Hidden Commission & Emerging Transparency

How easy is it to find out how much real estate commission you’ll pay to sell your home—before you sign a listing agreement? • Disruption and transparency are driving forces in many industries, but not when it comes to learning the cost of selling your home or the possibility of negotiating real estate commission, which…

Tips for Selling Your Home in Autumn

Just because the wave of summertime homebuyers seeking to be settled in time for the start of school has receded, it doesn’t mean sellers have lost their big opportunity! In fact, with its turning leaves and traditional family get-togethers, autumn not only embraces the concept of “home,” it marks a period of market opportunity for…

New Appraisal Rule: What Does It Mean for You?

A new home appraisal rule just went into effect—the first time in 25 years that “federal regulators have increased the property value limit of the homes that require an appraisal as part of the selling process,” said REALTOR® Magazine. The rule exempts some home sales priced at $400,000 and below from requiring an appraisal. That…

4 Ways to Save When Selling Your Home

Selling your home can be a thrilling and very lucrative experience. But for the first-time home seller, it can also be nerve-wracking and deflating.  That’s because selling the largest investment of your life can be counterintuitively expensive. Getting your home ready to be scrutinized by strangers takes a lot of cash and elbow grease. As…

Top Remodels and Renovations That Actually Pay Off

In 2017, Americans spent over $6,600 per homeowner on home improvement projects. Perhaps it’s because of the popularity of HGTV shows, but this has been on the rise. People are fascinated with having nice homes. What about when it’s time to sell? Is it worth remodeling or renovating your home before putting it on the market? …

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?…

5 Things You Can Do If You Can’t Sell Your Property

Few things are more frustrating than being unable to sell a property you’ve put on the market. You’ve probably already spent a lot of time and effort trying to get it ready. You’re likely carrying heavy costs like the mortgage and insurance, and you’re putting in a constant effort trying to sell it. Fortunately, there…