It's a new year, and a new market! That's right, folks, the Spring market is just ahead and it's time to take stock of some of the most common pitfalls that trap sellers that can cost them lots of time and money. Not checking building records prior to going live on the market tops my list of main offenders, because it is by far and way the most common, headache-inducing blunder home sellers make.
The Housing Market and the Dating Market
My colleague and I have long pondered the uncanny similarities between the housing market and the dating market. Let’s face it, in our neck of the woods, both are dog-eat-dog, and both are rife with broken promises and disappointment. If you can’t relate, then you have not been in the game, either housing or dating,... Continue Reading →
Contracts are out – Why hasn’t the buyer signed already???
The offer was made an accepted within a week of going live on the market, the home inspection happened the next weekend, and now you’re 3 weeks in and still contracts have not been signed. In fact, maybe you cannot even send contracts out because the buyer is insisting on waiting for results to come... Continue Reading →
Inspections – Holy crap I wasn’t expecting that!
I will preface this by saying I am NOT a home inspector. I am a realtor, I am a salesperson. I am speaking based on my observation of having witnessed over 200 home inspections. Every home has a litany of issues and is prone to some decay, as to be expected of any used, aged... Continue Reading →
The Closing Date – what does on/about mean?
The greatest source of frustration for any buyer or seller is this nefarious on/about closing date that is imputed into the contract. What is that about? You buy a house in CT and you are closing on THE date set in the contract, no ifs, ands or buts. You will have to be in the... Continue Reading →