Selling your House in Winter


Selling a House During Winter Holidays: Tips, Pros & Cons,  Houses sell in every season, but during the winter months, should you list your house or should you wait until spring? Winter is not the peak real estate season, but winter home sales are becoming more common.  According to Zillow research, 23 percent [...]

Selling your House in Winter2019-12-05T12:37:06-06:00

Do You Qualify?


I went on a consultation for a single person who needs to sell her home due to unforeseen medical issues.  Through no fault of her own, she was diagnosed with a debilitating disease that she is unlikely to recover from as there is no cure.  Due to this genetic disease, her whole life has [...]

Do You Qualify?2019-11-19T12:44:37-06:00

A Traditional Staged Home


Usually, traditional homes are near the city center and newer homes skirt the city boundaries as the city grows.  Most of the time I use transitional items for vacant stagings.  However, buyers who prefer traditional homes naturally prefer traditional furniture and accessories. I have found traditional houses can be a little quirky. Each room [...]

A Traditional Staged Home2019-11-06T11:25:28-06:00

Time to Refresh Your Home


I staged a vacant house where remodeling was recently completed.  However, the owners didn't get a chance to use this new space due to an unexpected job change to another state.  Plus, in order for their house to show well, they had the interior painted,  a new concrete slab poured, and landscaping done. Yes, [...]

Time to Refresh Your Home2019-10-29T12:56:20-05:00

How to Find the Lot Lines


My buyer client was interested in purchasing this property. His only request in the Offer to Purchase was for the seller to mark the lot lines. The listing description said there were two lots, but it was not obvious where each lot was, nor where the perimeter of both lots were. We tried to [...]

How to Find the Lot Lines2019-10-01T18:02:33-05:00

Cumulative Days on the Market


Sometimes when a property does not sell within a reasonable time, the listing agent will withdraw the listing and wait for at least 30 days before re-listing it.  Or, perhaps the listing agent's contract expired and the seller wishes to try another broker.  In either case, after re-listing, even though the property's Days on [...]

Cumulative Days on the Market2019-09-25T11:22:43-05:00

My Cottage Warehouse


A vacant home stager needs to have an inventory of furniture and accessories.  Stagers in large cities have access to companies that rent out furniture.  Even so, those stagers still need a place to house their accessories, artwork, or furnishings.  There are no rental companies in my city, so my inventory consists of both [...]

My Cottage Warehouse2019-09-17T12:56:03-05:00

Making Electricity


Do you know where your electricity comes from or how it is made?  You would be surprised to learn that perhaps your local utility is only the "flow-through" mechanism. Your electricity probably comes from a much larger power plant farther away. A few of us received a personal tour from the project manager of [...]

Making Electricity2019-09-05T21:50:10-05:00

How to Sell Your House FAST


The house was listed on a Wednesday afternoon.  The showing requests started coming in almost immediately.  Most showings took place on Thursday, and a contract was signed on Friday. So what makes some houses sell so fast whereas other languish? Location The house is located in a desirable, close-knit community where neighbors know [...]

How to Sell Your House FAST2019-08-17T19:36:02-05:00
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