Every Home Has Its Price

Pricing is Key If you have a home that you want to sell and I mean really sell it and not just list it for sale, then you have to price it right. A fabulous home on the market will just languish if it is overpriced.  Sure people will be banging down the door to […]

Truth or Consequences in the Home Buying and Selling Process

Consequences of Decisions When Buying and Selling a Home   It’s always a shame when negotiations don’t result in a sale.  After all, you have a seller that wants to sell a home and by all appearances, a buyer interested in buying said home.  One would think that those offers would or could always result […]

It’s Only a Lowball Offer if the Home is Priced Right

It’s Only a Lowball Offer if the Home is Price Right When offers are made and presented, the one thing that we all have to remember is that a lowball offer is only a lowball offer if the house is properly priced.  If the home is overpriced from the start, then everyone will have to prepare themselves for: Seller denial, […]

Birmingham Home Sellers: Your Listing Has Expired – Now What?

Just Because Your Home Didn’t Sell, Doesn’t Mean That it Won’t Sell I must mention upfront that I’m sure your Birmingham real estate agent marketed your home to the best of their abilities so this is no disrespect to them. However, it may be small things in the efforts of agents that make a big […]

Be Confident in the Home Buying and Selling Process

Buying & Selling: From Confident & Decisive to Uncertain & Indecisive Have you ever known a person that has always been full of confidence and then suddenly, for what ever reason, they can’t seem to make a decision. We see that a lot in real estate with both home buyers and home sellers.  People who […]

What to do When Your Birmingham Real Estate Listing Has Expired

Wake Up and Smell the Sold Listings I know discouragement may have set in because your Birmingham real estate listing has expired and there is no buyer prospect in sight (that you know of). When I talk to home owners whose MLS listings have expired, I always ask why they think their home didn’t sell, the answer […]

Pride Can Be a Deal Killer When Selling Your Home

It’s hard not to get offended when someone makes an offer that’s so off of the beaten path, that one can’t help but  be offended. Who can blame you for being offended, but here’s the deal:  take offense, calm down, regroup, think rationally and then counter. There now, isn’t that better.  Getting a low ball […]

All Things Considered Price, Location and Condition Will Sell a House Faster Than Anything

Price, Location and Condition The title of this post speaks for itself.  There really is no further explanation needed so this post is going to be quite brief. Birmingham-Hoover Home Sellers There isn’t much you can do about location if you are planning to sell your house .  Hopefully it’s in a prime location.  But […]

Birmingham Alabama Home Sellers Would You Buy Your House?

An Out of Body Experience May be Needed to Answer This Question This may sound like a funny question, but it’s actually quite serious.  Let me ask it again and this time, I’d like for Birmingham Alabama home sellers to take just a minute to reflect  and then answer it.  Would you buy your house?  […]

Prepare Your House For Sale Like You’re Planning A Party for the Home Buyer

Prepare the House For Sale With the Guest of  Honor in Mind Think about it:  You’ve decided to sell your home.  Besides contacting and selecting a Birmingham real estate agent, one of the first things on your mind is a good old fashioned house cleaning.  You’ll want to make sure that the carpet is clean, […]

Want to Sell Your Birmingham Home? Then Pretend Like You Don’t Live There.

Selling Your Home From the Outside Looking In If you are planning to sell your Birmingham-Hoover area house, you’ll have to look long and hard at your house in order to  abandon some of your personal biases.  These very biases may interfere with your ability to view your home objectively. Sure I could say think […]

HAFA, HAMP, Short Sale: Alternatives to Looming Foreclosure

 Alternatives to Foreclosure Part II I’ve already discussed the HAMP (Home Affordable Modification Program) which is a program designed to help troubled home owners lower their monthly mortgage payments.  You can read the HAMP post at your leisure.  If you are a Birmingham Alabama home owner, you need to know that there is help for you. […]

A Birmingham Alabama Short Sale Could Mean Money in Your Pocket

It is perfectly understandable that the threat of a foreclosure can cause a considerable amount of stress for a homeowner.  Contributing factors include: Constant phone calls from bill collectors including your mortgage company Notices being posted on your door Your mail is overflowing with collection notices It’s enough to drive anyone crazy.  Foreclosure does not […]

Ready, Willing and Able Applies to Both Birmingham Home Buyers and Sellers

“Ready, willing AND able”: we hear it all of the time. But what does it mean and how is it relevant to you as a Birmingham Alabama home buyer or seller. In real estate, the term is mostly used with buyers, but in addition to being ready and willing, Birmingham homes sellers must also be ABLE […]

Preparing to Sell – Turning Your Home Back Into a House

Turning a House into a Home Buyers purchase houses and then turn it into a home.  They get excited and giddy about the many ways that they’ll make a house a home.   Decorating ideas never cease.   Thoughts flood the brain so much so that one can hardly contain their excitement about putting their personal […]

Sellers Have You Seen the Competition You’re Up Against?

Sellers do you often wonder why the house down the street or around the corner sold and why your home hasn’t had so much as a ridiculous offer? Have you ever wondered why the house for sale down the street gets so much traffic and yours doesn’t. Well if you haven’t seen your competition, then […]

Get Your House in Order

Get Your House in Order.  Do it today.  Get your house in order. Do it right away. Why? Because people will be coming, to see what your agent has raved about in the MLS and other marketing efforts. I’ve added a little twist to one of my favorite songs by Dottie Peoples (Get your house […]

Thinking About Selling Your Home Yourself? This outta get you started!

IF YOU’VE GOT THIS KIND OF TIME ON YOUR HANDS! Selling your home yourself can be overwhelming if you don’t do it everyday. You see, we don’t just put a sign in your yard. We put it around the world and follow it up with a shout out to ALL of our friends, family and […]

Is Your Listing Pretending to be For Sale?

Don’t Be a Pretend Homeseller There are many ways that listing can be disguised as homes for sale, such as:  Grossly overpriced listings, lack of creativity in descriptions or no description at all, not enough info about the home itself in the description, lack of home features (where specific fields are available in the MLS), contact […]