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Things to Do Before you List Your Home

Posted by Alan Tucker on September 05, 2017 in  General Real Estate  Helpful Tips  Selling
So you’re planning to sell your home.  As you prepare to begin showing your home to prospective buyers, you might consider taking some of the following steps. Your home is likely your largest investment.  You’ll want to impress buyers to earn top dollar.  A real estate agent can suggest ways to make the process go smoothly, but all homeowners can take basic steps even without professional help.  Potential buyers often welcome a home that is clean, neat, uncluttered, in go... read more
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Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Posted by Alan Tucker on August 17, 2017 in  Buying  Real Estate Agent  Selling
Whether you are planning on buying or selling a home, choosing the right real estate agent is something you want to take some time to do.  You will be working closely with this person for a period of time and you want to make sure that you click.  You also want to make sure that the agent you choose has your best interests in mind.  You want to do your research before committing to an agent.   Know the Characteristics of a Good Agent   Knowing what credentials your future real estate ... read more
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Is it Time for you and your Agent to Break Up?

Posted by Alan Tucker on August 07, 2017 in  Buying  General Real Estate  Selling
Meeting and working with a real estate agent can be a wonderful experience and it should be.  It’s not every day you are looking to buy the home of your dreams and make the biggest investment of your life.  Your real estate agent should be someone that feels like a friend to you and that you have formed a trusting relationship.  If you aren’t feeling the love anymore from your agent, it might be time to part ways.  Here are some things to look for, if you are thinking it’s ti... read more
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Many people don’t realize the difference between Realtors and real estate agents and use the terms interchangeably.  They are not the same.  Although both are licensed to sell real estate, the main difference is that a Realtor is a member of the National Association of Realtors.  This holds a Realtor to a specific code of ethics.    Realtors   A Realtor must subscribe to a code of ethics.  When you are working with someone in a transaction as important as buy... read more
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Looking for ways to spruce up your home to either sell or just enjoy yourself?  There are a lot of ways to add value to your home with not having to spend a lot of money.  Kitchen The kitchen to most buyers is the most important room in your house.  You can spend a little money to spruce up by replacing the faucet set, adding new cabinet door handles and updating old lighting fixtures with brighter more energy-efficient ones.  For a few more dollars think of updating the cabinets b... read more
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