I've noticed after numerous listing appointments and talking with people that it's not clear why home improvements help sell a home faster, and for top dollar. In many cases, people feel these improvements are an expense and not an investment. I want to share this food analogy below, as I believe this will help show how … [Read more...] about Understanding Supply, Demand and Condition in Real Estate
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What is Earnest Money? Earnest money is "Good Faith" money that show's your intent to purchase a home. Typically, homebuyers earnest money will be 1-2% of the purchase price. This is money that could be lost if the buyer defaults on the purchase contract. However, if they uphold their end of the contract, it will go towards … [Read more...] about What is Earnest Money?
One of the biggest cosmetic differences you can make in a kitchen is adding handles to the kitchen cabinets.It dresses the cabinets up and gives it a refined, or "finished" look. It's not that cabinets look bad without handles, but they look better with handles. It's like a man in a suite. A man without a tie in a suite … [Read more...] about How to: Update Kitchen Cabinet handles
I believe understanding the psychology of consumers is key to obtaining the most money on a home. In today's "I" world (iPhone, iPad, iMac, Selfies), the masses seek instant gratification! Everyone seems to desire the nicest or newest possession. This applies across all platforms. It doesn't matter if it's Ralph Lauren's latest … [Read more...] about Understanding Buyer Pschology
Have you talked with a Lender yet? If it's not, you SHOULD. Looking at homes online is merely a dream, and if you're serious about wanting to purchase a home, you first need to get your financing in order. There are numerous reasons as to why. Here are my top five reasons to start with a lender. 5. What if the payment you … [Read more...] about How much Home can I Afford?
So, you’re ready to buy a home! As you gear up for this exciting time in your life, you have probably been told the basics–things like getting pre-approved for financing or not being too critical over cosmetic issues you can easily fixed. But what about those other things–the ones no one ever tells you about, but you ultimately … [Read more...] about 10 Things You Should Know BEFORE Buying a Home
Getting TOP dollar for your home, more often than not, will require some sort of fine-tuning. If you've lived in your home for a while, and you want to get the most money for your home, prepare yourself to put in a little work to get your home in tip-top shape. There are a number of things that must be done to achieve this. … [Read more...] about Tip #1