Selling a House with Pets

A condo I listed has a very friendly young dog. However, not all people like dogs, or other pets, for that matter.  What can you do to make your home selling experience better for you and for the potential buyer?  Get your pet groomed.  If  your pet has hair, a professional groomer can remove [...]

By |2018-11-12T15:00:45+00:00November 13th, 2018|Articles, eXp Realty|

Are Professional Photos Necessary?

Cell phone cameras can take some great photos of your family, friends, vacation spots, and selfies.  However, when it comes to real estate photos, should you hire a professional? See for yourself. Cell phone photo just captured the basic view of the house. Pro Photo captured a more alluring view of [...]

By |2018-10-07T14:26:23+00:00October 9th, 2018|Articles|

Open House Tips

Few words get home buyers more excited than these two: open house. An open house is their opportunity to give your house a whirl. To wiggle the light switches. To admire the crown molding. To, y’know, awkwardly ask to use the bathroom. (Which, by the way, savvy buyers will totally do — because they’ll want to [...]

By |2018-09-18T14:03:02+00:00September 18th, 2018|Articles|

Home Staging Done Right

After 23 years at one address, this homeowner's life plans changed.  Thus, his address has changed also.  But, how does one pack up a 4-bedroom house after all those years?  Slowly, but surely.  You take one room at a time.  You decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to throw away.  You [...]

By |2018-09-10T16:36:48+00:00September 11th, 2018|eXp Realty, Portfolio|

Home Staging a Rental Townhouse

Premiere Stagers & Realty rarely stages rental units, usually because they get rented quickly in Madison, WI.  In this case, however, the rental agents were not quickly renting out their 3-bedroom townhouses. Townhouses are such a great idea for young families, roommates, students, or people wanting more privacy than a typical apartment.  This townhouse [...]

By |2018-09-05T18:13:46+00:00September 5th, 2018|Articles, Portfolio|

Condo on the Golf Course

Is the Grass Greener? This condo complex is on the north side of Madison, WI.  It boasts a community room, in-ground pools, indoor tennis courts, and a nice golf course.  The owners of this condo apparently loved the way the green grass looked that they carried that look indoors in their wall-to-wall carpet. [...]

By |2018-08-29T12:52:31+00:00August 29th, 2018|Articles, Portfolio|

Pros and Cons of Flat-Fee Listings

It appears the usual answer from full-service brokers regarding flat-fee listings are "you get what you pay for."  However, let's take another look. According to a San Diego Agent:  "A flat fee company is as good as the agent you have working for you. In many cases these agents are capable and diligent and [...]

By |2018-08-21T10:48:11+00:00August 21st, 2018|Articles, eXp Realty, Portfolio|

When Should you List your House?

Is there a good time to list? Most agents will say during the spring months---March through June.  But data from actual sales show it depends where you live.  For example, homes on the west coast sell almost equally in every month except January. This is because the climate is temperate all year 'round. In [...]

By |2018-08-04T17:29:50+00:00August 7th, 2018|Articles, Portfolio|