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…

Real estate is still very personal

It might not be a revelation that the initial news about Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia reverberated among the analysts as a game changer for the real estate industry.  But you might be surprised…

Deciding whether it’s a service

If you’re like many home buyers, your home search is focused on a home’s specific features that are limited to your price range.  Your search may seem “product” directed, at least initially. …