Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! As we welcome in the new year, I wanted to take this opportunity to look back at the Durham County housing trends for 2016; specifically, year over year data taken directly from the Triangle Multiple Listing Service (TMLS). For the 12 months ending December ... » Learn More about Durham County Market Data Summary 2016
WERE THERE REALLY MULTIPLE OFFERS? Mr. and Mrs. Buyer have looked at about a dozen homes over several months and finally settled on one that had been on the market for a while and has had two price reductions. The property met their needs well: plenty of acreage, a decent kitchen, a basement, one ... » Learn More about Another Multiple Offer Situation!
Why Do Real Estate Agents Always Want Me To Sign Something? This blog is more directed towards buyers as opposed to sellers. After all, sellers must sign a listing agreement with a firm before their home is put on the market. Buyers Visiting Homes Buyers on the other hand, start their home ... » Learn More about Why Do Agents Always Want Me To Sign Something?
C’MON, BIG MONEY! You’d think you’d hear the above mantra at a casino craps table rather than at a listing meeting prior to marketing a seller’s home. “C’mon Big Money, Big Money, let’s go, $220,000! (dice fly in the air)”. Well I’ve got some news for you, listing at that price when the probable ... » Learn More about C’MON, BIG MONEY!
When home buyers drive your neighborhood, or when Realtors are previewing for their clients, what do they see? You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so make sure your home has the The Wow Factor: Seven Quick Curb Appeal Tips that makes people go “wow.” Take a walk around your ... » Learn More about Make It Sparkle: Eight Tips for Adding Instant Curb Appeal