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Home Staging with a View

Home stagers know how to place furniture that addresses the focal point of the room.  However, when the focal point is the view outside, the interior focal point becomes secondary.  You need to address both. A lot of time, the curb appeal is lacking with a lake or river house. Notice no windows on [...]

Home Staging with a View2019-06-04T14:34:31-05:00

Staging an Estate

The Executor A person's relative passed away and she was designated the executor of the estate.  What does that mean?  An executor distributes the deceased person's property and arranges for payment of estate debts and expenses. Specific duties include: choosing the type of probate, filing the will for probate, setting up an account for [...]

Staging an Estate2019-05-29T14:38:24-05:00

Get Your House Ready to Sell

The question comes up every time a homeowner wishes to sell their house.  What should I do to get my house ready to sell?  There are very few times a homeowner should sell their house in "as is" condition.  You will leave significant money on the table.  However, sometimes it is very necessary to [...]

Get Your House Ready to Sell2019-05-03T15:55:20-05:00

5 Tenets of Real Estate

Taken From:   "5 Immutable Laws of Real Estate," by Jay Thompson (Inman 2/13/19) There are various truths among society, e.g., Murphy's Law, Newton's Laws of Motion, Law of Supply and Demand.  There are also some tenets real estate agents are especially keen to. First law of real estate: It doesn’t matter what the neighbors’ [...]

5 Tenets of Real Estate2019-02-13T10:52:42-05:00

A Home Inspection Report

A Home Inspection Yes, you should have a home inspected by a licensed inspector after your Offer to Purchase has been accepted.  It is the buyers' responsibility to hire the inspector because they are paying for it.  The Offer or Addendum should contain a contingency for an inspection.  And, depending on where you live, [...]

A Home Inspection Report2019-01-15T12:55:07-05:00

Staging Really Does Help

Excerpted from:  Staging Your Home: How to Make Buyers Fall in Love, By: HouseLogic    published: April 12, 2018 A recent survey from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® revealed that: 77% of buyers’ agents said staging makes it easier for their buyer to visualize the property as their future home. It’s like helping the buyer dream it so [...]

Staging Really Does Help2018-12-15T12:11:02-05:00

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 [...]

Selling a House with Pets2018-11-13T09:31:26-05:00

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 [...]

Home Staging Done Right2018-09-10T16:36:48-05:00

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 [...]

Pros and Cons of Flat-Fee Listings2018-08-21T10:48:11-05:00
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