Sellers What is My Home Worth? Market Analysis Explained   You should be asking yourself, “What is my home worth?”   Why?  Because it could be worth more than you think!   Getting a market analysis is important and is the best way to truly know what it is worth. How is a market analysis done? To determine the market value of your home, a real […]
Buyers Should I Have a Home Inspection?   Many buyers wonder if they should have a home inspection contingency in their purchase agreement.   As a REALTOR®, I strongly encourage a home inspection for many reasons.  There are many home inspection companies to choose from.  Factors to consider when choosing a home inspection company are certifications, cost, and availability.  As the buyer, […]
Buyers What does a Title Company even do? So often buyers and sellers are afraid to ask questions about the process.  When I get a question more than once, I will get the answers from professionals and talk about it.   So what does a title company do?    Kim Cathcart from Dominion Title Services shared some great information.
Buyers Home Maintenance Tip Series – Gutters/Fascia Boards Have you checked your gutters and fascia boards lately?    The Fascia board is the board that is behind the gutter. Things to look for:  Gutters and downspouts that are clogged Downspouts that do not drain away from the house can cause moisture problems in basements or crawlspaces or even foundation damage Gutters not properly […]
Buyers Home Warranty Programs There are many benefits to Home Warranty programs for both buyers and sellers.    I spent some time discussing them with Ann Marie Alligood with HSA Home Warranty.  We discussed the benefits to a home warranty in the current real estate market.   There are many companies out there, so I recommend looking at the fine […]
Buyers Mortgage Pre-approval: What’s the Big Deal? Buyers sometimes wonder why agents are always asking if they are pre-approved for a mortgage.  The short answer is to make sure the agent is searching for properties that they buyer is qualified to purchase.  When you make an offer on a property, your offer will be much more attractive to a seller.  You have […]
Buyers Top Tips for Online House Hunting Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all.  Here are some top tips for online house hunting.   Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in mind there may be more […]
Sellers I want to sell my house myself! (FSBO)   FSBO or For Sale By Owner can be a great challenge for the right person.  First of all, some people would ask why a Realtor would give people information on selling without a Realtor.  The answer is simple – there are some people that want the challenge and can do it, while others will […]
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