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
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
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?
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
Why are there so many homes in Reading and Berks County going from pending sale back to active? Is it possible that the rush to buy a house in a fast paced low inventory market is causing the issue? There's always some speculation that arises when a home with a "Sold" or "Pending" sign on it gets replaced with a "For Sale" … [Read more...] about Berks House Deals Falling Apart at Higher Rate Than Normal
It is essential to have a solid home pricing strategy in any real estate market. A fast-paced real estate market presents some exceptional opportunities for home sellers that stretch beyond price alone. The Old Way For most of my twenty-five-year real estate career, there was one home pricing strategy that seemed exceptionally … [Read more...] about Home Pricing Strategy in a Fast-Paced Real Estate Market
People downsize their residence for many reasons. Here in Berks County, the principal causes are often age or cost related. There is now an ever-growing paradox in the housing market that is making it harder for downsizers to afford the move. The Millenial Phenomenon It was not long ago when many buyers could not find a large … [Read more...] about Downsizing Your Home May Mean Upsizing Your Budget