Like it or not, for many sellers, new home construction in the same neighborhood is the competition. Often, with newer appliances, roof, flooring and A/C…..sometimes more energy efficient features and incentives sometimes in the neighborhood of 8 to 10% of the purchase price…..builder competition is serious business. The picture above is near Amelia Concourse…..with 3 […]
I wanted to share some common advice I typically offer to homeowners prior to listing or have shared in the past with a clients. The pictures you see are a typical part of a pre-listing walk. Rotted wood, mold or stained shingles, trees overhanging and touching the roof, painting, landscaping and wood rot repairs needed […]
I have a client interested in showcasing his home in the best possible light. After talking and trying to explain the rationale for including or picking certain shots for a listing sheet, I began to understand the difference in point of view when comparing an agent, seller or buyer. Most agents are interested in a […]
Never underestimate the value of first hand knowledge… A few days ago, I spent time walking and taking pictures of pop up nails and/or damage to shingles caused by a low hanging branch. When possible, I prefer attending home inspections with each client.
I see the changes and appreciate the drop in inventory, as well as the changes to price and days on market locally. My concern is a lack of sales volume increase. As prices increase, I would assume we will also see growth in refinance activity. HARP refinance is still attractive in the near term, but […]