LISTING TIP: How Complete Is the Listing Data?

LISTING TIP:  How Complete Is the Listing Data?

It's so frustrating when I'm working as a buyer's agent, and I'm looking at a listing in the RMLS and many of the fields are left blank. The other frustration is the lack of 'commentary' provided.  While the RMLS does limit the number of characters we can use to describe the home, I do my [...]

Professional Home Staging- SUCCESS!

Professional Home Staging- SUCCESS!

I like to think that I have a good feel for what buyers are thinking as they enter a home, and I'm not afraid to tell my sellers when I think there's a "problem" that may turn some buyers off. Empty houses can sometimes be a challenge because often they look cold, stale, and ....well.....empty.  [...]

Service Recommendation: Home Advisor

Service Recommendation: Home Advisor

Thinking about a home renovation or remodeling project but don't know where to start?  Home Advisor is a free service that provides not only general 'home improvement' information, but also can connect you with service professionals in your area. We've been using them for years and it's the first site I go to when I'm [...]

SOLD! My Buyers’ Journey…

SOLD!  My Buyers’ Journey…

Yasmeen and Rabie started their home search like most first time home buyers- browsing listings online. I was a RE/MAX agent at the time and Yasmeen was using REMAX.com as one of her home search sites, and she began saving homes to her profile.  Every time she saved a home, I would receive an alert [...]

Who I meet….. “Palette Life”

Who I meet….. “Palette Life”

A couple weekends ago I co-hosted an Open House in Sherwood and met a woman who makes custom oil paintings for people- of things they love.  In this particular case, it was a portrait of a family pet. I thought that was an amazing gift idea- or way to memorialize a lost pet, perhaps. I [...]