Real Estate Tips

Don’t List Your Home Above a Key Price Threshold

Don’t List Your Home Above a Key Price Threshold
July 26, 2016 No Comments »

I’ve already written about coming up with the right listing price (what should I list my house for), but I wanted to touch on a specific issue I’ve seen a lot of lately. For whatever reason, home sellers seem to ... Read More »

How to Tell If a House Has Good Bones

How to Tell If a House Has Good Bones
July 20, 2016 No Comments »

What the Heck Are Good Bones? If you’ve been searching for a home recently, you may have heard a real estate agent tell you that the “house has good bones.” Or maybe the phrase was right there in the listing. ... Read More »

Offering a High Price for a Home and Hoping for Inspection Savings

Offering a High Price for a Home and Hoping for Inspection Savings
June 28, 2016 No Comments »

Real estate agents have all types of tricks up their sleeves to negotiate a better price for their buyers or sellers, but some are a little less savory than others. In today’s competitive housing market, you’ll often be told that ... Read More »

House Hacking: What Is It, and Should You Partake?

House Hacking: What Is It, and Should You Partake?
June 9, 2016 No Comments »

You may have stumbled across the term “house hacking” lately, a curious term that was supposedly invented by this guy. Well, he claims to have come up with the phrase, perhaps not the practice itself. Anyway, in short, house hacking ... Read More »

Does Listing High Make Sense?

Does Listing High Make Sense?
June 8, 2016 No Comments »

The age old question in real estate – do you list high or low? On the surface this is perhaps a tough one to answer, though most real estate pros will probably tell you to list low and hope for ... Read More »

The 4% Real Estate Commission Pitch

The 4% Real Estate Commission Pitch
May 25, 2016 No Comments »

You may have seen ads for “4% real estate commission” on billboards or on television, wondering if you can save a buck or two (or a lot more) when it comes time to sell your home. The usual real estate ... Read More »

Should I Let My Bartender Sell My Home?

Should I Let My Bartender Sell My Home?
May 24, 2016 1 Comment »

If you’re reading this post, you’re probably wondering what the heck I’m getting at. Well, it’s actually based on a true story, so what you’re about to read isn’t fiction. A friend of mine frequents a local fine eatery that ... Read More »

Real Estate Agents: Don’t Ever Make Your Prospective Clients Wait

Real Estate Agents: Don’t Ever Make Your Prospective Clients Wait
May 17, 2016 No Comments »

So I spoke with some friends recently who were thinking about selling their property. They were trying to decide who to use to list their home and after seeing a comparable property down the street sell for a really nice ... Read More »

How to Pronounce Realtor

How to Pronounce Realtor
May 12, 2016 1 Comment »

If you’re wondering how to pronounce Realtor, wonder no longer. It’s actually quite simple. It is pronounced Real-TORE. As in, the word “real” followed by the word “tore.”  Like I tore my pants while breakdancing at a wedding. It is ... Read More »

How Much Does It Cost to Sell a House?

How Much Does It Cost to Sell a House?
April 25, 2016 No Comments »

Real estate Q&A: “How much does it cost to a sell a house?” So you bought a home back in 2012, around the time things bottomed. You’ve been checking out recent comparable sales in your area and stand to make ... Read More »