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
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
The world of home selling has dramatically changed over the past decade or so. There are many home marketing outlets on the internet and homebuyers are more informed than ever before. Do Realtors sell homes anymore or do they sell themselves? The Definition of Selling If you look up the word "SELL" in the Miriam -Webster … [Read more...] about Do Realtors Sell Homes Anymore?
If you are looking to sell your home over the holidays, there are some things you may want to consider. I hope you find my holiday home selling guide a helpful resource. The internet has changed the way many people shop. Nowhere is this more evident than around the holiday season. Gift shopping that used to take days, weeks and … [Read more...] about Holiday Home Selling Guide
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
Making important decisions under extreme duress can be challenging. Pre-planning can help you avoid the pitfalls of making snap real estate decisions. One of the real joys I get from practicing real estate is watching people live their dream. To see their face when they buy that first home is special. But there is another side … [Read more...] about Don’t Make Real Estate Decisions from One Knee
Selling your home and wondering what you are going to do with the stuff you have accumulated over the years? Giving it away to a good cause might be the answer. As the saying goes, it is often better to give than to receive. Many of my home selling customers often tell me they have no idea how they accumulated so many things … [Read more...] about Selling Your Home ~ Let Your Inner Philanthropist Shine