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Weird Real Estate Laws (you might have already broken!)

Did you know there’s a law in Arizona that says no man or woman over the age of 18 can show more than one missing tooth when smiling? (Work on those pearly whites, Arizonians.) Oh, and there’s a law that it’s illegal to kill a Sasquatch in Washington state. (You’ll be safe here,...

8 Mistakes First-Time Home Sellers Make

Plenty of home sellers consider their places to be coveted properties that others would be lucky to own. But, that hubris can often lead to trouble when it comes to actually landing an offer and closing a sale. First-time sellers in particular exhibit some self-sabotaging behaviors that can trip them up...

What Does the average American homeowner look like?

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to owning a home. But what, exactly, does the average American homeowner look like? According to a recent report from Pulse, there are some overall themes that characterize the American homeowner, from the source of their down payment (46% use cash or personal savings) to their home...

Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal This Spring

Spring has sprung, which means it’s the perfect time to get the outside of your house in top shape before the summer months to enhance your home's curb appeal. A little sprucing can go a long way. In fact a property’s outdoor appeal can dictate people’s home buying decision. And...

Get a Jump Start on Your Curb Appeal

Not only can attractive landscaping add perceived value to your house, but a home garden can also feed your family and provide some great curb appeal if you're trying to sell your home. There's not much you can do outdoors until the weather warms, but there are plenty of tasks...

7 Pricing Myths You Need to Get Past If You Want to Sell Your Home

When homeowners are preparing to put their properties on the market, one aspect is usually foremost in their minds: money. Setting the asking price accurately can mean the difference between getting an offer quickly and having a house languish for months, drawing little interest. With that in mind, it's important that...

Sellers Home Inspection

Sellers – How to Prepare for an Inspection

The real estate market can be tough. Whether you're buying or selling a home, if you haven't been catching our #GrillTheGeeks video clips, you're missing out on some valuable, pertinent information (and a few laughs thanks to those outtakes!) This week's topic is one we get asked about quite often:...

8 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Agent LOVE You!

With Valentine's Day fast-approaching, there's no denying love is in the air. Let's think for a moment about the person who's always there for you, helping to make your dreams come true. We're talking about your real estate agent, of course. Just what does it take to make the agent who's...

How to Make Your House Smell Delicious Over the Holidays

Ready or not, the holidays are upon us. Cold temps and winter weather mean we'll be spending more time indoors. With our homes sealed up against the elements, that means we could be at the mercy of pet odors, lingering cooking smells or something even worse. Whether your home is for...

Thanksgiving

5 Tips for Selling Your Home Around Thanksgiving

The majority of people think the best time to sell a home is during the summer. Children are out of school which makes it much easier for parents to relocate and start a new life in their new home. In actuality more than half of homebuyers do not have children...