Resolutions for 2020

Every year, it is a tradition to resolve to make some changes in our lives.  Rather than the same old and trite New Year’s resolutions, consider one of these three to help you this year. Selling a hom…

Housing outlook in 2020

After the unexpected slowdown of existing home sales last fall, most real estate agents had optimism for the 2019 spring market.  However, many were surprised by the early spring reporting of mixed ho…

Secrets your agent may not tell you

There are a number of topics that your listing agent won’t fully discuss, or can’t explain completely. Here are several “listing agent secrets” that you need to know:Your home will likely sell to a ho…

Consumers at risk with new requirements

Consumers are at risk with added statutory requirements
I have always found it curious that area agents feel a need to be licensed in three state jurisdictions (Maryland, DC, and Virginia) as if there…

The “Property Brothers” option

If you’re looking for the perfect turn-key home, you may find that the already limited home inventory is further limited by the many homes with deferred maintenance and those that are in need of updat…

It’s all about the subtext now baby

“Buyers are liars” is a saying that many real estate agents seem to verbalize when things don’t work out with a home buyer. It’s an insulting false aphorism that is proclaimed as an attempt to shift a…

Real life confessions in real estate

When asked about their real estate agent, consumers logically list characteristics such as savvy, sharp, and knowledgeable. Some may even describe their agent as efficient, or someone who made the pro…