We Will Buy Your House for Cash, Close in Two Weeks- Too good to be true?

We buy houses for cash

You see the bandit signs on the side of the road or ads on craigslist, "we will buy your house for cash, close in two weeks" or 'we buy ugly houses",  with the promise of a quick, hassle free home sale. There isn't a seller on the face of the earth who wouldn't want someone to pay cash and close in two weeks on their house and avoid taking the time to properly list and prepare their home for sale.  Wouldn't you?  Lets face it selling your home can be work and be quite … Continue reading...

Understanding How Today’s Home Buyers Find Homes

How Do Home Buyers find Homes for Sale

If you bought your house over 15 years ago, or even long,er and your about to get your home on the market, it is important to understand how home buyers find homes. Between 2000-2008 the internet became a HUGE game changer for the real agents and home buyers.  Long gone are the huge real estate sections in the newspaper and the real estate magazines, the internet has all but replaced the need for such advertising venues for your home. I will give a rough history of how home buyers find … Continue reading...

Sell My Home As-is. The Home Buyer’s Perception

Sell my house as is

I often run into home sellers who state up front they want to sell my house as-is.  There is a time and place to sell your home as-is, but for most home sellers I don't believe that is their actual intention.  Keep in mind there is a legal definition to as-is and a buyer’s perception of as-is and you don't want to market your home as-is unless you need to. I like this concise definition of As-Is, excerpted from The Enforcibility of an As-Is Clause from Robert E Williams. Cited by … Continue reading...

Groveland MA Home Seller Testimonial

Groveland MA Home Seller Testimonial

    Testimonial "I have bought and sold a few houses. Kevin helped me learn more about the market and what's important than any others I've worked with previously. Kevin is very professional and easy to work with. He kept me informed throughout the process, focusing both on what was going on at the moment, while looking ahead at potential future steps or ideas. I'm thankful I hired Kevin and wouldn't hesitate to use him again."  Groveland MA Home … Continue reading...

Should I Take My Home Off The Market For The Holidays?

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Come the end of October and the beginning of November home sellers start wondering "should I take my home off the market for the holidays?". There wisdom is there are more buyers in the spring and there is usually a slight uptick in home prices in the spring.  While yes there are more buyers there is also more inventory to choose from. As far as waiting another 4-6 months to relist your home no one knows what the future holds there are three things that can happen.  The market … Continue reading...

Depersonalize Your Home for Sale- Take The Home Out of Your House

Horrible Home Decor- Time to depersonalize your home

I ran across an article on the HGTV site about 10 Best Kept Secrets to Sell Your Home. Tip #4 was "take the home out of your house."  I love that phrase. Selling Secret #4: Take the home out of your house One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to de-personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your stuff – put it in storage. This includes family photos, memorabilia … Continue reading...

10 Deadly Home Buying Pitfalls

Skull and Cross bones

Buying a home is a big deal.  There are many home buying pitfalls a buyer can make.  This article will discuss some of the bigger pitfalls that can make your home purchase less than perfect. These deadly pitfalls can cost you tons of money, cause lots of aggravation or both! Unfortunately many times a home buyer will rush forward in the excitement and emotion of buying a home, only to get extremely frustrated with the home buying process or find out they made a mistake later … Continue reading...

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

What is a reverse mortgage

There is a lot of talk about reverse mortgages and I get asked all the time what is a reverse mortgage?  Reverse mortgages have gained a lot of attention because they are "glamorized" as having many benefits to senior homeowner.  So many retirees are left wondering "what is a reverse mortgage"? As folks near retirement or are into their retirement years,  funding their retirement is a huge concern.  Large amounts of equity are tied up in many retirees homes.  Leaving … Continue reading...

Five Top REALTORS Around the Country Discuss Pricing Your Home Right

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I have compiled a summary and links to 5 REALTORS discussing pricing your home right and the impact it has on you, the seller.  As one of the REALTOR points out and I agree wholeheartedly, is "no amount of marketing will sell an overpriced home". Pricing your home properly based on market data is the most important aspect of selling your home. Bill Gassett, Hopkington MA- Factors to Consider When Pricing Your Home Bill has an excellent article, Factors to Consider When Pricing Your Home. In … Continue reading...

Should I Get A Home Inspection Before Buying?

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Home buyers will frequently ask "should I get a home inspection before buying?"  The answer is certainly very specific to the circumstances.  In most cases I would certainly recommend that a home inspections is done. Why Should I get a Home Inspection Before Buying? Buying a home for many is not something that is done very often.  Most likely you home purchase will be the biggest investment you ever made. You have found the perfect home.  Now it is time to make sure you understand the … Continue reading...