Buy for Children Before You Have Them

Even if you currently have no children, but plan to in the future, you might benefit from buying as if you do. PJ Wade explains why a recent research report offers home buyers without children serious food for thought. If you don’t have children, but you and your partner share the solid conviction that your…

Move-In: Will I Like What I Bought?

Will you avoid move-in surprises, like paying more for “must-haves” that you don’t love as much as you expected to? Home buyers–especially first-timers–who have not experienced the reality of the home-design features and household systems that are on their “must have” list, may be at a disadvantage while searching for their dream home. For instance:…

Seller Intent: Inertia vs Action

Why haven’t you listed your house or condominium unit for sale? PJ Wade explores whether the decision not to sell and move is the result of your active exploration of housing and lifestyle options or inertia, and which is the smarter homeownership approach. You have not listed your house or condominium unit for sale. Why?…

“Before” Photos Can Save You

Have you snapped time-labeled “before” photos of the things that really matter to you and your real estate? Real estate owners have hundreds more photos on their phones than they need, but often they’re missing videos and pictures of things that could save them time, aggravation, and money. We’d love to hear your “thank goodness…

Three Needless Seller Worries

Starting with the initial decision to sell, worry is often a major issue for sellers; however, once a listing agreement is signed, sellers are no longer alone with their worries. PJ Wade explains Three Needless Worries and how real estate professionals remove stress and worry for sellers. As if there isn’t enough for sellers to worry about when…

Buyers: Hesitant or Decisive?

Does thinking about buying real estate make you feel nervous or are you ready to plunge in? During the process of buying, you’ll probably be both hesitant and decisive. PJ shares Four Key Pivotal Hacks for confidently making real estate decisions. Are you hesitant or decisive? Does thinking about buying real estate make you feel nervous or are…

Five Opportunities to Supercharge Sales Communication

Overlooked or underestimated room for improved communication effectiveness surrounds real estate professionals, and too many ignore these opportunities to supercharge sales communication. PJ Wade reveals 5 insightful opportunities to dramatically improve communication effectiveness without having to spend big or make big changes. What could supercharge your sales communication without requiring you to spend big or…

Don’t Judge a House by its Photo

Judging a property by its photograph may prove expensive when you discard poor photos without knowing if they represent excellent real estate opportunity for you. PJ Wade suggests a time-saving, better way to choose property. If you spend hours on the internet trying to find your dream home by searching through photos or video of…

Sellers: Adopting a “Buyer Frame of Mind”

When you list your property for sale, you may find the most difficult part of the listing process is shifting your thinking from “my home” to “the buyer’s new home.” Your real estate professional will help with this mental transition and ultimately you’ll benefit from embracing this shift. The sooner you let go of obsessing…

Five “Is Grass Greener?” Challenges in Paradise

Are you so jazzed after an amazing vacation in your favorite corner of paradise that you feel ready to take the plunge and move there? PJ Wade cautions that there are 5 life-defining challenges to consider before you head for paradise. Just back from an extended tour of the South Pacific, I am ready to move to almost…

Seeing It All When Viewing Property

Buyers who rely on what they see and don’t ask their real estate professional key questions, often “see” less that the whole picture regarding suitability and value when touring a listing. PJ Wade shares Six Essential Questions for Seeing It All When Viewing Property. When buyers attend an open house or view a listed property…

Green Spaces Taken For Granted?

Do you take green spaces for granted, so you’re surprised or shocked when construction begins on a treasured piece of neighborhood nature? PJ Wade provides perspective on how green space relates to property value and offers ideas for preserving that cherished space.  Are you often deeply surprised or shocked when construction begins on what was…

Practical Homeowner Knowledge Is Vital

If you didn’t take a class or read a “how-to” book to learn the best, the most productive way to live as an independent adult in your first home, PJ Wade offers sound bathroom advice and a quiz highlighting home management. Did you take a class or read a “How-to-live-in-a-house” book to learn the best,…

Is It Clutter Or Is It Inspiration?

It’s not your stuff that’s ever the problem, but how you react to your stuff that is the point of concern. PJ Wade offers insight into the good, the bad, and the ugly of clutter. We have all brought things into our lives, into our environments, which we thought were great additions. Over time and…