Category Archives: Real Estate Tips

3 Home Improvements Under $100

There comes a time in the life of every homeowner when something’s gotta change. Your home has looked the same for too long, and if you don’t change it now you just might explode. Luckily, there are plenty of simple home improvements you can do without investing a lot of time and money. Check out these three and flex those DIY muscles.   Paint …

What Does a Title Company Do?

It’s the bottom of the 9th, two outs, the bases are loaded, and your team needs just one strikeout to win the game. That’s when you bring in The Closer, the person who gets the job done in crunch time. A title company’s job is to close the deal on your home and make sure the property is free and clear for you to ...

3 Things Your Real Estate Agent Should Never Do

Real estate is a complicated business, which is why real estate agents exist. They help you through one of the largest and most complicated transactions of your life, guiding you around the pitfalls and headaches of home buying and selling. But since agents are the experts, they may be making mistakes that you aren’t even aware of. We want to give you a heads ...

How to Know Your Home’s Worth

How to Know Your Home’s Worth   You’ve been living in your home for years. It’s carried you through children, school, job changes and plenty of family pets. It’s never let you down, but now it’s time to move on. The last thing you want to see is your house sell for less than you think it’s worth. We’ve put together a list of …

3 Benefits of Moving During the Summer

Summer is a special time of year. Routines fall away, and everyone looks to make a change for the better. For many families, this means finding a new home. Most of the time it’s in your best interest to jump into the housing market during summer along with everyone else. You’ll have an easier time of moving for several reasons.   1. The market ...

What is a REALTOR®?

People use the terms REALTOR® and real estate agent interchangeably, but there are important differences between them. It’s like squares and rectangles: every REALTOR® is a real estate agent, but not every real estate agent is a REALTOR®. Every state has different requirements to earn a real estate license. Once these requirements (usually classes followed by a test) are met and a person earns ...

Dangers of ‘For Sale By Owner’

It’s the red flag that sends buyers scurrying away: FOR SALE BY OWNER Some homes that are sold without REALTORS® go through smoothly; but, the majority don’t. There are so many factors for a non-expert to consider that it’s extremely rare for a REALTOR®-less sale to go through without a hitch. Here are some of the dangers of “for sale by owner”:   When …

Perks of Listing Your Home with a REALTOR®

Perks of Listing Your Home with a REALTOR® A REALTOR® is like a guide on a rafting trip: their job is to get you to the end of the rapids safely. They’ve been down the river hundreds of times, and they’ve charted out all the whirlpools that will leave you stuck; they know when to row and when to let the raft go its …

4 Easy Ways to Revamp Your Curb Appeal

4 Easy Ways to Revamp Your Curb Appeal Nothing turns off a potential buyer quicker than a house that’s ugly on the outside. Even if your home has the cleanest, most lavish interior on the block, no one can shake that disappointed feeling they get from a house with no curb appeal. But no house is beyond help. If you put your effort into …

How To Find Your Next Home in Springfield

You see it in your mind already: a sprawling backyard, vaulted ceilings, a front porch swing, and a master suite fit for royalty. You know exactly what you want in your new house, but aren’t sure where in Springfield you’ll find it. That’s where we come in. First, a little secret: you can search every home on the market in Southwest Missouri on our …

Why You Should Have A Home Warranty

Why You Should Have A Home Warranty The furnace is busted, the circuit breaker exploded, the dishwasher is throwing suds all over the kitchen: it’s only the first week in your new home, and you’re already on your last nerve. You might think that your homeowner’s insurance would take care of this mess, but you’d be wrong. Homeowner’s insurance only covers damage to your …

Your Guide To Termite Inspections

Termites are one of those pests that can do major damage to your home without you even knowing about it. While there are certain telltale signs that can give away their presence, the majority of the time their impact is not felt until something major happens, like your deck collapsing. Read on to learn why you should seriously consider a termite inspection when buying …

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