There seems to be quite a bit of misinformation and disagreement relating to the question; "What Defines a Bedroom." While it looks like a simple question, there is apparently much more to it, or I would not be penning this article, right? Read on. It Can be Considered a Bedroom If: 1. The room has a heating and cooling … [Read more...] about Real Estate Speak – What Defines a Bedroom?
Most media outlets over the past year have been reporting that the average real estate commission fee in the US has been dropping to around 5.2%. What is the cause of this drop and what effect is it likely to have on consumers and the real estate industry at large. For years I have been told there is no collusion in the real … [Read more...] about Average Real Estate Commission Fee Dropping
If you have been searching for a home recently, you surely understand the selection is limited. This home Buyers guide may improve your chances of getting the home you desire. We are entering what we call in the real estate industry the busy season. Inventory of available homes for sale is at a historic low which means there … [Read more...] about Home Buyers Guide to a Changing Real Estate Market
Anyone searching for a home to buy in Berks County quickly realizes the selection is limited. In recent weeks more and more buyers are asking me the question; why are there no homes for sale in Berks. Let's take a look at some of the reasons home inventory is at historic lows. What Do The Statistics Say In Berks County, there … [Read more...] about Why Are There No Homes For Sale in Berks
No one likes to be sold. What most people want is useful information so they can make an informed decision about a product or service they desire. I believe that adequate client representation is not about selling but informing. It is for this reason; I tell every buyer's agent on my team to stop selling and start telling. So … [Read more...] about Why a Buyer’s Agent Shouldn’t Sell Their Customer a Home
How long has that home been on the market is a familiar question posed by many would-be home buyers. The real question is, does how many days a house has been for sale matter? Years ago some real estate agents would use specific tactics to mislead prospective home buyers as it related to how long their listing was for sale. If … [Read more...] about Negotiating Real Estate ~ Does Days on Market Matter
Ever wonder where all the information about your home that is spread all over the internet comes from? Is the information correct? Incorrect information about homes can lead to bad real estate deals and worse. Several years ago I went on a pilgrimage to find out how Berks County compiles property data. I was specifically … [Read more...] about Bad Home Data Can Lead to Bad Real Estate Deals
The Automated Valuation Model or AVM is a controversial item these days. I will explain what an AVM is, what to consider when you see them online, and what all the hubbub is. Two things happen when I meet with a homeowner who wants to sell their property. They want to know what the property is worth and how I will go about … [Read more...] about The Automated Valuation Model and its Impact on Real Estate