This week I was working with a client who was ready to sell her home and I noticed a stain on her laminate countertop. It wasn't huge and but small things like that can really deter a buyer. The first thing they will think of is the money they would need to pay on top of the purchase price of the home to replace the countertops. She mentioned it was from a cast iron pot... so a rust stain. I told her I had a few tricks up my sleeve and I would try to get it out for her.
Sit down, grab a beer and let's chat about how to make you the strongest buyers you can be this spring. Reach out if I can help at all.
I was out and about meeting with a friend the other day and I was totally blown away by the beauty of Owen County. I spend most of my time in Bloomington and Monroe County, but I work with real estate in Owen, Greene and Brown County as well.
This particular trip took me west through Spencer and into Freedom. It was a spectacular day and so I decided to check out downtown Spencer.
Today I talk with Jeff Goldin, owner of Goldin Appraisal Group. He explains the difference between a Zestimate, an appraisal and an assessment.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love that I can dress up like a total goof, pull out the sewing machine and make homemade costumes and decorate my house in ridiculous ways. I have to admit that even though I've always loved Halloween I never once thought about how my choice in a neighborhood would influence my experience. Luckily, I landed in Halloween heaven. I live in a neighborhood where there are lots of kiddos. Interestingly enough I don't need kids for Halloween, but it sure does help get the rest of the hood involved
Many will say that we are dealing with the strongest seller's market we've had for decades.
Well, what does that mean? In a nutshell, it means that it's easier to sell a house than buy a house and that the seller will get the better deal. Real estate statistics can get a little boring but in essence, we figure this out by looking at the "Months Supply of Inventory".
This morning I take a sunrise balloon ride in the famous RE/MAX balloon. Monroe County has never looked better.
Here in Monroe County, today is the first day of school. Growing up a Michigan girl, August was still full-on summer. Our family vacations were always in August and school was the last thing on our minds. Even so, I have to admit that I was ready for it today!
Whether you have kiddos or not, you should always keep in mind that school districts have a major part to play when it comes to property values. A good school can be the difference in a home selling in a week rather than a few months or more. Even if you have no intention of ever leaving your perfect new dream home, you should always make a point to think through the resale value and the marketability of a property before you make the purchase.
Moving with pets definitely requires a little extra organization. I have had pets since just a few weeks after I purchased my first home so I understand first hand how these little monsters can influence a move. Here is some advice I give to my clients when they have pets to consider while buying and selling a home.
When you are getting ready to sell your home you don't want any signs of animals in your home. Anyone looking at a home will prefer it perfectly tidy which means no dog/cat bowls, beds or toys laying around. The most important aspect when selling your home is having it spic and span. That means absolutely no pet smells or hair laying around. Clean, scrub and clean again. While your home is on the market make this a daily ritual. It is the best investment you can make to ensure your home will sell quickly and for the most money!
This week I had the opportunity to tour a few people around town who were considering moving here for a job. Instead of finding them a home, it was more like selling them Bloomington. For me, this is an easy task.
I have always considered myself someone who likes to experience new things, move around and try new places out. Ask anyone who knows me well and they would say I'm no good at sitting still. After growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and studying abroad in Australia I decided to move to San Diego, California after graduating from university. Surprising to just about everyone, I didn't love it. I lived there for nearly three years, had a great job and a good group of friends, but the West coast just wasn't for me. I decided I needed to find a better fit.