Friday, December 28, 2018 / by Bret Shugrue
Most people who are ready to sell their home opt to enlist the help of a professional real estate agent to list their property and get it sold. After all, a licensed Realtor has the expertise to know how to price homes to be competitive within the market area. They know what various homes have sold for, what is on the market currently, and how long it is taking for homes to sell. A Realtor is also an expert at negotiating a buyer’s price and conditions to purchase. And of course, a real estate team is responsible for putting all the marketing tools together and paying to advertise your home to reach prospective buyers.
But what if you want to list your OWN HOME for sale? For Sale by Owner. You have a lot of connections, know what your neighborhood values are and have the time to walk prospects through your home (without taking their comments personally!).
Here are some pointers to get you on the path to real estate sales success.
Selling your own home
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 / by Bret Shugrue
BPG has produced a series of videos that will walk you through a variety of home inspection topics. The first in the series touches on Gutter Maintenance.
A gutter’s job is to collect water that drains off your roof from rain or snow. Once it collects in the gutter, downspouts direct the water away from your home’s foundation. Leaves and debris can gather in gutters during the fall. If you fail to clean the collected debris from the gutters, they don’t effectively do their job. Some people recommend gutter covers to keep leaves and pine needles from collecting. Be sure to watch these closely, as ice may build up on the gutter covers, damming the ice and seeping under shingles.
This video is a quick guide to gutter care, courtesy of the Bogar Pilkington Group and Seven Stars Home Advisors. ...