Everywhere I go, people ask me how the real estate market is doing. I find that people quote the latest news article they heard or read, believing that what they heard mirrors what is happening locally. However, news sources quoting real estate trends are almost...read more
Make Your Stove Safe by Installing an Anti-Tip Device
One of the first things real estate agents learn during home inspections is that all stoves (gas and electric) should have an anti-tip device. Actually, when you buy a stove, it comes with the anti-tip device. Unfortunately, most people don’t use it and instead...read more
Transform your Kitchen with a New Backsplash
Home buyers searching through homes on the internet, trying to decide which homes to visit in person, often don’t realize how easy it can be to transform something they dislike into something they want. When buyers look at kitchens that feel plain, they often...read more
Top 5 Features St. Louis Home Buyers Want that Aren’t in Marketing Pictures
Home buyers searching through homes on the internet, trying to decide which homes to visit in person, see a lot of pretty pictures (and terrible pictures!). But often the things that get a buyer to make an offer aren’t in those pictures. Here are 5 of the top...read more
VIDEO TIP: Do All Home Buyers Really Want the Same Thing?
When I’m helping sellers prepare to sell their home, my goal is to make the house appealing to the most likely buyers. Sometimes that means we are painting homes gray because that’s what “everyone” seems to want. Other times, it makes sense to...read more
SELLER TIP: How Important is Curb Appeal?
If you research how to sell a home, you will certainly be told to focus on curb appeal. I agree that curb appeal does impact how buyers react to homes online, and could increase showings. However, once at the house, very few buyers will purchase a home with curb...read more