Selling a Home

April 16, 2021

Home Staging and Buyer Expectations

A decade ago, home staging was still largely an excess found mostly in hard-to-sell luxury listings or high rise penthouses that needed the unique flair only a low-backed, modern, leather sectional could bring. Typical single-family residential listings were rarely decked out with borrowed furnishings. 

Time has changed things, though ...

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May 8, 2019

Have you heard of a CLUE report?

Have you ever heard of a CLUE report? It's a insurance record that is kept on every property for claims that have been filed in the past, and it helps insurance companies know what their rates should be on a specific house. You're probably wondering, "Why does this ...

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Feb. 7, 2019

To Zillow or Not to Zillow

Almost every day I hear this from a client: "I saw this on Zillow...". And even though this is an ongoing discussion and everyone has their own opinion about Zillow, I wanted to point out a few of the pros and cons of using Zillow when researching real estate. These ...

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Jan. 6, 2018

Helping A Senior Downsize After Losing a Spouse

Helping A Senior Downsize After Losing a SpouseDownsizing is never easy; it involves a lot of work and can be painful emotionally, but many seniors find it necessary to move into a smaller home after retirement, either because of a shift in finances or because of the death of a loved one. Losing a spouse after many ...

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Posted in Selling a Home, Seniors
Nov. 25, 2017

Seller's Market: How To Know When To Drop the Price

High demand and low supply have made it a seller's market pretty much all over the country, and especially for lower-priced homes.  That does not mean every house will sell or sell quickly.  Price is still important, especially as some markets begin to overheat.

The low number ...

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Nov. 25, 2017

Hiring a Realtor May Not Cost You a Penny


There is no doubt that it is easier to sell your house when using the services of a local real estate professional. The agent will provide:

  • Greater exposure to more buyers
  • The skills of a professional negotiator
  • A layer of protection from possible legal liabilities
  • Professional guidance in navigating ...
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Posted in Selling a Home
Oct. 21, 2016

The Gap Is Widening Between Home Prices and Appraisal Values

The Gap Is Widening Between Home Prices and Appraisal Values

March 2016

In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal.  If prices are surging, it is difficult ...

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Jan. 6, 2013

Is the Boise real estate market a buyers or sellers market?

Is it a Buyers or Sellers Market?So, who really is calling the shots in the Boise real estate market?

With the recent upturn in the Boise real estate market, there may be a changing of the tide when it comes to who is calling the shots in our local residential real estate transactions. Had you asked ...

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Nov. 6, 2012

Listing Photos Make or Break It When Selling A Home in Boise

Listing photos important when selling a home in Boise!Selling a home in Boise?  Quality listing photos paint a 1000 words and can make $1000s of dollars difference on your selling price!

When selling a home in Boise, know that a buyer's first impression could mean the difference between a quick, profitable sale and a drawn-out, disappointing extravaganza ...

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Oct. 20, 2012

Rising Boise Home Values and 3 Hints of a Future Housing Boom

Rising Boise home values point to a future housing boom

Rising Boise home values give credit to talk of a new housing boom in the near future!

The rapid rise in Boise home values over the past few months supports Chris Isidore's recent article in CNN Money about a new housing boom that could be in the nation ...

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