New Home Ownership

I was reminded the other day, when doing a final walk through, with a buyer who was buying a newly built home, that the expectations for new home ownerhsip are high. Perhaps too high and a bit unrealistic.   As someone who acted as my own General Contractor when...

What it’s like to be a real estate agent.

I thought this would be a funny topic given how busy we’ve been this year. What’s it’s like being on call from 7am-7pm (if you’re lucky) or if you are not lucky (6am-11pm) and by that not all clients are morning people nor are they night owls. Meaning that some...

Perfect timing

Everyone wants to know when is the perfect time to put their house on the market. I am here to tell you it’s NOW! Right this very minute, day, week. May 3, 2016. We have buyers looking to buy and limited inventory, combined with great interest rates. This isn’t going...

A Shift in the Market.

From all the real estate Gurus and financial Wizards who have their fingers on the pulse of our economy…. word has come down that we can expect to see a “shift” in the market come January. This is not at all unusual given that election years typically see an up-tick...

A Huge Thank You!

I want to say “thank you” to Kim Negron and her team at Homebridge Mortgage. She has helped so many of our buyers get financing when no one else could. Her service is “par excellence!” She promptly gets back to our clients, answers their questions, provides us with...

The Truth about Open Houses

If you are a builder working on a development with more “product” to sell, then Open Houses work for you. If you open one single house in a neighborhood, particularly a “show place,” then what you will see mostly is “nosey neighbors” and “unqualified” buyers....

Advice to “For Sale By Owners”

I just had the opportunity to sell two properties that were on the market without a real estate company. What is difficult is the lack of information provided by the homeowner.   The first piece I would recommend is either hiring a property inspector for a...

One Level Living

As the baby boomers continue to age we are seeing an increased demand for one level living or at the very least, first floor master bedrooms. We are also noticing a trend toward “down-sizing.” Moving into smaller, more manageable homes. Baby boomers are letting go of...

Why Wait?

I find it interesting when buyers “wait” to buy a property.  Not because they need to save money or some other logical reason, but because they want to see if the prices are going to go lower. Prices are driven by supply and demand and a bit by interest rates going up...

Staging

There is no question, this is a must. You want to have your home make a great first impression. Think about buying a car. If you had 2 identical cars, for the same price and one was dirty with trash on the floors and dog hairs on the seat and the other was beautifully...