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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

Does Your Realtor Recommend Staging?

Premiere Stagers & Realty received a phone call from a condo owner asking about my staging services for her property that had been on the market for 52 days.  I viewed the condo with her realtor later that day.  The realtor told me he had never used a home stager nor recommended a home [...]

Does Your Realtor Recommend Staging?2019-04-09T13:55:39-05:00

Ice Dam Information

What is an Ice Dam? An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. While frozen, the snow and ice [...]

Ice Dam Information2019-04-04T12:54:41-05:00

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

Renovations before Listing

Should you do renovations? During consultations, I always get asked what the homeowners should do in the way of renovations, updates, or upgrades before they list their house.  I wonder why they didn't do some of these beforehand for their own enjoyment.  Sometimes, however, they did enjoy their choices, but know that their choices [...]

Renovations before Listing2018-12-15T12:12:11-05:00

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

What do Realtors Do?

Before getting my real estate license, I only had an inkling of what realtors do to help you sell or buy a property.  Take a look at what I've learned over the past year. 8 Things Realtors Do to Earn Their Keep By Craig Donofrio | Jan 5, 2016 Geri Lavrov/Getty Images Have you ever wondered what [...]

What do Realtors Do?2018-10-23T16:03:41-05:00

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

Spring Selling Season?

This is the view in my backyard this morning--mid-April in Wisconsin!  We are expecting another 2-4 inches tonight.  Where did spring go? Does this affect the buying and selling season?  You bet! When the weather advisories tell you to stay inside due to slippery road conditions, people heed this advice, especially on the week-ends. [...]

Spring Selling Season?2018-04-15T14:19:05-05:00
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