5 Home Improvements Homeowners Should Avoid

And it can be very tempting to do these improvements, which is even more of a reason to stay away from them because they just don’t give you the right return on your investment and/or buyers are not impressed. I often tell my homeowners if they’re planning on selling, don’t do more than you need Read more…

How Trump Could Affect the Real Estate Market

It’s inauguration day as I’m writing this. Today we have a new president. Regardless of how you feel about him, the reality is that the housing market will be affected in some way. There have been various predictions here and there but for the Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland area, we are curious to know Read more…

How Should I Respond to a Low-Ball Offer?

There it is… smacked right down on your table from your agent. A low-ball offer. What’s considered low-ball? Well, it’s all subjective, I assume, but usually 10-20% below asking price or maybe even more. It also depends on what you listed it for and if that meets market value. If you priced it correctly, as Read more…

Will Millennials Dominate the Real Estate Market in 2017?

We’ve heard a lot of flack for millennials lately and it’s true that many whine when they just don’t get what they want but there is also a large group of this demographic really making a name for themselves. There are slackers in every age group but millennials are starting to surprise us by buying Read more…