Category Archives: Real Estate Tips

  • What Do Real Estate Agents Do?

    BY Lisa Duke

    You’ve probably been told that if you’re buying or selling a house, you should work with a professional real estate agent. But do you know what real estate agents actually do for you? We understand that it can seem kind... 

  • Smells That Sell

    BY Lisa Duke

    You’ve de-cluttered, re-painted, made repairs and updated your home’s curb appeal. That means you’re ready to sell, right? Not necessarily. Although all those tasks are essential for getting your home in shape to sell,... 

  • Preparing for a Hurricane

    BY Lisa Duke

    With Hurricane Irma on a track to potentially hit Florida within the next week, and Governor Scott ordering statewide closures this Friday, September 8th, we wanted to share these tips that will aid in your hurricane preparedness. 1.... 

  • How to Relax When Buying a Home

    BY Lisa Duke

    Buying a home can be stressful! From collecting all your financial documents to making it through the inspection process, so much can happen to cause anxiety before closing day. It’s enough to make even the most relaxed... 

  • 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...