Reading and Berks home sales were on fire throughout most of 2018. Will fall and winter bring a cool to the real estate market? Let's see if the latest home sale statistics can help us better anticipate the near future. It is the time of year when I am often asked if it is wise to sell a home with the holidays fast approaching. … [Read more...] about Reading and Berks Housing Trend ~ Is there Change in the Wind
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Do "Coming Soon" or "Pre-Marketed" home listings better serve the real estate industry or the real estate broker? The question depends on an understanding of the practice and how it affects the clients home selling and buying goals. Let's get to it. If you've been searching for a home, you may have run across properties with … [Read more...] about Is That Home For Sale or Not? Coming Soon Home Listings
There was a time when real estate agents advertised houses for sale to attract interested buyers. Now houses are advertised by internet companies to attract real estate agents. The focus of real estate marketing seems to have shifted from listings to leads. That was Then ~ Boots on the Ground When I started selling real … [Read more...] about Who Are You Contacting About That House For Sale?
A simple term like As Is can have many meanings. When used in the world of real estate, it goes to a different parallel. The ambiguity of the statement may not be what you want when selling your home, or maybe it is! Here are some things to consider when you sell your home as is. The real estate business is always full of … [Read more...] about Should You Sell Your Home As Is?
When a home buyer enters a property they have never been to before their physical senses are hard at work. They walk more slowly, look harder, and have a heightened sense of smell. Everything needs to feel just right, and yes, they are listening to every sound the home makes. This article's focus is on how to enhance the sounds … [Read more...] about What’s Your Home Saying to Prospective Buyers?
The glaring property tax issue seems to shine more brightly in Berks than almost anywhere else in Pennsylvania. Is it time we start thinking of ways to help ourselves. Could that help begin by revisiting how the process of property tax appeals are handled? Virtually everyone who owns property in Berks and many that do not are … [Read more...] about Thoughts About the Berks Property Tax Appeal Process
What we see influences our purchase and life decisions. In the case of online marketing, it is essential to present any product accurately and favorably. Great Home Photos are a way of getting the point across as long as they are a good representation of what you are selling. Fifteen years ago when a friend told you he or she … [Read more...] about The Value of Great Home Photos
It is that time of year in Pennsylvania when the economists and mathematicians meet and play with the Common Level Ratio. So what did they do this year and how will it affect property taxes in Reading, PA, and Berks County? Any news relating to property taxes here in Reading, PA and Berks County is always a hot-button issue and … [Read more...] about PA Common Level Ratio Change and Your Property Taxes