Importance of staging when selling your home

Importance of staging when selling your home

A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77 percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visual it as their own. Dress up your yard. First impressions count, and the first one your home gives...

Avoiding Heating and Cooling System Breakdowns: Maintenance

Avoiding Heating and Cooling System Breakdowns: Maintenance

Because heating and cooling costs can easily make up half of a household’s energy bill, it makes sense to have a regular maintenance program to keep the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) equipment operating at peak efficiency.

Expert Insights: How Can I Find out How My Property Is Zoned?

Expert Insights: How Can I Find out How My Property Is Zoned?

Zoning ordinances and maps are a matter of public record. Visit your local zoning office, city hall, or some other local planning board and get a copy of your local ordinance. In some areas, if you have a legal description of the property (name, address, tax map, and parcel number), you can call the zoning office or city hall, or even e-mail your request for information. Some communities also have their zoning maps and ordinances online and in local libraries.

The Unreliable Eye: Your House as Seen by…

The Unreliable Eye: Your House as Seen by…

How do you perceive your own home? Odds are it differs from what your tax assessor or your appraiser sees. As your local real estate professional, I found no better way to illustrate this rift in perspective than through this infographic.

5 Factors That Control Price Chart

5 Factors That Control Price Chart

What factors control the price of your home? As your local real estate professional, I want to share with you this simple infographic that will help you identify what these factors are, and will determine which are under your control.