How to Make Your Home Smell Great Before an Open House

Smell is one of our most important senses. Psychologically speaking, it’s the sense that is most closely linked with memory, meaning that good smells can evoke happy memories and experiences while bad smells can do just the opposite. Smell is also highly emotive; different fragrances can convey a vast array of emotions and feelings. So, [...]

June 2018 Tops

Congratulations to our tops for June 2018!  Our top selling and listing agent is Carol Willis,  and Tim Fahey and Charlie Brock and our top producing agents. The Bulanti's are our top producing, selling, and listing couple, and the Harley's are also our top selling couple. The Congdon Group is our top listing group. Thank you all for [...]

What is the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and a Realtor?

Are you working with a Realtor® or a real estate agent? Often, people use the words interchangeably to refer to any individual who handles real estate transactions, but that’s not correct.  A real estate professional can be classified as a real estate agent, Realtor®, and/or broker.  The difference between these titles are the levels of [...]

What Are the Benefits of Buying or Selling a Home for Cash?

Most people try to avoid getting into debt; it’s a much wiser financial decision. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible. On big-ticket items such as higher education, purchasing a car, and buying a house, loans are a common occurrence. If you had the option, would you buy these big ticket items for cash? If you can [...]

May 2018 Tops

Congratulations to our tops for May 2018!  Our top selling agents are Charlie Brock  and Tim Fahey, our top listing agent is Carol Willis, and our top producing agents are Pamela Morey and Tom Myers. The Bulanti's are our top selling and listing couple and the Sharp's are our top producing couple. The Congdon Group is our [...]

A Complete Glossary of Home Selling Terms

Let's be real: real estate has a lot of abbreviations. We'll frequently have agents in our office ask, "What’s the CMA of your home and does the buyer have a plan for paying the closing costs?" To anyone outside of real estate, that all sounds like a lot of mumbo-jumbo. Never fear we're here to [...]

Five Often Ignored Things to Look at Before Buying a Home

Although the aesthetics of a new home is a vitally important element to consider, there are a few more things that should be examined when viewing your prospective home. While size of a home matters to many people, you should ensure that there are no underlying potential problems that can cost you a grave amount of [...]

Pet Peeves That Turn Homebuyers Off

When someone is searching for a home to buy, gut instinct and first impressions are crucial to making a positive impact. Even if your home ticks all the boxes for you, there is a chance you may be offending potential buyers without ever knowing it. Here is our list of pet peeves that turn buyers [...]

Six New Homeowner Mistakes You Must Avoid

Congratulations! You’re embarking on an exciting, new adventure — owning your first home! As you get ready to sign the papers and start living in your new abode, it’s crucial that you don’t ignore some major missteps first-time homebuyers have made in the past. By taking prep steps ahead of time to avoid these common [...]

What is a Property Survey and Why You Should Get One Before Buying a House

When buying a home, the last thing you want is a surprise. Most people worry about leaky roofs or rusty boilers. But there may be property issues that can come to light and cost you a lot of money if you’re not careful. One way to avoid getting in over your head is to get [...]