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
Be careful how much you depersonalize your home when preparing to sell your home. You could be sending the wrong message. Getting a home ready to be seen by the masses is no easy task. It’s important everything look good and is working properly. I think most would agree; a clean, well-decorated home will sell for more money in … [Read more...] about Ready to Sell Your Home? Don’t Remove Family Photos Just Yet
Low available housing inventory, escalating mortgage interest rates, and a sneakily improving economy are changing the dynamics of the Berks real estate market. If you are considering buying or selling a home in Berks, here are some thoughts on ways to keep up. For years Berks real estate has been trudging along with low growth … [Read more...] about Changing Dynamic of the Berks Real Estate Market
Is it possible to competently represent the best interest of two different parties in a real estate transaction? Dual agency has been practiced by real estate brokers for years but has it ever been a good idea? Imagine a law firm attempting to defend both plaintiff and defendant. Or a campaign manager working for two opposing … [Read more...] about Dual Agency, Can a Realtor® Serve Two Masters
The internet has created a whole new way of searching for and finding the home you want. In many cases, it is the home listing information or data that leads you to that unique property. Thus, the accuracy of this information is more critical than ever. Years ago if you were looking for a home, you had to get in your car and … [Read more...] about Home Listing Information Do’s and Dont’s
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?