How NOT to Sell Your Home: Showing Protocol

Let’s recap my previous posts written about How NOT to Sell Your Home: – paint colors – flooring – odors – light fixtures – clutter – landscaping Today I am going to conclude the series by discussing a less-addressed subject…

Top Ten Questions Veterans Ask About VA Loans

Today’s guest post comes to us from Cal Carlson with Prostaff Mortgage. Veterans Administration (VA) loans are special home loans given to current and past members of the U.S. military. They are guaranteed by the federal government, so there are…

How NOT to Sell Your House, Part 6: Clutter

Clutter doesn’t just apply to people on the show Hoarders. Of course on TV we get to see the extreme examples of what happens when people fail to purge their belongings, but for most buyers clutter can squash their desire…

Why Stay Loyal to Your Real Estate Agent

How would you feel if you kids sought out another parent? Pretty extreme, but now I have your attention. Real estate can be alot like parenting. Someone invests alot of time, energy, and effort into you, helping you find a…

How NOT to Sell Your Home, Part 5: Landscaping

Often owners put so much time, energy, and money into making sure the inside of the home is stunning that they neglect the outside. The term “curb appeal” still applies and always sets up the expectation level for the buyer…

The Home I’m Buying Didn’t Appraise for the Purchase Price – Now What?

Today we’re probably seeing more low appraisals than ever before. Appraisers were partially blamed for the major price increases from 2004-2006 in the Phoenix marketplace, and it seems now that the pendulum has swung the other way.  Being conservative is…