Making a move is never easy on anyone. Even if it is just a move across town, it can still be a stressful time on the family. One concern I often hear from parents is how their kids will handle the move. Many kids will make the transition seamlessly, while others may have a tougher time with it. Here are a few tips that can help make the transition easier on your kiddos: 1. Allow your kids to see your true feelings about the move. If you are nervous or sad about certain things, allow your kids to see that!… Read More
The Marie Kondo method of organizing is taking the nation by storm. Marie Kondo is the author of the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and just launched a show on Netflix called, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Even if you haven’t gone “KonMari” yet on your house this year, I’m sure Spring Cleaning is in the back of your mind! Here are a few simple decluttering tips to get your home in shape!
I am excited to announce that I have joined Century 21 Judge Fite! Century 21 is launching into a new era with Zillow’s Nick Bailey at the helm. You may have noticed the new look for Century 21. This is just the beginning. Century 21 is committed to challenging industry processes, to move forward in ways that most benefit the client. Century 21 has a strong foundation, and I knew I wanted to be part of the rebirth of this iconic company! It’s an exciting time to be an agent with Century 21! You can now find me at… Read More
The first thing any buyer or seller wants to do, is get a pulse on the current housing market trends. Rightly so, because the current state of any housing market has a direct effect on your home buying or selling strategy. So, what exactly are the current trends for our area? Buying: Home buyers are still experiencing limited inventory when selecting a home. This has allowed sellers to price homes at the top of the market, above the averages for the previous year. They have also been able to sell more homes “as is”, without doing as many updates before… Read More
Many sellers ask the question whether they should decorate or not for Christmas when their home is listed on the market? Decorating for any holiday can be okay when selling, however, there are some things you want to keep in mind. Tip #1: Make Sure to Keep it Simple As with anything when selling your home, you want to keep it simple. You want potential buyers to walk in to your home and notice your home, not your personal things. Simple touches here and there can add warmth and charm, but be careful not to go overboard. Less is definitely… Read More
For many families, schools are an essential consideration when searching for a new home. However, most property searches only offer property related criteria such as price, beds, baths, and square feet. As such, locating properties that meet the criteria for your family and your child’s education can be challenging, especially when you are less familiar with an area. For this very reason, this website provides you with the ability to incorporate school ratings directly into your property search as a primary criteria. Additionally, you’ll have access to detailed information and statistics on local schools and neighborhoods on every listing detail… Read More
Buying a home is generally the single largest purchase that we make in our lifetimes and most of us are interested in not only the value of our properties, but also the general value of like properties in our neighborhoods. Whether you have just moved into a new home or have lived there for years, tracking the market value of your property is essential for any informed homeowner. This website’s property search provides an excellent platform to track property values and market trends in your area. In this post, you will learn strategies for tracking the value of your home… Read More
Knowledge is power and early knowledge can offer you a powerful advantage, especially in tight real estate markets. Those who find properties first gain an edge by being the first have a chance to see new properties and thus the first to make offers. More often than not, this first to market knowledge pays off. This post will review how you can leverage the property search on this website to quickly access the newest properties on the market and how to setup email alerts when new properties match your criteria. It’s important to first point out that this website offers… Read More