We all see SO many homes whose porches could really use 15 minutes’ worth of staging, that our going on and on about the importance of staging bears repeating. There are so many doors I bring buyers up to, that are dusty, the corners are filled with cobwebs, and the doormat is old and ratty. [...]
You’ve all heard, for years now, how important staging is when selling a home. There are SO many things we do as Realtors to get a home ready to list, that aren’t apparent to sellers, especially when the home is occupied vs. vacant. I frequently go through the house, telling sellers what I think should [...]
.…for every seller who said, when just about to list their house, “we wish SO much we’d done all these improvements for ourselves years ago!” – I’d be a rich, rich lady. Really, pretty much everyone who’s about to sell a house says something along those lines, and I just heard it again today. Wouldn’t [...]
For years, people have asked me if summer is the busiest time for real estate, and I’ve told them about the big bump there almost always is in the springtime. This year saw our activity levels jump in late February, and it’s been going gangbusters ever since, with just this past week feeling kind of [...]
Here’s another little tale that illustrates the kinds of things we do for our clients on a regular basis. A client got a job offer on the East Coast, and it was such a good offer she had to consider it – she hadn’t been considering a move at all, and was totally unprepared to [...]
Here’s a little story about the types of things we do for our clients on a regular basis. I had a client whose grandmother passed away, and she lived in a city about 3 hours away. She was in charge of getting the house ready for sale, and cleared of its contents. The house’s contents [...]
If you are a homeowner with a heating oil tank, you may be interested to learn about a FREE program initiated by the heating oil dealers of Washington State that offers valuable protection. The Heating Oil Pollution Liability Insurance Agency, or PLIA, provides homeowners with up to $60,000 of liability insurance in the unlikely event [...]
Today’s post will be short and sweet – we real estate practitioners need to use all available platforms to get the word out. It seems the newspapers are starting to let the public know that the buyers have been coming out in droves lately, and the problem is a HUGE lack of inventory. Sellers, please, [...]
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