many […]



Why Advertising May Not Work

As you prepare to sell your home, you’ll probably consider the best way to advertise it.  Surprisingly, advertising may not work. But marketing does, and there is a big difference.  Your agent will be more involved in “marketing” your home, and here’s why. A photo and description of your home’s features, in a newspaper or magazine, […]