All posts by Ann Cummings

Why You Shouldn’t Use Automatic Home Estimators to Price Your Home

Key Takeaways: Automatic estimator tools are popular amongst homeowners and sellers, but they aren’t always the most reliable. In some instances, these estimators can be off by thousands of dollars due to inaccurate data. If you’re looking for a better way to determine your home’s market value, give us a call to get started! Exposing […]


3 Reasons All Buyers and Sellers Should Use Listing Alerts

Key takeaways: Listing alerts send new homes straight to your inbox as soon as they hit the MLS, and they’re the easiest way to keep up with the competitive market. Listing alerts aren’t just useful for buyers—they can also help sellers stay up-to-date on other current and sold properties in their neighborhood. Signing up for […]


3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Zillow to Search for a Home

Key takeaways: For years, Zillow has been one of the most popular real estate sites for buyers, sellers, and daydreamers—but it might not be the most reliable option for serious house hunters. If you want to shop the hottest deals and see homes before they hit the market, it’s better to work with a local […]


Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until Spring to Sell Your Home

Key Takeaways: After a turbulent 2020, many homeowners are holding out until spring to list their properties. Though spring is usually the busiest season for real estate, now is the time to take advantage of high prices, low interest rates, and skyrocketing demand for homes. Not sure when to list? Get in touch with us […]


4 Bright Ideas for Staging Your Home with Lighting

Key Points: When it comes to selling your home, staging is the easiest way to make a great first impression both online and during an in-person tour. Focusing on the smaller touches can really impress buyers—and lighting is an important detail you should never overlook. Looking for more easy tips to transform your home and […]


Mortgages Made Easy: How to Choose the Right Home Loan

Key Takeaways: As mortgage rates continue hovering near historic lows, many potential buyers are eager to make a move—but it can be hard to know which type of loan is best. There are dozens of different mortgage options available today, and some even have low down payment or credit score requirements. This can help a […]


Be Our Guest: 4 Ways to Transform Your Home into the Ultimate Entertaining Space

Key Points: Even in the middle of a pandemic, today’s homeowners are looking to make their spaces more conducive to entertaining. Certain upgrades—especially those in the entryway, kitchen, and backyard—have the potential to boost your home’s resale value. And best of all, your guests will love them just as much as you do! These projects […]


Busting the Biggest Home-Buying Myths of 2020

This year has been difficult for just about everyone, but if you were (or still are) thinking about buying a home in 2020, you might be feeling more than a little overwhelmed. An ongoing pandemic, the subsequent recession, and general uncertainty have forced many house-hunters to put their real estate dreams on hold. However, despite […]


Make Your Home Boo-tiful with These 4 Halloween Staging Tips

If you step outside on a cool October afternoon, you might just smell some pumpkin spice and freshly picked apples wafting through the air. That can only mean one thing: Halloween is just around the corner! And while this ghoulish holiday delights both kids and kids-at-heart, it also creates interesting staging opportunities for home sellers. […]


What Increasing Home Prices Mean for Today’s Buyers and Sellers

To say that 2020 has been a bit of a whirlwind would be an understatement. And as we get closer to the end of the year, many buyers and sellers are wondering if it makes financial sense to enter the market. Although the warmer months are typically considered the best time to move, buyer demand […]


These 4 Negotiating Tips Can Help You Sell for Top Dollar

Receiving your first offer is one of the most exciting parts of selling your home. And while it might seem like the hard work is finally over, the negotiation process is actually just getting started.  Even in a seller’s market, negotiating with a buyer can require quite a bit of time, skill, and guidance from […]


Buyer Beware: 6 Red Flags That Could Spell Trouble for Homebuyers

Picture this: you’ve found a seemingly perfect home in just the right neighborhood. It has every single one of your must-haves, plenty of space, and even all of the features you want. But on the tour, your agent spots a few big problems, like a crack in the foundation or signs of water damage. Should […]


How to Handle Getting Multiple Offers on Your Home

If you’re thinking about listing your home, you’ve probably heard that we’re in a seller’s market right now. As inventory dwindles and buyer interest intensifies, it’s not uncommon to see properties sell just hours after they’re listed, sometimes even tens of thousands above their original asking price. This may seem like an ideal scenario, but […]


A Pet Lover’s Guide to Buying a Home

If you have dogs, cats, or other pets in your home, you probably consider them to be part of your family. And if you’re thinking about making a move soon, that means you’ll want to take their needs into consideration, too. Here’s our ultimate guide to finding the perfect place you and your furry friend […]


15 Home Selling Terms to Add to Your Vocabulary

Here’s our A to Z list of the most important home selling vocab every seller should be familiar with. If you don’t see a specific term listed here, feel free to give us a call—we’d love to answer your questions!


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