Tips to help you through the home selling process.  Whether this is the first home you’re selling or you’ve sold homes in the past, it’s a good idea to have an expert assisting you.  From staging, photography, proper pricing to the negotiations and contingencies it’s good to have a professional helping you through the process.


3 Tips on Pricing your Home right 

The real estate market is an ever-changing thing. One day, prices are up, and the very next day, everything has reversed on you. Over the last few years especially, with turbulent markets and economic confusion, the real estate market has become increasingly dynamic. In this era of constant fluctuation, how will you know how much your home is worth? There are three things that you need to know:

1. Use the right tools. Online estimators are a great way to get a very rough estimate of where your home’s value is likely to sit. These are best accessed directly through your preferred real estate agent’s website. While they aren’t perfect, these tools can give you a general idea of your home’s value.

2. Use…

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What is the ideal time to get your house on the market?

The answer is different for everyone. It might be your individual needs. If you need to be in Albuquerque in a month, that answer will always be as soon as possible. If you could perfectly time it in our market, most accepted offers happened in the month of April.

We currently have an extremely low supply of available houses that don’t already have accepted offers. In Dane County, we have 409 active homes, single-family homes, and condos for sale. In Madison, we have 90 without an accepted offer. In a balanced market, you have about six months’ supply of homes and condos for sale, where the market doesn’t advantage sellers and doesn’t advantage buyers. In Dane County, we have 21 days…

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How to Calculate your Net Proceeds

The market has been changing lately, and many people have been wondering if it’s a good time to sell their homes. If that is you, one factor that will help you make that decision is knowing how much money you’ll get to keep after you sell. Too many people oversimplify this estimate and end up disappointed. I want to help you avoid that.

Start by using a home value estimate calculator. You can access mine here. This is a free tool that shows you an estimate of how much your home is worth. This is not a guarantee, so know that numbers will fluctuate. However, this will at least help you get a good ballpark figure to start with.

After that, figuring out how much of the money from your home sale that…

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Four reasons why homeowners should consider selling in the fall.


I’m sure you’ve heard that spring is always the best time to sell your house. While spring is traditionally a good time to sell, each other season also has its advantages.

 

 

 

Here are a few reasons why you should consider selling in the fall:

1. Inventory. There’s less inventory in the fall compared to the spring and summer months. While there may be fewer buyers out there, you’ll also have less competition.

2. Buyer quality. The buyers during this time of year are typically more serious than those out on a nice day looking at an open house or touring homes to get decorating ideas.

3. School and weather. Summer vacation is over now, and kids are back in…

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What can you do if a home doesn’t appraise in this crazy-hot market?

 In the Madison market, inventory is incredibly low. As a result, competition for homes is fierce, and prices continue to rise. When you want to buy a home, the bank or your lender order an appraisal to make sure the house’s true value supports the amount you’re paying for it. This usually isn’t an issue; however, when prices are rising so quickly, homes often don’t reach the agreed-upon price during appraisal. What can you do in this situation to make sure the deal doesn’t fall through? 

 

 

In our current market, many buyers deal with this situation by skipping the appraisal altogether. They do this by either offering all cash or waiving their appraisal…

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Here are a few of the many ways to sell your home based on your situation.


It’s no secret that this is a tough market. People looking to buy and sell a home at the same time are in a tricky spot. Sure, you can sell your old house easily, but how can you buy a new one without going homeless? 



In a balanced market, it isn’t too difficult to line up your home sale with your purchase, but we are far from a balanced market. There are many ways to accomplish this goal, but I can only share a couple in this short video. Please reach out to me to go through your specific situation.

In a hot seller’s market like ours, you have two main options:


  • Sell your old house first. Once it’s under contract, you’ll search for your new home.…

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Here are a few myths about the market that you shouldn’t believe.


If you’ve been entertaining the idea of a home sale, there are five myths that you might be hearing, and I’m here today to share the truths behind them.



Myth No. 1: You can overprice your house, and it will still sell. This is simply not true. We have a very limited supply of homes, but consumers are educated. When you overprice, they know it – they may even skip over your home entirely.

Myth No. 2: You can sell your house as is. Technically you can do this, but if you do,  you’re telling consumers that something is wrong with the home. You should be willing to negotiate repairs as a home seller.

 “IF YOU DON’T MAKE REPAIRS, IT WILL BE REFLECTED IN YOUR…

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