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Moving? 10 Things to do Before you Pack

If you just bought a new home, it’s time to get prepared to move. You don’t want to be bogged down with the process of moving. Relieve some of that moving day stress by doing these ten things before you pack. #1 – Downsize/Minimalize Maybe you know you’ll be buying new furniture for the new […]

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Things Young Couples Need to Consider Before Buying a Property

Most young couples dream of owning a property of their own. Whether their plans include a starter home, a new construction home or a condo, it’s important to understand the buying process and what you’re getting into first. Here are a few things young couples should consider before they buy a property. What Type of […]

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Selling Seasons and how they Impact your Home’s Value

Selling Seasons and how they Impact your Home’s Value Many things impact the value of your home including the time of year you decide to put it on the market. If you sell during a selling season, you’re likely to sell for a higher price. Real estate agents call times when the market is favorable […]

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How to Spot Market Trends & What They Mean to Sellers

Spotting the trends in the real estate market can tell you when it’s time to sell or when it’s time to buy. It can have a direct impact on you and your specific situation. If you’re considering selling your Mint Hill home, you want to make sure you’re selling at the right time. If you […]

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Being Prepared for Negotiations After the Home Inspection

Being Prepared for Negotiations After the Home Inspection A potential buyer has submitted an offer and you’ve accepted. However, the contingency is still looming; the home inspection. Usually, this is the time during a real estate transaction for negotiations. When the buyer finds out repairs are needed, they will likely try to negotiate a lower […]

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Safe at Home: Preventing Lung Cancer by Reducing Radon in the Home

Radon is a harmful gas that doesn’t have any taste or smell to it. It’s caused by uranium, radium and other radioactive elements when they decay in groundwater or soil. When it comes to lung cancer, radon is the second leading cause after smoking. When the particles from radon gas are breathed in, they can […]

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How to Sell Your Home Fast

How to Sell Your Home Fast It’s not uncommon for selling a home to take many months or even a year or longer. However, this timeframe should never be the goal for you or for your real estate agent. When you need to sell your home fast or you just prefer a faster sale, there […]

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Tips for “Timing” the Real Estate Market

Tips for “Timing” the Real Estate Market While timing the real estate market isn’t exactly going to guarantee your home sells for more, the market does come in cycles. It’s possible to choose a better time of year or even a better time in the cycle to sell compared to another time. You won’t need […]

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Agent vs. FSBO – Benefits of Choosing an Agent

Selling your home is a huge financial transaction. You have the option to hire a trained real estate professional to help you or go at it yourself, which is known as for sale by owner or FSBO. Hiring an agent will provide specific benefits, however. Benefit #1 – Marketing & Exposure Going the FSBO route […]

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4 Tips to Help Buyers Envision Living in Your Home

4 Tips to Help Buyers Envision Living in Your Home When you have a large number of properties to compete with, or even just a few, you need to help potential buyers envision living in your Mint Hill home. If a buyer can see themselves living in your home, they are far more likely to […]

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