Category Archives: Real Estate Tips

  • Why is Your Home Not Selling?

    BY Lisa Duke

    Has your home been on the market for quite some time with no offers? Have you been watching while other homes in your neighborhood sell within days of listing? Are you frustrated and worried that you may never find a buyer? If... 

  • Seller’s To-Do List

    BY Lisa Duke

    Are you getting ready to sell your home? If you are, then you may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of tasks ahead of you. While selling your home is a big job, you can make it easier by taking it one step at a time. We’ve... 

  • What To Do After You Sell Your Home

    BY Lisa Duke

    Just because you’ve closed escrow and have given the keys to the house to their new owner doesn’t mean you’re done just yet. While the hard part is over, there are still a few tasks you should complete before calling... 

  • What to Expect on Closing Day

    BY Lisa Duke

    You searched for and found a house. You put in an offer that was accepted. You applied for a mortgage, got a home inspection and completed what seemed like a thousand other tasks, all in preparation for closing day. If you’re... 

  • Keep Your Home Show Ready – Even With Kids!

    BY Lisa Duke

    When you’re selling your home, keeping it spotless for showings can be tough. But making sure it stays clean, especially when you have kids, can seem downright impossible. But there is hope! By having a plan and sticking... 

  • Curb Appeal on a Budget

    BY Lisa Duke

    Spring is just around the corner. If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, that means it’s time to add a little pizzazz to the exterior. First impressions count in real estate, and making your home look... 

  • How to Sell Your House When You Work From Home

    BY Lisa Duke

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one quarter of employed Americans work from home. Innovations in technology coupled with a changing economy have made it easier than ever to do your job from the comfort... 

  • Should You Make a Backup Offer?

    BY Lisa Duke

    You’ve found a house you love and you’re ready to make an offer. Unfortunately, you find out from your real estate agent that the house is under contract – meaning the seller has already accepted another offer. While... 

  • 11 Common Real Estate Terms Explained

    BY Lisa Duke

    If you’re buying or selling a home, you’ll probably come across some terms that you’ve never heard before, or don’t completely understand. Being confused about the terminology can make an already complex process that... 

  • Getting Ready to Sell

    BY Lisa Duke

    As we head into 2017, you may be thinking that this is the year to finally put your house on the market. And when you do, you’ll want it to sell quickly for the best possible price. Here are our suggestions for what you...